Anne Ryan

1889 - 1954
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Born: 1889, Hoboken, New Jersey
Died: 1954, Morristown, New Jersey


1941 - The Pinacotheca, New York (Paintings)
Marquie Gallery, New York (Prints)
1942 - New School for Social Research, New York (Prints)
1943 - Marquie Gallery, New York (Paintings and engravings)
1944 - Marquie Gallery, New York (Prints)
1946 - The Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia (Prints)
Biblioteca Benjamin Franklin at the Instituto Mexicano Norte-Americano de Relaciones Culturales, Mexico City (Prints)
1946 - Marquie Gallery, New York (Prints)
1947 - Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield, MI (Prints)
Laurel Gallery, New York
Berea College, Berea, KY and Wesleyan College, Macon, GA (Prints)
1948 - Marquie Gallery, New York (First exhibition of collages)
Gallery Denise Severin, Paris (First European exhibition of prints)
Laurel Gallery, New York (Collages)
Laurel Gallery, New York (Paintings)
1949 - Armour Gallery, Providence
Laurel Gallery, New York (Collages)
Kharouba Gallery, Portland, OR (Collages and prints)
1950 - Betty Parsons Gallery, New York (Collages)
1951 - Kraushaar Gallery, New York (Prints)
Betty Parsons Gallery, New York (Collages)
1954 - Betty Parsons Gallery, New York (Collages)
1955 - Betty Parsons Gallery, New York (Memorial exhibition, paintings and collages)
1956 - St. Elizabeth's College, Convent Station, New Jersey
1957 - Kraushaar Gallery, New York (Memorial exhibition, prints)
1962-63 - New England preparatory schools and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
(Circulating exhibition)
1964 - Stable Gallery, New York (Collages)
1968 - Fischbach Gallery, New York (Collages)
1970 - Betty Parsons Gallery, New York (Collages)
1974 - Brooklyn Museum, New York and National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (Collages); subsequently travelled under the auspices of the American Federation of Arts to the Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi and the New Jersey State Museum, Trenton
Marlborough Gallery, New York (Collages)
1977 - Marlborough Gallery, New York (Collages)
1978 - Kraushaar Gallery, New York (Woodcuts)
1979 - Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (Collages)
Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York (Collages)
1979-80 - Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven (Collages)
1980 - Janie C. Lee Gallery, Houston, TX (Collages)
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX (Collages)
1981 - Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York (Collages)
University of Missouri, St. Louis (Collages)
1985 - Washburn Gallery, New York (Collages)
1989 - Washburn Gallery, New York (Collages)
1991 - Washburn Gallery, New York (Collages)
1998 - Washburn Gallery, New York (Collages)
2001 - Musee D'Art American, Giverny, July 10-Sept. 3
2008 - Washburn Gallery, New York (Collages)
2017 - Davis and Langdale, New York


1944 "Hayter & Atelier XVII," Museum of Modern Art, New York.
1945 "Atelier XVII," Willard Gallery, New York.
"National Exhibition of Prints, 1945," Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
1947-53 Exhibited annually in exhibition of prints at the Brooklyn Museum, NY.
1947 Grand Central Gallery, New York (Prints)
"45th Annual Watercolor and Print Exhibition." Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia.
1950-51 Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, FL.
1951 "Abstract Painting and Sculpture in America," Museum of Modern Art, New York.
"Some American Prints, 1945-1959," Museum of Modern Art, New York and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
"Arshile Gorky Y el Arte Contemporaneo Norte Americano," La Galeria Arquitac, Guadalajara, Mexico.
Ninth Street Gallery, New York.
1952 "New Expressions in Fine Printmaking," Brooklyn Museum, New York.
"50th Annual International Exhibition of Watercolors, Prints and Drawings," Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia.
1953 "Contemporary American Prints," Boston Public Library, MA.
Annual Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
"14 Painter-Printmakers," Stable Gallery, New York
Tanager Gallery, New York.
"Modern Amerikaanse Grafick," Gemeentemuseum Gravenhage, The Netherlands.
1954 "14 Painter-Printmakers," Kraushaar Gallery, New York later circulated by the American Federation of Arts.
"New Jersey Artists," Newark Museum, Newark, NJ.
1954-55 "International Color Woodcuts," Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
1956 "International Collage Exhibition," Rose Fried Gallery, New York.
"Abstract Art (1910 to Today)," Newark Museum, NJ.
1961-62 "Assemblages," Museum of Modern Art, New York, and Dallas Museum for Contemporary Art, TX and San Francisco Museum of Art, CA. (Organized by Mr. William Seitz)
1965-67 "American Collages," Museum of Modern Art, New York, May 10-June 25, 1965 and travelling: State University College, Oswego, NY; Wells College, Aurora, NY;
Chatham College, Pittsburgh, PA; Allentown Art Museum, PA; Goucher College, Towsen, MD; Kresge Art Center-Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI; Cowe College, Cedar Rapids, IA; Delaware Arts Center, Wilmington, DE;
State University Collage, Geneseo, NY; Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Museum Voor Stad en Lande, Groningen, The Netherlands; Court Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark; Kunsternes Hus, Oslo, Sweden; Amos Anderson Art Gallery, Helsinki, Finland; Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden.
(Travelled through June 18, 1967)
1968 "Betty Parsons' Private Collection," Finch College Museum of Art, New York; Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield, MI; Brooks Memorial Art Gallery,
Memphis, TN.
1976 "American Painting," Davis & Long, New York.
1977 "Twelve Americans: Masters of College," Andrew Crispo Gallery, New York.
1979 "Collages: American Masters," Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ.
1984 "American Women Artists Part I: 20th Century Pioneers," Sidney Janis Gallery, New York (Collages)
"Underknown; 12 Artists Reseen in 1984," P.S. 1, Long Island City, NY (Collages)
1985 "Preview and Review," Washburn Gallery, New York.
1986 "Two Decades: 1950 & 1960," Washburn Gallery, New York
1987 "Anne Ryan & Circle," Washburn Gallery, New York.
1988 "Past Present," Washburn Gallery, New York.
1991 "Past Present," Washburn Gallery, New York.
1993 "Art on Paper", Weatherspoon Art Gallery, NC
"Works on Paper", Washburn Gallery, NY
1996 "Agnes Martin, Alice Trumbull Mason and Anne Ryan," Washburn Gallery,NY
2000-2001 "Merz: From Kurt Schwitters to the Present Day"
Traveling exhibition in Germany:
Sprengel Museum, Hannover
Kunstammlung Nordrhein Westfallen, Dusseldorf
Haus Der Kunst Munchen


Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT.
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT.
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA.
Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA.
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN.
Ciba-Geigy Art Collection, Ardsley, NJ.
Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ.
Newark Museum, Newark, NJ.
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ.
Lamont Gallery, Exeter, NH.
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY.
College Art Gallery, State University College, New Paltz, NY.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY.
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.
Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX.
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC.
National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, DC.


Newark Public Library, Newark (literary papers), NJ.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, NY.


Ryan, Anne. Lost Hills, 1925 (poetry).
Ryan, Anne. Raquel, 1926 (novel).
Ryan, Anne. Fra Junipero Serra, 1932 (biography).
Fitzsimmons, James. "Fifty-Seventh Street in Review," Art Digest, vol.25, Oct. 1, 1950, p.19.
Preston, Stuart. New York Times, October 1, 1950, p.9.
Fitzsimmons, James. "Fifty-Seventh Street in Review," Art Digest, vol.26, Oct. 15, 1951, p.18.
Goodnough, Robert. "Reviews and Previews," Art News, vol.50, Nov. 1951, p.51.
Ryan, Anne. "Fear," Botteghe Oscure, vol.10, 1952 (story).
Guest, Barbara. "Reviews and Previews," Art News, vol.52, Jan. 1954, p.69.
Preston, Stuart. New York Times, Jan. 9, 1954, p.12.
Sawin, Martica. "Fifty-Seventh Street," Art Digest, vol.28, Jan. 15, 1954, p.17.
Ryan, Anne. "She was Divorced," Folder Magazine, 1954 (story).
Ryan, Anne. "Ludvica," Paris Review, 1954 (story).
Hess, Thomas. "Reviews and Previews," Art News vol.54, April 1955, p.48.
Preston, Stuart. "Artists of Personal Vision," New York Times, April 10, 1955, Section 2, p.11.
Sawin, Martica. "Fortnight in Review," Art Digest, vol.29, April 15, 1955, p.21.
Gage, Otis. "Art," Art and Architecture, vol.72, May 1955, p.8.
Porter, Fairfield. "Reviews and Previews," Art News, vol.56, Dec. 1957,p.11.Ryan, Anne. "Darkest Leaf," Botteghe Oscure, vol.22, 1958 (story, published posthumously).
Windham, Donald. "A Note on Anne Ryan," Botteghe Oscure, vol.22, 1958, pp. 267-71.
Breuning, Margaret. "Margaret Breuning Writes," Arts, vol.32, Dec. 1957, p.51.
Demott, Helen. "Reviews and Previews," Art News, vol.62, May 1963, p.10.
H.D.M. "Reviews and Previews," Art News, vol.67, March 1968, p.24.
"Art in New York," Time, February 16, 1968.
Kramer, Hilton. "Anne Ryan: Bigness on a Small Scale," New York Times, Feb. 3, 1968, p.25, ills.
Lanes, Jerrold. "Current and Forthcoming Exhibitions: New York," The Burlington Magazine, vol.110, Mar. 1, 1968,pp.169-70.
Review, Time, Jan.24, 1969, ills.
Ashberry, John. "A Place for Everything," Art News, vol.69, Mar. 1970, p.32.
Ratcliff, Carter. "New York," Art International, vol.14, Summer 1970, p.141
Kramer, Hilton. "Review," New York Times, Sept. 12, 1973.
"The Educated Eye: Studies in Curatorial Problems," Metropolitan Museum of Art and Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, 1973, pp.22-23.
"Goings on About Town," The New Yorker, April 8, 1974, p.12.
Halasz, Piri. "A Trenton Exhibit Celebrates the Wonders of Collage," New York Times, Nov. 17, 1974, p.33, B+W of Ryan.
"Review," The Village Voice, Dec. 9, 1974.
Forgey, Benjamin. "Anne Ryan's Overlooked Collages Turn Out An Unexpected Delight," Washington Star-News, June 11, 1974, p.D-3, ills.
Heinemann, Susan. "Review," Artforum, June 1974, pp.76-77, ills. NO. 419, 1952, collage.
"Anne Ryan Collages," Marlborough Gallery, New York, 1974.
Kramer, Hilton. "Women of Different Artistic Generations," New York Times, Mar. 24, 1974, ills. No. 303, 1950, collage.
Windham, D. Artforum,vol.12 June 1974, pp.76-77.
Windham, D. "Anne Ryan and her Collages," Art News, vol.73, May 1974, pp.76-78.
Frank, Peter. Art in America, vol.62, Sept. 1974, p.118.
Faunce, Sarah. Anne Ryan Collages, The Brooklyn Museum, 1974; and National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, 1974.
Bell, Jane. "Anne Ryan at Marlborough," Arts Magazine, Jan. 1975, p.20, ills. No. 426, 1952, collage.
Myers, John Bernard. "Anne Ryan's Interior Castle," Archives of American Art Journal, vol.15, No.3, 1975, pp.8-11.
Derfner, Phyllis. "New York Letter," Art International, vol.19, Jan. 1975, p.45.
Baro, Gene and Crispo, Andrew. "Twelve Americans: Masters of Collage," Andrew Crispo Gallery, New York, 1977, catalogue.
Myers, John Bernard. Arts Magazine, vol.51, May 1977, p.21, ills. No.625, 1953, collage.
Cavaliere, Barbara. "Arts Reviews," Arts Magazine, vol.51, June 1977, pp.26-27.
Kramer, Hilton. "Art: Collages of Many Persuasions," New York Times, June, 1977.
Courtney, Marian. "Masters of Collage: Exhibition is an Art Milestone," The Sunday Herald News, Dec. 4, 1977, p.L-5.
Russell, John. "Art: Masters of Collage," New York Times, Nov. 25, 1977.
Cavaliere, Barbara. Art International, vol.22, Jan. 1978, pp.90-91.
Cavaliere, Barbara. Art News, vol.77, Feb. 1978, p.139, ills. No.546, 1953.
Cavaliere, Barbara. Arts Magazine, vol.52, Mar. 1978, p.35.
Burnside, Madeleine. "Review," Art News, Feb. 1978.
Kramer, Hilton. "Review," New York Times, Oct. 26, 1979.
"Anne Ryan Collages Given to Art Gallery," Yale Weekly Bulletin and Calendar, vol.8, no.13, Dec. 3-10, 1979.
Hegeman, William R. "Poet Trades Pen for Scissors and Collages," Minneapolis Tribune, Aug.17, 1979.
Tennant, Donna. "Dean of the Collage," The Houston Chronicle, Dec. 16, 1979.
Yale University Weekly Bulletin and Calendar, Dec.3-10, 1979, p.1.
Shirey, David L. "Montclair Museum Pays Hommage to Collage," New York Times, May.6, 1979, ills.
"33 Anne Ryan Collages Given to Museum Here," Houston Chronicle, Mar. 22, 1979, ills.
Crossly, Mimi. "The Gentle Art of Anne Ryan," The Houston Post, Dec. 30, 1979, ills.
Watkins, Eileen. "Collage Show Brings it all Together," The Sunday Star Ledger, Apr. 22, 1979.
Kramer, Hilton. "Review," New York Times, Oct. 26, 1979.
G.R.D. "Review," Art World, Oct. 20-Nov. 12, 1979.
Kramer, Hilton. "Art: Less is More, Two Cases in Point," New York Times, Jan. 26, 1979.
Koening, Robert J. and Gamble, Kathryn E. "Collage: American Masters," Montclair Art Museum, NJ, catalogue.
Raynor, Vivien. "The Collages of Anne Ryan," New York Times, Jan. 13, 1980.
Kramer, Hilton. "Anne Ryan's Art Leaves Shadows of Obscurity," New York Times, Jan. 21, 1980, ills.
Hanson, Bernard. "In Ryan's Tiny World, Lives the Monumental," Goodtimes, West Hartford News, (supplement).
Kramer, Hilton. "Review," New York Times, Mar. 6, 1981.
Rubin, Michael G. "Anne Ryan's Collages an Important Exhibit," St. Louis Globe, Apr. 4-5, 1981.
Duffy, Robert W. "Anne Ryan's Special, Satisfy," St. Louis Post-Dispatch, March 29, 1981, ills. No. 598, collage and Ryan.
Stevens, Mark. "Art; A Blossoming at the Met," Newsweek, June 22, 1981, pp.90-91, ills.
Raynor, Vivien. "Review," New York Times, Dec. 13, 1985.
"Anne Ryan's Market," The Artnewsletter, Feb. 19, 1986, p.8.
Cotter, Holland. "Anne Ryan at Washburn," Art in America, Mar. 1986, p.146, ills. No. 138, collage.
Brenson, Michael. "Anne Ryan: Prints and Collages," The New York Times, December 30, 1988.
Solomon, Deborah. "The Hidden Legacy of Anne Ryan," The New Criterion January 1989, pp.53-58.
Kramer, Hilton. "Ryan's Art at Washburn: Pure Delicate, Austere Compositions," The New York Observer, October 23, 1989.
Tully, Judd. "Rumbling Grace: From Minimal to Maximal," Cover Magazine, October 1989.
Cotter, Holland. "Material Witness," Art in America, November, 1989.
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