James McGarrell, b. 1930

Statement:
not available at this time

Education: Indiana University, University of California at Los Angeles, and State Academy of Art, Stuttgard Germany

Awards and Grants: Fulgright Fellowship; Guggenheim Fellowship; National Institute of Arts and Letters Citation and Award; National Endowment for the Arts Grants; Tamarind Institute in California and New Mexico grants; elected Correspondent member of the French Academie des Beaux-Arts 1970; elected to the National Academy of Design, 1992; Jimmy Ernst award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters for "a lifetime contribution to a vision which has been consistent and dedicated."

Employment (teaching):
Reed College, Portland, OR; Indiana University (graduate painting program for more than 20 years); Professor Emeritus, Washington University School of Fine Arts, St. Louis, MO (1981-1993).

In addition, James McGarrell has served terms as Artist in Residence at the university of Chicago, Rice University, the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, MA, Skowhegan, ME, Vermont Studio Center, and Dartmouth College.

Represented by:
George Adams, Gallery, New York (formerly Frumkin/Adams Gallery)

Solo Exhibitions:
"Only four years out of graduate school at UCLA, James GcGarrell was the youngest of the 23 artists exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art's controversial "New Images of Man" exhibiton of 1959. His first solo sho was in 1955 with the Frank Perls Gallery in Southern California. Since then he has had more than 100 soe-person exhibitons at galleries and museums in America and Europe. . . these have included: Galerie Claude-Bernard, Paris, France; Galleria Gian Ferrari, Milan; Galleria Galatea, Turin; II Fante di Spade, Rome; Bedford House, London; Struve Gallery, Chicago, IL; More Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; Jane Haslem Gallery, Washington, D.C.; Galerie Siminne Stern, New Orleans, LA; and William Shearburn Fine Arts, St. Louis, MO." (quoted from the artist's biographic summary)

A selected list of other solor exhibitons includes: Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; Berkshire Museum, MA; St.Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO; Utah Museum of Art; Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO; and University Art Museums of New Mexico, Arizona, Florida, Bridgeport, and Southern Methodist University.

Exhibitions:
James McGarrells' artwork has been exhibited internationally. A selected list of nationala nd international survey exhibitions of contemporary art that have featured his paintings are: five Whitney museum Annuals and Biennials; two Carnegie Internatioanal exhibitions; Documenta in Kassel, Germany; Dunn International at the Tate Gallery, London; "Modern American Paintings", Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston; National Pinakothiki, Athens, Greece; "Since 1980: New Narrative Paintings", Metropolitan Museum of Art; and Venice Biennale.

Permanent Collections:
A selected list includes Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum in New York City, NY; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C.; Pennsylvania Acdemy in Philladelphia, PA; Collection Nationale d'Art Contemporain at the Centre Georges pompidou, Paris, France; Art Museums of New Orleans, LA, St. Louis, MO, Santa Barbara, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Hamburg, Germany; University Museums of Arizona, Bandeis, Indiana, Kentucky, Nebraska, and Oregon; and numerous public collections of prints and drawings.

Selected written documentation: "James McGarrell's universe: Realism, Magic, Abstraction and Enigmatic Narrative", by Thomas Bolt in Arts Magazine (April 1986); books: Alvin Martin, American Realism: Twentieth Century Drawings and Watercolors (Abrams, 1986), Charles Jencks, Post-Modernism, the New Classicism in Art and Architecture (Rizzoli, 1987), John Ward, American Realist Painters, 1945-1980 (UMI Research press, 1988), and John Arthur, American Realsim and Figurative Art: 1952-1990 (Miyagi museum of Art, Japan, 1991).

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