Norman Bluhm

Nasce nel 1921 a Chicago, Illinois, da genitori ebrei polacchi. Studia con Mies van der Rohe all'Armor Institute of Technology e durante la Seconda Guerra Mondiale presta servizio nell'aeronautica militare degli Stati Uniti. Successivamente, si forma all'Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze e all'Accademia di Belle Arti di Parigi. Dal 1948 al 1956 vive a Parigi. Rientra negli Stati Uniti nel 1956. La sua carriera è segnata da numerosi cambi stilistici, una profonda comprensione dell'arte e della storia dell'arte, un vivo interesse per l'etica dell'astrazione gestuale e dell'espressionismo astratto.

SELEZIONE ESPOSIZIONI PERSONALI

1957

New York, Leo Castelli Gallery

1958

Los Angeles, Paul Kantor Gallery

1959

Milano, Galleria del Naviglio

1960

New York, Leo Castelli Gallery

1961

Torino, Galleria Notizie

1962

New York, David Anderson Gallery

1963

Zurigo, Galerie Semiha Huber
Parigi, Galerie Anderson-Mayer

1964

Bruxelles, Galerie Smith

1965

Parigi, Galerie Anderson-Mayer

1968

Parigi, Galerie Stadler

1969

Washington, The Corcoran Gallery of Art

1970

Parigi, Galerie Stadler
New York, Martha Jackson Gallery

1972

Parigi, Galerie Stadler

New York, Martha Jackson Gallery

1974

Venezia, Palazzo delle Prigioni Vecchie
Milano, Galleria Il Cerchio
Milano, Galleria Rotta

1975

Parigi, Galerie Stadler

1976

Houston, Contemporary Art Museum

1982

Parigi, Galerie Stadler

1985

Los Angeles, Herbert Palmer Gallery

1986

New York, Washburn Gallery

1987

Clinton (NY), Emerson Gallery, (itinerante) Norman Bluhm. Works on pape, 1947-1987

1988

Parigi, Galerie Stadler

1989

New York, Washburn Gallery

1990

New York, Washburn Gallery, Works from the 1950’s
Los Angeles, Manny Silverman Gallery, Selected Works, 1954-1960

1991

New York, Washburn Gallery, Works from the 1960’s

1992

Livorno, Galleria Peccolo, Works on paper, 1967-1991
Buffalo, The Anderson Gallery

1994

New York – Los Angeles, Ace Contemporary Gallery

1995

Livorno, Galleria Peccolo, Opere 1993-1995
Milano, Galleria Blu

1996

Milano, Studio d’Arte Zanoletti, Opere 1993-1995

1998

Livorno, Galleria Peccolo, Works from the 1950’s and 1960’s

2002

Worcester, Worcester Art Museum, Norman Bluhm Drawings
New York, Gary Snyder Fine Art, Ideal Abstraction, 1955-1965, Karl Benjamin and Norman Bluhm

2005

New York, James Graham and Sons, Norman Bluhm, Works on Paper from the 70s, 80s and 90s
New York, JG Contemporary, Norman Bluhm, Three Paintings

2007

Houston, Station Museum of Contemporary Art, The Late Paintings of Norman Bluhm

 

SELEZIONE ESPOSIZIONI COLLETTIVE

1953

Parigi, Galerie Craven, Peintres américains en France

1956

New York, Martha Jackson Gallery
Londra, Gimpel Fils, Summer exhibition
Tokyo, Exposition internationale de l’art actuel

1958

Milano, Galleria del Naviglio, Incontro Italia-America
Pittsburgh, Carnegie Institute, The Pittsburgh International

1959

New York, Leo Castelli Gallery, Monogram
New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting
Kassel, Documenta II

1960

Minneapolis, Walker Art Center, Sixty American Painters, 1960: Abstract Expressionist Painting of the Fifties
Dallas, The Dallas Museum for Contemporary Arts, To Be Continued

1961

New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, American Abstract Expressionists e Imagists
Torino, Galleria Notizie, Artisti americani
Chicago, The Art Institute, 64th Annual American Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture

1963

Ghent, Centrum voor kunstbachten, Forum 63
Zurigo, Galerie Semiha Huber, Accrochage
Londra, Museum of Modern Art/Art in Embassies, Fourteen Americans

1964

Parigi, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Xxeme Salon de Mai
New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, American Drawings

1965

New York, International Council of The Museum of Modern Art, Abstract Watercolors by 14 Americans
Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria

1966

Tokyo, National Museum of Modern Art
New Delhi, Museum of Modern Art

1967

New York, The Jewish Museum, Large Scale American Paintings

1968

Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, Dada, Surrealism and Their Heritage
New York, The Museum of Modern Art

1970

New Jersey, Montclair Art Museum, Recent Years
Flint, Flint Institute of Art, The Director’s Choice

1971

Washington, Smithsonian Institution, Art in the Embassies Program

1972

New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, 1972 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting
Milano, Galleria d’Arte Pietra, Venti pittori

1975

New York, The Museum of Modern Art (itinerante), Color in Language

1976

Chicago, Young Hoffman Gallery, Around 10th Street: Abstract Expressionism in the 1950s
Indianapolis, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Painting and Sculpture Today

1978

San Francisco, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Aesthetics of Graffiti

1980

Udine, Civici Musei e Gallerie d’Arte, Contemporary American Art

1982

Washington, Smithsonian Institution, Recent Trends in Collecting Twentieth Century Painting and Sculpture
New York, Guild Hall Museum, Poets and Artists

1983

Tubingen, Kunsthalle
Berlino, Staatliche Kunsthalle

1985

Washington, Smithsonian Institution, The Martha Jackson Memorial Collection
New York, Washburn Gallery, Action/Precision: 1980-85

1987

Città del Messico, Centro Cultural Arte Contemporàneo, Leo Castelli
New York, Vanderwoude Tananbaum Gallery, Post Abstract Expressionism

1988

Bruxelles, Galerie Monochrome, Topics in American Art
Little Rock, The Arkansas Art Center, American Abstract Drawings

1991

Buffalo, Anderson Gallery, Inaugural Exhibition. Parts I and II
Parigi, Galerie Stadler, Group Show

1993

Maubeuge, 1ère Triennale des Amériques

1994

New York, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, On Paper: Abstraction in American Art

1996

Città del Messico, Centro Cultural Arte Contemporaneo, Pintura estadounidense, Expressionismo Abstracto

1997

Torino, Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Torino, Parigi, New York, Osaka: Tapié, Un Art Autre

1999

Chiavari, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea di Palazzo Rocca, O’Hara, Bluhm & Goldberg, Un poeta e due pittori a New York negli anni ‘50
Los Angeles, The Museum of Contemporary Art (itinerante), In Memory of My Feelings: Frank O’Hara and American Art

2001

New York, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, 1950-1965 Abstraction on Paper

2004

Madrid, Circulo de Bellas Artes, An American Odyssey: 1945-1980
Cork, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Modern American Painting, from the NYU art Collections

2007

Los Angeles, Manny Silverman Gallery, Norman Bluhm: Selected Works from 1976 to 1989