Kenneth Noland


Born 1924, Asheville, North Carolina

Studied at Black Mountain College, North Carolina, 1946-48, and with Ossip Zadkins in Paris, 1948-49. Taught at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Washington, D.C., 1949-51, at the Catholic University, Washington, D.C., 1951-60, and at the Washington Workshop Center of the Arts, 1952-56. Served as Milton Avery Professor of the Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, 1985.


1995 North Carolina Award in Fine Arts

1997 Doctor of Fine Arts honorary degree from Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina


Followed by one man shows in major galleries throughout the U.S. and the world. A few highlights follow. Major museum collections listed separately.

1977 "Kenneth Noland: A Retrospective," Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, April 15-June 19.
  Traveled to:
Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (jointly), October 1-November 27 
Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, January-February 26, 1978 
1982 Visual Arts Museum, New York (handmade paper works)
1983 Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, North Carolina 
(handmade paper works)
Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico, D.F.
1984 University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley
1985 Museo de Bella Artes, Bilbao, Spain, September
1986 The Butler Institute of American Art, June 20-August 31
Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee, November 9-January 4 1987
Artist-in-Residence, Pratt Institute, New York, September 1986-1987
1990 Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada November 17-January 6, 1991
1994 The Museum of Art, Houston, "Kenneth Noland: The Circle Paintings"
The Museum of Fine Arts, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, "Kenneth Noland: The Circle Paintings"
1995 Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, "Kenneth Noland: A Selection of Paintings" 
Gana Art Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
1996 Mosaic mural at the new Rome, Italy subway system located at central Colosseum station. 
1998 Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York, "Kenneth Noland Circles," September 10-October 17
1999 Meredith Long Gallery, Houston, Texas, "Kenneth Noland," March 3
1999 Chac-Mool Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
2000 Metta Galeria, Madrid, Spain "Kenneth Noland: Encounter and Reflexion" 02/00-08/00. 
2000 Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
Ameringer Howard Gallery, New York "Circles" 
2001 Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, VT. "Noland's Nolands"
2001 Pace Prints, Kenneth Noland "New Editions"
Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
2002 Farnsworth Museum, Maine / Naples Museum of Art, Florida "Kenneth Noland: Themes and Variations"
2003 Chac-Mool Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Ameringer/Yohe Gallery, New York
2004 Museum of Fine Art, Houston, Houston Texas
2005 Fumagalli Gallery, Bergamo, Italy
2006 Ameringer/Yohe Gallery, New York "360 Degrees on the Wall"


1964 "Painting and Sculpture of a Decade, 1954-1964," The Tate Gallery, London, April 22-June 28
"XXXII Biennale," Venice, June 20-October 18
1965 "The Responsive Eye," Museum of Modern Art, New York, February 23-April 25
Traveled to:
City Art Museum, St. Louis
Seattle Art Museum
"Three American Painters: Noland, Olitski, Stella," Fogg Art Museum, 
Cambridge, Massachusetts, April 23-May 30
Traveled to: 
Pasadena Art Museum
1969 "New York Painting and Sculpture: 1940-1970," Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, October 16-February 1, 1970
1970 "Color and Field, 1890-1970," Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York September 15-November 1
1971 "The Structure of Color," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York February 25-April 18
1973 "Twenty-Five Years of American Painting, 1948-1973, Des Moines Art Center, Iowa, March 6-April 22
1974 "The Great Decade of American Abstraction, Modernist Art 1960-1970," Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, January 15-March 10
1975 "34th Biennial of Contemporary American Painting," Corcoran Gallery of Art, 
Washington, D.C., February 22-April 6
"American Abstract Painting," La Bertesca, Genoa, Italy
"El Lenguaje del Color," Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, August
"Kenneth Noland," The Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Canada March 6-April 21
1976 "Three Hundred Years of American Art at the Chrysler Museum," Norfolk, Virginia, March-July
"American Color: 1961-1964," Visual Arts Museum, New York, March 29-April 21
"Two Hundred Years of American Painting," Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn, June 30-July 28. 
Traveled to:
Museum of Modern Art, Belgrade, August 14-September 11
Galleria d'Art Moderna, Rome, September 28-October 26
National Museum of Poland, Warsaw, November 12-December 10
Baltimore Museum of Art, at the Maryland Science Center, January 16-February 6
"Aspects of Postwar Paintings in America," Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, November-December
"Surface, Edge and Color," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, December 8-January 12, 1977
1977 "Eight Contemporary Masters," United States Embassy, Ottawa, Canada, November
1978 "New Ways with Paper," National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., December 2-February 20
1979 "A Century of Ceramics in the United States, 1878-1978," Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York, May 5-September 23.
Traveled to:
Renwick Gallery, National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.
Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York, 1979-1980
"Art from Corporate Collections," Union Carbide Corporation Gallery, New York, May 9-30
"Selections from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Schwartz," Knoedler Gallery, October 31-November 28
"Color Abstractions: Selections from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston," Federal Reserve Bank Display Area, November 2-January 31, 1980
1980 "L'Amerique aux Independents," 91e Exposition, Societe des Artistes, Grand Palais, Paris, March 13-April 13
"The Washington Color School Revisited: The Sixties," Fendrick Gallery, Washington, D.C., September 9-October 4
"Washington Color Painters," Milwaukee Art Center, September 1-December
1981 "Paintings from the United States from the Museums of Washington, D.C.,"
Institute of Fine Arts, Mexico City, November 18, 1980-January 4
1982 "A Private Vision: Contemporary Art from the Graham Gund Collection,"
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, February 7-April 4
"Papermaking U.S.A.: History, Process, Art," American Craft Museum, New 
York, May 20-September 26
"Out of the South: An Exhibition of Work by Artists Born in the South," Heath Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, October 1982
1983 "Early Works by Contemporary Masters: Caro, Francis, Frankenthaler, Gottlieb, Held, Louis, Noland, Olitski," Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York, September 6-October 8
"Tapestries: Contemporary Masters," Malcolm Brown Gallery, Shaker 
Heights, Ohio, October 21-November 30
New York, February 25-March 7
"American Post-War Purism," Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York, May 31
"Recent Paintings by Kenneth Noland and Darby Bannard," Douglas
Drake Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri, June 1-30
"Arte Contemporaneo Norteamericans, Collection David Mirvish,"
American Embassy in Madrid, January
1985 "Recent Acquisitions," Museum of Modern Art, New York, February 16-March 17
"Grand Compositions: Selections from the Collection of David Mirvish,"
The Fort Worth Art Museum, Texas, May 1
"Contemporary Monotypes," Edith C. Blum Art Institute, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, May 8-July 10
"Selections from the William J. Hokin Collection," Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, April 20-June 16
"American Abstract Painting," Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, California, June 19-August 24


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Songs of reflection #7

Songs of reflection #7
Oil on canvas

59.25 x 80 inches

Selected Museum Collections

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
Australian National Gallery, Canberra
Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland
The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio
City Art Museum, St. Louis
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, Ohio
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Des Moines Art Center, Iowa
Detroit Institute of Fine Arts, Michigan
Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
Kunsthaus, Zurich
Kunstmuseum, Basel
Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California
Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek, Denmark
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Milwaukee Art Center, Wisconsin
Musee National d'Art Moderne, Centre National d'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Paris
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
Museum of Modern Art, New York
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Pasadena Art Museum, California
Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Tate Gallery, London
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

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