Jules Olitski

Selected Biography

1922Born Jevel Demikovosky on March 27th in Snovsk, Ukraine

 

1923Emigrated with his mother to Brooklyn, NY

1939Scholarship to the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

1939–42Attended National Academy of Design, New York, NY

1940–42Attended Beaux Arts Institute, New York, NY

1949Studied with Ossip Zadkine in the Zadkine School of Sculpture

1949–50Attended the Académie de la Grande Chaumière, Paris, France

1952B.S., New York University, New York, NY

1954M.A., New York University, New York, NY

1954–55Associate Professor of Art, State University of New York at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY

1955–56Curator, New York University Art Education Gallery, New York, NY

1956–63Art Instructor and Fine Arts Department Coordinator, C. W. Post College, Long Island University, Greenvale, NY

1964Awarded Purchase Prize, Ford Foundation, New York, NY

1963–67Instructor in Art, Bennington College, Bennington, VT

1967First Prize and Gold Medal, 30th Biennial Exhibition, Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC

1975Distinction in the Arts Award, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

1987Sally and Milton Avery Professor, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

1991Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sceinces, Cambridge, MA

1993Associate, National Academician, National Academy of Design, New York, NY

2007Died on February 4th in New York, NY

 

 

Selected Exhibitions

2013Revelation: Major Paintings by Jules Olitkski, curated by E.A. Carmean, Jr., Karen Wilkin, and Alison de Lima Greene, Naples Museum of Art, Naples, Florida, February 2 – July 7, 2013
Jules Olitski On An Intimate Scale, The Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania, January 19 – May 26, 2013

 

2012-13Anthony Caro and Jules Olitski: Masters of Abstraction Draw the Figure, FreedmanArt, New York

2012Jules Olitski On An Intimate Scale, Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, Washington, DC

2011-12Revelation: Major Paintings by Jules Olitski, Curated by E.A Careman, Jr., Karen Wilkin and Alison de Lima Greene, Kemper Museum, Kansas City, MO, May – August 2011; traveling to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, February – May 2012; the Toledo Museum of Arts, Toledo, OH, May – August 2012; and the Katzen Arts Center at American University, Washington, DC, September – December 2012

2011Embracing Circles, Inaugural Exhibition, FreedmanArt, New York, NY (solo)

2010Jules Olitski: Prints (1954-2007), The Butler Museum of American Art, Youngstown, OH (solo) Jules Olitski: Circles Embraced, 1959-1964, Hackett Mill, San Francisco, CA (solo)

2009 Jules Olitski: An Inside View, A Survey of Prints, 1954-2007, The Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC (solo) Jules Olitski: An Inside View, The Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, George Washington University, Washington, DC (solo)

2008Jules Olitski An Inside View, A Survey of Prints 1954-2007, The Brattleboro Museum, Brattleboro, VT (solo)

2007In Circulation: Works on Paper, The Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, George Washington University, Washington, DC (solo)
Jules Olitski: The Late Paintings, A Celebration, Knoedler & Company, New York, NY (solo)
Jules Olitski: Selected Paintings and Sculpture from the 1980s, Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL (solo)

2006Jules Olitski: The Seventies Painting and Sculpture, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Jules Olitski: Works on Paper, The Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, The George Washington University, Washington, DC (solo)

2005Jules Olitski, Virginia Lynch Gallery, Tiverton, RI (solo)
Jules Olitski – Matter Embraced: Paintings 1950s and Now, Knoedler & Company, New York, NY (solo)
Jules Olitski: Six Decades, The Goldman Warehouse, Miami, FL (solo)

2004Jules Olitski: Half a Life’s Work: Selected Paintings 1972–2002, The Singer Gallery at the Mizel Center for Arts and Culture, Denver, CO (solo) 

2003American Master: Important Paintings and Works on Paper, Marianne Friedland Gallery, Naples, FL
Jules Olitski: Spray Paintings of the 1960s, Ameringer/Yohe Fine Art, New York, NY (solo)
Voyages: Recent Paintings by Jules Olitski, The McIninch Art Gallery, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH (solo)
Jules Olitski: A Ten-Year Retrospective 1993–2003, Thorne-Sagendorph Gallery, Keene State College, Keene, NH (solo)

2002Jules Olitski, Virginia Lynch Gallery, Tiverton, RI (solo)
With Love and Disregard: New Paintings by Jules Olitski – an 80th Birthday Celebration, Ameringer/Yohe Fine Art, New York, NY (solo)
Jules Olitski: New Acrylics and Watercolors, Gallery V, Columbus, OH (solo)
1960s Paper, Ameringer/Howard/Yohe, New York, NY
Landscapes, Ameringer/Howard/Yohe, Boca Raton, FL
Jules Olitski: Recent Works, Marianne Friedland Gallery, Naples, FL (solo)
Ameringer/Yohe Fine Art, Boca Raton, FL
Jules Olitski: Passages, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, UK (solo)
Jules Olitski, Annandale Galleries, Sydney, Australia (solo)
Jules Olitski: Watercolors and Pastels, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR (solo)

2001–02Jules Olitski: New Works on Paper and Intimate Paintings, Ameringer/Howard/ Yohe Fine Art, Boca Raton, FL (solo)
Olitski: Works on Paper, the 1960s, Ameringer/Howard/Yohe Fine Art, New York, NY (solo)

2001Jules Olitski, C.W. White Gallery, Portland, ME (solo)
Jules Olitski, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham Trent School of Art & Design, Nottingham, UK; In association with Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, UK and John Kasmin Gallery, London, UK (solo)
Jules Olitski: New Work on Paper, Ameringer/Howard Gallery, Boca Raton, FL (solo)
Dorothy Blau Gallery, Bay Harbor Island, FL
Jules Olitski: New Works on Paper, Virginia Lynch Gallery, Tiverton, RI (solo)
Jules Olitski, C.W. White Gallery, Portland, ME (solo)

1999–2001Five Decades of Jules Olitski: A Traveling Retrospective Including Prints, Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture, Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, FL; Traveled to The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH (solo)

2000Jules Olitski, Annandale Galleries, Sydney, Australia; In association with Bernard Jacobson, London, UK (solo)
Jules Olitski, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (solo)
Jules Olitski, Virginia Lynch Gallery, Tiverton, RI (solo)
Jules Olitski: New Work, Ameringer/Howard Fine Art, New York, NY (solo)

1999Marianne Friedland Gallery, Naples, FL

1996Contemporary Masters, Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, FL

1995Monotypes, Long Fine Arts, New York, NY

1991Galeria Afinsa, Porto, Portugal

1990Retrospective, Salander O’Reilly Galleries, Los Angeles, CA

1989Print Retrospective, Associated American Artists, New York, NY

1987Galerie Wentzel, Cologne, Germany
M. Knoedler & Co., New York, NY

1985La Musée de Valence, Valence, France

1984Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

1973Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (solo)

1969Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY (solo)

196730th Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Painters, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1966Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

1961The Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting & Sculpture, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA

1958Zodiac Gallery, New York, NY (solo)

1951Galerie Huit, Paris, France (solo)

Selected Public Collections

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
David Winton Bell Gallery, List Art Center, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
Brooklyn Museum, New York
Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Dallas Museum of Art, Texas
Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Massachusetts
The Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
Edmonton Art Gallery, Alberta, Canada
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Stuart & Maxine Frankel Foundation for Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
The Joseloff Gallery/Hartford Art School, West Hartford, Connecticut
Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin
MIT-List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, France
Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Nice, France
Musée National du Château de Jau, Perpignan, France
Museum Moderner Kunst, Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Austria
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California
Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, Florida
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
National Academy Museum, New York
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri
Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia
Portland Art Museum, Oregon
Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California
Seattle Art Museum, Washington
Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York
Tate Modern, London, England
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery, Keene State College, New Hampshire
The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut