Harvey Quaytman: Bio
1937 Born in Far Rockaway, New York
1955-1957 Studies at Syracuse University, New York
1959 Receives degree from Boston Museum School and Tufts University, BFA
1972 Receives CAPS Grant, New York
1975 Receives CAPS Grant, New York
1979 Receives Guggenheim Fellowship
1983 Receives Artist’s Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts
1985 Receives Guggenheim Fellowship
1993 Member of the National Academy of Design
1994 The Elizabeth Foundation Prize for Painting, New York
1997 Receives Academy Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts
and Letters, New York
2002 April 8 dies in New York City
1962 AIA Gallery, London
1964 Ward-Nasse Gallery, Boston, MA
1966 Royal Marks Gallery, New York
1967 Ohio State University, Columbus
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
1969 The Jewish Museum
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
1971 Paula Cooper Gallery
University of Rochester, New York
Onnasch Galerie, Cologne, Germany
1972 * Mikro Galerie, Berlin, Germany
1973 * Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
Galerie Ostergren, Malmo, Sweden
Henri 2, Washington, D.C.
1974 Cuningham Ward Gallery, New York
1975 David McKee Gallery, New York
1976 Nina Nielsen Gallery, Boston
1977 David McKee Gallery
Charles Casat Gallery, La Jolla, CA
1978 David McKee Gallery
Nina Nielsen Gallery
1980 David McKee Gallery
Nina Nielsen Gallery
1981 Galerie Arnesen, Copenhagen, Denmark
1982 David McKee Gallery
Galerie Nordenhake, Malmö
Galerie Engstrom, Stockholm, Sweden
Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
1983 Nielsen Gallery
Galerie Erich Storrer, Zurich, Switzerland
1984 Galleria Katariina, Helsinki, Finland
David McKee Gallery
1986 David McKee Gallery
1987 Paintings 1986, David McKee Gallery
Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm
Dolan/Maxwell Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1988 Hoffman/Borman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
* David McKee Gallery
1989 Nielsen Gallery
1990 * Galerie Nordenhake
Persons & Lindell Gallery, Helsinki
Gilbert Brownstone et Cie, Paris, France
Tony Oliver Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
1991 Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
1993 McKee Gallery
1994 Haines Gallery, San Francisco
1995 Nielsen Gallery
* Room, New York
Haines Gallery, San Francisco
1996 Galerie Nordenhake
* Henie – Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, Norway
Artists Association Trondheim, Norway
Galleri Riis, Oslo
1997 Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
1998 McKee Gallery
Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1999 P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY
2000 Nielsen Gallery
* McKee Gallery
2002 Nielsen Gallery
2003 McKee Gallery
2005 McKee Gallery
2007 McKee Gallery
2008 Nielsen Gallery
2011 * McKee Gallery
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
1962 * The Redfern Gallery, London, England
1964 DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
1965 * Painting Without a Brush, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
1967 * University of Illinois Biennial, Krannert Art Museum, Urbana-Champaign, IL
1968 Group Show, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
* Small Paintings for Museum Collections, American Federation of Arts, New York
(traveling exhibition 1969)
1969 * Annual Exhibition of Painting, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Parker Street 470, Boston
Group Show, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Young Painters, School of Visual Arts, New York (selected by Willam Agee)
* Painting and Sculpture Today, Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN
* L’Art Vivant aux Etats Unis, Foundation Maeght, Saint-Paul, France (compiled by Dore Ashton)
Drawings and Watercolors by Young Americans, Akron Art Institute, OH
* For Your Collection, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence
* Works on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
1970 Group Show, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
1971 * The Structure of Color, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Annual Invitational, Kent State University, OH
Group Show, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
1972 * Annual Exhibition of Painting, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
* Drawings by New York Artists, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City (compiled by Dore Ashton)
Annual, Society for Contemporary Art, Art Institute of Chicago, IL
* Painting and Sculpture Today, Indianapolis Museum of Art
1973 * Young American Artists, Gentofte Radhus, Charlottenlund, Denmark (traveling exhibition)
* Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art
4 Painters, Poindexter Gallery, New York
Contemporary American Drawings, Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago
• Acquisitions 1972-73, Power Gallery of Contemporary Art, University of Sydney, Australia
• Three New York Artists, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
1974 Curator’s Choice, Baltimore Museum of Art, MD
Recent Acquisitions, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
New York Artists, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
* Contemporary Painters, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (selected by Dore Ashton)
The New Image, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
1975 * 14 Abstract Painters, Frederick S. Wight Art Gallery, University of California, Los Angeles,
Contemporary Drawings for the Young Collector, Nielsen Gallery
1976 Drawing, Today in New York, Rice University, Houston (traveling exhibition)
Contemporary Art in Atlanta Collections, High Museum of Art, Atlanta
1977 A Painting Show, Projects Studio at P.S.1, Institute for Arts and Urban
Resources, Long Island City, NY
New in the Seventies, Archer M. Huntington Galleries, The University of Texas, Austin
1978 Constructs, 644 Broadway, New York
Recent Acquisitions in the Print Department, Museum of Modern Art
1979 The Implicit Image: Abstract Painting in the 70′s, Nielsen Gallery, Boston
Contemporary American Abstractionists, University Art Gallery, Rutgers University, New
Kunstler zeigen Kunstler, Gallerie Schlegl, Zurich, Switzerland
* Constructivism and the Geometric Tradition: Collection of the McCrory Corporation,
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY (traveling exhibition)
1980 L’Amerique aux Independants 1944-1980, Grand Palais, Paris
Painted Structures, Jeffrey Fuller Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA
1981 Three American Painters, Axiom Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
1982 On the Surface, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
* Constructivism in the Geometric Tradition, Denver Art Museum (traveling exhibition)
Works on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
1983 Selected Drawings, Jersey City Museum, NJ
Opening Group Show, Galerie Norballe, Copenhagen, Denmark
Eight Painters, Carpenter Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
1984 * SAPPORO Triennial, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Hokkaido, Japan
Two-Person Show, Galerie Grafiart, Turku, Finland
Location: A 20-Year Anniversary Exhibition, Nina Nielsen Gallery, Boston
* Small Works / Recent Painting, Williams Center for the Arts, Lafayette College,
Easton, PA / Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
1985 * Abstract Painting as Surface and Object, Hillwood Art Gallery, C.W. Post Center, Long Island
University, Greenvale, NY
* Charcoal Drawings: 1880-1985, Janie C. Lee Gallery, Houston
Abstraction/Issues, 3 gallery show at Tibor de Nagy, Oscarsson Hood, Sherry French, NY
Summer Group Exhibition, Hill Gallery, Birmingham, MI
* A Decade of Visual Arts at Princeton: Faculty 1975-1985, Princeton University Art
* Three Generations, Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York
This Way/This Way: Geometric Abstract Vocabularies, Thorpe Intermedia Gallery, Sparkill,
1986 * New Abstract Drawing, Pratt Manhattan Center Gallery, New York; Pratt Institute Gallery,
Structure/Abstraction, Hill Gallery, Birmingham, MI
Courtesy David McKee, Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
1987 * Corcoran Biennial, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Abstract Painting, Asher/Faure Gallery, Los Angeles
• Generations of Geometry, Whitney Museum of American Art at the Equitable Center,
* Harvey Quaytman & Sean Scully, Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki
• Art in the Residence Tunis, Tunisia
Jake Berthot, Ross Bleckner, Harvey Quaytman, Joan Snyder: Work from the Seventies,
Christine Burgin Gallery, New York
A New Abstraction, New City, Venice, CA
Rigor, curated by Stephen Westfall, John Good Gallery, NY
1987-1988 Logical Foundations, loaned to Pfizer Inc., curated by Art Advisory Service of The Museum of Modern Art, New York
1988 * Formal, Dart Gallery, Chicago
1989 * A Debate on Abstraction: The Persistence of Painting, The Bertha & Karl Leubsdorf Art
Gallery, Hunter College, New York, curated by Vincent Longo
Harvey Quaytman, Han Schuil, Alan Uglow, Germans Van Eck Gallery, New York
* 1989 Ljubljana Bienale 18, International Center of Graphic Art, Ljubljana, Jugoslavija
50 Years of Collecting: Art at IBM, IBM Gallery of Science and Art, New York
1990 * The Image of Abstract Painting in the 80′s, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University,
Jake Berthot, Harvey Quaytman, and John Walker: Exhibition for Three Painters,
Nielsen Gallery, Boston
• Mind and Matter: New American Abstractions, Chosunilbo, Seoul, Korea (traveling
1991 * Physicality: An Exhibition on Color Dimensionality in Painting, Hunter College, New York
* Cruciformed: Images of the Cross Since 1980, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, OH (traveling exhibition)
Slow Art: Painting in New York Now, P.S. 1 Museum, Long Island City, NY
1992 Hill Gallery, Birmingham, MI
Backroom Show, Tony Oliver Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Drawings Only, Galerie Denise Cadé, New York
* “Not For Sale,” Loans from the Private Collections of New York Art Dealers, Tel Aviv
Museum of Art, Israel
1993 * 25th Anniversary Show, Henie – Onstad Center, Oslo, Norway
1994 The Painting Center, New York
Works Selected by Dore Ashton, Bill Maynes Contemporary Art, New York
Significant Artists Works on Paper, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1995 Blue, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco
Works on Paper, Gaugh/Langford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Works on Paper, Part 1, Art in Construction, NY
1996 Formal Abstraction/New York, An exhibition of small works by New York Artists, Ruth
Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
National Drawing Invitational, The Arkansas Arts Center
Working on Paper: Berthot, Jensen, Lees, Quaytman, and Walker, Nielsen Gallery, Boston
1997 48th Annual American Academy Purchase Exhibition, American Academy of Arts and
Letters, New York
Queens Artists: Highlights of the 20th Century, Queens Museum of Art, New York
1998 * The Edward R. Broida Collection, Orlando Museum of Art, FL
1999 * Then and Now: Nielsen Gallery 35th Anniversary Exhibition, Nielsen Gallery, Boston
Red Square, Smack Mellon Studios, Brooklyn, NY
2000 A Decade of Collecting: Recent Acquisitions of Prints and Drawings from 1940-2000,
Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
* Contemporary American Drawings from a Private New York Collection,
Pollock Gallery, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Minimalism Then and Now, Berkeley Art Museum, CA
2001 * Abstraction and Immanence, Hunter College/Times Square Gallery, New York
Group Show, Galerie Storrer, Zurich
2003 New Prints, McKee Gallery, New York
2004 March Heat, Nielsen Gallery, Boston
The Art of the Definite, DC Moore Gallery, New York
2006 * Against the Grain: Contemporary Art from the Edward R. Broida Collection, The Museum
of Modern Art, New York
2009 Group Show, Gallery Erich Storrer, Zurich
Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, OH
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AK
Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, MA
Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
Christian Science Church, Boston
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE
Denver Museum of Art, CO
Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Henie – Onstad Art Center, Oslo, Norway
High Art Museum, Atlanta, GA
Hopkins Art Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Houston Museum of Fine Arts, TX
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Kent State University, OH
The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaeck, Denmark
Malmö Konsthall, Sweden
Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury College, VT
Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
National Gallery of Art, Wellington, New Zealand
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY
New York University, New York
Pasadena Museum of California Art
Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
Pori Art Museum, Finland
Power Gallery of Contemporary Art, University of Sydney, Australia
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane Australia
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Rutgers State University, New Brunswick, NJ
Tate Gallery, London
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
University of Minnesota, Duluth
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Winthrop House, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Worcester Art Museum, MA
Wright State University Art Museum, Dayton, OH
Yale Museum of Art, New Haven, CT
SELECTED REVIEWS AND PUBLICATIONS
Peter Schjeldahl, “Harvey Quaytman,” New York Times, March 7, 1971.
Dore Ashton, Harvey Quaytman: Recent Paintings, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX, 1973.
Gerald Nordland, Fourteen Abstract Painters, Frederick S. Wight Art Gallery, University of California at Los Angeles, 1975.
Noel Frackman, “Harvey Quaytman,” ARTS, May 1975
April Kingsley, “Harvey Quaytman,” Art in America, September 1975.
Jeff Perrone, “Harvey Quaytman,” ARTFORUM, April 1978.
Vivien Raynor, “Harvey Quaytman,” New York Times, February 3, 1978.
Herdis Bull Teilman, “Harvey Quaytman’s ‘Slow Sound and Light Show BP’”, Carnegie Magazine, January 1979.
Victoria Donohoe, “Art,” Philadelphia Inquirer, May 9, 1980.
Valentine Tatransky, “Harvey Quaytman,” Flash Art, Summer 1980.
Edgar Buonagurio, “Harvey Quaytman,” ARTS, September 1980.
Carter Ratcliff, “Harvey Quaytman at David McKee,” Art in America, October 1980.
Dore Ashton, American Art Since 1945, Oxford University Press, New York, 1982.
Stephen Westfall, “Harvey Quaytman,” Arts Magazine, December 1982.
Bill Zimmer, “Harvey Quaytman,” Avenue, December- January 1984.
Stephen Westfall, “Harvey Quaytman at David McKee,” Art in America, April 1985.
Steven Henry Madoff, “Plain (or Plane) Absence: New Paintings by Harvey Quaytman,”
Arts Magazine, April 1985.
Helen A. Harrison, “Treating the Canvas as an Object in Its Own Right,” New York Times, March 3, 1985.
Steven Henry Madoff, “The Return of Abstraction,” ARTnews, January 1986.
Vivien Raynor, “Harvey Quaytman,” The New York Times, January 17, 1986.
John Yau, “Harvey Quaytman,” ARTFORUM, April 1986.
Phyllis Koenig, “Harvey Quaytman: 17 Years of Painting”, Art New England, Summer 1986.
Mari Rantanen and Kimmo Sarje, “From Paintings to Pictures,” Sean Scully & Harvey Quaytman,
Ateneum, Helsinki, 1987.
Ned Rifkin, 40th Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, Corcoran Gallery of Art,
Washington, D.C., 1987.
Brigitte Rubin, “Shake Hands With the Viewer,” Dagens Nyheter, February 14, 1987.
Carl Little, “Harvey Quaytman at David McKee,” Art in America, April 1987.
John Loughery, “Harvey Quaytman,” Arts Magazine, April 1987.
Mari Rantanten, “The Time of Puritanism is Over,” Taedi Arts, April 1987.
Ken Sofer, “Harvey Quaytman,” ARTnews, April 1987.
Paul Richard, “Painting in Past Tints,” The Washington Post, April 11, 1987.
Margaret R. Lazzari, “The Erosion of Abstraction,” ArtWeek, May 9, 1987.
Michael Brenson, “True Believers Who Keep the Flame of Painting,” New York Times, June 7, 1987.
Jane Addams Allen, “The Battle of the Biennials,” The World and I, July 1987.
David Carrier, “Corcoran Gallery 40th Biennial,” The Burlington Magazine, July 1987.
Steven Henry Madoff, “An Inevitable Gathering,” ARTnews, September 1987.
Charles Hagen, “40th Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Paintings,” ARTFORUM,
Edward J. Sozanski, “Quaytman Lends Romantic Touch to the Geometric,” The Philadelphia Inquirer,
December 3, 1987.
Peter Clothier, “Harvey Quaytman,” ARTnews, May 1988.
Charles Hagen, “Harvey Quaytman,” ARTFORUM, December 1988.
Ellen Handy, “Harvey Quaytman,” Arts Magazine, January 1989.
Gary Catalano, “Problem of lines by no means straightforward for artist,” Melbourne Age, March 1990.
Marika Wachtmeister, “Harvey Quaytman,” Femina,(Finland) March 3, 1990.
John Etra, “Family Ties,” ARTnews, May 1991.
Elwyn Lynn, “There’s Life After Mondrian with a New York Hero,” The Australian, June 1991.
Ellen G. Landau, “Cruciformed,” ARTFORUM, December 1991.
Ellen Handy, “New York Review,” Arts Magazine, January 1992.
Ruth Bass, “Harvey Quaytman,” ARTnews, February 1992.
Walter Thompson, “Harvey Quaytman at McKee,” Art in America, March 1992.
Hovey Brock, “Harvey Quaytman at McKee,” ARTnews, May 1993.
Kenneth Baker, “Quaytman at Haines,” San Francisco Chronicle, January 13, 1994.
Kenneth Baker, “Harvey Quaytman,” ARTnews, Summer 1994.
Kenneth Baker, “Harvey Quaytman,” ARTnews, January 1996.
Janet Koplos, “Harvey Quaytman at ROOM,” Art in America, 1996.
Peter Serck, “Nestor – utenfor trendene,” Klassekampen, January 1996.
Steve Mumford, “Jake Berthot and Harvey Quaytman – McKee Gallery,” Review, September 15, 1996.
Judd Tully, “Interview with Harvey Quaytman,” August 1997.
Ken Johnson, “Harvey Quaytman,” The New York Times, February 20, 1998.
“All in the Family,” ARTnews, February 1998.
Mark Roskill, “Harvey Quaytman’s Ink Drawings, 1993-96,” Drawing, Vol. XIX, No. 3, Winter – Spring 1998.
Mario Naves, “Fear of Formless Art; Quaytman’s Cure: A Cross,” The New York Observer,
September 25, 2000.
Ann Landi, “Harvey Quaytman,” ARTnews, New York Reviews, October 2000.
Deborah Everett, “Harvey Quaytman – New Paintings,” NY Arts, Vol. 5, No. 10, Review, October 2000.
Abstraction and Immanence, Hunter College/Times Square Gallery, New York, curated by Vincent Longo and Laura Sue Phillips, catalogue designed by Tim Laun, 32 pages, illustrated in color, January 2001.
Ken Johnson, “Abstraction and Immanence,” The New York Times, Review, March 23, 2001
“Harvey Quaytman,” GalleryGuide.org: Artist Portfolio, [web page]; http://www.galleryguide.org/
ArtistPortfolios/mckee/quaytman/quaytman.asp. [Accessed August 15, 2001].
Ken Johnson, “Harvey Quaytman, 64, Painter Known for Geometric Works,” The New York Times, Obituaries, April 15, 2002.
Stephanie Cash and David Ebony,” Obituaries, Harvey Quaytman,” Art in America, June 2002.
Andrea Crawford,” A Minimalist Master,” ARTnews, Obituaries, June 2002.
“Harvey Quaytman,” exhibition brochure, Nielsen Gallery, Boston, September 14 – October 19, 2002.
“Four Decades of Paintings by Harvey Quaytman to Open at Nielsen on September 14,” Nielsen Gallery News, Volume 6, No.1, September 2002.
“Harvey Quaytman: a tribute to the man and his work, Nielsen Gallery, Boston,” The Art Newspaper, No.129, October 2002.
Karen Rosenberg, This Week, Art, Solo Galleries, New York, September 22, 2003.
Karen Rosenberg, This Week, Art, Solo Galleries, New York, September 29, 2003.
David Cohen, Gallery Going, The New York Sun, Arts & Letters, October 2, 2003.
Mario Naves, “Calm, Stately Cruciform Shapes Excite Respect, Not Enthusiasm,” The New York Observer, October 13, 2003.
Curt Barnes, “Harvey Quaytman – A Tribute,” New York Art World, [web page]; http://www.newyorkartworld.com/reviews-nyaw/rev-quaytman-barnes.html [Accessed October 22, 2003].
Donald Goddard, “Harvey Quaytman: A Survey of Paintings and Drawings 1969-1998,” New York Art World, [web page]; http://www.newyorkartworld.com/reviews/quaytman.html [Accessed October 22, 2003].
Hilarie M. Sheets, “Harvey Quaytman,” ARTnews, January 2004.
Lilly Wei, “Quaytman’s Crossing,” Art in America, March 2004.
Michael Klein, “Comments on Collecting Drawings,” Collecting Drawings Today, Panel Discussion, Microsoft Art Collection, brochure, Seattle 2004.
Michael Brennan, “Harvey Quaytman,” The Brooklyn Rail, April 2005.
Mario Naves, “Quaytman’s Colors,” The New York Observer, Arts & Entertainment, April 19, 2005.
“Harvey Quaytman: The Rust Paintings,” The New York Sun, Arts & Letters, June 14, 2007.
Constance Wyndham, “Harvey Quaytman at McKee,” ARTnews, Summer 2007.
Robert C. Morgan, “Hard-Edgeness in American Abstract Painting,” The Brooklyn Rail, March 2011.
Peter Frank, “Haiku Reviews: Not-Quite Minimalism, Hallucinatory Hyper-Realism And ‘The Glass Menagerie’,” The Huffington Post, December 16, 2011. [web page]; http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/16/haiku-reviews-not-quite-m_n_1154098.html?ref=arts#s551385. [Accessed December 17, 2011].