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Bom 1924 Asheville North Carolina.

Studied at Black Mountain College North Carolina 1946 48 and with Ossip Zadkine in Paris 1948-49.

Taught at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Washington D.C. 1949-51, at the Catholic Universty, Washington D.C., 1951-60 and at the Washington Workshop Center of the Arts. 1952-56.

Elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, 1977.

First Artist in Residence in Computer Video Arts, Pratt Institute, New York, September 1986 to April 1987.

Milton Avery Professor of the Arts, Bard College Annandale on Hudson, New York, 1985.

Collaborated with I.M. Pei and Partners Architects on the Wesner Bulding, Massachusets Insttute of Technology, completed in 1985.


Kenneth Noland, Galerie Creuze, Paris

Kenneth Noland, Watkins Gallery, American University, Washington, D.C.

Kenneth Noland, Dubin Gallery, Philadelphia

Kenneth Noland, Dubin Gallery, Philadelphia

Kenneth Noland, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, January 2 - 19.

The Maryland Regional Exhibition: Paintings, Sculpture and Crafts by Artists of Maryland, Delaware, and The District of Columbia, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, March 24 - April 21.

Kenneth Noland, Jefferson Place Gallery, Washington D.C., January 31-February 22.

Kenneth Noland, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, October 14 - November 6.

Twenty-Sixth Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., January 17 - March 8.

Kenneth Noland: Paintings, French & Co., Inc., New York, October 14November 7.

Metropolitan YoungArtists Show, National Arts Club, New York, December 9, 1959-January7, 1960.

Paintings by Kenneth Noland Selected from His Recent Exhibit at French & Co.,Inc., New York, Jefferson Place Gallery, Washington, D.C., January 5 - 21.

New American Painting, Galerie Neufville, Paris, May 3 - 31.

New Works by the Artists of the Gallery, Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York, May 24 - June 30.

Kenneth Noland, Galleria dell'Ariete, Milan, November 3- 18.

Kenneth Noland: New Works, Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York, March 14-April 1.

Kenneth Noland, The New Gallery, Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont, April 18-May 15.

Kenneth Noland, Galerie Neufville, Paris, April 25 -May 27.

New New York Scene, Marlborough Fine Art Ltd., London, October-November.

American Abstract Expressionists and Imagists, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, October 18-December 31.

Annual Exhibition of 1961: Contemporary American Painting, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, December 13, 1961 - February 4, 1962.

5th Annual American Exhibition. Some Directions in Contemporary Paintingand Sculpture, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, January 5-February 18.

Kenneth Noland, Galerie Charles Lienhard, Zurich, March.

Geometric Abstraction in America, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, March 20-May 13.

Kenneth Noland, Galerie Alfred Schmela, Dusseldorf, March 30-April 30.

Kenneth Noland, Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York, April 10 - May 5.

Art Since 1950: American and International, Seattle Fine Arts Pavilion, Seattle World's Fair, April 21 - October 21.

Three New American Painters: Louis. Noland. Olitski, Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, January 11-February 15.

The Twenty-Eighth Biennial Exhibition of ContemporaryAmerican Painting, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., January 18 - March 3.

Recent Acquisitions: The Gevirtz-Mnuchin Collection and Related Gifts, organized by The Poses Institute of Fine Arts, Brandeis University, and held at Kootz Gallery, New York, March 26 - 30.

Kenneth Noland: Paintings 1959- 62, Kasmin Limited, London, opened April 18.

Kenneth Noland, Galerie Lawrence, Paris, April 23-May 16.

Robert Morris, Larry Poons, Kenneth Noland, Taduaki Kuwayama, Don Judd, Frank Stella, Darby Bannard, Ellsworth Kelly, The Green Gallery, New York, May.

Towards a New Abstraction, The Jewish Museum, New York, May 19 - September 15.

Philadelphia Collects 20th Century, Philadelphia Museum of Art, October 3November 17.

New Directions in American Painting, organized by The Poses Institute of Fine Arts, Brandeis University, and traveling to the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, December 1, 1963-January 5, 1964, and seven other locations through December 1964.

Painting and Sculpture of a Decade. 54- 64, Tate Gallery, London, April 22 -June 28.

Post-Painterly Abstraction, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, April 23 - June 7. Traveled to the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, July 13 - August 16, and The Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto, November 20 -December 20.

XXXII Biennale Internazionale d'Arte Venezia, Venice, Italy, June 20-October 18.

Between the Fairs: 25 Years of American Art,1939- 1964, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, June 24 - September 23.

Premio Nacional e Internacional, Centro de Artes Visuales, Instituto Torcuato di Tella, Buenos Aires, October 7-November 1.

Noland e Stella, Piazza Cesare Augusto, La Galleria Notizie, Turin, November 16 - December 20.

Kenneth Noland, The Jewish Museum, New York, February 4 - March 7.

Colorists 1950- 1965, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, October 15 - November 21.

New York: The Second Breakthrough.1959-1964, Art Gallery, University of California, Irvine, March 18-April 27.

New York Painting and Sculpture: 1940-1970, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NewYork, October 16, 1969-February 1, 1970.

Ten Washington Artists: 1950- 1970, The Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Canada, February 5 - March 8.

Color, University of California at Los Angeles Art Galleries, Los Angeles, February 16 -March 2.

Ellsworth Kelly, Morris Luois, Kenneth Noland, Frank Stella, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, September 12 - October 26.

The 1950's Revisited: Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, Selections from the Gallery Alumni, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, September 19 - October 8.

The Vincent Melzac Collection: Modernist American Art FeaturingNew York Abstract Expressionism and Washington Color Painting, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., December 19, 1970-January 24, 1971.

The Vincent Melzac Collection , Part One: Featuring The Washington Color Painters, Norton Gallery and School of Art, Palm Beach, Florida, 1974.

The Great Decade of American Abstraction: ModernistArt 1960-1970, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, January 15-March 10.

Kenneth Noland: Early Circle Paintings, Visual Arts Gallery, School of Visual Arts, New York, January 6-31.

Kenneth Noland: An Exhibition of Paintings from 1958-1973, David Mirvish Gallery, Toronto, April 10-May 5.

Kenneth Noland: A Retrospective, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, April 15 - June 19, 1977. Traveled and held concurrently at The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., September 29-November 27, 1977, and at the Denver Art Museum, March 24-May 7, 1978.

Helen Frankenthaler, Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski: "Depais la couleur," 1958-1964, Centre d'Arts Plastiques Contemporains de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France, January 23-March 21.

Kenneth Noland, Matrix/Berkeley- 74, University Art Museum, Berkeley, August- September.

Masters of the Fifties: American Abstract Painting from Pollock to Stella, Marisa del Re Gallery, New York, October- December.

Kenneth Noland, Works 1985-86, Satani Gallery, Tokyo, November 25-December 20.

Kenneth Noland: An Important Exhibition of Paintings irom 1958 through 1989, Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, Inc., New York, October 4 - November 11.

Kenneth Noland, Paintings 1958-1990, Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, Inc., Beverly Hills, California, October 9 - November 17.

Appreciating Noland, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, November 17, 1990 - January 6, 1991.

Washington Color Painters: the First Generation: Gene Davis, Thomas Downin$ Morris Louis, Howard Mehring, Kenneth Noland, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, December 16,1990-February 10, 1991.

Kenneth Noland: Recent Paintings, Meredith Long & Company, Houston, January 9-25.


Most contemporary acquisitions reflect fashion and curatorial bias. Museums acquire what's "hot" and leave what's not to collectors. The best of what's not gravitates to museums later in the form of loans and expensive acquisitions.

Because Noland's art was fashionable in the '60s, most of his work in museum collections is from that era: "circles", "chevrons", and the occasional "stripe." Little or nothing is represented from the '70s and '80s.

Recent Nolands can be seen at his dealers, in private and corporate collections, and in the occasional museum exhibition.

Paintings from the '60s are in major museum collections in North America and Europe.

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