Greenspon

George Ortman

Born 1926 in Oakland, California. Lived and worked in New York, New York and Castine, Maine. Deceased in 2015.

 

Education

1950-51

Hans Hoffman School of Fine Art, New York, New York

1949-50

Atelier 17, New York, New York

1949-50

Atelier Andre L’hote, Paris, France

1947-49

California College of Arts and Crafts, Berkley, California

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2015

Imitations and Constructions: New Drawings and Elegies for Detroit, Mitchell Algus Gallery, New York, New York

2013

39 Great Jones, Galerie Eva Presenhuber: 39 Great Jones Street Storefront, New York, New York

2012

Algus Greenspon, New York, New York

2006

Mitchell Algus Gallery, New York, New York

2002

Mitchell Algus Gallery, New York, New York

1981

Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Bloomfield, Michigan

1976

Gertrude Kasle Gallery, Detroit, Michigan

1972

Gimpel Weitzenhoffer Gallery, New York, New York

1971

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana

1970

Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Bloomfield, Michigan

Reed College, Portland, Oregon

1967

Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Howard Wise, New York, New York

Princeton University Museum of Art, Princeton, New Jersey

1966

Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas

Akron Art Institute, Akron, Ohio

Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine

Milwaukee Art Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

David Stuart Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1965

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

1964

Cincinnati Museum of Art, Cincinnatii, Ohio

Howard Wise, New York, New York

David Mirvish Gallery, Toronto, Canada

1962

Howard Wise, New York, New York

1961

Swetzoff Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

1960

Stable Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

1957

Stable Gallery, New York, New York

1955

Wittenborn Gallery, New York, New York

1953

Tanager Gallery, New York, New York

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015

The Shadow is Taken, Algus Greenspon Gallery, New York, New York

2014

The Annual 2014: Redefining Tradition, The National Academy, New York, New York

2013

39 Great Jones, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland

1984

New Acquisitions, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio

1981

New Acquisitions, Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York

1978

Tenth Street Years, New York, New York

1977

The Spirit of Art, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana

1975

Rainments of the Lord, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

1972

Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of Art, New York, New York

1971

Opening Exhibition, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

1970

Opening Exhibition, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana

1969

Carnegie International, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1968

Icon-Idea, Rivington Arms, Lafayette College circulated by Smithsonian Institute, Easton, Pennsylvania

1967

Carnegie International, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Best of Season, Lany Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut

Tamarind Print Exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York

1965

Tokyo Biennial, Tokyo, Japan

A Decade of American Drawings, Whitney Museum, New York, New York

Painting Annual, Whitney Museum, New York, New York

1964

Sculpture Annual, Whitney Museum, New York, New York

American Painting, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

History of Geometric Painting in America, Whitney Museum, New York, New York

Carnegie International, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1963

Toward a New Abstraction, Jewish Museum, New York, New York

The Formalists, Gallery of Modern Art, Washington D.C., Maryland

60 Years of American Painting, Whitney Museum, New York, New York

1962

Annual, Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, Illinois

1961

American Sculpture, Claude Bernard Gallery, Paris, France

1960

Artists Under 35, Whitney Museum, New York, New York

New Acquisitions, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York

1959

New Forms, New Media, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, New York

1958

Stable Annual, Stable Gallery, New York, New York

1950

Salon de Mai, Paris, France

 

Selected Press & Publications

2014

“Artist George Ortman awarded Indiana University Thomas Hart Benton Medallion,” IU Newsroom, October.

2013

“FXFOWLE Gallery Exhibits Sculptures by George Ortman,” fwfowle.com, October 23.

“A Portrait of Samuel Beckett (Legacy),” 39 Great Jones,  May-June.

“39 Great Jones @ Galerie Eva Presenhuber,” Galerie Eva Presenhuber, February 2-March 23.

2012

Morgan, Robert C., “George Ortman,” The Brooklyn Rail, April 4.

Smith, Roberta, “George Ortman: Constructions: 1949-2011” The New York Times, February 23.

Rutland, Beau, “Critics’ Pick: George Ortman,” Artforum, Februar.

2006

2001

1967

 

1965

1964

1963

1960

Smith, Roberta, “George Ortman,” The New York Times, December 8.

Glueck, Grace, “Art in Review; George Ortman – ‘The Models, an Imitation’,” The New York Times, June 22.

Kunitz, Stanley, “George Ortman,” The Art Museum Princeton University Press, November.

O’Doherty, Brian, “Art: Construction to Control Conditioned Reflexes,” The New York Times, 1967.

Judd, Donald, “Specific Objects,” Arts Yearbook, 1965.

O’Doherty, Brian, “Ortman,” The New York Times, May 3.

“Second-Generation Abstraction,” Time, May 24.

Burckhardt, Edith, “Exhibition at Stable,” ArtNews, January.

Ashton, Dore, “Art: On the Younger Side,” The New York Times, January 6.

 

Awards/Grants

2003

Lee Krasner Lifetime Achievement Award

1994

Elected Member National Academy of Design

1966

Ford Foundation Grant

1965

Guggenheim Fellowship

 

Selected Collections

Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York

National Academy of Design, New York, New York

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., Maryland

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington D.C., Maryland

Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., Maryland

Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio

Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan

Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, California

Milwaukee Art Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Minneapolis Museum of Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota

DeCorova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts

Honolulu Academy of Art, Honolulu, Hawaii

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana

Newark Museum of Art, Newark, New Jersey

Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, California

University of California, Berkeley, California

 

Teaching

1960-65

School of Visual Arts, New York, New York (co-chairman of Fine Arts Dept. 1963-65)

1963-65

New York University, New York, New York

1969

Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

1970-91

Cranbrook Academy of Art, Detroit, Michigan (Head, Graduate School Painting Dept.)