Harold Altman Figurative Print - Central Park in the Summer
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Harold Altman
Central Park in the Summer

1989

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Couple resting under the canopy of a big shade tree by listed artist Harold Altman (American, 1924-2003). Atelier stamp lower left margin. Edition (Artist Proof), title and artist signature lower margin. Presented in multiple over-mats and in a rustic giltwood frame. Image, 13"H x 8.94"W. Printmaker Harold Altman (1924-2003) was an etcher, painter, and teacher. He was born in the Bronx, New York City. He attended the Art Students League, 1941-42 and Cooper Union, (Graduate in Fine Arts), 1941-47, both in New York City. In 1946, he attended Black Mountain College, North Carolina and then went on to The New School, New York City 1947-49. Finishing his extensive art education at the L'Academie de la Grande Chaumiere in Paris 1949-52. The artist also served with the 937th Engineer Camouflage, European Theater of Operations during World War II, 1942-45. Altman settled in the central Pennsylvanian village of Lemont in 1962, where a nineteenth-century frame church serves as his studio. Approximately four months out of the year he spent working in Paris where his lithographs were printed at Atelier DesJobert. In previous years, his etchings were printed at Atelier George LeBlanc. Altman's landscapes and figurative works have been exhibited at numerous galleries and museums, both in the United States and abroad. He is represented in nearly every significant collection in the world. New York's Museum of Modern Art owns over forty Altmans while the Whitney Museum of American Art and Brooklyn Museums each have over fifty of his works in their permanent collections. His work is to be found in many significant museum collections outside of the United States, several of which are the Victoria and Albert Museum of London, the Stedelijk Museum of Amsterdam, the Kunst Museum of Basel, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Copenhagen and the Bibliotheque Nationale of Paris. Altman received numerous awards, grants and fellowships. Among them are two Guggenheim Fellowships, a Tamarind Lithography Fellowship, a National Institute of the Arts and Letters Award, a Fulbright-Hayes Senior Research Fellowship for work in France and a National Endowment for the Arts Grant. TEACHING: Assistant Professor; New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University (1952-54) Assistant Professor; University of North Carolina, Greensboro (1954-56) Assistant Professor; Indiana University, (Summer 1956) Assistant Professor; University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (1956-62) Professor; Pennsylvania State University (1962-1976) Professor Emeritus; Pennsylvania State University (1978) EXHIBITIONS: OVER 300 ONE-MAN EXHIBITIONS (PARTIAL LISTING) Galerie Huit - Paris (1951) The Art Institute of Chicago - (1960) The Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas - Mexico City (1961) The San Francisco Museum of Art - (1961) The Santa Barbara Museum of Art - (1961) Oklahoma Art Center - (1966, 1976) The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art - Winston-Salem, NC (1976) Milwaukee Art Center - (1969) The Print Cabinet - Wilton, CT (1976) The Wustum Museum of Art - (1974) Sagot-Le Garrec - Paris (1968, 1974, 1977) Multiple Impressions - New York (1976-94) Usis Sanat Galerisi - Izmir, Turkey (1975) The National Academy of Art - Ankara, Turkey (1975) Kunsthandlung Goyert - Cologne, Germany (1979) Impressions Gallery - Boston, MA (1975, 1976, 1978, 1980) Concept Gallery - Pittsburgh, PA (1981) Galleria Prova - Tokyo, Japan (1989, 1992) AWARDS AND COMMENDATIONS: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Annual (1959) The Boston Arts Festival National Drawing Competition (1959) The Associated American Artists 25th Anniversary Exhibition (1959) The Society of American Graphic Artists Exhibition (1959, 1965, 1968) The Boston Printmakers Exhibition (1960, 1961, 1964, 1974-78) Ball State University National Drawing and Sculpture Exhibition (1958, 1959, 1964, 1966, 1968) California Society of Etchers Annual (1961) The San Francisco Art Institute 25th Annual Exhibition The John Taylor Arms Medal, Audubon Artists (1962) William and Bertha Clusmann Prize for Painting, Art Institute of Chicago (1962) The National Academy of Design Annual Exhibition (1962, 1970, 1974) Olivet College National Print Exhibition (1961, 1966, 1968) The Annual National Print Exhibition; Atlanta, GA (1971, 1976) Norfolk Museum American Drawing Biennials (1957, 1961, 1969) The Gallery of Contemporary Arts 36th Southeastern Exhibition; Winston-Salem, NC. Best in Show (1972, 1975) The Davidson National Drawing and Print Exhibition; Winston-Salem, NC (1974, 1975) The University of Colorado First National Print and Drawing Exhibition (1974) The Los Angeles Printmaking Society Third National Exhibition (1975) The Library of Congress 24th Annual Exhibition of Prints (1975, 1977) The Erie Art Center 52nd Annual Show (1975) The College of the Siskiyous National Print and Drawing Competition (1975) The Dulin Gallery of Art National Print and Drawing Competition (1976) The Western Annual Juried Exhibition of Works of Art on Paper (1976) The Second Street Gallery National Print and Drawing Exhibition; Charlottesville, VA (1976) The Hunterdon Art Center 17th National Print Exhibition (1976) The State University of New York at Fredonia National Print Exhibition (1976) The National Arts Club (NTL) Graphic Competition (1976) Arts '76; Pennsylvania State University (1976) The Fifth Biennial International Matmedia Exhibition (1975) The National Arts Club Gold Medal of Honor. Best in Show (1976) GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS: Faculty Research Grants; University of Wisconsin (1958-62) Two John Simon Guggenheim Fellowships, 1960-61, with a renewal of the fellowship for the year 1961-62 Tamarind Lithography Workshop Fellowship (1961) National Institute of Arts and Letters Awards (1963) Fulbright-Hayes Research Scholar to France (1964-65) Grants from the Institute of Arts and Humanistic Studies; Pennsylvania State University (1968, 1969, 1973, 1976) Fellow of Institute of Arts and Humanistic Studies; Pennsylvania State University (1971-76) Elected to the Societe Des Peintres Graveurs Francais (1976) National Endowment for the Arts Grant for Printmaking (1976) ARTICLES AND REVIEWS: The artist's works have been reproduced and discussed in a number of publications, some of which are listed below: Art in America, Arts, Art News, American Artist, Vogue, The NewYork Times, The New York Herald Tribune, The New York Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Daily News,The Milwaukee Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The New Republic,Arts and Spectacles (France), Figaro (France), The San Francisco Examiner, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Dallas Daily News,The Louisville Courier Journal, The Cincinnati Enquirer, Excelsior(Mexico City), Novedades (Mexico City), The Washington Post,The Christian Science Monitor, Die Abend-Zeitung (Switzerland), The Denver Post, The Cleveland Sun, The Cleveland Plain Dealer,Holiday, The Detroit News, Les Lettres Francaises, La Vie Des Arts, The New Yorker Magazine, The Boston Globe, Le Monde (Paris), L'Aurore (Paris), The Indianapolis Star, The Indianapolis News, The New Orleans Times Picayune, The International Herald Tribune,The Sydney Telegraph (Australia), Ekspres (Izmir, Turkey), The Montreal Star.

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    H 23.38 in. x W 18.5 in. x D 1.38 in.H 59.39 cm x W 46.99 cm x D 3.51 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Soquel, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU5422800563
  • Seller Reference Number
    S5010
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