PAUL HARRIS

1925 - 2018

BIOGRAPHY

1925    Born in Orlando, Florida

2018    Died in Bozeman, Montana

 

EDUCATION

1955    Ed. D. Fine Arts, Teachers College, Columbia University

1950-1 B.F.A. and M.A., Painting and Sculpture, University of New Mexico

1949    Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts, Provincetown, Massachusetts

1948-9 New School for Social Research, New York City

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2001    Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana

2000    College of Marin Gallery, Kentfield, California

1999    Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, California

1999    Fresno Museum of Art, Fresno, California

1995    Galerie Redmann, Berlin

1993    Michael Himovitz Gallery, Sacramento, California

1990    Galerie Redmann, Berlin

1989    C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland

1989    Iannetti-Lanzone Gallery, San Francisco California

1983    Fuller Goldeen Gallery, San Francisco

1982    Greenville County Museum of Art, South Carolina

1981    Loch Haven Art Center, Orlando, Florida

1973    The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

1973    University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico

1972    University Galleries, University of California, Santa Barbara, California

1970    Galerie Thelen, Essen, Germany

1969    William Sawyer Gallery, San Francisco, also 1971, 1987

1967    Candy Store Gallery, Folsom, California

1965    Berkeley Gallery, Berkeley, California

1965    Lanyon Gallery, Palo Alto, California

1958    Poindexter Gallery, New York, also 1960, 1963, 1967, 1970

1951    University of New Mexico Art Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1999    University of California Berkeley Art Museum, “New Acquisitions”

1997    Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin, “The Figurative Tradition”

1997    Galerie Redmann, Berlin, “Friends of Keinholz”

1997    International Fair of 20th Century Art, Cologne, Germany

1995    Kunsthalle, Cologne, “Kunsmarkt 95”

1994    Gallerie Redmann, Berlin, “Die Dritte Dimension”

1990    Cologne Art Fair, Cologne, Germany

1990    Galerie Redmann, Berlin

1989    871 Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco, California, “Homage to Elaine de Kooning”

1987    Iannetti-Lanzone Gallery, “Six From the San Francisco Bay Area”

1984    The Fendrick Gallery, Washington, D.C., “Still Life”

1977    Renwick Gallery of the National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, D.C.

1970    Kunsthalle, Cologne, “Kunsmarkt 70”

1970    Basel, “Art 70”

1968    Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., “New American Figurative Art, “1963 – 1968”, organized by Constance M. Perkins for European tour, 1968-1969:  Museum of Modern Art, Belgrade, Kilnischer Kunstverein, Cologne; Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden; Musee d’Art et d’Histoire, Geneva; Palais des Beaux, Brussels; Museum des 20.  Jahrhunderts, Viena; Gallerie d’Art Moderna, Padiglion d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan

1968    Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf, Germany, “Prospect ‘68”

1967    IX Bienal de Sao Paulo, Brazil, “Environment U.S.A.:  1957 – 1967”, organized by William C. Seitz for the National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, D.C.

1967    Los Angeles County Museum of Art, “Sculpture of the Sixties”, travelled to Philadelphia Museum of Art

1966    Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, “People Figures”

1965    New York World’s Fair, American Express Pavilion, “Art ‘65”

1965    Art Institute of Chicago, “Society for Contemporary Art Annual Exhibition”

1964    Universidad Catolica Galeria del Arte, “Escultura IV”

1963    Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, “Hans Hofmann and his Students”

1959    Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY,  Recent Sculpture, USA”

1959    Martha Jackson Gallery, “New Forms – New Media II”

1953    Institute of Jamaica, Kingston, “Artists in the Island”

 

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

            University of California Berkeley Art Museum

            Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

            The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

            The Museum of Modern Art, New York

            The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

            Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven

            The Harry N. Abrams Collection, New York

            The Museum of the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

            Neue Galerie der Stadt Aachen, Aachen, Germany

            Montclair State University Collection, Montclair, New Jersey

            Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, California

            University of New Mexico

 

AWARDS

1996    Rounce and Coffin Club Award (55th Annual Western Book Exhibition)

1979    Guggenheim Fellow

1978    Lebovitz Foundation Grant

1977    MacDowell Colony Fellow

1969    Tamarind Institute of Lithography, Fellow

1967    Neallie Sullivan Award, San Francisco rt Institute

1962    Miembro Academico de la Faculdad de Belles Artes, Universidad Catolica, Santiago, Chile

1961-2 Fulbright Professor, Universidad Catolica, Santiago, Chile

1960    Longview Foundation Grant, New York

1956    The Arthur Wesley Dow Scholar, Naomi Norsworthy Fellow, Columbia University

 

TEACHING

1968-92           California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California

1967-68           Sacramento State University, Sacramento, California

1966-67           University of California, Berkeley

1964-66           San Francisco Art Institute

1961-62           Universidad Catolica, Santiago, Chile

1958-60           Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey

1958-59           New York University (summer sessions)

1956-57           State University of New York, at New Paltz

1953-55           Knox College, Jamaica, West Indies

1950-51           University of New Mexico (graduate teaching assistant)

 

VISITING ARTIST / LECTURER

1973-95           Commonwealth University of Virginia, Richmond

1986                University of Arizona, Tucson

1963-86           Rinehart School of Sculpture, Maryland Institue of Art (9 sessions)

1977                Rhode Island School of Design

1977                Haverford College

1977                Clemson University, South Carolina

1974                State University of New Mexico, Las Cruces

1970                Montana State University, Bozeman

1968                University of Oregon, Eugene

1962                United States Information Centers, Valparaiso and Concepcion, Chile

 

SELECTED BOOKS AND CATALOGS

2000    Brown, Theophilus. Paul Harris Sculpture, Univ. of Washington Press, illus.

1998    Yarowsky, Morris. Paul Harris Drawings, Univ. of Washington Press, illus.

1989    Berkson, Bill. Paul Harris Works in Bronze, illus. San Francisco:  Iannetti-Lanzone Gallery, illus.

1985    Albright, Thomas. Art in the San Francisco Bay Area 1945 – 1980, Berkeley:  University of California Press, illus.

1982    Harris, Paul, Pas d’Une, Bolinas, CA Wrongtree Press, 26 prints.

1981    Diebenkorn, Phyllis, Paul Harris Sculpture Certain Pieces 1958-1980: Loch Haven Art Center, Orlando, Florida, illus.

1977    Renwick Gallery, The Object as Poet. Washington, D.C.:  Smithsonian Institution Press, illus.

1975    Leon, Dennis, Paul Harris, New York:  Harry N. Abrams, Inc., illus.

1974    Harris Paul and Dorothy Schmidt.  Torso, San Francisco:  Wrongtree Press.  Text by Dorothy Schmidt, lithographs by Paul Harris.

1972    Foley, Suzanne.  Paul Harris, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, illus.

1972    Kahmen, Volker.  Erotic Art Today, Boston:  New York Graphic Society, illus.

1972    Kunst um 1970, Aachen, Germany:  Neue Galerie der Stadt Aachen Der Bestand ’72, illus.

1970    Harris, Paul.  The Shut in Suite, Los Angeles:  Tamarind Lithography Workshop.  21 lithographs.

1970    Nuova Figurazione USA, Milan:  Ripartizione Instiuzione e Iniziatve Culturali, 1970, illus. Biography and story by artist (in Italian).

1970    Kunstmarkt ‘70, Cologne:  Kunsthalle.

1970    Kelly, James J., The Sculptural Idea, Minneapolis:  Burgess, illus.

1969    Neue Figuration USA, Cologne:  Kolnischer Kunstverein, illus.  Biography and story by artist (in German)

1968    Kultermann, Udo.  The New Sculpture:  Environments and Assemblages, New York:  Praeger. illus.

1967    Sao Paulo 9 Environment USA 1957 – 1967, Washington:  Smithsonian Institution Press, illus.  Photo of artist, biographical sketch and artist’s story (in English and Portuguese)

1966    American Sculpture of the Sixties.  Los Angeles:  Los Angeles County Museum of Art, illus.

1965    Art ’65.  New York World’s Fair, American Express Pavilion

1961    Cantar de los Cantares de Salomon:  trece grabados, Santiago, Chile:  Taller 99, Hand-painted edition of 63, one copper engraving by artist.

1959    Recent Sculpture USA, New York:  The Museum of Modern Art.

 

OTHER

1975    Collaborator with Lei Alexander on aspects of ballet, A False Alarm on the Nightbell Once Answered.

1973    Wrongtree Press established.

1956-7 Editorial Associate for Art News magazine, New York

1944-6 Serves aboard U.S.S. Ault (D.D. 698), Pacific Theater