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Larry Rivers

Born in 1925 - United States

BIOGRAPHY

Larry Rivers (real name Yitzroch Loiza Grossberg) was an American painter and sculptor, born in the Bronx, New York. Served in the US Army Air Corps 1942-3, then after discharge on medical grounds earned his living for some years playing the saxophone. Started painting in 1945. Attended Hans Hofmann's school of painting 1947-8 and afterwards studied art at New York University under Baziotes 1948-51.

First one-man exhibition at the Jane Street Gallery, New York, 1949. Though influenced by the Abstract Expressionists' free brushwork and spontaneous effects of surface, began to paint figure pictures of his family and friends, or based on compositions by Courbet, David, etc. Also began to make life-size figure sculptures in plaster and cement in 1951, and welded metal sculptures in 1957.

From 1957, as a precursor of Pop art, Larry Rivers made increasing use of images freely developed from mass-produced designs on cigarette packets, bank notes and so on; from the early 1960s also sometimes incorporated cut-out cardboard and wooden forms, electric lights, perspex boxes etc., in his work. Stayed in Paris 1961-2; in London 1964 and 1966-7. Lives in New York, spending his summers at Southampton, Long Island.

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO SHOWS

Solo shows 13

2015
Larry Rivers - Shadows and Substance - Tibor de Nagy Gallery, Nueva York, NY
2012
Larry Rivers: Later Works - Tibor de Nagy Gallery, Nueva York, NY
2008
Larry Rivers: Early Major Works - Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY
2005
Larry Rivers - Paintings & Drawings: 1951-2001 - Marlborough New York, Nueva York, NY
2002
Larry Rivers - Art and the Artist - The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
2001
Larry Rivers - Fashion Show - Marlborough Monaco, Monaco
1982
Larry Rivers – Das zeichnerische Werk - Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt/Main
1981
Larry Rivers: The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection - Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
1970
Drawings by Larry Rivers - The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1965
Larry Rivers - Dwan Gallery - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Larry Rivers: Retrospective - Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
1963
Larry Rivers - Dwan Gallery - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
1961
Larry Rivers - Dwan Gallery - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA


GROUP SHOWS

2015
In the Studio: Photographs - Gagosian Gallery , Nueva York, NY
Pretty Raw: After And Around Helen Frankenthaler - Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
2014
Grounding Future Queer - Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Nueva York, NY
Guild Hall: An Adventure in the Arts - Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, FL
Art=Text=Art - Private Languages / Public Systems - UB Art Galleries - University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Fever & Flash. Pop in the 1970s - Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK
Pop Art In America: Selections From The Nsu Museum Of Art | Fort Lauderdale - Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI
fresh: Haim Steinbach and Objects from the Permanent Collection - The Menil Collection, Houston, TX
Treasures of The Tamayo Museum, Mexico City - Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego - MCASD Downtown, San Diego, CA
Garden Party - Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY
Re-View: Onnasch Collection - Hauser & Wirth, Nueva York, NY
2013
Under the Influence of Finance and Fashion: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation - Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA
Rabble-Rousers: Art, Dissent, and Social Commentary - Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY
Ask for Haydn - Austrian Cultural Forum - Washington, Washington, DC
Re-View: Onnasch Collection - Hauser & Wirth, Londres
Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror - Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
More Than A Likeness - McClain Gallery, Houston, TX
Looking Back - Forum Gallery - New York, Nueva York, NY
Bonjour Monsieur Matisse! Rencontre(s) - MAMAC - Musee d´Art Moderne et d`Art Contemporain Nice, Nice
404 E 14th - Tibor de Nagy Gallery, Nueva York, NY
Go Figure - Garvey Rita Art & Antiques, West Hartford, CT
Art=Text=Art - Private Languages / Public Systems - Hafnarborg, Hafnarfjörður
The Pop Object: The Still Life Tradition in Pop Art - Acquavella Galleries, Inc., Nueva York, NY
Interior - Tibor de Nagy Gallery, Nueva York, NY
The Artist and the Poet - The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2012
INsite/INchelsea - Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, Nueva York, NY
Works on (with) Paper - 511 Gallery, Nueva York, NY
American Dream - Agnellini Arte Moderna, Brescia
Leben Mit Pop! - Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, Leipzig
Art=Text=Art: Private Languages / Public Systems - Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ
The New York Collection for Stockholm - Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA
Die Frau in der Pop Art im Echo anderer Stilrichtungen - QuadrART Dornbirn, Dornbirn
Acquisition - Rotterdam University Art Collection - Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam
The Declaration of Independence: The Stone Copy and the Kent Bicentennial Portfolio - Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY
...on Paper - Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, Nueva York, NY
Pasadena to Santa Barbara: A Selected History of Art in Southern California, 1951–1969 - Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
Group Show - de Sarthe Gallery, Paradise Valley, AZ
Andy Warhol, Sam Francis & Larry Rivers - IKON Ltd, Santa Monica, CA
You Call This Art - Florida Gulf Coast University Art Gallery, Fort Myers, FL
Post War American Art - David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, MI
Ulae | Universal Limited Art Editions - The Lofts building, Seattle, WA
2011
Behind Those Planes Are the Stars - The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Art=Text=Art: Works by Contemporary Artists - Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art - University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
Blaine, Broderick, Francis, Freilicher, Jaffe, Matthiasdottir, Rivers - Tibor de Nagy Gallery, Nueva York, NY
Surrounding Bacon & Warhol - Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo
Group Show: Post War and Contemporary Masters - de Sarthe Gallery, Paradise Valley, AZ
Fragments 1915-2011: Modern and Contemporary Collage (Copy) - ACA Galleries, Nueva York, NY
2010
Seven Artists Inspired by Hanukkah - The Jewish Museum, Nueva York, NY
Artists at Max’s Kansas City, 1965-1974 - Loretta Howard Gallery, Nueva York, NY
Summer Special: Erró - Jones - Lichtenstein - Ramos - Rivers - Sultan - Warhol - Wesselmann - Hilger modern, Viena
Tracks and Traces - Galleria In Arco, Turín
The State Of Printmaking Since 1940 - Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME
Big Paper Winter - Woodward Gallery, Nueva York, NY
2009
MOCA´s First Thirty Years - MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Important Works on Paper - Leslie Sacks Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
Works on Paper - Marlborough New York, Nueva York, NY
Assembled Realities and Small Treasures - IKON Ltd, Santa Monica, CA
The Passionate Pursuit: Gifts and Promised Works from Donna and Cargill MacMillan, Jr. - Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
"Lost and found/Wiedergefunden" - Hilger modern, Viena
Ingres et les modernes - Musée Ingres, Montauban
Modern Masters from the Smithsonian American Art Museum - Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, PA
Cherchez la femme - Galeria Nieves Fernandez, Madrid
Long Island collects - Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY
Spin - QUT Art Museum, Brisbane, QLD
2008
Modern Masters from the Smithsonian American Art Museum - Florida International University, Miami, FL
Collect With US - Armand Bartos Fine Art, Nueva York, NY
Contemporary Masters: Print Selections - Amy Simon Fine Art, Westport, CT
Pop Art and After: Prints and Popular Culture - Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ
persona - Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, Nueva York, NY
Künstler Zeichnen – Sammler Stiften. 250 Jahre Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München - Kunstareal München, Munchen
Pop and Op - Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY
The Story Goes On – Contemporary Artists in the Wake of Van Gogh - MODEM Centre for Modern and Contemporary Arts, Debrecen
2007
Painting & Sculpture - Marlborough New York, Nueva York, NY
Vision/Revision: Contemporary Art from the Harn Collection - Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL
Homenaje a Picasso - MNBA - Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes Santiago Chile, Santiago
American Idols - Amy Simon Fine Art, Westport, CT
The Eclectic Eye - Pop and Illusion - Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO
Shining Spirit: Westheimer Family Collection - Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK
News on Paper - Burkhard Eikelmann Com, Düsseldorf
Pop Prints from the Collection of John and Kimiko Powers - International Print Center New York, Nueva York, NY
Selections from the Isadore and Kelly Friedman Bequest - Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
The Wandering Eye - Works on Paper from the 60s and 70s - Leo Castelli Gallery, Nueva York, NY
Wit & Whimsy - Marlborough New York, Nueva York, NY
Olga Hirshhorn Collects: Selections from the Permanent Collection - The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
2006
Surface Matter: Collage from the collection - Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
busy going crazy. the Sylvio Perlstein collection - La Maison Rouge, Paris
My America: Art from The Jewish Museum Collection, 1900-1955 - Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Facing Abstraction: Refiguring the Body in the Twentieth Century - The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY
60th Anniversary Show - Gimpel Fils, Londres
New Horizons - Selections from the Permanent Collection - Telfair Academy of Arts & Sciences, Savannah, GA
Pop Art 1956-2006 - The First 50 Years - Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL
2005
Looking at Words - Andrea Rosen Gallery, Nueva York, NY
Internationale Zeichner - Galerie Biedermann, Munchen
Works on Paper - Marlborough New York, Nueva York, NY
BIG BANG - Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
La main dans la main - Kunstverein Bad Salzdetfurth e.V., Bodenburg
Pop! - UMMA - The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
Diptych - Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Inc., Houston, TX
Boca Raton collects - Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
The Other Mainstream - Selections from the Collection of Mikki and Stanley Weith - ASU Art Museum - Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
2004
Celebrating the Jewish Contribution to 20th-Century American Art - The RISD Museum - University of Rhode Island, Providence, RI
Suites - From the Permanent Collection - University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
REGARDS - Artiscope, Bruselas
Fragmentos - Arte del XX al XXI, Colección Pilar Citoler - Centro Cultural de la Villa, Madrid
Picasso to Thiebaud - Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, Stanford, CA
JFK and Art - Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
HOMMAGE A PICASSO - 50 KÜnstler - 80 Exponate in verschiedenen Techniken - Galerie Wolfgang Exner, Viena
Under $2,000 Albers < Zaugg - Brooke Alexander Editions, Nueva York, NY
2003
pop art - Druckgraphieken - Galerie Wolfgang Exner, Viena
THE AMERICAN DREAM - Galerie Gottschick, Tübingen
Assemblage - Zwirner & Wirth, Nueva York, NY
Collagen - Galerie Biedermann, Munchen
Pop Art from the Collection - Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
L'union fait la force; Collages & Assemblages - Artiscope, Bruselas
A Singular Vision: The Melvin Blake and Frank Purnell Legacy - MFA - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA
2002
Selections from the Estate of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Wolfson - Richard Gray Gallery - Chicago, Chicago, IL
The New York School: Abstract Expressionism and Beyond - UMMA - The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
Couleurs en trois dimensions - Artiscope, Bruselas
Images of women - Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
The Art of Giving Art - Gifts from Edward Jacobson - Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Perspectives II: Five Decades of Seminal Work - Kouros Gallery, Nueva York, NY
2001
Naked since 1950 - L&M Arts, New York, Nueva York, NY
A defining generation. Then and Now. 1961 and 2001 - Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Early Modern Art - Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
2000
The First Fifty Years - Tibor de Nagy Gallery, Nueva York, NY
USF Collects - University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL
Exposition d'Inauguration / Inaugural Exhibition - Marlborough Monaco, Monaco
Americanos - Galeria Moises Perez de Albeniz, Pamplona
1999
In Memory Of My Feelings: Frank O'hara And American Art - MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Paper Paths - 20th-Century Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection - Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY
Tête à tête = Face to face - Musée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, QC
1998
The '60s in the Seventies - Ubu Gallery, Nueva York, NY
Forma y Figuración - Obras maestras de la Colección Blake-Purnell - Museo Guggenheim de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo, Bilbao
Witness & Legacy: Contemporary Art about the Holocaust - University at Albany, Albany, NY
1996
L'œil du collectionneur - Musée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, QC
Beat Culture and the New America: 1950-1965 - Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
1995
Collage: Made in America - Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, Nueva York, NY
1994
Portafolio de Estocolmo. Exposición de grabados norteamericanos - Centro Nacional de la Cultura, San José
Some American Drawings - The Menil Collection, Houston, TX
1993
Spheres of influence - Whitney Museum of American Art, Nueva York, NY
1992
Arte Pop - Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
A visage decouvert - Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris
1991
Word As Image: American Art 1960–1990 - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX
1989
Works on Paper by Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, and Larry Rivers - The Menil Collection, Houston, TX
1988
Made in the sixties - Whitney Museum of American Art, Nueva York, NY
American print renaissance 1958-1988 - Whitney Museum of American Art - Fairfield County, Stamford, CT
1984
The New Portrait - MoMA PS1, Nueva York, NY
1983
American Still Life: 1945–1983 - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX
1980
American Graffiti - Das Prinzip Collage II - Galerie Brusberg - Hannover, Hannover
Sie/She/Elle - oder: Die Nacktheit der Frau ist weiserr als die Lehre der Philosphen (Max Ernst) - Galerie Brusberg - Hannover, Hannover
1979
Jenseits der Malerei - Das Prinzip Collage I - Galerie Brusberg - Hannover, Hannover
Larry Rivers and Terry Southern: The Donkey and the Darling - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, Nueva York, NY
1978
Projects: Video Xvi - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, Nueva York, NY
Aspekte der 60er Jahre- Aus der Sammlung Reinhard Onnasch - Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
1977
documenta 6 - Documenta, Cassel
Extraordinary Men - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, Nueva York, NY
Recent Portraiture - Bergman Gallery, Cobb Hall 418, Chicago, IL
1976
Druckgrafik von Künstlern der USA nach 1945 - Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel
Peinture américaine en Suisse, 1950-1965 - MAH - Musée d'art et d'histoire, Ginebra
1974
Contemporary Still Life - Bergman Gallery, Cobb Hall 418, Chicago, IL
Printed, Folded, Cut and Torn - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, Nueva York, NY
Multiples. Ein Versuch, die Entwicklung des Auflagenobjekts darzustellen - NBK - Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin
Great Ideas of Western Man - CAC - Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
1973
Hommage á Picasso - Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
1972
Metamorphose de Dinges - Kunsthalle Basel, Basel
1971
Metamorphose de Dinges - Palazzo Reale, Milano
Marlborough Graphics - NBK - Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin
Metamorphose de Dinges - Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
Ways of Looking - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, Nueva York, NY
Metamorphose de Dinges - Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Younger Abstract Expressionists of the Fifties - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, Nueva York, NY
Metamorphose de Dinges - BOZAR - Palais des Beaux-Arts / Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, Bruselas
Art After Art - Bergman Gallery, Cobb Hall 418, Chicago, IL
1970
Preliminary Drawings - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, Nueva York, NY
Prints by Nine New York Painters - CAC - Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
1968
documenta 4 - Documenta, Cassel
The Obsessive Image 1960-1968 - Institute of Contemporary Arts, Londres
Manhattan Observed - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, Nueva York, NY
1967
1967 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting - Whitney Museum of American Art, Nueva York, NY
Frank O'Hara, In Memory of my Feelings - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, Nueva York, NY
Made in USA - objecten - Galerie Delta, Rotterdam
1966
Society for Contemporary Art 26th Annual - The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1965
Group Exhibition - Dwan Gallery - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
A Decade of American drawings, 1955-1965 - Whitney Museum of American Art, Nueva York, NY
1964
New York, New York - Dwan Gallery - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
documenta 3 - Documenta, Cassel
American Painters as New Lithographers - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, Nueva York, NY
1963
Annual exhibition 1963 - Contemporary American painting - Whitney Museum of American Art, Nueva York, NY
Dealer's Choice - Dwan Gallery - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
1962
My Country 'tis of Thee - Dwan Gallery - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Group Exhibition - Dwan Gallery - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
65th Annual American Exhibition - The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1961
American Exhibition 64th Annual - The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1960
15 of New York - Dwan Gallery - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
1959
10th Street - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX
Internationale Ausstellung Graphik der Gegenwart 1959 - Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden
Recent Sculpture U.S.A. - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, Nueva York, NY
1956
Twelve Americans - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, Nueva York, NY

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