Charles Bell, American (1935 - 1995)

Charles Bell

A Photo-realist still life painter based in New York City and born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Charles Bell created work distinguished by the fact that the subject matter is depicted in a scale as much as ten times life size. The colors are the clear and vibrant.

In his life time he created almost 200 works and wished to have his work reproduced and distributed as widely as possible for as long as possible.

Credit: Louis K. Meisel, owner of all intellectual property rights to the body of work created by Charles Bell, and "Who's Who in American Art," Jacques Cattell Press, 1976.

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EDUCATION

1957 B.B.A., University of Oklahoma, Norman

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1972 Meisel Gallery, New York, NY

1974 Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY

1976 Morgan Gallery, Shawnee Mission, KS

1977 Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY, Nov. 5-26

1980 Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY

1983 Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY, March 5-26

1983 Hokin/Kaufman Gallery, Chicago, IL, Nov. 12 - Dec. 6

1986 Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY, April 6-26

1988 Modernism, San Francisco, CA, October 27 - December 10

1989 Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY, April 1-29

1991 Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY, November 2-30

1994 Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY, November 5-26

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

1968 Setay Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA

1968 "Society of Western Artists Annual Exhibition" M.H. de Young

Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA

1969 Greenwich Gallery, New York, NY

1969 Meisel Gallery, New York, NY

1973 "East Coast/West Coast/New Realism," San Jose State University

Art Gallery, CA, April 24 - May 18

1973 "Hyperréalisme américains," Galerie Arditti, Paris, France,

October 16 - November 30

1973-78 "Photo-Realism 1973: The Stuart M. Speiser Collection," traveling

exhibition: Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York; Herbert F. Johnson

Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; Memorial Art

Gallery, University of Rochester, NY; Addison Gallery of American

Art, Andover, MA; Allentown Art Museum, PA; University of

Colorado Art Museum, Boulder; University of Texas at Austin Art

Museum; Witte Memorial Museum, San Antonio, TX; Gibbes Gallery,

Charleston, SC; Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, Memphis, TN;

Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana;

Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas,

Lawrence; Paine Art Center and Arboretum, Oshkosh, WI; Edwin A.

Ulrich Museum, Wichita State University, KS; Tampa Bay Art Center,

FL; Sewall Art Gallery, Rice University, Houston, TX; Tulane

University Art Gallery, New Orleans, LA; Smithsonian Institution,

Washington, DC

1974 "New/Photo-Realism," Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT,

April 10 - May 19

1974 "Tokyo Biennale, '74," traveling exhibition, Japan: Tokyo

Metropolitan Art Museum; Kyoto Municipal Art Museum; Aichi

Prefectural Art Museum, Nagoya

1975 "The New Realism: Rip-Off or Reality?" Edwin A. Ulrich Museum,

Wichita State University, KS

1975 "Photo-Realists," Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York

1975 "39th Annual Midyear Show," The Butler Institute of American

Art, Youngstown, OH, June 29 - August 31

1975 "Watercolors and Drawings-American Realists," Louis K. Meisel

Gallery, New York

1975-76 "Photo-Realism, American Painting & Prints," traveling exhibition,

New Zealand: Barrington Gallery, Auckland; Robert McDougall Art

Gallery, Christchurch; Academy of Fine Arts, National Gallery,

Wellington; Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin; Govett-Brewster

Art Gallery, New Plymouth; Waikato Art Museum, Hamilton

1976 "New Accessions U.S.A.," Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, CO,

October 24 - December 5

1976 "Troisième foire internationale d'art contemporain (FIAC)," Grand

Palais, Paris, France, October 16-24

1976 "Washington International Art Fair," D.C. Armory, Washington, DC

1976-78 "Aspects of Realism," traveling exhibition sponsored by Rothmans

of Pall Mall Canada, Limited: Stratford Art Gallery, Ont.,

6/8-9/5/76; Vancouver Centennial Museum, B.C., 9/16-10/17/76;

Glenbow Alberta Institute, Calgary, Alta., 10/29-11/28/76;

Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Sask. 12/10/76-1/9/77; Winnipeg

Art Gallery, Man., 1/20-2/20/77; Edmonton Art Gallery, Alta.,

3/1-4/1/77; Memorial University Art Gallery, St. John's, Newf.,

4/14-5/14/77; Confederation Art Gallery, Charlottetown, P.E.I,

5/26-6/26/77; Musée d'Art Contemporain, Montréal, Que., 7/7-

8/7/77; Dalhousie University Art Gallery, Halifax, N.S., 8/18-

9/18/77; Windsor Art Gallery, Ont., 9/29-10/23/77; London Art

Gallery and McIntosh Memorial Art Gallery, London, Ont., 11/3-

11/27/77; Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ont., 12/8/77-1/8/78

1977 "New Realism," Jacksonville Art Museum, FL

1977 "Recent Acquisitions," The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York,

February 4-27

1977 "Washington International Art Fair," D.C. Armory, Washington, DC

1977 "Works on Paper II," Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY

1978 "Drawings Since 1960," University Art Gallery, Creighton

University, Omaha, NE, September 30 - October 28

1978 "Landscape/Cityscape," Brainerd Hall Gallery, State University

College, Potsdam, NY, September 22 - October 22

1978 "Paintings & Sculpture Today 1978," Indianapolis Museum of Art,

IN, June 5 - July 30

1978 "Photo-Realism and Abstract Illusionism," Arts & Crafts Center

of Pittsburgh, PA, October - November

1978 "Photo-Realist Printmaking," Louis K. Meisel Gallery, NYC

1978 "Illusion and Reality: 10 New York Painters," Tolarno Galleries,

South Yarra, Victoria, Australia

1978 "Washington International Art Fair," D.C. Armory, Washington, DC

1979 "Brooklyn '79," Community Gallery, Brooklyn Museum, NY,

January 28 - March 4

1979 Middendorf Gallery, Washington, DC

1979 "New York Now," Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ, April 20 - May 27

1979 "Photo-Realism: Some Points of View," Jorgensen Gallery,

University of Connecticut, Storrs, March 19 - April 10

1979 "Prospectus: Art in the Seventies," The Aldrich Museum of

Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT

1979 "Selections of Photo-Realist Paintings from N.Y.C. Galleries,"

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, St. Francis College,

Loretto, PA, May 12 - July 8

1979 "Washington International Art Fair," D.C Armory, Washington, DC,

May 2 - 7

1980 "New York Art Fair," 7th Regiment Armory, New York, NY

1980 "Photo Realism," Kauffman Galleries, Houston, TX, August 8 -

September 7

1980 "Still Life - A Selection of Contemporary Paintings," The Gallery,

School of Art, Kent State University, OH, May 9 - June 1;

Tangeman Fine Arts Gallery, University of Cincinnati, OH,

June 11 - July 11

1980-81 "Assignment Aviation - The Stuart M. Speiser Photo-Realist

Collection," National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian

Institution, Washington, DC

1981 "Cityscapes," The Graphics Gallery, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira,

NY, July - August

1981 "New York Gallery Showcase," Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma

City, January 16 - February 22

1981 "A Range of Contemporary Drawing," Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes

College, Wilkes-Barre, PA, August 30 - September 20

1981 "Seven Photorealists - From New York Collections," The Solomon R.

Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, October 6 - November 8

1981 "Toyama Now '81," The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama, Japan,

July 5 - September 23

1981-83 "American Super Realism: From the Morton G. Neumann Family

Collection," Genevieve and Donald Gilmore Art Center, Kalamazoo

Institute of Arts, MI, 9/1-11/1/81; Art Center, South Bend, IN,

11/22/81-1/3/82; Springfield Art Museum, MO, 1/16-2/28/82;

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, 3/19-

5/2/82; DeCordova and Dana Museum and Park, Lincoln, MA, 5/9-

6/20/82; Des Moines Art Center, IA, 7/6-8/15/82; Terra Museum

of American Art, Evanston, IL, 11/4/83-12/7/83

1982 "An Appreciation of Realism," Museum of Art, Munson-Williams-

Proctor Institute, Utica, NY, February 13 - April 11

1982 "Contemporary Realism," A Three Gallery Exhibition: "Still Life,"

The Gallery at Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, January 10 - February 21

1982 "The Long Island Collections, A Century of Art 1880-1980," Nassau

County Museum of Fine Art, Roslyn, NY, April 20 - July 18

1982 "Louis K. Meisel Gallery at Galerie Isy Brachot, Brussels, Belgium,

April 22 - May 22

1982 "Photo-Réalisme ‘Dix Ans Après’," Galerie Isy Brachot, Paris,

France, January 13 - March 6

1982 "Photographs by the Photorealists," Fort Wayne Museum of Art,

IN, January 8-31; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH, February 11-28;

Ball State University Art Gallery, Muncie, IN, March 7-31

1982 "Still Life/Interiors," Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA,

October 9 - November 7

1983 "The American Photorealists - An Anthology," Fischer Fine Art

Limited, London, England, May 6 - June 3

1983 "Realism Now," The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan,

October 4 - December 4

1983 "10th Anniversary Exhibition, " Louis K. Meisel Gallery,

New York, October 8-29

1983 "Toys," Greenville County Museum of Art, SC,

November 15 - December 31

1983-85 "American Art: Post-World War II Painting and Sculpture from

the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum," Birmingham Museum of Art, AL,

October 13 - April 1

1983-85 "Assignment: Aviation - The Stuart M. Speiser Photo-Realist

Collection," Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition:

Anchorage Historical & Fine Arts Museum, AK, 1/1-1/31/83;

Denver Museum of Natural History, CO, 7/23-9/4/83; Maryland

Science Center, Baltimore, 9/24-11/6/83; Columbus Museum

of Arts & Sciences, GA, 11/26/83-1/8/84; Neville Public

Museum, Green Bay, WI, 1/28-3/11/84; The Dane G. Hansen Memorial

Museum, Logan, KS, 3/31-5/13/84; Longview Museum & Art Center,

TX, 6/2-7/15/84; Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, CO,

8/4-9/16/84; Springfield Art Museum, MO, 10/6-11/18/84; Fine Arts

Center at Cheekwood, Nashville, TN, 12/8/84-3/24/85; Historical &

Creative Arts Center, Lufkin, TX, 4/13-5/26/85; Amarillo Art

Center, TX, 6/15-7/28/85; Santa Fe Community College Art

Gallery, Gainesville, FL, 10/19-12/1/85

1984 "America Seen - Contemporary American Artists View America," Adams-

Middleton Gallery, Dallas, TX, June 28 - September 4

1984 "Through the Looking Glass: Reflected Images in Contemporary

Art," The Heckscher Museum, Huntington, NY, May 19 - June 17

1984 "Aspects of Realism," Walter Moos Gallery, Toronto, Canada,

September 15 - October 15

1984-85 "New Realism," Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI

December 15 - January 19

1985 "American Realism: The Precise Image," traveling exhibition,

Japan: The Isetan Museum of Art, Tokyo, 7/25-8/19/85;

The Daimaru Museum, Osaka, 10/9-10/28; Yokahama Takashimaya

Gallery, Yokohama, 11/7-11/12/85, catalog

1985-87 "American Realism - 20th Century Drawings and Watercolors from

the Glenn C. Janss Collection," San Francisco Museum of

Modern Art, CA, 11/7/85-1/12/86; DeCordova & Dana Museum and

Park, Lincoln, MA, 2/13-4/6/86; Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery,

University of Texas, Austin, 7/31-9/21/86; Mary & Leigh Block

Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 10/23-12/14/86;

Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA, 1/15-3/8/87;

Akron Art Museum, OH, 4/9-5/31/87; Madison Art Center, WI,

7/26-9/20/87

1986 "Signs of the Times," traveling exhibition sponsored by Art

Train, Detroit, MI, February 1 - December 20

1987 "Art Against AIDS," Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, June

1987 "Collector's Choice," Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa, OK,

April 27 - May 27

1987 "Directions in American Realism," Fort Wayne Museum of Art, IN

1987 "Realism: The New Generation," R.H. Love Modern, Chicago, IL,

June 5 - July 13

1987 "Toys," Gallery Henoch, New York, February 12 - March 15

1987-88 "Abstraction, Non-Objectivity and Realism: Twentieth-Century

Paintings from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum," Picker Art

Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, Mar. 7, 1987-

Mar. 6, 1988

1987-88 "Feasts," The Squibb Gallery, Princeton, NJ, Nov. 22, 1987 -

Jan. 3, 1988

1988 "Art at the Armory," 69th Regimental Armory, New York, NY,

January 27-31

1988 "ART/LA 88," Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA

1988 "20th Anniversary (15 in SoHo) - Artists & Movements From Our First

Two Decades," Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, Nov. 5-26

1989 "Oklahoma Artists: Centennial Exhibition," Charles B. Goddard

Center For Visual and Performing Arts, Ardmore, OK,

November 9 - December 31

1990 "Amerikansk Fotorealism," Art Now Gallery, Gothenburg, Sweden,

October 20 - November 25

1990 "Collectors' Annual - Contemporary Art," Boca Raton Museum of Art,

FL, February 23 - March 25, Catalog

1990 "The 80's: A Post Pop Generation," Southern Alleghenies Museum

of Art, Loretto, PA, June 30 - September 9

1990 "Objects Observed - Contemporary Still Life," Gallery Henoch, New

York, February 13 - March 10

1990 "Quickdraw - American Master Drawings Since 1959," Frank

Bernarducci Gallery, New York, November 2 - December 1

1990 "Spotlight on Oklahoma: 11 Oklahoma Artists," Oklahoma City Art

Museum, January 12 - March 4

1990-91 "Intaglio Printing in the 1980's," Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art

Museum, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New

Brunswick, December 8 - February 24

1991 "In Sharp Focus: Super-Realism," Nassau County Museum of Art,

Roslyn, NY, April 15 - July 29

1991-92 "American Realism & Figurative Art: 1952-1990," traveling

exhibition, Japan: The Miyagi Museum of Art, Sendai, November 1 -

December 23, 1991; Sogo Museum of Art, Yokohama, January 29 -

February 16, 1992; The Tokushima Modern Art Museum, Tokushima,

February 22 - March 29; The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga, Otsu,

April 4 - May 17; Kochi Prefectural Museum of Folk Art, Kochi,

May 23 - June 17

1991-92 "Photo-Realism: Revisited," Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale, FL,

November 22, 1991 - January 19, 1992

1992 "Photorealism From Nashville Collections," Fine Arts Center,

Cheekwood, Nashville, TN, June 13-21

1992 "Beyond Realism: Image and Enigma," Southern Alleghenies Museum of

Art, Loretto, PA, June 14 - September 7

1992 "Fun & Games," Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY,

September 12 - October 3

1993 "Really, Real, Realism Show," Jack Wright Gallery, Palm Beach, FL,

January 8-29

1993 "Contemporary Realist Watercolor," Sewall Art Gallery, Rice

University, Houston, TX, February 25 - April 10

1993 "Photorealism Since 1980," Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY,

April 23 - June 24

1994 “Review of the Season,” Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY, Summer

1995 “Master American Contempories II,” Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, January 17 - February 28; NYC, Catalog

1996 “Paper Work,” Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY, Feb. 3 - 24

1996 “Attention to Detail (Realism in All Forms),” Louis K. Meisel

Gallery, New York, NY, March 2 - 23

1996 “Since Statehood: Twelve Oklahoma Artists,” Oklahoma City Art

Museum, Oklahoma City, OK, March 28 - May 17

1997 “Photorealism,” Jaffe Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, FL, Jan. 9-31

1997 “Photorealism’s Greatest Hits,” Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York,

NY, March 29 - April 26.

1997 “A Tribute to Frederick R. Weisman: Selections from the New Orleans

Collection,” New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, New Orleans,

LA, May 18 - August 10.

1997 “Hot Time,” Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY, June 7 - July 18

1997 “Photorealists,” Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA,

October 2 - November 25.

1998 “Photorealism”, Jaffe Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, FL, February 12 –

March 7.
1998 “Remembering (Alcosser, Bell, Comtois and Stamos)”, Louis K. Meisel

Gallery, New York, NY, January 31 - February 28.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

1973 Allen, Barbara. "In and Around," Interview Magazine, Nov. p. 36

1973 Beardsall, Judy. "Stuart M. Speiser Photorealist Collection,"

Art Gallery Magazine, Vol. XVII, No. 1 (Oct.), pp. 5, 29-34

1973 Sherman, Jack. "Art Review: Photo-Realism, Johnson Museum,"

Ithaca Journal, Nov. 13

1973 "Shop Around," Evening Standard, March 30

1973 "The Speiser Collection of Photo Realism 1973," Village Voice,

September 20, p. 29

1974 The Art Gallery Scene, October, p. 8

1974 "Collection of Aviation Paintings at Gallery," Andover (Mass.)

Townsman, February 28

1974 Frank, Peter. "Charles Bell," ART News, December, p. 100

1974 Gruen, John. "Eight SoHo Shows," SoHo Weekly News, Oct. 31,

p. 16 ill.

1974 Marticelli, Joseph. "Our Books and Yours," Case and Comment,

Vol. 70, No. 4 (July-Aug.), p. 11, cover ill.

1974 Walsh, Sally. "Paintings that Look Like Photos," Rochester

Democrat & Chronicle, Jan. 17

1975 Bromhead, Peter. "Photorealism," New Zealand Star, July 22

1975 Curnow, Wynstan. "The Imagery of Now," New Zealand Listener,

September 13

1975 "First Exhibition of Photorealist Art In Auckland," Auckland

Tourist Times, New Zealand, July 22, p. 6

1975 Frackman, Noel. "Charles Bell," Arts Magazine, Jan., p. 11

1975 "Local Art Exhibition," South Auckland Carrier, New Zealand,

July 30

1975 Lucie-Smith, Edward. "Contemporary Art in America," The

Illustrated London News, Jan.

1975 McNamara, T.J. "Photo-Realist Exhibition Makes Impact," The

Auckland Star, New Zealand, July 21

1975 McNamara, T.J. "Photo-Realist Exhibition Makes Impact," New

Zealand Herald, Auckland, July 23

1975 "Photo-Realism Exhibit Is Opening at Paine Sunday," Oshkosh

Daily Northwestern, April 17

1975 "Photo-Realism Flies High at Paine," Milwaukee Journal, May

1975 "Photo Realism on the Way" Western Leader, Auckland,

Suborian, New Zealand, July 21

1975 "Photo Realist Art to be Shown in Dunedin," The Evening Star

Auckland, New Zealand, July 18

1975 "Photo-Realists at Paine," Post Crescent View Magazine, Appleton,

WI, April 27, pp. 5-6

1975 "Photorealism," Northern Advocate, Witangare, New Zealand, Aug. 4

1975 "Photorealism at Best," The Christchurch Star, New Zealand,

Aug. 27

1975 "Photorealism Tours Our Big Centers," Manawatu Evening Standard,

New Zealand, July 30

1975 "Unique Art Exhibition," City News (New Zealand), July 23

1976 Artner, Alan. "Mirroring the Merits of a Showing of Photo-

Realism," Chicago Tribune, Oct. 24

1976 Better Homes & Gardens, August, p. 35

1976 Brown, Gordon. "Group Show," Arts Magazine, September

1976 Fox, Mary. "Aspects of Realism," Vancouver Sun, Sept. 21

1976 Hoffman, Donald. Kansas City Star, May

1976 K.M. "Realism," New Art Examiner, Nov.

1976-77 Greenwood, Mark. "Toward a Definition of Realism: Reflections

on the Rothmans Exhibition," Arts/Canada, Vol.XXIV,

No. 210-211 (Dec.-Jan.), pp. 62-63

1977 Battcock, Gregory. "Dinner for Eighty," The SoHo Weekly News,

Nov. 10, pp. 26, 45

1977 Beardsall, Judy. "Charles Bell," Arts Magazine, Nov., p. 14

1977 Crossley, Mimi. "Review: Photo-Realism," Houston Post,

Dec. 9, p. 10E ill.

1977 Edelson, Elihu. "New Realism at Museum Arouses Mixed Feelings,"

Jacksonville Journal, Florida, Feb.

1977 Perreault, John. "Pin Ball Wizard," The SoHo Weekly News,

Nov. 24, p. 26 ill.

1978 Bongard, Willie. Art Aktuell (Cologne), West Germany, April

1978 Harris, Helen. "Art and Antiques: The New Realists,"

Town and Country, Oct., pp. 242, 244, 246-247

1978 Mackie, Alwynne. "New Realism and the Photographic Look,"

American Art Review, Nov. 6, pp. 72-79, 132-134 ills.,

p. 76, 78

1978 Miller, Donald. "`Center' Gets Lift From Exhibition," Post-

Gazette, Pittsburgh, PA, Oct.

1978 Richard, Paul. "New Smithsonian Art: From`the Sublime' to

Photorealism," Washington Post, Nov. 30, p. G 21

1978 The SoHo Weekly News, April, centerfold.

1978 Veehoff, Cary. "Show Capsulizes Two Decades of Art,"

Creightonian, Omaha, NE, vol. LVI, no. 7, Oct. 6

1978 Zimmer, William. "Review: Charles Bell," Arts Magazine, Jan.,

pp. 24, ill. p. 25

1979 "Brooklyn Museum Showcases Borough Artists," New York Daily News,

Jan. 31, p. WK 3 ill.

1979 Louie, Elaine. "For Passionate Collectors," House Beautiful,

Feb., pp. 56-57

1978 Garfield, Alan. "Introduction to Drawing Since 1960,"

University Art Gallery, Creighton University, Omaha, NE,

Sept. 30 - Oct. 28

1979 "As The World Turns," CBS Television, Mar. 21

1980 Bishop Pete. "Gentlemen of the Jury," The Pittsburgh Press Roto,

Feb. 10, ill. p. 18, pp. 19-20 ill.

1980 "Contemporary & Modern Art to be Offered June 10th at Christie's

East," Antiques & The Arts Weekly, June 6, p. 38

1980 "Here Comes (sic) the Judges," Oklahoma Art Gallery, Summer,

p. 38 ill., p. 41

1980 Mackenzie, David C. "Artist Charles Bell 'High Fashion' Now,"

Tulsa World, June 6, p. B1

1981 Forgey, Benjamin. "Aviation Art at Home in Its New Hangar,"

The Washington Star, May 21, pp. C-1 ill., C-4

1981 Karmel, Pepe. Review: "Photographs by the Photorealists," Art in

America, May, pp. 140 -141

1981 "New York Gallery Showcase," Artscape, Oklahoma Art Center,

Oklahoma City, Jan. - Feb., p. 2 ill.

1981 Perreault, John. "Photorealing in the Years," The Soho Weekly

News, Oct. 20, p. 64

1981 Yoskowitz, Robert. "Review," Arts Magazine, Jan., p. 31

1982 Morera, Daniela. "Fotorealismo," Vogue Italia, Oct.,

pp. 634-39, 700, illustration

1982 Vogue (Italia) Bambini, April/May, p. 154

1983 Omni, Dec., ill. pp. 130-31,

1984 Colby, Joy Hakanson. "New Realism Wins With Its Eye Appeal,"

The Detroit News, Dec. 23, p. 4E

1984 Jensen, Dean. "Collection by Pieper: Art for Business Sake,"

Milwaukee Sentinel, Mar. 13, part 4, pp. 1, 7 ill.

1984 Omni, May, ill. pp. 56-57

1984 Perreault, John. "Charles Bell," Antique Toy World, Chicago, IL,

vol. 14, no. 1, Jan., ill. front cover, pp. 8-12 ill.

1985 Hoffmann, Deborah. "Collecting Marbles Isn't Just Child's Play,"

The New York Times, June 20

1985 Reif, Rita. "Abstracts to be Offered," The New York Times, April 26

1985 Reif, Rita. "52 Modern Artworks Auctioned at Christie's," The New

York Times, Nov. 7

1985 Reif, Rita. "Franz Kline's `Untitled' Sold for $880,000 at

Christie's," The New York Times, May 1

1987 Burdick, Marion. "A Feast for the Eyes Set at Squibb Gallery,"

Time Off, Princeton, NJ, Dec. 2

1987 Ligocki, Gordon. "Photorealism Holds on to 1980's Audiences,"

The Times, Hammond, IN, July 3, p. B-7

1988 Baily, Patricia Black. "ART/LA 88 - The Business of Going

International," Art Today, Wichita, KS, Winter 1988-89,

pp. 38-41, p. 40 ill.

1988 National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington,

DC, Christmas card

1988 Papadopoulou, Bia. "Intellectual & Artistic Movements: American

Photorealism," Politea ("State") Magazine, Athens, Greece, June,

pp. 73 ill.-75

1989 Nob Hill Gazette, San Francisco, CA, Jan., Cover ill.

1989 "Oklahoma Artwork on Display," The Daily Ardmoreite, Ardmore, OK,

Dec. 5, p. 7

1989-90 "Oklahoma Artists," The Outlook, Charles B. Goddard Center for

Visual and Performing Arts, Ardmore, OK, Dec. 1989 - Jan. 1990

1991 Soutif, Daniel. "Pictures And An Exhibition," Artforum

International, Mar., ill. p. 88

1991 Lipson, Karin. Review. "It's Not Real, It's Super-Realism!"

Newsday, (Nassau Edition - Part II), 26 April, p. 85.

1991 Harrison, Helen A. "Focusing In on Super-Realism," The New York

Times, April 28, p. 11 (Long Island) ill.

1991 Parks, Steve. "The Grand Museum Tour," Newsday (Nassau Edition-

Part II), 3 May, 1991, pp. 84-85, 100.

1991 "Art Book Reviews," Art Times, Oct., p. 13.

1991 "Book Review," Publishers Weekly, Oct. 4, p. 76.

1992 Air & Space (Smithsonian), June/July, p. 17 ill.

1992 Reif, Rita. "Toys Transformed by Wit and Whimsy," The New York

Times, August 23, p. 20-H, ill.

1992 "Pinball and the Art World," Chicagoland Gazette, Rockville, MD,

Issue #13, p. 1 ill., p. 12

1993 Cooper, James F. "Who's Afraid of Photorealism?", (Book Review),

American Arts Quarterly, Summer/Autumn, pp. 31-33, ill.

1993 Review of Charles Bell: The Complete Works 1970-1990, Classic

Amusements, Clifton, VA, March/April, cover ill., pp.30-31 ill.

1995 Dunbar, Leila. “Collectibles Take Gigantic Proportions on Charles

Bell’s Palettes”, Collectors’ Showcase, June/July, Vol. 15, No.3,

pp. 10-13, 56-57, illustrations.

1995 Lears, Jackson. “America’s Gambling Fever: Playing With Money”, The

Wilson Quarterly, Washington, DC, Autumn, Vol. XIX, No. 4,

illustration., p. 6.

1996 “Museum Salutes Oklahoma Artists,” Museum Views, Oklahoma City Art

Museum, Oklahoma City, OK, Spring, p. 1, “Marble” illustrated

1996 Dornbusch, Rudiger. “The Ridiculous G7”, The International

Economy, Washington D.C., September/October, Vol. X, No. 5,

“Troupe”, illustrated p. 40-41.

1997 “The Photorealists,” Savannah College of Art and Design-The Magazine,

Fall/Winter, pp. 33-34.

1998 Tully, Judd. “Buoyant Market for Charles Bell’s ‘Fewer than 200’

Works”, Art Newsletter, 13 January, Vol. XXIII, No. 10, p. 5.


SELECTED CATALOGS

1973 Hogan, Carroll Edwards. Introduction to Hypérrealistes américains.

Galerie Arditti, Paris, Oct. 16-Nov. 30.

1973 Meisel, Louis K. Photo-Realism 1973: The Stuart M. Speiser

Collection. Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York.

1973 Radde, Bruce. East Coast/West Coast/New Realism. University

Art Gallery, San Jose State University, CA, April 24-May 18.

1974 Chase, Linda. "Photo-Realism." in Tokyo Biennale 1974. Tokyo

Metropolitan Museum of Art.

1974 Cowart, Jack. New Photo-Realism. Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT,

April 10 - May 19.

1975 Meisel, Susan Pear. Watercolors and Drawings - American Realists.

Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York.

1975 39th Annual Midyear Show. The Butler Institute of American Art,

Youngstown, OH, June 29 - August 31.

1976 Felluss, Elias A. Forward to Washington International Art Fair.

Washington, DC.

1976 Gervais, Daniel. Introduction to Troisième Foire Internationale

d'Art Contemporain. Grand Palais, Paris, October 16-24

1976-78 Chase, Linda. "U.S.A.", In Aspects of Realism. Rothmans of Pall

Mall Canada, Ltd., June 1976 - January 1978.

1977 Dempsey, Bruce. introduction to New Realism. Jacksonville Art

Museum, FL.

1977 Felluss, Elias A. Forward to Washington International Art Fair.

Washington, DC.

1977 Meisel, Louis K. Charles Bell. Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New

York, November 5-26.

1978 Garfield, Alan. Introduction to Drawing Since 1960. University Art

Gallery, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, Sept. 30-Oct. 28.

1978 Meisel, Louis K. Introduction to Landscape/Cityscape. Brainerd Hall

Art Gallery, State University College, Potsdam, NY, Sept. 22-

Oct. 22.

1978 Meisel, Susan Pear. Introduction to The Complete Guide to Photo-

Realist Printmaking," Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, Dec.

1978 Yassin, Robert. Introduction to Painting and Sculpture Today, 1978.

Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN, June 15-July 30.

1979 Felluss, Elias A. Introduction to Washington International Art Fair.

Washington, DC, May 2-7.

1979 Frankel, Robert. Introduction to New York Now. Phoenix Art Museum,

AZ, April 20 - May 27.

1979 Gerling, Steve. Introduction to Photo-Realism: Some Points of View.

Jorgensen Gallery, University of Connecticut, Storrs, March 19 -

April 10.

1979 Streuber, Michael. Introduction to Selections of Photo-Realist

Paintings from N.Y.C. Galleries. Southern Alleghenies Museum of

Art, Saint Francis College, Loretto, PA, May 12 - July 8.

1981 Adams, Lowell. Introduction to New York Gallery Showcase. Oklahoma

Art Center, Oklahoma City, OK, Jan. 16 - Feb. 22, pp. 30-33.

1981 Cityscapes. The Column, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY, July.

1981 Messer, Thomas M. "Photorealism." in New Concepts for a New Art

(Toyama Now '81). The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama, Japan,

July 5 - Sept. 23, ill. p. 25, pp. 107-10 ill.

1981 A Range of Contemporary Drawing. Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes

College, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Aug. 31 - Sept. 20.

1981-83 Kayser, Thomas A., and Linda Chase. Super Realism From the Morton G.

Neumann Family Collection. Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, MI,

Sept. 1-Nov. 1, 1981; The Art Center, Inc. South Bend, IN,

Nov. 22, 1981-Jan. 3, 1982; Springfield Art Museum, MO, Jan. 16-

Feb. 28, 1982; Dartmouth College Museum and Galleries, Hanover,

NH, Mar. 19-May 2, 1982; DeCordova and Dana Museum and Park,

Lincoln, MA, May 9-June 20, 1982; Des Moines Art Center, IA,

July 6-Aug. 15, 1982; Terra Museum of American Art, Evanston, IL,

Nov. 4-Dec. 7, 1983, ill. p. 11.

1982 Photo-Réalisme Dix Ans Après, Galerie Isy Brachot, Paris,

Jan. 13 - Mar. 6, ill. p 20.

1983 The American Photorealists - An Anthology. Fischer Fine Art Limited,

London, May-June.

1983 Chase, Linda. and Ronald McKnight Melvin. American Super Realism

From the Morton G. Neumann Family Collection. Terra Museum of

American Art, Evanston, IL, Nov. 4 - Dec. 7, ill. p. 11.

1983 Perreault, John. Charles Bell - Marbles & Toys. Louis K. Meisel

Gallery, New York, Mar.

1983 Realism Now. The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan, Oct. 4 -

Dec. 4, p. 16, ill.

1984 Martin, Alvin. America Seen - Contemporary American Artists View

America. Adams-Middleton Gallery, Dallas, TX, June - Sept.

1985 Arthur, John. American Realism: The Precise Image. The Isetan

Museum of Art, Tokyo, July 25 - Aug. 19; The Daimaru Museum,

Osaka, Oct. 9-28; Yokohama Takashimaya Gallery, Nov. 7-12,

ill. p. 42.

1990 Binai, Paul. Foreword to The 80's: A Post Pop Generation. Southern

Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA, June 30 - Sept. 9,

p. 6 ill.

1990 Selby, Roger L. Introduction to Collectors' Annual - Contemporary

Art. Boca Raton Museum of Art, FL, pp. 6, 7, ill. p. 13.

1990 New Art In An Old City. The Virlane Foundation and the K & B

Corporation Collections, New Orleans, LA, pl. 26.

1990 Hansen, Trudy V. and Phillip Dennis Cate. Intaglio Printing in

the 1980's. The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers, The

State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, Dec. 9, 1990 -

Feb. 24, 1991.

1991 Arthur, John. “American Realism & Figurative Art: 1952-1990,"

Japan Traveling Exhibition: The Miyagi Museum of Art, Sendai,

Miyagi; Sogo Museum of Art, Yokohama; The Tokushima Modern Art

Museum, Tokushima; The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga, Otsu;

Kochi Prefectural Museum of Folk Art, Kochi

1991 Schwartz, Constance. introduction to In Sharp Focus: Super-Realism.

Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn, NY, April 15 - July 29.

1992 Binai, Paul. foreword to Beyond Realism: Image and Enigma.

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA.

1994 “New Art in an Old City/2”, with essay by Edward Lucie-Smith.

The Virlane Foundation and The K&B Corporation Collections,

New Orleans, LA, pp.47-48.

1995 “Master American Contemporaries II”, with essay by Michael

McKenzie. Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Brazil, pp.2-5

1997 “Photorealists” with essays by Dr. Judith Van Baron &, Dr. Margaret

Betz. Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA.


SELECTED BOOKS

1975 Battcock, Gregory, ed. Super Realism, A Critical Anthology.

New York: E.P. Dutton.

1975 Kultermann, Udo. Neue Formen des Bildes. Tübingen, West Germany:

Verlag Ernst Wasmuth.

1976 Who's Who in American Art. New York: R.R. Bowker.

1978 Krantz, Les, ed. The New York Art Review. New York: The Krantz

Company Publishers, Inc.

1979 Seeman, Helene Zucker, and Alanna Siegfried. SoHo. New York:

Neal-Schuman.

1980 Lindey, Christine. Superrealist Painting and Sculpture. New York:

William Morrow & Co., Inc.

1980 Meisel, Louis K. Photorealism. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.

1982 Krantz, Les, ed. The New York Art Review. New York: The Krantz

Company Publishers, Inc.

1985 Krantz, Les. American Art Galleries. New York and Oxford: Facts

on File Publications.

1985 Krantz, Les. American Artists-An Illustrated Survey of Leading

Contemporary Americans. New York: Facts on File Publications.

1985 Lucie-Smith, Edward. American Art Now. New York: William Morrow

& Co., Inc.

1985 Xuriguera, Gerard. Les Figurations, (de 1960 à nos jours).

Paris: Editions Mayer.

1986 Zanger, Virginia Vogel. Face to Face. Glenview, IL: Scott,

Foresman and Company.

1986 Martin, Alvin. American Realism - Twentieth Century Drawings and

Watercolors. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in association

with Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York.

1988 Krantz, Les. The New York Art Review. Chicago: American

References, Inc.

1989 Farrell, Edmund, Ovida Clapp, and Karen Kuehner. Patterns in

Literature: America Reads-Classic Edition. Glenview, IL: Scott,

Foresman and Company.

1989 Ward, John L. American Realist Painting 1945-1980. Ann Arbor:

University of Michigan Press.

1989 Gould, Eric, Robert DiYanni, and William Smith. The Act of

Writing. New York: Random House, Inc., ill. p. 110.

1991 Levin, Richard I., and David S. Rubin. Statistics for Management.

5th ed. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc.

1991 Geldzahler, Henry. Charles Bell - The Complete Works 1970-1990.

New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.

1993 Meisel, Louis K. Photorealism Since 1980. New York: Harry N.

Abrams, Inc., pp. 43-76.

1994 Lord, M. G. Forever Barbie: The Unauthorized Biography of a Real

Doll. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., pp.255, 262, 270

1994 The Fine Art Index, Volume I. Chicago: International Art Reference,

p. 45.

1994 Lucie-Smith, Edward. American Realism. London: Thames and Hudson,

pp. 193 ill., 194.

1995 Lucie-Smith, Edward. Art Today. London: Phaidon Press, p. 207 ill.

1997 Spiazzi, Marina, and Marina Tavella. Only Connect… Maps Through

Literature with a Study Guide. Bolgna, Italy: Zanichelli

Editore, cover illustration.
1997 Toole, John Kennedy. Ignaz oder Die Verschwörung der Idioten.

Munich: Deutscher Taschnbuch Verlag, cover illustration
1998 Polsky, Richard. Art Market Guide. San Francisco: The Marlit Press,

p. 181.

1998 Carson, Michael. Das Glück der Süße (Sucking Sherbet Lemons).

Munich: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag, cover illustration

1998 Tesich, Steve. Karoo, London: Chatto & Windus Limited, cover
illustration.

1999 Bolter, Jay David and Richard Grusin. Remediation, Understanding

New Media. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, p. 123-125

ill. Fig. 6.6 and Plate 5.

2000 Flowers, Arthur and Anthony Curtis. The Art of Gambling Through

the Ages. Las Vegas: Huntington Press, pp. 100-101.


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