Carmen Cicero, American (1926 - )

Carmen Cicero

Born Newark, New Jersey
Lives and works in New York City

Carmen Cicero was born on August 14, 1926, in Newark, New Jersey. From 1947 to 1951, Cicero attended the New Jersey State Teachers College (now Kean University), Newark, and in 1953, he briefly pursued graduate work in painting at Hunter College, New York, studying under Hans Hofmann and Robert Motherwell. The two abstract painters and their circle of artists, poets, and musicians were immensely influential for Cicero, whose singular explorations of abstraction coalesced within the overarching New York school of his teachers and friends.

Cicero's early work combined the gestures of Abstract Expressionism with the artist's interest in Surrealist automatism. Many of his paintings were first executed in light brushstrokes, free-associating shapes with geographic locations or literary motifs, such as the mountains of Catalonia (in Near Tibidabo, 1950) or the strange creatures of Franz Kafka (in Odradek, 1959). The artist would work his black-and-white compositions further, adding the sharp lines and erratic forms that distinguished his oeuvre in the 1950s.

In 1957, Cicero had his first solo exhibition at Peridot Gallery, New York, the gallery that exhibited the works of Louise Bourgeois and Philip Guston in solo shows a decade prior; Peridot continued to exhibit Cicero's abstractions through 1969. His work was also shown at such venues as the Museum of Modern Art, New York (1953, 1955, 1957); Newark Museum (1955, 1964, 1966, 1967); Art Institute of Chicago (1957); Fine Arts Pavilion, New York World's Fair (1964); Whitney Annual (later the Whitney Biennial), New York (1955, 1957, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1966); as well as the Guggenheim Museum's 1959 exhibition inaugurating its Frank Lloyd Wright–designed building. In 1957 and again in 1963, he was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. From 1959 to 1968, Cicero taught painting at Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York.

In 1971, the contents of Cicero's Englewood, New Jersey, studio, which included the entire body of work still in the artist's possession, were lost in a fire. From that point forward, his painting took a personal turn, combining figuration, landscape, and wit in compositions with Surrealist overtones. Eschewing pure abstraction, Cicero focused instead on the continued development of what he referred to as "figurative abstraction," a style he experimented with in the 1960s that would become emblematic of his later work's representation of states of mind. From 1970 through 2001, Cicero was a professor of painting at Montclair State University, New Jersey, where he earned an MFA in 1991. In 2007, Cicero received the Krasner Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. He lives and works in New York and Truro, Massachusetts.

Education

1991           MFA, Montclair State College, NJ
1952           Graduate Studies with Robert Motherwell, Hunter College, NY
1951            BA, Newark State Teachers College, Newark, NJ

Faculty Member
 
            1959-1968       Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York
            1970-2001       Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, New Jersey

Solo Exhibitions
           
2007            Things That Happen in the Moonlight, June Kelly Gallery, New York;                    and Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA; catalogue
2004            Recent Paintings, June Kelly Gallery, New York; catalogue
2001           New Work, June Kelly Gallery, New York
2000           Carmen Cicero: A Survey of Paintings, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, MA; catalogue
Carmen Cicero: Watercolors, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1998           Unseen Events: Paintings, June Kelly Gallery, New York; catalogue
                   Paintings and Watercolors, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1997           Long Point Gallery, Provincetown, MA
1995           Paintings and Watercolors, June Kelly Gallery, New York
1994           Long Point Gallery, Provincetown, MA
1993           New Paintings, June Kelly Gallery, New York
1991           Montclair State College Art Gallery, Montclair, NJ
       The James Howe Gallery, Kean College, Union, NJ
       Long Point Gallery, Provincetown, MA
1990           Goldman-Kraft Gallery, Chicago, IL
       Paintings and Watercolors, June Kelly Gallery, New York
1988           Paintings, Graham Modern Gallery, New York
       Watercolors, June Kelly Gallery, New York
       Long Point Gallery, Provincetown, MA
1987           Watercolors and Sculpture, Graham Modern Gallery, New York
1986           Cherrystone Gallery, Wellfleet, MA
1985           Carmen Cicero, Maurice M. Pine Free Public Library, Fair Lawn, NJ
       Recent Paintings, Graham Modern Gallery, New York
1984           Long Point Gallery, Provincetown, MA
       Paintings and Drawings, 1975-1984, Graham Modern Gallery, New York
1983           Art Academy, Museum of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH


Solo Exhibitions

1982           Gracie Mansion Gallery, New York
1981           Long Point Gallery, Provincetown, MA
1979           Gurewitsch Gallery, New York
       Long Point Gallery, Provincetown, MA
1978           Dubins Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1977           Long Point Gallery, Provincetown, MA
1976           Caldwell College, Caldwell, NJ
1975           Leslie Rankow Gallery, New York
       South Houston Gallery, New York
1974           Leslie Rankow Gallery, New York
1972           Simone Stern Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1971           Leslie Rankow Gallery, New York
1970           Wellfleet Art Gallery, Cape Cod, MA and Palm Beach, FL
       Drawings and Serigraphs, New School for Social Research, NY
       Fair Lawn Art Gallery, Madison, NJ
1969           Peridot Gallery, New York
1968           Peridot Gallery, New York
       Galleri Promenade, Tromso, Norway
       Simone Stern Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1967           Galerie Puntvier, Rotterdam, Holland
1966           Peridot Gallery, New York
       Drawings & Gouaches, American Gallery, NY
1964           Peridot Gallery, New York
1957           Peridot Gallery, New York

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

                         2008          ArtHamptons, Bridgehampton, NY
                                           Art Chicago at Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL
                         2007          182nd ANNUAL: An Exhibition of Contemporary American Art,
                                                National Academy Museum, New York; catalogue
                         2006          The Figure in American Painting and Drawing, 1985-2005, The Ogunquit    Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, ME; catalogue
                                           Art Dealers Association of America, 69th Street Armory, New York
                                           Art Chicago at Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL
                         2005          180th Annual Exhibition, National Academy Museum, New York
                    2001           Many Moons, curated by Barbara J. Bloemink, Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden, North Salem, NY
1998           Long Point Gallery at Fine Arts Work Center, Hudson D. Walker Gallery, MA
                   A Tribute to Long Point Gallery, Cape Museum of Fine Arts, Dennis, MA
                   A Salute to the Long Point Gallery, Nardin Gallery, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions

Long Point Gallery, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, MAContemporary Selections from The National Academy at Silvermine, New                          Silvermine Guild Galleries, New Canaan, CT
1997            The Artist’s Eye: Will Barnet Selects Portraits from the Permanent Collection,                              National Academy Museum, NY
                    Our Century: Selections,” Housatonic Museum of Art, The Burt Chernow                             Galleries, Bridgeport, CT
                   20th Anniversary Exhibition, The Long Point Gallery, Provincetown, MA
                                 American Academy Invitational Exhibition of Painting & Sculpture,                                         The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York
       172nd Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York
                   Collector’s Show, selected by Townsend Wolfe, director
                        and chief curator, The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
1996           Inaugural Exhibition, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
                               1996 Collector’s Show, curated by Townsend Wolfe and Ruth Pasquine, The                                     Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AK
       The Boat, Object and Metaphor, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York and the Rubelle and Norman Schafler Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
       Summer’s Work, Long Point Gallery, Provincetown, MA
1995           170th Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York
                               Summer’s Work, Long Point Gallery, Provincetown, MA
1994           Italian-American Artists, 1945-1968: A Limited Survey, Works on Paper,                                curated by Anthony Panzera with Lisa Panzera Melchor and Eloise Romais                            Jacobs, The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, Hunter College, New York
       The Art of Italian Americans: Is Ethnicity Relevant?  curated by Sigmund R.                             Balka, Krasdale Foods and Susan Hoeltzel, director Lehman College Art                           Gallery, Krasdale Foods Art Gallery, White Plains, NY
       Ghosts: Poets & Artists, Long Point Gallery, Provincetown, MA
                   Varujan Boghosian & Carmen Cicero, Long Point Gallery, Provincetown, MA          June Kelly: A Particular Vision, Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, NY
1993           Celebrating Long Point, Station Gallery, Katonah, NY
       Salute to Long Point, Stuart Levy Gallery, New York
       New York Art Scene comes to Buffalo, Albright-Knox Members Gallery, Buffalo, NY
                   Art and the Law, West Publishing Company, St. Paul, MN; circulating exhibition
1992           167th Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York
                               Artists-New York, CityArts, Marine Midland Bank, SoHo, New York
                   Group Exhibitions, Long Point Gallery, Provincetown, MA
1991           166th Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York
                   Art in the Garden, Cape Museum of Art, Dennis, MA
                   Long Point Gallery Artists, Belltable Arts Center, Limerick, Ireland
                   Three Group Exhibitions, Long Point Gallery, Provincetown, MA

Selected Group Exhibitions
                              
 1990          American Art Today: The City, Florida International Art Museum,                                           University Park, Miami, FL
                                    Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
                   Art and the Law, West Publishing Company, St. Paul, MN; circulating  exhibition
Three Group Exhibitions, Long Point Gallery, Provincetown, MA
1989           Katzen-Brown Gallery, New York
Three Group Exhibitions, Long Point Gallery, Provincetown, MA
       Four on Four, Chandler Gallery, Wellfleet, MA
1988           Previews of the Past, Graham Modern Gallery, New York
       Group Exhibition, Long Point Gallery, Provincetown, MA
1987           Gone Fishing, Graham Modern Gallery, New York
       The Interior Self: Three Generations of Expressionists View of the Human Image,                   Montclair Art Museum, NJ
       Contemporary Painting, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
       Four Artists from New York City, Goldman-Kraft, Chicago, IL
       Nightworks, Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY
                   Art and the Law: The Bicentennial of the Constitution of the United States,                                 West Publishing Co., St. Paul, MN; circulating exhibition venues                                         include: Albrecht Art Museum, St. Joseph, MO; Muscarelle Art                                         Museum, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA; MN                                       Museum of Art, St. Paul, MN; Plaza Gallery, Bank of America World                                            Headquarters, San Francisco, CA
       Group Exhibition, Long Point Gallery, Provincetowm, MA
1986           Life in the Big City, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
       Cherrystone Gallery, Wellfleet, MA
       Short Stories, One Penn Plaza, New York
       Group Exhibition, Long Point Gallery, Provincetown, MA
1985           Summer Yellows, Graham Modern Gallery, New York
                   Group Exhibition, Long Point Gallery, Provincetown, MA      
                   Art and the Law, West Publishing Company, St. Paul, MN; circulating exhibition
                   Survivors, Ingber Gallery, New York
                   The Neo Figure, Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, December
1984           Woman: A Changing Picture, Graham Gallery, New York
                   Summer Celebrations, Graham Modern, New York
                   Group Exhibition, Long Point Gallery, Provincetown, MA
                   Situations, Jamaica Arts Center, Jamaica, NY
                   Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD
            Emotional Impact: New York School Figurative Expressionism, Art                                                Museum Association of America, San Francisco, CA; two-year traveling                                   museum exhibition, curated by April Kingly, Anchorage Historical
Selected Group Exhibitions
                              
and Fine Arts Museum, AL; Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; University Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; Oklahoma Museum of Art,
                        Oklahoma City, OK; Beaumont Art Center, Beaumont, TX; Laguna Gloria                                    Art Museum, Austin, TX
1983           Food for Thought, Gracie Mansion Gallery, New York
                   Group Exhibition, Long Point Gallery, Provincetown, MA
                   Bodies and Souls, Artists Choice Museum, (an 11 Gallery Survey Exhibition)
1982           Group Show, Gracie Mansion Gallery, New York
                   The Famous Show, Gracie Mansion Gallery, New York
                   Group Exhibition, Long Point Gallery, Provincetown, MA
1981           Discovery Gallery, Upper Montclair, NJ
                   Group Exhibition, Long Point Gallery, Provincetown, MA
1980           Group Exhibition, Long Point Gallery, Provincetown, MA
                   Grippi Gallery, NY
                   22 Fine Arts Alumni, Kean College, Union, NJ
1979           14 Provincetown Artists of Today, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
                   Collage: American Masters, The Montclair Art Museum, NJ
                   Group Exhibition, Long Point Gallery, Provincetown, MA
1978           Group Exhibition, Long Point Gallery, Provincetown, MA
                   Discovery Gallery, Upper Montclair, NJ
                   Gurewitsch Gallery, New York
1976           Drawings, Landmark Gallery, New York
                   Summit Art Center, Three Man Show, Summit, NJ
1973           37th Annual Midyear Show, Butler Institute of American Art,
                        Youngstown, OH
1971           New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
1970           In Memorium, Peridot Gallery, Lou Pollack, New York
                   Serigraphs, Grippi Gallery, New York
1969           American Drawings, New School of Social Research, New York
1968           Sarah Lawrence Art Festival, Riverside Museum, NY
                   Grippi Graphics, New York
                   New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
                   Homage to Morandi, School of Visual Arts, NY
1967           Newark Museum, NJ
                   International Young Artists, Japan
                   New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
                   Artists Technological Research Institute, Parke-Bernet Gallery, NY
1966           Newark Museum, NJ
                   Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; traveling exhibition
                   New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
                               Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, IN
                   Artists for C.O.R.E., Grippi-Waddell Gallery, New York                                             


Selected Group Exhibitions
                  
           1966            Landscape, 1966, Visual Art Gallery, New York
                   Galerie Punt Vier, Rotterdam, Holland
                   Simone Stern Gallery, New Orleans, LA
                   Drawings: USA, St. Paul Art Center, St. Paul, MN
                   Annual, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
1965           Contemporary American Painting, Whitney Museum Annual, New York
       Decade of American Paintings, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York           International Artists Workshop, Fairleigh Dickinson, NJ
                   Art in Roosevelt House, New Delhi, India; under the auspices of Ambassador                          Chester Bowles
                   Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
                   Mysteries and Dreams, Dorsky Gallery, NY
                   New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
                   Art in Science, Albany Institute of Art, NY
1964           New York World’s Fair, Fine Arts Pavilion, NY
                   American Conscience, New School Art Center, NY
                   Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
       Old One Hundred, Larry Aldrich Museum Ridgefield, CT
                   Fairleigh Dickinson University Gallery, Madison, NJ
                   Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY
                   Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH
                   Artists Tribute to JFK, Swarthmore College, Swathmore, PA
1963           Contemporary American Painting, Whitney Museum Annual, New York
                   Review of the Season, Art Dealers Association of America, Parke-Bernet Gallery, NY
                   National Institute of Arts & Letters, NY
                   Museum des 20 Jahrhunderts, Vienna, Austria
1962           40 Artists Under 40, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY;                        
                        curated by Lloyd Goodrich; traveling exhibition to Munson-Williams-                                Procter  Institute, Utica; Rochester Memorial Art Gallery; Roberson                                           Memorial Center, Binghampton; Albany Institute of History and Art;                                       Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse; Andrew Dickson White Museum of Art,              Cornell University, Ithaca;  Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY;                                     Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
                   Jerold Morris International Gallery, Toronto, Canada


Selected Group Exhibitions

1961           Whitney Museum Annual, New York
       Art Institute of Chicago, IL
       Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
                   Loeb Student Center, New York University, NY
1960           Whitney Museum Annual, New York
       Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
       University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
1959           Inaugural Selections, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
                   Premiere Bienale de Paris, Paris, France
                   Art Foundation Exhibition, Rome, Italy and New York (concurrent shows)
                   Peridot Gallery, New York
                   Richard Brown Baker collection exhibition, Rhode Island School of Design,                             Providence, RI
                   Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
                   International Watercolors, Brooklyn Museum, NY
1959           American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York
1958           University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
                   Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
1957           Whitney Museum Annual, New York
                   Art Institute of Chicago, IL
                   Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC
                   University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
                   Art Foundation Exhibition, Rome, Italy and New York (concurrent shows)
                   Drawings, USA, Museum of Modern Art, New York
1956           University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
                   Junior Art Gallery, KY
                   New Talent: USA, American Federation of Arts, traveling exhibition
                   Annual, Stable Gallery, New York
1955           Newark Museum, NJ
                   Whitney Museum Annual, New York
                   Forum Gallery, New York
1955           The Montclair Art Museum, NJ
                   Recent Drawings, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
1953           Jersey City Museum, NJ
                   The Museum of Modern Art, New York
                   Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI

 


Museums (Selected)

Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, Springfield, MA
Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
            Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC
National Academy Museum, New York
National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY
            New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
The Montclair Art Museum, NJ
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, CA
Jacobs, Visconsi & Jacobs, Cleveland, OH
La Mont Gallery, Exter Academy, NH
West Publishing Co., St. Paul, MN
Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto, CAN
Musei Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Holland
            Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA
            Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cutuit, MA

Fellowships and Awards

2007           Lifetime Achievement Award, Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award
                   Alden Bryan Prize, National Academy Museum
2000           Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award
1997           American Academy of Arts & Letters, Purchase Prize
1995           Mikhail and Ekateryna Shatalov Award, National Academy of Design
1965           Ford Foundation Purchase Prize
1963           Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
1961           Ford Foundation Purchase Prize
1957           Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

 


Selected Bibliography
Catalogues and Periodicals
                        
2007           Carmen Cicero: Things that Happen in the Moonlight, essay by Robert Berlind,
                        June Kelly Gallery, New York
                   Designo:  180th Annual Exhibition, National Academy, New York
2001           176th Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York
2004           Carmen Cicero: Recent Paintings, essay by Phyllis Braff,
                        June Kelly Gallery, New York
2000           Carmen Cicero: Paintings—A Survey, “Fantasist,” essay by Donald Kuspit,
                        Provincetown Art Association and Museum
                   175th Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York
             1999          Provincetown Art Association and Museum: The Permanent Collection, essays by
                                    Tony Vevers and Kathryn Smith
                   174th Annual Exhibition, National Academy Museum, New York
1998           Cicero: Unseen Events: Paintings, essay by Gerrit Henry,
                        June Kelly Gallery, New York and Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1997           172th Annual Exhibition, National Academy Museum, New York
1995            Italian-American Artists, 1945-1968: A Limited Survey, Works on Paper,
                        essay by Lisa Panzera Melchor, The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art
                        Gallery of Hunter College of The City University of New York                 
                   170th Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York
1994           169th Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York
1993           168th Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York
1992           167th Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York
1991           166th Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York
1987           Montclair Art Museum, The Interior Self: Three Generations of
                        Expressionists View the Human Image, Montclair, NJ
                   Boca Raton Art Museum, Contemporary Painting, Roger L. Selby,
                        Boca Raton, FL
                   Art and the Law, Gerald L. Cafesjian, West Publishing Co., St. Paul, MN
1986           Rhode Island School of Design, Life in the Big City, Providence, RI
1985           Art & The Law, 10th Annual Exhibition circulated and published by
                        West Publishing Co., St. Paul, MN
                   Carmen Cicero, Maurice Pine Library, Fairlawn, NJ
1984           Carmen Cicero, Paintings and Drawings 1975-1984, catalogue essay by                                 Lowery Stokes Sims, Graham Modern Gallery, New York
                   April Kingsley, Emotional Impact: New York School Figurative                                   Expressionism, Art Museum Association of America; San Francisco, CA
Community Herald, New York City, “Running Scared,” reproduction
1983           Provincetown Advocate, “Death Hails A Cab,” reproduction
                   The New York Times, Grace Glueck, “A Gallery Scene that Pioneers in New Territories                     Gentlemen’s Quarterly Magazine, “Showcasing Arts Forward Moves,”
Nicholas A. Moufarrege, review and reproduction of “Prince Charming”
1982           The Village Voice, “An Opinionated Survey of the Weeks Events”
                   Art Express, photo of the members of the Long Point Gallery
                   The Village Voice, “Gracie Redux,” March
                   Arts Magazine, “Another Wave, Still More Savagely than the First:
                        Lower East Side,” Nicholas A. Moufarrege
1981           Provincetown Advocate, “Painter, Jazzman Carmen Cicero,” Katherine Gammon
1980           New Jersey Art Forum, “Across the Hudson,” Tony Canger
1978           Boston Globe, “Provincetown: Haven for Talent,” Robert Taylor
1978           Art/World, “Summer '78: Provincetown Journal,” Judith Rothschild
1976           New Jersey Music and Art, “Nurtured in New Jersey,” Lynn Grafton
1973           New Jersey Music and Art, “Carmen Cicero,” Ruthann Williams, cover
1966           The Visual Dialogue, Nathan Knobler, (book)
1965           Contemporary American Painting, Allen S. Weller
1964           Painting and Sculpture in New Jersey, William Gerdts
                   Art in America, “New Talent USA,” Barbara Rose
1962           Whitney Museum Catalog, “40 Artists Under 40”
                   Carmen Cicero: Recent Paintings at the Peridot Gallery
1960           Sarah Lawrence College Magazine, cover
1959           The Museum, “A Survey: 50 Years,” Guggenheim Museum Inaugural
                        Collection, James J. Sweeney
1956           Quadrum Magazine, “The Cat That Walks,” James J. Sweeney

 

Selected Bibliography
Books

1993           Charles LeClair, The Art of Watercolor: Techniques and New Directions,                                 2nd Ed, Prentiss-Hall
1991           Charles LeClair, Color in Contemporary Painting; Watson-Guptil                                            Publications, New York
1990           Organized Crime, 3rd ed., reproduction on cover, “Looney Tunes”
1966           Nathan Knobler, The Visual Dialogue; Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., New York
1964           William H. Gerdts, Jr., Painting and Sculpture in New Jersey; D. Van                                       Nostrand Company, Inc., Princeton, NJ
1959           The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, A Handbook to the Solomon                                         R. Guggenheim Museum Collection

 


Selected Bibliography
Reviews
                              
2004           The New York Times, Ken  Johnson, “Carmen Cicero at the June
                       Kelly Gallery,” December 3, vol. 154, issue 53052, p. E30, 1/9 p
                   The New York Times, Ken  Johnson, “Carmen Cicero at the June
                       Kelly Gallery,” November 26, vol. 154, issue 53045, p. E33, 1/9 p
                   The New York Times, Art Guide, Ken Johnson, April 20
2000           Cape Cod Times, Debbie Forman, “Dream On,” Saturday, August 26
A-Plus, An Art/Antiques/Design tabloid supplement provided to newspapers on      Cape Cod, Carol K. Dumas, “Carmen Cicero: A Life’s Work,” Summer
1999           ARTnews, review, Barbara Pollack, “Carmen Cicero,” March
                   Art in America, review, Cathy Lebowitz, “Carmen Cicero at June Kelly Gallery,” February, vol. 87, issue 2, p. 110, 2p
1998           The New York Times, Grace Glueck, “Carmen Cicero,” Friday, October 9, 
                         vol. 148, issue 51305, p. 38
1997           Cape Cod Times, Debbie Forman, “After the Festivities, Art at the Heart of a                                    Gallery Opening” July 31
                   The Provincetown Advocate, “Carmen Cicero Demands Emotional Response                          To His Art,” July 24
                   The Cape Codder, “Abstract Images: Artists Works Are Worth More Than A                                    Thousand Words,” July
1994           The Boston Globe, Robert Taylor, “Ghosts’: Painters, Poets Conjure Up                                A Spirited Mix,” July 22
1988           The New Yorker, vol. 64, issue 35, p. 10-15
1987           The New York Times, Vivien Raynor, February 13
                   The New York Times, William Zimmer, “Expressionism Across the
                        Generations at Montclair Museum,” March 29
                   The Palm Beach Post, “Museum Continues Its Good Work,” Gary
                        Schwan, March 29
1986           Providence Sunday Journal, Arts and Leisure, Bill Van Siclen
                   Rhode Island School of Design, “Life in the Big City”
                   Arts Magazine, v. 60 (February) p. 128, R. Mahoney,
1986           East Side Monthly, “The Naked City Bares Its Soul,” February
1985           The New York Times, “Exuberance Coupled With Insight,” William Zimmer,          January 1
                   Artforum International, v. 23 (January), p. 91
The Miami Herald, “Emotional Impact Shows Real Expression,” Helen L.              Kohen, February
Newark Star Ledger, Newark, NJ, “Cicero’s Characters,” Eileen Watkins, April     12
                   The New York Times, “Fair Lawn: An Expressionist with His Own
                        Individuality,” David L. Shirey, Sunday, April 7
                   Fortune Magazine, “How Not To Get Stung By Art,” Marilyn Wellmeyer,
                        photograph, April 15
                   The New York Times, Vivien Raynor, December 6
1984           The New York Times, Grace Glueck “Women: A Changing Picture,”
                   Gallery Guide, “A Changing Picture,” summer
                   The Advocate, “13 Acclaimed Artists at Long Point,” reproduction
                   Connoisseur, “Masterworks, Aplenty,” Thomas Hoving, October
                   Specchio Economico, December
                   The New York Times, Grace Glueck “Family Revived Art on Cape Cod,” August
                   The New York Times, John Russell, October 5
                   ARTnews, vol. 83 (December) p. 152+
                   Art in America, vol. 72 (December) p. 165
1984           Art in America, Donald Kuspit, December
                   Provincetown Magazine, Rosalind Smith, “Long Point Gallery's Journey
                        into the Past,” Summer
1982           Flash Art, “The Famous Show,” Gracie Mansion Gallery, January
                   Artspeak, “The Human Art,” Mary Abell, September 2
1981           Art Express, April Kingsley
1978           The Los Angeles Times, December
                   Art Week, Oakland, CA, December
1975           ARTnews
                   Art in America, March/April, April Kingsley
1974           The SoHo Weekly News, John Gruen
1973           ARTnews, Al Brunelle, September issue
1972           Arts Magazine, September/October reviews
                   The New York Times, Hilton Kramer
1964           Newark Sunday News, January 26
1956           Art in America, Katherine Kuh

Many of Mr. Cicero's records were destroyed in a fire in 1971.  His remaining records indicate that additional reviews appeared in the following publications prior to 1971: The New Yorker, Time magazine, The Herald Tribune, Art International, Newark News, Art Digest, Newark Star Ledger, and the Daily Record of Morris County, NJ.

Art Reproductions

                               “The Barn.”  Art in America, v. 95, no. 9 (October 2007) p. 147
                               “Wheelbarrow.”  ARTnews, v. 106, no. 9 (October 2007) p. 16
                               “Truro Nights.”  Art On Paper, v. 12, no. 1 (September/October 2007)
                               “Ruisdael Enigma.”  Art in America, v. 92, no. 10 (November 2004) p. 111
                               “The Grand Mountain.”  The New Criterion, v. 23, no. 3 (November 2004), p
                                    insert 2
                               “The Fox.”  ARTnews, v. 103, no. 10 (November 2004) p. 12
                               “The Fox.”  Art & Auction, v. 27, no. 3 (November 2004) p. 42
                               “The Bookkeeper.” ARTnews, v. 100, no. 4 (April 2001) p. 6
                               “The Ghost”.  ARTnews., v. 97, no. 9 (October 1998) 9. 9
                               “The Bridge.”  ARTnews, v. 92 (April 1993) p. 21
“Nightmare.”  ARTnews, v. 84 (November 1985) p. 52
                               “The Serpent.”  Artforum International, v. 24 (November 1985) p. 62
                               “The Nutt Brothers.”  Arts Magazine, v. 59 (October 1984) p. 23
                               “Mr. Ghost Goes to Town.”  Connoisseur, v. 214 (October 1984) p. 56
                               “Death Hails a Cab.”  ARTnews v. 83 (September 1984) p. 6
                               “Looney Tunes.”  Artforum International, v. 23 (September 1984) p. 37
                               “Golden Dreams.”  Art in America, v. 72 (September 1984) p. 71
                               “The Nutt Brothers.”  Arts Magazine, v. 59 (September 1984) p. 2


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