Warner Friedman, American (1935 - )

Warner Friedman
  
Warner Friedman incorporates architectural forms into his canvases through which serene landscapes and seascapes are viewed. Sometimes shaped, these canvases tease the eye into believing in Friedman’s ‘new reality’. Separating illusion from reality becomes a chore when confronted by his masterful use of materials and attention to detail.

Born  
1935 New York, NY
   
EDUCATION
1952-1956 Clarkson College B.S.
1956-1957 Pratt Institute
1957-1961 Cooper Union
   
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2003 Elaine Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
  Boca Raton Museum of Art
2002 Elaine Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
2001 Ute Stebich Gallery, Lenox, MA
1999 Elaine Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
  Ute Stebich Gallery, Lenox, MA
1998 Freites-Revilla Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
1996 Horwitch Newman Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
  Carone Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
1994 Spazzi Fine Art, Housatonic, MA
1993 “Warner Friedman Paintings: Ideal Visions”, Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  Five Points Gallery, Chatham, NY
1992 Spazzi Fine Art, Housatonic, MA
1991 Schillay & Rehs Gallery, New York, NY
  Simons Rock College of Bard, Great Barrington, MA
1989 St. Peter’s Church, New York, NY
1988 Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT
1987 “Monuments”, Bayless Gallery, Norfolk, CT
1984 “The South Shore”, Freedman Gallery at Albright College, Great Barrington, MA
1982 Jersey City College, Jersey City, NJ
1976 Winterhill Gallery, Houston, TX
1974 Simons Rock College of Bard, Great Barrington, MA
1972 University of Connecticut, CT
1969 “Labyrinth”, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
1965 Fischbach Gallery, New York, NY
  A.M. Sachs Gallery, New York, NY
   

Selected Group Exhibitions

2005 House of Wonder: Surrealism - Still Life - Objects of Curiousity
2003 “ Clear Vision”, New Arts Gallery, Litchfield, CT
2001 “ The Discerning Eye”, Hoorn-Ashby Gallery, New York, NY
  “ Near and Far, Persepctive & Structure”, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, NYC
1999 Geoff Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
  “ Berkshire Artists”, The Albany Center Galleries, Albany, NY
1998 Cristinerose Gallery, New York, NY
1997 “ The Alphabet of Trees”, Westunberg Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
  Krasdale Foods Inc.
1996 Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI
1995 “ The New Landscape”, The Springfield Museum of Fine Art, Springfield, MA
1994 “ Viewpoints”, Bachelier-Cardonsky Gallery, Kent, CT
1993 Carone Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
1992 Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI
  “ Cacapohony”, Spazzi Fine Art, Housatonic, MA
  “ Spirituality & Symbols of Eroticism”, Five Points Gallery, Chatham, NY
1991 Schillay & Rehs Gallery, New York, NY
1990 “ Aspects of Realism”, Ted Gallery, Albany, NY
1989 Berkshire Artisans Gallery, Pittsfield, MA
1987 Leonarda Di Mauro Gallery, New York, NY
1985 Civilization, New York, NY
1981 First Annual Invitational Exhibit, curated by Debra Balken, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA
1978

“ Towards the Monochromatic”, Susan Caldwell Gallery, curated by Michael Walls, New York, NY

1975 Contemporary Gallery, Dallas, TX
1973 University of Connecticut, Faculty Show, CT
1970 “ Black, White & Grey”, Wadsworth Atheneum, curated by
Sam Wagstaff, Hartford, CT
1966 Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC
  Park Place Gallery, New York, NY


Selected Public and Corporate Collections
Texaco, Inc.
First National Bank of Chicago
Owens Corning Collection
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Becton Dickinson
Albright College
Fidelity Investments
Mentor Partners
The McCrory Corporation
The Wadsworth Atheneum
Tambrand, Inc.
News American Publishing, Inc.
Museum of Art, Fort LauderdaleThe Andover Company
Alamo Rent A Car, Inc.

Selected Publications
2004 Florida Design, “Warner Friedman:Voyeur of Nature”, H.Schreckengast, Spring
2003 The Sun-Sentinel, “Surroundings”, Dale M. King, October 13
Palm Beach Post, “Warner Friedman”, Gary Schwan, October 12
Citylink, “Surroundings”, Ken Willis, September 17
1996 Scottsdale Tribune, “Landscape Frame-Up”, Gary Rausch, July 11
1995 Springfield Museum of Fine Arts/Sunday Republican, “The New Landscape”,
Gloria Russell, Sept
Berkshire Magazine, “Berkshire Landscapes”, Daniel M. Klein, Spring
1994 Art New England ,Bachelier-Chardonsky,“Viewpoints”, J.Schwendenwien,
Oct/Nov.
1994 New York Times, “In Connecticut”, Charles Hagen, 7/8
1994 The Sun-Sentinel, “The Mathematics of Art”, Roger Hurlburt, 2/20
1993 Miami Herald, “Warner Friedman Paintings: Ideal Visions”, Helen L. Kohen, 2/26
1989 American Artist, “Warner Friedman”, Eunice Agar , Jan.
1984 The Reading Eagle, “Friedman at the Freedman”, Tullio DeSantis, 5/20
1981 Art New England, “1981 Berkshire Museum Invitational”, Charles Bonetti, August

Grants, Fellowships and Awards
1996 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
1993 Richard Florsheim Art Fund Grant
1990 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
Massachusetts Artist Fellowship


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