Paul Harmon, American (1939 - )

Born 1939. Studios in Brentwood, Tennessee, U.S.A., and Paris, France.

1964

Dedication of Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Center.

1977

Drawings published in The New Yorker.

1978

Limited edition etchings and etchings with aquatint. Atelier Philippe Lejeune, Burcy, France. "Pink Lady," "Old Plate," "Cloud Lady," "Chaplin," "The Dream."

Drawings published in The New Yorker.

1979

Art Voices South. Cover and Interview "Lady With Lace," oil on canvas. May/June.

Official Poster for International Art Exposition, New York. "Balthus In Brentwood," oil on canvas.

Painting chosen to represent "Century III" campaign, the 200th birthday of Nashville, Tennessee.

International Art Exposition, Washington, D.C.

1980

Commissioned for commemorative poster. Roberto Duran / Sugar Ray Leonard Championship Fight. Published by Sound Seventy Productions. Distributed in U.S.A. and Panama.

International Art Exposition, New York.

Limited Edition Lithographs. Topaz Editions. GMB Publishing, Royal Oaks, Michigan. Two suites of six lithographs. Portfolio contained. "A Time Before Now," "A Place Before Here."

Art Expo, West, Los Angeles.

Limited Edition Lithographs. Topaz Editions. "Festival In Another Town," "Village Mirage," "Le Concorde."

1981

Bienal De Arte, Medellin. IV Medellin Internationale Biennial. Medellin, Colombia, South America. One of seven painters chosen to represent the United States.

International Art Exposition, New York.

Art '81, Washington, D.C.

1982

International Art Exposition, New York.

Basel International Art Exposition, Basel.

1983

International Art Exposition, New York.

Basel International Art Exposition, Basel.

Cheekwood Fine Arts Center. First major exhibition of work utilizing stencils.

Art 7, Washington, D.C.

International Art Exposition, Dallas.

1984

Work published by the Cooper Hewitt Museum, The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design, "Variations on a Theme: Embellished Elevations of the Carnegie Mansion."

International Art Exposition, New York.

Tennessee State Museum. Retrospective Exhibition spanning 25 years of work.

1985

Work included in the American Embassy Collection in Paris, France.

International Art Exposition, New York.

The Tennessee State Museum acquired for its permanent collection: "Cycle I," "Cycle II," "Cycle III," "Cycle IV," oils on canvas, 6' x 6' each.

Basel International Art Exposition, Basel.

Vanderbilt Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Hospital. Commissioned for its permanent collection: "The Passage," a 48" x 72" oil canvas and twelve stencil monotypes.

1986

Biological Therapy Institute. Commissioned for its permanent collection: "Ancestors and Children," a 10' x 6', oil on canvas. Twelve stencil monotypes. Designs etched into six black granite panels and two sheet glass panels. "Strength and Serenity," a 48' x 72' oil on canvas. Six acrylic on paper collages.

Catalog published by the Biological Therapy Institute entitled: Ancestors And Children.

Chicago Northwest Community Hospital. Commissioned for its permanent collection, twenty-two works on paper for its cardiac care unit.

Knoxville Arts Council. to commemorate the re-opening of the World's Fair Sun Sphere.

1988

Drawings published in The New Yorker.

Limited Edition Lithographs. Topaz Editions. Published by The Biological Therapy Institute. "Mankind." Suite of four lithographs, portfolio contained.

Vanderbilt University Hospital / Henry-Joyce Cancer Center. Commissioned for its permanent collection: "Promenade I," "Promenade II," "Promenade III," oils on canvas, 60" x 48" each and twelve stencil monotypes.

Commissioned by Philip Morris U.S.A. "An American Mosaic," a 6' x 12' oil on canvas.

Limited Edition Serigraph. Petro III Graphics. "The Boy."

Recording Artist, Mickey Newbury's "In A New Age" album. Harmon painting from the "Prehistoric Landscape" series used as album, cassette and compact disc cover.

Bridgestone U.S.A., Inc. Commissioned for its permanent collection, sixteen etched glass panels. Also selected for the executive offices and conference rooms, a variety of canvases and stencil monotypes.

1989

Limited Edition Serigraph. Petro III Graphics. "The Philosopher's Pupil."

Harmon work included in The New York Art Review. Third Edition.

Coping, winter issue. Featured the Harmon work in series of articles discussing "The Art Of Healing." A detail of a lithograph from the "Mankind" suite was used on the front cover.

Penthouse, July issue. Featured a nine-page "Art Portfolio" of erotic works on paper.

First One-Man exhibition in Paris, Galerie Art Public.

Drawing published in The New Yorker.

1990

Recipient of two major awards at the XXIV Prix international d'art contemporain de Monte-Carlo, 1990. Prix de la ville de Monaco. Prix de la societe E.J.A. The Harmon painting, "Walking Man," from this exhibition / competition was chosen by Her Serene Highness, Princess Caroline of Monaco for her private collection. In connection with the Prix de la ville de Monaco, a canvas was commissioned by the Principality of Monaco for its permanent collection.

Limited Edition Lithographs. Published by Art Multi, Paris. "L'amante de Baudelaire (Jeanne Duval)," "Le Voyage," and "La Villa."

FIAC, Paris

Theatre sets commissioned by The Hampshire Women's Theatre Collective for three plays. "Female Parts," "Shadow Of A Man," and "Agnes De Castro."

Art Contemporain. Saint Martin du Tertre, Val d'Oise, France. Recipient of commemorative medal from the city of Saint Martin du Tertre.

1991

FIAC, Paris

1992

Limited Edition Lithographs. Published by Art Multi, Paris. A suite of four, "Invites imaginaires."

Limited Edition Lithographs. Published by International Fine Art Publishers. Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. "Sacred Planet," "The Kiss," "Sailing to Byzantium," "Music and the Medicis."

Europ'Art, Geneva.

Harmon painting "Wisdom & Madness II" from the private collection of Randy Goodrum, used as album cover for his new album titled, "An Exhibition."

1993

Commissioned by The Nashville Zoo to develop a community program with young art students to design and paint new zoo van.

Exhibition catalog produced by Galerie Art-Expo, Paris and Galerie J.P.F., Montpellier.

Essay titled: Paul Harmon: Line and Light written by Solange Yves de la Vigne-Bernard, Paris.

Club culturel Franco-American Paris studio visit and lecture.

Two-Person Exhibition for the benefit of the Williamson County Arts Commission titled: Paul Harmon and John Guider: A Painter and A Photographer Look at Williamson County.

Nashville International Airport, One-Man exhibition titled: Paul Harmon: The French Connection. Sponsored by the Nashville / Caen, Sister City Program for cultural exchange between Nashville and Caen, France.

Commissioned by the Nashville Arts Foundation for its permanent collection: "Inventory of the Poet (for Mayakovsky)," "Life on Earth," "Nostalgia," oils on wood, 8' x 4' each.

First sculpture exhibition. Galerie Art Public, Paris.

The Nashville Arts Gallery, group exhibition titled: Collectors Select The Best of Nashville Working Artists.

67' salon de la Societe des Artistes Bas-Normands, Hotel de Ville, Caen, France. Harmon was a "Invite d'honneur" (honored guest) artist of this major group exhibition.

1994

Commissioned by the Tennessee State Museum for its Tennessee Twelve: Contemporary Painting Today exhibition and permanent collection, acrylic on canvas. 60" x 48".

Ville de Caen, France. Eglise du St. Sepulcre. This major Harmon exhibition sponsored by the city of Caen coincides with the city's remembrance of the 50th anniversary of the Allied troop invasion of Normandy.

1995

South Georgia Medical Center / Pearlman Comprehensive Cancer Center. Commissioned for its permanent collection: "A Place Called Childhood I," " A Place Called Childhood II," oils on canvas, 60" x 48" each.

Commissioned to create artwork for commemorative champagne bottle in celebration of the "50th Wedding Anniversary of President and Mrs. George Bush." The original paintings are part of the permanent collection of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

Commissioned to create artwork for the official 1995 Italian Street Fair poster celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Nashville Symphony.

1997

The painting Vulnerability is featured prominently in the nationally released Showtime film, Pronto. Based on the Elmore Leonard novel, the film stars Peter Falk, James LeGros, and Glenne Headly and was directed by Jim McBride (The Big Easy).

Work featured in an exhibition connected with the Southern Stage Production at the Belcourt Theatre of Love Letters, with Jennifer O'Neil and Alex Harvey.

Designed original images for Film Flam XIX publicity and auction to benefit Sinking Creek Film Celebration, Inc.

Created the original oil painting Brentwood for permanent display in the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce. The painting represents memories of horseback riding through the farms and woods of the area surrounding the artist's studio.

Original art Partners is featured on the cover of The Center Window, published by the South Georgia Medical Center.

Closed the Paris, France residence and studio after 11 productive years there.

1998

A small book, Dante's Stones, written by Paul Harmon, photographs by Jean-Louis Bloch-Lainé, design by Lynette Sesler, was published as an homage to the city of Paris.

The painting Forever Kiss is chosen to promote the "Totally ArtCentric" tenth annual art benefit show for the Bethlehem Centers of Nashville.

Designed two original art pieces for Prevent Blindness Tennessee, Downhome Derby Party.

1999

Dante's Stones received an ADDY Award as well as Print magazine's Regional Design Annual Citation of Excellence. The work was pictured in the magazine.

Sacred Planet was commissioned as a part of the Tennessean's millennium collection. The collection toured area art galleries, schools, libraries, and museums throughout the year.

Original work featured in the promotional literature for the Williamson County Arts Council "ArtStravaganza" benefit.

2000

One-man exhibit, An Intimate Journey, of 7 oil paintings and 353 watercolors at Zeitgeist Gallery in Nashville.

2001

Russka, a limited edition print of St. Basil's Cathedral, was created for the Nashville Ballet's annual fundraising ball. Created additional works for use on promotional material and for sale to benefit the ballet company.

Featured in the Tennessee State Museum's Best of Tennessee exhibition were three Harmon ceramics and an oil painting. The canvas, Abbaye aux Hommes, Caen, France (on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of D-Day) is also in the permanent collection of the museum.

Inclusion in the International Web Art Exhibition, "Il Condominio." Hicetnunc Rassegna di Arte Contemporanea. Chiesa di San Lorenzo, Conume di San Vito al Tagliamento.

Commissioned by The Sunset Grill and Zeitgeist Gallery: The Artist's Table, I. Seven suites of six original works on paper in homage to Dali, Matisse, Monet, Picasso, Rousseau, and Van Gogh.

Included in Georgetown University Library's permanent collection of American Fine Prints: The Philosopher's Pupil (1989), The Music and the Medicis (1992), and Sailing to Byzantium (1992).

Created a painting, The Magic of Music, commemorating the opening of the Vanderbilt Blair School of Music's Ingram Center for the Performing Arts. It was used for posters, print ads, and t-shirts.

2002

For the Sunset Grill, designed charger plates using a painting on the front, Barcelona Nights, and a quote from Van Gogh on the back: "Un jour ou un autre je crois que je trouverai moyen de faire une exposition à moi dans un café-- Vincent." (One day or another I believe I will find a way to have an exhibition of mine in a café.)

Included in the continuing exhibitions of the new West Tennessee Regional Art Center, Humboldt.

Commissioned by The Sunset Grill and Zeitgeist Gallery: The Artist's Table, II. Seven suites of six original works on paper in homage to Cezanne, Chagall, Degas, Gauguin, Giacometti, and Magritte.

Acknowledged in a special presentation by the President of the University of Tennessee for "important international career accomplishments and contributions in the field of fine arts."

EXHIBITIONS


1960-61

One-man exhibitions:

  • Vanderbilt University Theatre, Nashville
  • Business & Professional Women's Regional Conference, Nashville
  • New Theatre Nashville, Nashville

Group exhibitions:

  • Nashville Arts Festival, Nashville.
  • Smithsonian Institution, National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, D.C.
  • Cheekwood Fine Arts Center, Nashville.
  • Belmont College in conjunction with the Southern Literary Festival, Nashville.

1963

  • Group exhibitions:
  • Madison Art Directions Gallery, New York.
  • New Directions Gallery, New York

1964

One-man exhibition:

  • Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Center, Nashville

1976

Group exhibition:

  • Cheekwood Fine Arts Center, Nashville.

1977

One-man exhibition:

  • Martin-Wiley Gallery, Nashville

1978

One-man exhibitions:

  • Bill Young Gallery, Nashville
  • Cavaliero Fine Arts, New York
  • Carl Van Vechten Gallery, Fisk University, Nashville

Group exhibition:

  • The Windsors Gallery, Miami.

1979

One-man exhibitions:

  • Centennial Club, Nashville
  • Studio Exhibition
  • Benefit for the Nashville Symphony, Nashville

Group exhibition:

  • Michel Vockaer Gallery, Brussels.

1980

One-man exhibitions:

  • Ambiance Fine Arts, Nashville
  • Cavaliero Fine Arts, New York
  • GMB Galerie Internationale, Royal Oaks
  • Laura Pollack Gallery, San Diego

1981

One-man exhibition:

  • Aronson/Healey Gallery, Atlanta

Group exhibitions:

  • Phoenix Fine Arts, Maryland.
  • IV Bienal De Arte, Medellin, Colombia.
  • The Studio/L'Atelier, Nashville.

1982

One-man exhibitions:

  • The Studio/L'Atelier, Nashville
  • Phoenix II Gallery, Washington, D.C.

1983

One-man exhibitions:

  • Cheekwood Fine Arts Center, Nashville
  • Jefferies, Austin
  • Clarksville Cafe, Austin
  • The Studio/L'Atelier, Nashville

1984

One-man exhibition:

  • Tennessee State Museum, Major Retrospective, Nashville

Group exhibition:

  • The Studio/L'Atelier, Nashville.

1986

One-man exhibitions:

  • Belmont College, Nashville
  • Harpeth Hall, Nashville

Group exhibition:

  • Southeast Art Exchange, Nashville.

1987

One-man exhibitions:

  • Knoxville Arts Council, Knoxville
  • The Malton Gallery, Cincinnati

1988

One-man exhibitions:

  • The Merida Galleries, Louisville
  • Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Center, Nashville

Group exhibitions:

  • The Hoyle Gallery, Boston.
  • Carl Van Vechten Gallery, Fisk University, Nashville.

1989

One-man exhibitions:

  • Galerie Art Public, Paris
  • South Wharf Gallery, Nantucket
  • Zantman Art Galleries, Palm Desert

1990

One-man exhibitions:

  • Galerie Art-Expo, Paris
  • Galerie Sabala, Paris
  • The Malton Gallery, Cincinnati
  • Ambiance Fine Arts, Nashville
  • South Wharf Gallery, Nantucket
  • Bennett Galleries, Knoxville
  • Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia

Group exhibitions:

  • XXIV Prix international d'art contemporain de Monte-Carlo.
  • Galerie Art-Expo, Paris.
  • Zantman Art Galleries, Palm Desert and Carmel.
  • Art Contemporain, Saint Martin du Tertre, Val d'Oise, France.

1991

One-man exhibitions:

  • Carl Van Vechten Gallery, Fisk University, Nashville
  • Galerie Art-Expo, Paris
  • Group exhibitions:
  • Edith Caldwell Gallery, San Francisco.
  • South Wharf Gallery, Nantucket.
  • Musee de Lons-le-Saunier, Lons-le-Saunier, France.

1992

Group exhibitions:

  • Oasis Center, Nashville.
  • South Wharf Gallery, Nantucket.

1993

One-man exhibitions:

  • Galerie J.P.F.,Montpellier.
  • Galerie Art-Expo, Paris
  • Nashville International Airport, Nashville
  • Folon & Rigsby Gallery, Nashville
  • Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia
  • The Malton Gallery, Cincinnati
  • Harpeth Hall, Nashville

Group exhibitions:

  • Oasis Center, Nashville.
  • Williamson County Arts Commission, Franklin.
  • Van Cleave Galleries, Hot Springs.
  • Galerie Art Public, Paris.
  • The Nashville Arts Gallery, Nashville.
  • Alexander's, Tampa.
  • Galerie Art-Expo, Paris. 67e salon de la Société des Artistes Bas- Normands.Caen, France.
  • Blue Sky Court, Nashville.
  • The Malton Gallery, Cincinnati.
  • Folon & Rigsby Gallery, Nashville.

1994

One-man exhibitions:

  • Alexander's, Tampa Eglise du St. Sepulcre, Caen, France
  • Taylor's Contemporanea Fine Arts, Hot Springs
  • Galerie Art-Expo, Paris
  • Folon & Rigsby Gallery, Nashville
  • Montgomery Bell Academy, Nashville
  • Group exhibitions:
  • Montgomery Bell Academy, Nashville.
  • Oasis Center, Nashville.
  • Tennessee State Museum, Tennessee Twelve: Contemporary Painting Today, Nashville.

1995

One-man exhibitions:

  • Godwin-Gaspar Gallery, St. Louis
  • Galerie J.P.F., Montpellier, France
  • Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia
  • Lowndes Valdosta Art Center, Valdosta
  • Alexander Fine Arts Gallery, Ybor City, Tampa
  • Group exhibitions:
  • Oasis Center, Nashville.
  • Galerie Deprez-Bellorget, Paris.
  • Holland-Smith Gallery, Huntsville.
  • Local Color Gallery, Nashville.
  • South Wharf Gallery, Nantucket.
  • Taylor's Contemporanea Fine Arts, Hot Springs.

1996

One-man exhibitions:

  • Galerie Déprez-Bellorget, Paris
  • Galerie Art-Expo, Paris
  • Holland Smith Gallery, Huntsville
  • South Wharf Gallery, Nantucket
  • Godwin-Gaspar Gallery, St. Louis
  • La Galerie JPF, Montpellier
  • Bennett Galleries, Knoxville
  • Shelton Gallery, Nashville

Group exhibitions:

  • Oasis Center, Nashville
  • Galerie Hertz, Louisville
  • Galerie Déprez-Bellorget, Paris
  • Elephant Art Show, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville
  • The Tennessee Artist, Nashville

1997

One-man exhibition:

  • Parthenon, East Gallery, Nashville
  • Group exhibitions:
  • Elephant Art Show Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville
  • Figures, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville
  • For the Sake of Art, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville

1998

One-man exhibition:

  • Local Color Gallery, Nashville
  • Group exhibition:
  • Zeitgeist Gallery

1999

Group exhibitions:

  • Arts in the Atrium, Brentwood
  • ArtFest, Belle Meade Plantation
  • Portrait of the Artist, Artrageous
  • The Arts Company, Nashville
  • Tennessean2000 Collection

2000

One-Man exhibition:

  • "An Intimate Journal," Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville

Group exhibitions:

  • Tennessean2000 Collection, Tennessee State Museum

2001

One-man exhibition:

  • 801 Franklin, Huntsville

Group exhibitions:

  • Galerie Hertz, Louisville
  • Oasis Center, Nashville
  • "The Best of Tennessee," Tennessee State Museum

2002(First Quarter)

One-man exhibition:

  • Artist's Table II Showing, Sunset Grill / Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville

Group exhibition:

  • Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville

MUSEUM AND UNIVERSITY COLLECTIONS


Greater Nashville Arts Foundation

Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Center

Carl Van Vechten Gallery, Fisk University

University of South Florida

Cheekwood Fine Arts Center

Tennessee State Museum

Jacksonville Art Museum

Tampa Museum of Art

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

Capital Cultural Center, Tallahassee

Georgetown University Library

West Tennessee Regional Art Center, Humbolt

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS


(Abbreviated List)

Hospital Corporation of America

Northern Telecom, Inc.

Nissan, U.S.A.

Vanderbilt Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Hospital

United Cities Gas Company, Inc.

Fred S. James & Co.

Tennessee Performing Arts Center

H.C. Spinks Clay Company, Inc.

Health America Corporation

Chicago Northwest Community Hospital

Biological Therapy Institute

Stouffer Hotels

Vanderbilt Henry-Joyce Cancer Center

Dominion Bank

Philip Morris U.S.A.

3M Corporation

Bridgestone/Firestone U.S.A.

Baker Worthington Crossley Stansberry & Wolf

Athens Paper Company

The Ingram Group

Bass Berry & Sims

Nagdeman & Company, Inc.

Security State Bank

Kinnard & Smith

Eckenfelder, Inc.

Pearlman Comprehensive Cancer Center

ASCAP

Sunset Grill

Juris, Inc.

Heritage National Bank

Renaissance Hotels and Resorts

Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc.

Cracker Barrel

SonyTree

Magnatone Records

Healthstream

Private Business, Inc.

Xebec Management


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