Stephen Posen, American (1939 - )

Stephen Posen

Born St. Louis, MO, 1939
Lives and works in New York City


Yale University, New Haven, CT. M.F.A., 1964
Washington University, St. Louis, MO, B.F.A., 1962


1990 JASON McCOY, New York
1986 JASON McCOY, New York
1974 O.K. HARRIS GALLERY, New York
1971 O.K. HARRIS GALLERY, New York
1969 O.K. HARRIS GALLERY, New York


2009 Picturing America photorealism in the 1970s, DEUTSCHE GUGGENHEIM, Berlin, Germany
2007 Bloomingdales Collaboration, Zac Posen & Stephen Posen, BLOOMINGDALES, New York, USA
2004 American Photorealism, IWATE MUSEUM OF ART. Traveled to: Iwaki City Art Museum, Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art, Hakodate Museum of Art, Hokkaido, Japan
2003 Iperrealisti, CHIOSTRO DEL BRAMANTE, Rome, Italy
1997 Intimate Universe [Revisited]: Seventy American Painters, ROBERT STEELE GALLERY, New York, USA
1989 Two Centuries of Creativity, 80 WASHINGTON SQUARE EAST, New York
1986 More Than Meets the Eye: The Art of Trompe L’Oeil, COLUMBUS MUSEUM OF ART, Columbus, OH. Traveled to: Norton Gallery and School of Art, West Palm Beach, FL, USA
1985 American Realism: Twentieth-Century Drawings and Watercolors, SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART. Traveled to: De Cordova and Dana Museum, Lincoln, MA; Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, Austin, TX; Mary and Leigh Block Art Gallery, Evanston, IL; Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA, Akron Art Institute, OH, Madison Art Center, WI, USA
1983 American Super Realism from the Morton G. Neumann Family Collection,
1981 Contemporary American Realism since 1960, PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF THE FINE ARTS. Traveled to the Virginia Museum and Oakland Museum of Art, USA
1981 The Image in American Painting and Sculpture – 1950/80, AKRON ART MUEUM, OH, USA
1981 Real, Really Real and Super Real: Directions in Contemporary American Realism, SAN ANTONIO MUSEUM OF ART, TX. Traveled to: Indianapolis Museum of Art, Tucson Museum of Art, AZ, Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
1981 Twenty Artists: Yale School of Art, 1950-70, YALE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, New Haven, CT, USA
1980 Realism-Photorealism, PHILBROOK ART CENTER, Tulsa, OK, USA
1979 Flowers IV, EVERSON MUSEUM OF ART, Syracuse, NY, USA
1979 Reality of Illusion, DENVER ART MUSEUM, CO. Traveled to: University Art Galleries, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Honolulu Academy of Art, Hawaii, Oakland Museum, CA, University Art Museum, University of Texas in Austin, TX, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithica, NY, Toledo Art Museum, USA
1977 Eight Contemporary American Realists, PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF THE FINE ARTS, Philadelphia, PA, USA
1977 Materei Und Photographie Im Dialog, KUNSTHAUS, Zurich, Switzerland
1977 Illusion and Reality, AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL GALLERY, Canberra, Australia. Traveled to: Western Australian Art Gallery, Perth, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, Australia
1975 Trompe L’Oeil, TAFT MUSEUM, Cincinnati, OH, USA
1974 New Realism Revisited, NEW YORK STATE UNIVERSITY AT POTSDAM, Brainard Hall Art Gallery, USA
1974 Seventy-First American Exhibition, THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, Chicago, IL, USA
1974 Tokyo Biennale 1974, Tokyo, Japan
1974 New Realism, THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, Chicago, IL, USA
1974 Seven Realists, YALE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, New Haven, CT, USA
1973 Hyperrealisme, GALERIE ISY BRACHOT, Brussels, Belgium
1973 Hyperrealistes Americains, GALERIE ARDITTI, Paris, France
1973 The Super-Realist Vision, DeCORDOVA MUSEUM, Lincoln, MA, USA
1973 Amerikansk Realism, LUNDS KONSTHALL, Lund, Sweden
1973 Art in Evolution, XEROX CORPORATION, Rochester, NY, USA
1973 Realism Now, NEW YORK CULTURAL CENTER, New York, USA
1973 Image Ready, Super-reality, THE ART COUNCIL OF GREAT BRITAIN, London, NY, 1973
1973 Realism Now, KATONAH GALLERY, Katonah, NY, USA
1972 32 Realists, CLEVELAND INSTITUTE OF ART, Cleveland, OH, USA
1972 Documenta 5, Kassel, Germany
1972 Whitney Museum Painting Annual, WHITNEY MUSEUM, New York, USA
1972 Sharp Focus Realism, SIDNEY JANIS GALLERY, New York, USA
1972 Contemporary reflections 1971-1972, THE ALDRICH MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Ridgeville, Connecticut, USA
1971 Highlights of the 1970-71 Art Season, THE ALDRICH MUSEUM, Ridgefield, CT, USA
1971 Radical Realism, CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM, Chicago, IL, USA
1969 The Inflated Image, MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York, USA


ASHTON Dore, Stephen Posen Dancer / Mirror The Drawing Center’s Drawing Papers 62, (cat) The Drawing Center, NY, 2006
ASHTON Dore, RUBINSTEIN Raphael, Stephen Posen Drawings 2003-2005, New York, Pragati, 2006
American Photorealism, (cat) Iwate Museum of Art, The Hokkaido Shimburn Press, Hokkaido, 2004
MERCURIO Gianni, Iperrealisti, (cat) Chiostro del Bramante, Viviani Arte, Rome, 2003
SEDOFSKY Lauren, Stephen Posen. New Paintings, (cat) Jason McCoy Gallery, Jason McCoy, Inc., printed by Thorner-Sidney Press, New York, 1990
MARTIN Alvin, American Realism: Twentieth-Century Drawings and Watercolors, (cat) San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, 1985
SHESTACK Alan, SANDLER Irving, Twenty Artists: Yale School of Art, 1950-70, (cat) Yale University Art Gallery, Library of Congress Card Catalogue Number 80, New Haven, 1981
GOODYEAR Frank H. J., Contemporary American Realism since 1960, (cat) Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1981
Real, Really Real and Super Real: Directions in Contemporary American Realism, (cat) San Antonio Museum of Art, TX, San Antonio, 1981
NAYLOR Colin and ORRIDGE P., Genesis. Contemporary Artists. St. Martin’s Press, New York, 1977
GOODYEAR Frank H. J., 8 Contemporary American Realists, (cat) Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1977
STRINGER John, GOODYEAR Frank H. J, Illusion and Reality, (cat) Australian National Gallery, Gardner Printing & Publishing Pty. Ltd / Australian Gallery Director’s Council, Sydney, 1977
BOYLE Richard J., GOODYEAR Frank H. J., Eight Contemporary American Realists, (cat) Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts / Library of Congress Catalogue Number 77, Philadelphia, 1977
BATTCOCK Gregory, Super Realism, E.P. Dutton & Co., New York, 1975
CHASE Linda, Tokyo Biennale 1974, (cat) The Mainichi Newspaper / Japan International Art Promotion Association, Tokyo, 1974
LYNTON Norbert, Image Ready, Super-reality, (cat) The Art Council of Great Britain, London, NY, 1973
SAEGER Peter, Neue Formen des Realismus, Verlag M. DuMont Schauberg, Germany, 1973
Sharp Focus Realism, (cat) Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, 1972
BELLAMI Richard, Art in Evolution, (cat) Xerox Corporation, Rochester, NY, 1973
Photographers Sculptures Painters Printmakers 1972 -73, Creative Artists Program Service, Gallery Association of New York State Inc, NY, 1973
KULTERMANN Udo, WASMUTH Verlag Ernest, Radical Realism, Türingen, Germany, 1972
ALDRICH Larry, Contemporary Reflections 1971-1972, (cat) The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgeville, 1972
GOLDSMITH Benedict L., New Realism, (cat) State University College at Postdam, NY, 1971
WARD John L., American Realism: 1945-1980, UMI Research Press, Ann Arbor, 1989
ALLEN Martin, American Realism. Harry N. Abrams, Inc, New York, 1986
ARTHUR John, Realism/Photorealism. (cat) Philbrook Art Center, 1980


KIRSCHENBAUM Susan, The Structuralists: Stephen Posen and Zac Posen in Whitewall, Contemporary Art and Lifestyle Magazine, Fall 2008
HONIGMAN FINEL Ana, All in the Family, in, Tuesday, Sept.11, 2007
LEFFINGWELL Edward, Stephen Posen at the Drawing Center in Art in America, Dec. 1, 2006
VIVIAN Gordan, Mirror Dancers in, May 2006
STOFFLET Mary, Contemporary American Realism since 1960, in Southwest Art, May 1982
ALWYNNE Mackie, Dialectic in Modernism: The Paintings of Stephen Posen, in Art
International, Nov. 1979, pp. 56-61
ASHTON Dore, Stephen Posen and Mixed Metaphor, in Arts, Oct., 1978, pp. 134-37 GOODYEAR Frank H. J. Frank, Contemporary Realism: The Challenge of Definition, in American Art Review, Special Issue: Contemporary Realist, Nov 1978
ALWYNNE Mackie, Dialectic in Modernism: the Painting of Stephen Posen in Art International, Volume XXIII, editor James Fitzsimmons, December 1979
CANADAY John, Posen’s Two Paintings a Year Are Well Worth Waiting For, in The New York Times, Sept. 21, 1975
PETER Frank, The Soho Weekly News, March 21, 1974
PERREAULT John, New Wrinkles in Realism, in The Village Voice, March 14, 1974
ROSENBERG Harold, in The New Yorker, February 5, 1972, p. 88
CHASE Linda, McBURNETT Ted, Stephen Posen, in Art in America, Nov-Dec, 1972, pp. 85-87
CANADAY John, in The New York Times, Sunday Edition, February 6, 1972, p. 23
PARSI, Jeanne, in Long Island Press, January 30, 1972, p. 23
THORNTON Gene, in The New York Times, January 25, 1972
KARP Ivan, Rent is the Only Reality, in Arts Magazine, Dec. 1971, pp. 47-51, ill.
St. Louis Post Dispatch, March 21, 1971
DOMINGO Willis, in Arts Magazine, May 1971, p. 56
SCHWARTZ Barbara, in Art News, April 1971, p. 66
SHIREY David, Downtown Art Scene: Celebrities and Horses, in The New York Times,
April 3, 1971, p. 24
PAULL Nina, in East Village Other, March 23, 1971
PERRAULT John, in The Village Voice, March 25, 1971


1986-87 Guggenheim Fellow
1972 CAPS Grant
1964-66 Fulbright Grant
1964 Milliken Scholarship


Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, Georgia
Guggenheim Museum, New York
J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky
MOMA, New York
Museum of Art at Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
State University of New York at Potsdam, New York
The Chase Manhattan Bank, New York City
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Virginia Museum of Fine Art. Richmond, Virginia


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