Ron Kleemann, American (1937 - )

Ron Kleemann

Ron Kleemann has been making photorealist art since the mid-sixties. His work is owned by museums and major modern collectors all over the world. His art regularly appears in both solo and group shows.

Kleemann was born in 1937 in Bay City, Michigan. He was graduated from the University of Michigan College of Architecture and Design in 1961 with a B.S. Degree in Design. He resides with his wife in Valatie, N.Y.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
1971 - French & Co., New York, NY
1974 - French & Co., New York, NY
1974 - Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY
1976 - Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY
1976 - Reed College, Portland, OR
1977 - Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN
1979 - Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY
1983 - Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY
1985 - "Realism: Ron Kleemann," Bay City Council on the Arts, MI, June
1992 - Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY
1993 - "New York Air," Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY
1997 - “30 Years of Icons,” Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY, February
2004-05 - “The NASCAR Paintings,” Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York, NY, December 4 – January 14
2005 - Ron Kleemann – "The Nascar Paintings," The Butler Institute Of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, May 8 – Aug 28
2008 - Ron Kleemann - Patrice Trigano Gallery, . Paris, France, April 16 - May 17, 2008

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

1961 "San Francisco Art Annual," San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA

1970 Gallery 99, Bay Harbor Islands, FL

1971 "Art Around the Automobile," Emily Lowe Gallery, Hofstra

University, Hempstead, NY

1971 French & Co., New York, NY

1971 "New Realism," Roland Gibson Gallery, State University at

Potsdam, NY

1971 "Radical Realism," Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

1971 Rider College, Trenton, NJ

1971 "The Shape of Realism," Deson-Zaks Gallery, Chicago, IL

1972 Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT

1972 "L'Hyperréalistes américains," Galerie des Quatre Mouvements, Paris,

France

1972 "Painting and Sculpture Today, 1972," Indianapolis Museum of Art,

Indianapolis, IN

1972 "Phases of the New Realism," Lowe Art Museum, University of

Miami, Coral Gables, FL

1972 "Realism Now," New York Cultural Center, New York, NY

1972 "Sharp-Focus Realism," Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY

1972 University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

1972 Warren Benedek Gallery, New York, NY

1973 "Grand Maitres Hyperréalistes Américains", Galerie des Quatre

Mouvements, Paris, France

1973 "Realism Now," Katonah Gallery, New York, NY

1973 Shorewood Graphics Gallery, New York, NY

1973 "The Super-Realist Vision," DeCordova and Dana Museum, Lincoln, MA

1973-74 "Hyperréalisme," Galerie Isy Brachot, Brussels, Belgium

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

Exhibition: Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY; 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, Allentown, PA;

University of Colorado Art Museum, Boulder, CO; University of

Texas at Austin Art Museum, Austin, TX; Witte Memorial Museum,

San Antonio, TX; Gibbes Art Gallery, Charleston, SC; Brooks

Memorial Art Gallery, Memphis, TN; Krannert Art Museum,

University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL; Helen Foresman

Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS;

Paine Art Center, Oshkosh, WI; Edwin A. Ulrich Museum, Wichita

State University, Wichita, KS; Tampa Bay Art Center, Tampa, FL;

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

University Art Gallery, New Orleans, LA; Smithsonian

Institution, Washington, DC

1974 "Amerikaans fotorealisme grafiek," Hedendaagse Kunst,

Utrecht, The Netherlands; Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels,

Belgium

1974 "Art 5`74," Basel, Switzerland, June 19-24

1974 "11th Tokyo Biennale,`74," Tokyo Metropolitan Museum; Kyoto

Municipal Museum; Aichi Perfectual Art Museum, Nagoya, Japan

1974 Galerie André-François Petit, Paris, France

1974 Moos Gallery, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

1974 "Aspects of Realism," Moos Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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

1974 "New Realism Revisited," Brainerd Hall Art Gallery, State

University at Potsdam, NY

1974 "Painting and Sculpture Today, 1974," Indianapolis Museum of Art,

Indianapolis, IN

1974 Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, VA

1974 Taft Museum & Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH

1974 "38th Annual Midyear Show," The Butler Institute of American Art,

Youngstown, OH, June 30 - September 2

1974 "25 Years of Janis: Part II," Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY

1975 Morgan Gallery, Shawnee Mission, KS

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

of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS

1975 New York Cultural Center, New York, NY

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

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

Gallery, New York, NY

1975-76 "Photo Realism, American Painting and Prints," New Zealand

Traveling Exhibition: Barrington Gallery, Auckland; Robert

McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch; Academy of Fine Arts,

National Art Gallery, Wellington; Dunedin Public Art Gallery,

Dunedin; Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth; Waikato Art

Museum, Hamilton

1976 "Realism (Paintings and Drawings)," Young Hoffman Gallery,

Chicago, IL

1976 "3e foire internationale d'art contemporain,” (FIAC) Grand Palais,

Paris, France, October 16-24

1976 "Washington International Art Fair," Washington, DC

1976-78 "Aspects of Realism," Traveling Exhibition Sponsored by Rothman's

of Pall Mall Canada, Ltd.: The Gallery/Stratford, Ontario,

6/8-9/5/76; Vancouver Centennial Museum, British Columbia,

9/16-10/17/76; Glenbow-Alberta Institute, Calgary, Alberta,

10/29-11/28/76; Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan;

12/10/76-1/9/77; Winnipeg Art Gallery, Manitoba, 1/20-2/20/77;

Edmonton Art Gallery, Alberta, 3/1-4/1/77; Memorial University

Art Gallery, St. John's, Newfoundland, 4/14-5/14/77;

Confederation Art Gallery and Museum, Charlottetown, Prince

Edward Island, 5/26-6/26/77; Musee d'Art Contemporain,

Montreal, Quebec, 7/7-8/7/77; Dalhousie University Museum and

Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 8/18-9/18/77; Windsor Art

Gallery, Ontario, 9/29-10/23/77; London Public Library and Art

Museum, and McIntosh Memorial Art Gallery, University of Western

Ontario, London, Ontario, 11/3-11/27/77; Art Gallery of

Hamilton, Ontario, 12/8/77-1/8/78

1977 "Breaking the Picture Plane," Tomasulo Gallery, Union College,

Cranford, NJ, October 7 - 29

1977 Chinetti Gallery, New York, NY

1977 Galerie Le Portail, Heidelberg, West Germany

1977 Hanson-Cowles Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

1977 Montclair State College, Montclair, NJ

1977 Morgan Gallery, Shawnee Mission, KS

1977 "New in the `70s," University Art Museum, Archer M. Huntington

Gallery, University of Texas, Austin, TX

1977 "New Realism," Jacksonville Art Museum, Jacksonville, FL

1977 "Photo-Realists," Shore Gallery, Boston, MA

1977 "Washington International Art Fair," Washington, DC

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

1977-78 "Illusion and Reality," Australian Traveling Exhibition:

Australian National Gallery, Canberra; 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 of Art Gallery, Hobart

1978 "Art and the Automobile," Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI,

January 12 – March 12

1978 "Cityscape`78," Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma City, OK

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

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

Center of Pittsburgh, PA

1978 Thomas Segal Gallery, Boston, MA

1978 University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

1978 "Washington International Art Fair," Washington, DC

1978 "With a Little Help from Our Friends," Mississippi Museum of Art,

Jackson, MS

1979 "Selections of Photo-Realist Paintings from New York City

Galleries," Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, St. Francis

College, Loretto, PA, May 12 - July 8

1979 "Washington International Art Fair," Washington, DC

1980 New York Art Fair, New York, NY

1980 "Photo Realism," Kauffman Galleries, Houston, TX

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

Collection,” The National Air & Space Museum, Smithsonian

Institution, Washington, DC

1981-82 “Champions: Heroes of American Sport,” The National Portrait

Gallery, Smithsonian Institution of Art, Washington, DC,

June 22 - September 7; American Museum of Natural History,

New York, NY, March 19 - June 27, 1982

1981 "Medicine and Science in American Art," Birmingham Museum of Art,

AL, February 7 - March 29; Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS,

April 10 - June 30

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

July - August

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

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

1981-83 "Contemporary American Realism Since 1960," Traveling

Exhibition: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia,

PA, 9/18-12/13/81; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond,

VA, 2/1-3/28/82; Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA, 5/6-7/25/82;

USICA Sponsored Tour: Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal,

9/10-10/24/82; Sales de Exposciones, Madrid, Spain, 11/17/82-

1/8/83; Germanishes National Museum, Nuremberg, Germany,

2/11-4/10/83

1981-82 "Auto Art," Auto Art, Inc., Interlaken Inn, Lakeland, CT,

June 1981 - June 1982

1981-82 "Real, Really Real, Super Real: Directions in Contemporary American

Realism," Traveling Exhibition: San Antonio Museum of Art, TX,

March 1 – April 26, 1981; Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN, May 19 –

June 28; Tucson Museum of Art, AZ, July 19 – August 26; Museum of

Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, October 24 – January 3,

1982, catalog.

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

Collection," Traveling Exhibition: Kalamazoo Institute of Arts,

Kalamazoo, MI, 9/1-11/1/81; The Art Center, Inc., South Bend, IN,

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

2/28/82; Dartmouth College Museum and Galleries, Hanover, NH,

3/19-5/2/82; DeCordova and Dana Museum, Lincoln, MA, 5/9-

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

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

1982 California Museum of Science and Industry, Los Angeles, CA

1982 "An Appreciation of Realism,” Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute,

Utica, NY, February 13 - April 11

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

IN, Jan. 8-31; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH, Feb. 11-28;

Ball State Museum, Muncie, IN, March 7-31

1982 "Photo-Realisme ‘Dix Ans Apres’," Galerie Isy Brachot, Paris,

France, January 13 - March 6

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

Belgium, April 22 - May 22

1982 “The Rebounding Surface,” Avery Center for the Arts, The Bard

College Center, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, August 6 - September 26

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; Maryland

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

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

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

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

TX, 6/2-7/15; Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, CO 8/4-9/16;

Springfield Art Museum, MO, 10/6-11/18; Fine Arts Center at

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

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

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

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

1983 “Free Wheeling,” Squibb Gallery, Princeton, NJ, March 16 - April 24

1983 "The American Photorealists," Fischer Fine Art, London,

England, May 6 - June 3

1983 Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, MO, September 16 - October 8; The

University of Wisconsin, October 18 - November 12

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

New York, NY, October 8-29

1983-85 Guggenheim Recentralization Program, Birmingham Museum of Art,

AL, October 13, 1983 - October 13, 1985

1984 Martha White Gallery, Louisville, KY, January

1984 "Important Recent Acquisitions and New Directions," Byer Museum of

the Arts, Evanston, IL, March 16 - May 20

1984 "Through the Looking Glass: Reflected Images in Contemporary

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

1984 "America Seen," Adams-Middleton Gallery, Dallas, TX, June 28 -

September 4

1984 “Aspects of Realism,” Walter Moos Gallery, Toronto, Canada,

Sept. 15 - Oct. 15

1985 "Park Synagogue Art Festival X," Cleveland, OH, April 27-30

1985 "Starved for Art," School of Visual Art, New York, NY, June 3-28

1985 "American Realism - The Precise Image," Traveling Exhibition, Japan

The Isetan Museum of Art, Tokyo, July 25 - August 19;

The Daimura Museum, Osaka, October 9 - 28; Yokohama Takashimaya

November 7 - 12 (Catalog)

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

the Glenn C. Janss Collection," Traveling Exhibition: 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, TX, 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, Akron,

OH, 4/9-5/31/87; Madison Art Center, Madison, WI, 7/26-9/20/87

1987-88 "Art & The Law," Sponsored by West Publishing Co., Saint Paul,

MN, Traveling Exhibition: Plaza Gallery, Bank of America

World Headquarters, San Francisco, CA, 8/3/87 - 8/14/87;

Albrecht Art Museum, St. Joseph, MO, 8/25/87 - 9/27/87;

Muscarelle Art Museum, College of William & Mary,

Williamsburg, VA, 11/21/87 - 1/17/88; Minnesota Museum of

Art, St. Paul, MN, 2/5/88 - 4/3/88

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

June 5 - July 13

1987 "The Urban Landscape," Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY, Nov.

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

January 27-31

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

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

1989 "New York: City By Day/City By Night," Gallery Henoch, New York,

NY, February 2 - March 5

1989-90 "Trains and Planes: The Influence of Locomotion in American

Painting," Traveling Exhibition: Sherry French Gallery, New

York, NY, 5/24-6/17/89; Roberson Center for the Arts,

Binghamton, NY, 6/25-8/31/89; National Academy of Sciences,

Washington, DC, 9/26-12/15/89; Evansville Museum of Arts, IN,

1/14/90-3/4/90; The Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ, 3/18-5/20/90

1990 "Spring/Summer Show," Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY

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

October 20 - November 25

1991 "Photorealism: The Early Years," Isidore Ducasse Fine Arts,

New York, NY, Sept. 3 - Dec. 28, catalog

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

Roslyn, NY, April 15 - July 29, catalog

1991 "Op and Pop: Prints from the Permanent Collection," DeCordova

and Dana Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA,

June 22 - September 2

1991 "Motion as Metaphor - The Automobile in Art," Virginia Beach

Center for the Arts, VA, April 13 - June 16

1991 "Traffic Jam - The Automobile in Art," New Jersey Center For

Visual Arts, Summit, NJ, September 15 - October 27, (cat.).

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

November 22, 1991 - January 19, 1992

1992 "New York: City By Day/City By Night III," Gallery Henoch, New York,

NY, February 11 - March 7

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

Cheekwood, Nashville, TN, June 13-21

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

April 23 - June 24

1994 "An American Vision: Photorealism Paintings," Margulies Taplin

Gallery Boca Raton, FL, March 31 - April 23

1994 "Realism In Our Time," Broden Gallery Ltd., Madison, WI,

April 22 - May 20

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

1995-97 “Art from the Driver’s Seat: Americans and Their Cars,”

Traveling Exhibition: Boise Art Museum, Boise ID, 9/5/95 -

10/22/95; Tarble Arts Center, Eastern Illinois State University,

Charleston, IL, 11/5/95 - 12/31/95; Kalamazoo Institute of Arts,

Kalamazoo, MI, 3/31/96 - 5/19/96; Hudson River Museum,

Yonkers, NY, 8/18/96 - 12/15/96; Hunter Museum of Art,

Chattanooga, TN, 3/16/97 - 5/4/97; Flint Institute of Arts,

Flint, MI, 5/25/97 - 7/13/97; Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL,

8/3/97 - 9/28/97; The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA,

10/12/97 - 11/30/97

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

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

1997 “Realism in 20th Century American Painting”, The Ogunquit Museum of

American Art, Ogunquit, ME, August 16 – September 30, catalog

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

1999-00 “Outward Bound: American Art at the Brink of the Twenty-First

Century”, Meridian International Center, Washington, DC,

May 29 – June 29, 1999; International Tour September 1999 –

September 2000: The Museum of Fine Arts, Hanoi, Vietnam;

The Painting Institute, Shanghai, China; The Working People’s

Cultural Palace, Beijing, China; The CIPTA Gallery, Jakarta

Arts Center, Jakarta, Indonesia; The Singapore Museum of Art,

Singapore

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC
Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Rider College, Trenton, NJ
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL
The Butler Institute Of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
The National Air & Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
The Virlane Foundation and the K&B Corporation Collections, New Orleans, LA
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville, VA
Utrecht Museum, The Netherlands
Neuberger Museum, SUNY Purchase, Purchase, NY
The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Hofstra Museum of Art, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA
SUNY Plattsburgh Art Museum, Plattsburgh, NY
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY
Dwight Frederick Boyden Art Gallery, St. Mary's College, St. Mary's City, MD
South Texas Institute for the Arts, Corpus Christi, TX
Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, WI
James Madison University, School of Art and Art History, Harrisonburg, VA
Jamestown Community College, Jamestown, NY
Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, NY
Queensborough Community College, Queens, NY
SUNY New Paltz, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, NY
The Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY
Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ

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