Larry Zox

American (1937–2006)

About the artist:

American abstract painter born at Des Moines, Iowa on May 31, 1937. Studied at the University of Oklahoma, Drake University and then the Des Moines Art Center under the mentorship of George Grosz, a figurative artist who nevertheless encouraged the young abstract painter. Zox moved to New York in 1958 and became part of the downtown art scene. His earliest works, completed in 1959-62, were painted collages consisting of painted pieces of paper stapled onto joined sheets of plywood. Afterwards, he made pictures similar in appearance to the collages, but entirely painted and with straight as well as ragged edges. Zox began his 'Rotation' series in 1963 to use a standardised geometrical compositional schema as the basis for a series of paintings each different in colour. Some of the compositions, suggesting overlapping, bending etc., were evolved with the aid of plywood and perspex reliefs. By the mid-60s, his large geometric paintings were appearing at prestigious galleries. Zox maintained a studio on 20th Street that became a gathering place for artists, jazz musicians, bikers, and boxers. A large man, Zox occasionally sparred with visiting fighters. Later, he had a studio in East Hampton, where he liked to fish and was even known to go fish spotting by helicopter. By 2005, when he had his first New York solo show in more than two decades, his style had mellowed from the hard-edged geometry of the 1960s and 70s. His lines had become more fluid and his surfaces more painterly, but his concern with color and shape remained unabated. Zox died of cancer on December 16, 2006. EDUCATION Oklahoma University Drake University Des Moines Art ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS 1994 - C.S. Shulte Gallery, Millburn, New Jersey 1993 - The Marsh Gallery, University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia 1992 - Robert Stein Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri 1991 - Gallery One, Toronto, Canada 1991 - Percival Gallery, Des Moines, lowa 1990-91 - Images Gallery, Toledo, Ohio 1990 - Rubiner Gallery, West Bloomfield, Michigan 1989 - Percival Gallery, Des Moines, lowa 1987 - Percival Gallery, Des Moines, lowa 1986 - Images Gallery, Toledo, Ohio 1985 - Rubiner Gallery, West Bloomfield, Michigan 1982 - Salander-O'Reilly Gallery, New York, New York 1981 - Hokin Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida 1981 - Meredith Long & Co., Houston, Texas 1981 - Hokin Gallery, Bay Harbor Islands, Rorida 1979 - Allen Rubiner Gallery, Royal Oak, Michigan 1978 - Medici-Berenson Gallery, Bay Harbor Islands, Florida 1975-76 - Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York, New York 1975 - Daniel Templeton Gallery, Paris, France 1974 - Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, lowa 1974 - Janie C. Lee Gallery, Dallas, Texas 1973 - Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York 1973 - Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York, New York 1971 - Akron Art Institute, Akron, Ohio 1970 - Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire 1969 - American Gallery, New York, New York 1968-71 - Komblee Gallery, New York, New York 1968 - Galerie Ricke, Cologne, Gemmany 1968 - Colgate University, Hamilton, New York 1967-69 - J.L. Hudson Gallery, Detroit, Michiga 1964-66 - Komblee Gallery, New York, New York 1963-66 - American Gallery, New York, New York SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS Akron Art Institute, Akron, Ohio American Republic Insurance Corporation, Des Moines, lowa Art Institute, Chicago, Illinois Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, Illinois Columbia Broadcasting System, NYC Cornell University, Ithica, New York Dallas Museum of Fine Art, Dallas, Texas Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, lowa Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. Hopkins Art Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas J.L. Hudson Company, Detroit, Michigan Indianapolis Art Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas National Bank of Des Moines, Des Moines, lowa Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, California Philip Johnson Collection Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC South Mall Project, Albany, New York Tate Museum, London, England Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC AWARDS 1985 - Adolph Gottlieb Foundation Grant 1969 - National Council of the Arts 1967 - Guggenheim Fellowship

Larry Zox

American (1937–2006)

(17 works)

About the artist:

American abstract painter born at Des Moines, Iowa on May 31, 1937. Studied at the University of Oklahoma, Drake University and then the Des Moines Art Center under the mentorship of George Grosz, a figurative artist who nevertheless encouraged the

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