Horace Clifford Westermann  (American, 1922-1981) 


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Horace Clifford Westermann Biographie
1922   Born in Los Angeles, CA
1941   Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles, CA
1947 - 1950   School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1981   Died in Danbury, CT
Expositions sélectionnées
2012   Automaton, Galerie Buchholz, Cologne, Germany (group)
2009   Your Pal, Cliff: Selections from the H. C. Westermann Study Collection, Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, IL
2006 - 2008   Dreaming of a Speech Without Words: The Paintings and Early Objects of H. C. Westermann, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI. Travelled to the Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University, Stanford, CA. (solo)
2005   Woman, “the sweetest flower”, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY (solo)
H. C. Westermann, Woman “the sweetest flower”, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York (solo)
2001 - 2003   H.C. Westermann, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL. Travelled to Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Smithosonian Institution; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The Menil Collection, Houston. Exhibition Catalogue and Catalogue raisone. (solo)
2002   H. C. Westermann: The Complete Lithographs, 1968-1972, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY (solo)
2001   Eye Infection: Robert Crumb, Mike Kelley, Jim Nutt, Peter Saul, H.C. Westermann, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, curated by Christiaan Braun, Exhibition Catalogue by Christiaan Braun, essay by Robert Storr.
2000   See America First: The Prints of H.C. Westermann, curated by Dennis Adrian and Richard A. Born, The David and Alfred Smart Museum, The University of Chicago, IL. Traveled to The University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville, Laguna Art Museum, CA and the Contemporary Art Museum, Houston. (solo)
H.C. Westermann Death Ship: Important Sculptures, Drawings, Prints, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York (solo)
Horsetales: American Images and Icons 1800 – 2000, Curated by Ezra Shales and Susan H.Edwards, Katonah Museum of Art, New York, Catalogue.
1998   H. C. Westermann: The Connecticut Ballroom and Related Works, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York (solo)
1996   Deformations: Aspects of the Modern Grotesque, Museum of Modern Art, NY
1994   Drawings by Bruce Nauman & H. C. Westermann, Lawrence Markey, New York
1988   H. C. Westermann: Sculpture and Drawing, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, Catalogue (solo)
1980 - 1981   Who Chicago?, Camden Arts Center, London. Traveled to Geolfrith Gallery, Sunderland Arts Center; Eye Center, Glasgow; Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh; Ulster Museum, Belfast, (catalogue).
1978 - 1979   H. C. Westermann, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Traveled to New Orleans Museum of Art; Des Moines Art Center; Seattle Art Museum; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Catalogue: text by Barbara Haskell (solo)
1974   H. C. Westermann, James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles (solo)
1973   Wood-Works: An Exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture in Wood, Darthmouth College, Hanover, NH. Traveled to Addison Gallery, Phillips Andover Academy, MA; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Paul Creative Arts Center, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH; The William Benton Museum of Art, The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT; Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME (catalogue).
1972   10 Independents: An Artist Initiated Exhibition, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Catalogue: introduction by Dore Ashton.
1968   Dada, Surrealism and Their Heritage, New York, Museum of Modern Art. Traveled to Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Art Institute of Chicago, Catalogue: text by William S. Rubin.
H. C. Westermann, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA. Expanded version traveled to Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Catalogue: text by Max Kozloff. (solo)
1967   American Sculpture of the Sixties, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA. Traveled to Philadelphia Museum of Art, Catalogue.
1962   H. C. Westermann, Dilexi Gallery, Los Angeles (solo)
1958   H.C. Westermann: Recent Work, Catalogue with text by Dennis Adrian, Allan Frumkin Gallery, Chicago (solo)
1956   Sculpture by H. C. Westermann and Paintings by Ivan Mischo, 414 Art
Selected Public Collections
  The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
  Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
  Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
  Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC
  Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
  Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, IN
  The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
  Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
  The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
  Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS
  University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tuscon, AZ
  Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
  Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
  Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC
  Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
  Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
2001   Abrams, H.C. Westermann, Dennis Adrian & Michael Rooks
Abrams, H.C. Westermann; Exhibition Catalogue and Catalogue Raisonne of Objects, Lynne Warren & Michael Rooks
University of Chicago, See America First: The Prints of H.C. Westermann, Dennis Adrian
1997   H.C. Westermann – West, David King
1988   Timken Publishers, Letters from H.C. Westermann, Bill Barrette

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