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Lennart Anderson: A Retrospective

Lennart Anderson (American, 1928-2015), Street Scene, 1961, oil on canvas, 77 x 99 inches. Collection of BNY Mellon.

The New York Studio School (NYSS) is pleased to announce a forthcoming retrospective for painter Lennart Anderson (1928 – 2015), October 18 – November 28, 2021. Anderson is described by The New York Times as one of the “most prominent and admired painters to translate figurative art into a modern idiom.” Organized in collaboration with the artist’s estate, the exhibition will feature masterworks from both public and private collections and his gallery Leigh Morse Fine Arts. A fully-illustrated catalog will accompany the show, with essays by art historians Martica Sawin and Jennifer Samet and painters Susan Jane Walp and Paul Resika. This exclusive show of paintings will span more than sixty years of his illustrious career, and marks the first major survey of Anderson’s work since his death. Public programming, dependent on COVID-19 regulations for in-person gatherings, will be planned as well.

Lennart Anderson: A Retrospective is deftly curated by Graham Nickson, Dean of NYSS, and Rachel Rickert, Exhibitions Coordinator. Restoration for work in the estate has been graciously donated by Simon Parkes Art Conservation. Generous support for the retrospective is provided by: The American Macular Degeneration Foundation, the Charina Foundation, the Center for Figurative Painting, Estate of Edwin Dickinson, the Hershberg Family, the Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund, the Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason Foundation, private collectors and anonymous patrons of the arts. The show has been organized by Jeanette Anderson Wallace.

Anderson’s work is in the permanent collections of The Brooklyn Museum, The Cleveland Museum of Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the Delaware Art Museum, among others. Anderson taught at Columbia University, Princeton University, Yale University, and served as a distinguished professor emeritus of Brooklyn College. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship, the National Endowment for the Arts grant, the Tiffany Foundation grant, and the Prix de Rome. He was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the National Academy.

 

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