MICHAEL GOLDBERG BIOGRAPHY



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1924 Born in New York City
1938-42 Studied at Art Students League
1940-42 Attends Hans Hofmann's School of Fine Art
1946-47 Attends Art Student's League, studies with Jose de Creeft
1948-50 Attends Hans Hofmann's School of Fine Art
1951 Participates in historic "Ninth Street Show"
1981 Establishes second residence and studio near Siena, Italy



Solo Exhibitions

2003
Michael Goldberg, "Over the Moon: Paintings 2000 - 2002," Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Lennon Weinberg Gallery, New York
Thomas McCormick Gallery, Chicago

1999
Michael Goldberg: Paintings of the 1960s, 6 Nov - 18, Dec, Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Michael Goldberg: Drawings and Paintings, 21 Jan - 20 Feb, Lennon, Weinberg, New York, NY

1998
Michael Goldberg: New Work, 28 Feb - 28 Mar, Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1996
Michael Goldberg: Paintings from 1994-1996, October, Galleria Peccolo, Livorno, Italy
Michael Goldberg: New Paintings, 9 Mar - 27 Apr, Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Michael Goldberg, 15 Feb - 16 Mar, Lennon, Weinberg, New York, NY

1994
Michael Goldberg: Selected Paintings, 1951 - 1961, 29 Oct - 10 Dec, Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)
Michael Goldberg, 7 Jan - 8 Feb, Galleri Weinberger, Copenhagen, Denmark

1993
Michael Goldberg: Recent Paintings, Feb 3 - Mar 6, Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Michael Goldberg, 24 Oct - 30 Nov, Turchetto/Plurima, Milano, Italy
Michael Goldberg: Swans Mate for Life, March 31 - April 24, Penine Hart Gallery, New York, NY
Michael Goldberg: Paintings 1960 - 1993, May 13 - June 26, Lennon, Weinberg, New York, NY
Michael Goldberg, 11 Sept - 1 Oct, Galerie Lauter, Mannheim, Germany

1992
Michael Goldberg, 11 Jan - 19 Feb, Galleri Weinberger, Kopenhagen
Michael Goldberg: Recent Work, Mar 10 - Apr 18, Jason McCoy Gallery, NY

1991
Pittura Michael Goldberg, Jul 13-Aug 31, Palazzo Communale, Venzone, Italy
Michael Goldberg, Arbeiten auf Papier, Bilder 1991, November. Galerie Biedermann, Munich, Germany
Michael Goldberg, 21 Nov - 10 Jan, 1992, Turchetto/Plurima, Milan, Italy
Michael Goldberg, 9 Nov - 10 Jan 1992, Galerie Lautner, Mannheim,Germany

1990
CompassRose Gallery, Chicago, IL
Turchetto/Plurima, Milan, Italy
Galleria Plurima, Udine, Italy
Galleria Peccolo, Livorno, Italy
Gallerie Weinberger, Copenhagen, Denmark
Vanderwoude Tananbaum, New York, NY
Lennon, Weinberg, New York, NY

1989
CompassRose Gallery, Chicago, IL
Stacke, Copenhagen, Denmark

1988
Caludia Nastuzzo, Salo, Italy
Galleria Peccolo, Livorno, Italy
Lafayette College Gallery, Easton, PA
Stacke, Copenhagen, Denmark

1987
L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, CA
Vanderwoude Tananbaum Gallery (with Norman Bluhm), New York, NY
Galerie Biedermann, Munich, Germany

1986
Vanderwoude Tananbaum Gallery, New York, NY
Colby College, Waterville, ME

1985
Vanderwoude Tananbaum Gallery, New York, NY
Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY
Galerie Biedermann, Munich, Germany

1984
Vanderwoude Tananbaum Gallery, New York, NY
Galleria Nadia Bassanese, Trieste, Italy
Galleria Plurima, Udine, Italy
Galleria Peccolo, Livorno, Italy
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

1983 Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Sonnabend Gallery, New York, NY
Hal Bromm, New York, NY
Young-Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Baruch College, New York, NY

1982
Galleria Plurima, Udine, Italy
Galleria Peccolo, Livorno, Italy
L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, CA

1981
Sonnabend Gallery, New York, NY
L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, CA
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

1980
Gallerie Artline, Den Haag, Holland
Gallerie Art in Progress, Düsseldorf, Germany
Sonnabend Gallery, New York, NY

1979
Sonnabend Gallery, New York, NY
Thomas Segal Gallery, Boston, MA
Galleria Peccolo, Livorno, Italy

1978-79
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1978
Galerie Sonnabend, Paris, France
Galerie December, Düsseldorf, Germany
Young-Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Loyse van Oppenheim, Geneva, Switzerland

1977
Galerie Denise Rene, New York, NY

1976
Cunningham-Ward Gallery, New York, NY

1975
Cunningham-Ward Gallery, New York, NY
Gallerie Hecaté, Paris, France

1973
Paley & Lowe Gallery, New York, NY
Ghent Gallery, Norfolk, VA

1972
Paley & Lowe Gallery, New York, NY

1971
Paley & Lowe Gallery, New York, NY

1966
Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY

1964
Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY

1963
Galerie Anderson-Mayer, Paris, France
Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY

1961
Holland-Goldowsky Gallery, Chicago, IL

1960
Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY
Kantor Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA (catalogue)
Holland-Goldowsky Gallery (with Alfred Leslie), Chicago, IL (catalogue)

1958
Poindexter Gallery, New York, NY



Selected Group Exhibitions

1999
In Memory of My Feelings: Frank O’Hara and American Art, 11 Jul - 14 Nov, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA.
O’Hara, Bluhm & Goldberg: Un Poeta e Due Pittori a New York Negli Anni ‘50, 3 Apr - 2 May, Palazzo Rocca, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea, Livorno, Ialy

1996
Abstract Expressionism in the United States, Centro Cultural Arte Contemporaneo, A.C., Mexico, curated by Irving Sandler (catalogue)
American Art Today: Images from Abroad, Feb 23 - Mar 30, The Art Museum, Florida Internatinal University, Miami, Florida

1995
Group Exhibition, Sept 5-30, Lennon, Weinberg, New York, NY

1994
Gallery Artists, Jan 8-19, Lennon, Weinberg, New York, NY
Group Exhibition, Jan 22 - Feb 26, Manny Silverman Gallery, New York, NY
New York - Providence: The 50s Connection, Summer, Provincetown Art Association, Provincetown, MA
Jean Outland Chrysler Collection of Abstract Expressionist Paintings, Muscarelle Museum of Art, Williamsburg, VA
46th Annual American Academy Purchase Exhibition, Nov 7 - Dec 4, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
Abstraction: A Tradition of Collecting in Miami, Nov 17 - Jan 15, 1995, Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, FL (catalogue)

1993
The Usual Suspects, Sept 9 - Oct 16, Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1991
Abstract Americans: 1940s - 1960s, Mar 1 - Apr 6, Vanderwoude Tananbaum Gallery, New York, NY
Spring/Summer Exhibition. Part One: Painters, May 18 - Jun 21, Lennon, Weinberg, New York, NY
Group Exhibition, Jul 13-Sept 3, Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1990
Drawings" Jun 28 - Aug 3, Lennon, Weinberg, New York, NY
Group Exhibition of Gallery Artists, Sept 6 - 29, Lennon, Weinberg, New York, NY

1989
Abstract Expression: Paintings 1950 - 1960, Apr 20 - May 31, Vanderwoude Tananbaum Gallery, New York, NY

1987
Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL
The Art of Abstract Painting, Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL
Bette Stoller Gallery, New York, NY
Vanderwoude Tananbaum Gallery, New York, NY

1986
Art from Two Continents, Bruce Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, CA
Drawings, Janet Steinberg Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1985
Abstract Painting Redefined, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY. Traveled to: Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, NY; Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA; Bucknell University Center Gallery, Lewisburg, PA; Fine Arts Center Gallery, SUNY at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY; Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Washburn Gallery, New York, NY
Painting as Landscape, Baxter Art Gallery, Pasadena, CA and The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY
Queens Museum, Flushing, NY
Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY
1+1=2, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, New York, NY
Sonnabend Gallery, New York, NY

1984
L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, CA
Sonnabend Gallery, New York, NY
Action/Precision: The New Direction in New York, 1955-60, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA. Traveled to: Wooster Art Museum, Wooster, MA; Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, NY; Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY (catalogue)

1984
American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, NY

1983
Paintings and Sculpture by Candidates for Art Awards, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
Hal Bromm Gallery, New York, NY
Sonnabend Gallery, New York, NY
Michael Goldberg/Lynn Umlauf, Young-Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL

1982
Galeria La Citta, Verona, Italy
L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, CA
Sonnabend Gallery, New York, NY

1980
The Fifties: Aspects of Painting in New York, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.

1979
Adler Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
New York Now, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Young-Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL

1978
Artist's Space, New York, NY
Hal Bromm Gallery, New York, NY
Galleria La Citta, Verona, Italy
Painting and Sculpture Today, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN

1977
Biennial, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
G. Mollet-Vieville/J.P. Najar, Paris, France
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1976
Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Young-Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL

1975
Leah Levy Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1974
Work on Paper, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

1973
Center for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati, OH
Galleria La Citta, Verona, Italy

1971-72
Paley & Lowe Gallery, New York, NY

1970
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
Bykert Gallery, New York, NY

1969
Biennial Exhibition, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Tenants of Sam Wapnowitz, Star Turtle Gallery, New York, NY

1968
Drawings, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Six Painters from Martha Jackson, Fort Worth Art Center, Fort Worth, TX

1967
Annual Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

1966
13th Annual, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
American Landscape, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

1965
International Art '65-66, American Art Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Inform and Interpret, American Federation of the Arts, New York, NY Figuration, Sale, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Annual Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

1963
Salon Galeries Pilotes, Musée Chantonal Beraux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland.
Survey of American Painting, Heckscher Museum, Huntington, NY
Eleven Americans," "New Acquisitions," "Painting International, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY
Hans Hofmann and His Students, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

1962
The Arts Around Us, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL

1961
The Visitors, Bolles Gallery, San Francisco, CA (catalogue)
The Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture, The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
The Internationals, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY

1960
Contemporary American Painting, Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, Columbus, OH
Recent Painting, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY
Invitational Annual, James Gallery, New York, NY
Robert Keene Gallery, Southampton, NY
Sixty American Painters, 1960: Abstract Expressionist Painting of the Fifties, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (catalogue)

1959
Turin Art Festival, Torino, Italy
Six Young Americans, Andrew Dickson White Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Documenta II, Kassel, Germany (catalogue)
Ten Painters and Sculptors, The Fifth Sao Paulo Bienniale, Sao Paulo, Brazil

1958
The 1958 Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture, The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
The Enormous Room, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY
Gutai 9, Osaka Festival, Osaka, Japan
Annual, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Gimpel-Fils, London, England

1957
Fourth Annual International Art Exhibition, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (Traveled to Japan) (catalogue)
Young America 1957: Thirty American Painters and Sculptors under 35, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (catalogue)
Stable Gallery, New York, NY

1956
Four Younger Artists, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY
Poindexter Gallery, New York, NY

1955
U.S. Painting: Some Recent Directions, Curated by Thomas B. Hess.
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Vanguard 1955, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (catalogue)

1954
Stable Gallery, New York, NY

1953
Stable Gallery, New York, NY
Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY

1952
Tanager Gallery, New York, NY
Stable Gallery, New York, NY

1950
Ninth Street Show, New York, NY



Selected Public Collections

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
California State University at Long Beach, CA
Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
DeCordova and Dana Museum of Art, Lincoln, MA
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of Art, New York, NY
Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Museum of Modern Art, Jerusalem, Israel
Museum of Modern Western Art, Tokyo, Japan
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Richard F. Brush Art Gallery, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KT
University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Jane Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ



Selected Bibliography

By the Artist:
"Statement." Young America. 1957. New York: Whitney Museum of Art, 1957.
"Statement." Art in America. v. 45, no. 1, 1957.
"The Canvas Plane, or Onwards and Upwards." It is. Spring 1958, pp. 17-18.

Books & Exhibition Catalogues:
Rolf, Jeremy Gilbert; Shapiro, David; Longari, Elisabetta. Goldberg Variations, Edizioni Primaprint, Italy, 1997.
Michael Goldberg: 1951 - 1961, The Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 1994.
La Memoria Dell' Antico, Pittura Michael Goldberg, Proloco di Venzone, Ialy, 1991.
Sandler, Irving H. The New York School: The Painters and Sculptors of the Fifties, New York: Harper & Row, 1978.
Sandler, Irving H. Abstract Expressionism in the United States, Centro Cultural Arte Contemporaneo, A.C., Mexico, 1996.
Krane, Susan. Albright-Knox Art Gallery - The Painting and Sculpture Collection: Acquisitions since 1972. The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Buffalo, NY, 1987.

Periodicals:
Ashton, Dore. "Recent Paintings." Art and Architecture. February 1961.
Baker, Kenneth. "Second Generation: Mannerism or Momentum?" Art in America, June 1985, p. 102-111.
Baur, John I.H. "New Talent in the U.S.A.: Painters." Art in America. February 1957.
Berkson, Bill. "Michael Goldberg Paints a Picture." ARTnews. January 1964.
Blair, Dike. "Michael Goldberg." ARTnews. March 1991, pp. 142-143.
Brach, Paul. Review. Art in America. May-June 1979.
Brennan, Michael. “Michael Goldbert at Lennon Weinberg.” February 1999, Review Magazine,
Drohojowska-Philip, Hunger. “A Life in the Abstract.” Sunday, March 15, 1998, Los Angeles Times
Fernandi, Roberto. “Michael Goldberg: La Pittura e piacere e Passione.” September 1997, Cahiers d’Art
Fernandi, Roberto. “Frank O’Hara: Un poeta in un Museo.” February 1997, Cahiers d’Art
Gilbert-Rolfe, Jeremy. "Michael Goldberg." Arts. March 1991, p.76.
Gilbert-Rolfe, Jeremy. "Michael Goldberg." Tema Celeste. p. 75.
Guadagnini, Walter. "Michael Goldberg." Tema Celeste. Jan/Feb 1991, pp.76-77.
Hamilton, G.H. "Painting in Contemporary America." Burlington Magazine. May 1960.
Hess, T.B. "U.S. Painting: Some Recent Directions." ARTnews Annual, 25, 1956.
Johnson, John. "Michael Goldberg's New Paintings." Artforum. Summer 1979.
Kalina, Richard. "Michael Goldberg." Tema Celeste. March/April 1991, pp. 94-96.
Sandler, Irving. "New York Letter." Art International. v. IV, no. 9, 1960.
Steinberg, L. "Month in Review." Arts. January 1956.
Steinberg, L. "Contemporary Group of New York Painters at Stable Gallery." Arts. January 1956.
Tatransky, V. Review. Arts. May 1979.
Westfall, Stephen. "Michael Goldberg at Lennon, Weinberg." Art in America. June 1991.
---- "Nine Shows for Spring: Michael Goldberg." ARTnews. March 1960.
---- "Portrait." Newsweek. March 11, 1957.
---- "Portrait." ARTnews Annual. No. 28, 1959.
---- Review of exhibition at Tibor de Nagy Gallery. October 1953, Art Digest, ARTnews.
---- Review of exhibitions at Poindexter Gallery. 1956, ARTnews; 1958, Arts.


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