BIOGRAPHY

IRVING KREISBERG

(1919-2009)

Comics imitate art, which in turn imitates life. In all three, one finds animals and other creatures standing in for people, people being their ordinary selves, and extraordinary, superhuman people, or gods. Irving Kriesberg's art has involved all these levels and more for over fifty years, which is part of why he recently received the Lee Krasner Award for Lifetime Achievement. His immensely sophisticated work contains manifold elements: representatives of primitive cultures and religions, cartoon characters, historical figures, superheroes, animal stand-ins of all sorts, nature, artifice, humor, pain, and emotions trivial and profound.

EDUCATION:

University of Chicago and Chicago Art Institute, B.F.A.
Escuela de Artes Plasticas, Mexico City, 3 years
New York University, New York City, M.A.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2002 Peter Findlay Gallery, New York, NY

1996 Peter Findlay Gallery, New York, NY

1994 Rich-Perlow Gallery, New York, NY

1992 Rich-Perlow Gallery, New York, NY

1990 Scheele Gallery, Cleveland, OH

1987 Graham Modern Gallery, New York, NY

1985 Graham Modern Gallery, New York, NY

1983 Jack Gallery, New York, NY

1982 Washington University Art Museum, St. Louis, MO

Dintenfass Gallery, New York, NY

Zenith Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

1981 Rose Art Museum, Boston, MA

Fiedler Gallery, Washington, DC

Jack Gallery, New York, NY

1980 Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY

Dintenfass Gallery, New York, NY

Gallery Elizabeth, Chicago, IL

1979 Fairweather-Harden Gallery, Chicago, IL

1978 Dintenfass Gallery, New York, NY

Ingber Gallery "Portraits," New York, NY

1967 Yale Museum of Art, New Haven, Ct

1966 Kumar Gallery, Delhi, India

Kasle gallery of Art, Detroit, MI

1962 Graham Gallery, New York, NY

1961 Jewish Museum, Retrospective, New York, NY

1959 Duveen-Graham Gallery, New York, NY

1957 Duveen-Graham Gallery, New York, NY

1956 Cincinnati Museum of Art, Cincinnati, OH

St. Louis Museum of Art, St. Louis, MO

1955 Kurt Valentine Gallery

1954 Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, MI

1946 Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:

Baltimore Museum of Art
Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, NY
Ciba-Geigy Collection
Cincinnati Museum of Art
Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Detroit Institute of Art
Jerusalem Municipality, Israel
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Naropa Institute, Boulder, CO
Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University
St. Louis Museum of Art
Santa Barbara
Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.