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E D U C A T I O N
1962 Carnegie-Mellon University, BF
1964 Yale University, MF
T E A C H I N G
1964-73 Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore
1973-74, 85 Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York
1974 Rhode Island School of Design, Rhode Island
1974-06 Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
1982-92 Cooper Union, New York
1994 SUNY/Purchase, New York
1999 University of the Arts, Philadelphia
V I S I T I N G A R T I S T / L E C T U R E R / J U R O R
1981 Wilkes College, Pennsylvania Auburn University, Alabama
1982 Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Kent State University, Ohio
1985 Hampshire College, Massachusetts
1986 Lafayette College, Pennsylvania
1988 Colorado State Arts Grant, Colorado
1992 Parsons School of Design, New York
1993 University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania
1995 Michigan Water Color Society, Battlecreek, Michigan
University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1996 Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
1998 University of New Hamphire, Durham, New Hampshire
Garden State Watercolor Society 29th Annual Juried Exhibition, Princeton, NJ, juror
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont
2001 Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, Connecticut 2003 Lyme Academy,
College of Fine Arts, Old Lyme, Connecticut
G R A N T S A N D A W A R D S
1961 Yale/Norfolk Award
1966-67 Fulbright Grant, Rome
1974, 79, 82 McDowell Colony Fellowship
1975 Creative Artists Public Service Grant
Artist in Residence, Palisades Interstate Park, New York
1976 Purchase Award, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
1977 Purchase Award, Butler Institute of Technology, New York
1982 National Endowment for the Arts Grant
1989 The Emil and Dines Carlsen Award, The National Academy of Design, New York
1991 National Endowment for the Arts Grant
1992 Member, The National Academy of Design, New York
S E L E C T E D S O L O E X H I B I T I O N S
1972 Alpha Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
1973 University of Maryland, Baltimore Campus
1974 Alpha Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
J. Walter Thompson, New York
1976 Alpha Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
1979 Alpha Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
1981 Fischbach Gallery, New York
1982 Hewlett Gallery, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pennsylvania
Alpha Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
Fischbach Gallery, New York
1985 Alpha Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
Fischbach Gallery, New York
1986 Detwiller Visiting Artist Series, Williams Center for the Arts, Lafayette College, Easton,
1987 Fischbach Gallery, New York
1989 Fischbach Gallery, New York
1991 Fischbach Gallery, New York
1992 Alpha Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
1993 Fischbach Gallery, New York
1995 Alpha Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts Fischbach Gallery, New York
1998 Fischbach Gallery, New York
1999 Fischbach Gallery, New York
2000 Alpha Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
2002 Collections, Fischbach Gallery, New York
2004 Puzzles of Appearance, Fischbach Gallery, New York
2006 Lines of Vision, Fischbach Gallery, New York
2007 Translations, Fischbach Gallery, New York
2008 City/Country-Painting & Watercolors From the Last 20 Years, Rider University Art
Gallery, Lawrenceville, New Jersey
2009 Keepsake, Fischbach Gallery, New York
2011 Guilty Pleasures, Fischbach Gallery, New York, New York
2012 The Accidental and Non-Accidental Situations, Fischbach Gallery, New York, New York
S E L E C T E D G R O U P E X H I B I T I O N S
1965-70 Baltimore Museum Annual Exhibitions, MD 1968 New Talent, Alpha Gallery, Boston,
1968-73 I.F.A. Gallery, Washington, DC
1971 Summer Group, Allen Frumkin Gallery, New York
1973 New Talent, Terry Dintenfass Gallery, New York
1974 Discerning Eye, Radcliffe Collectors, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge,
Selections in Contemporary Realism, Akron Art Institute, Akron, OH
Women Paint Women, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC
1976 American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York
Painting and Sculpture Today, Indianapolis Museum of Art
1977 Forty-first Annual Midyear Show, Butler Institute, OH
1978 A New Sensibility, Forum Gallery, New York
1979 The Revival of Realism, Lehigh University, PA
1980 Contemporary Naturalism: Work of the 1970’s, The Nassau County Museum of Art,
1981 Collector’s Gallery XV, Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
1982 Eight Women/Still Life, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
The Herbert W. Plimpton Collection of Realist Art, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University,
1983 Women Painters Today, The Rahr-West Museum, WI
Painted Light, Artists Choice Museum, NY traveled to: Queens Museum, NY; Colby College
1984 Realist Paintings, Fitchburg Art Museum, MA
1985 American Realism, William Sawyer Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1985-86 The Object Revitalized, The Paine Art Center and Arboretum, Oshkosh, WI; The
Muscatine Art Museum, IW
1985-87 American Realism: 20th Century Drawings and Watercolors, organized by the
Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; traveling to: DeCordova and Dana Museum and
Park, Lincoln, MA; Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas, Austin; Mary and
Leigh Block Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL; Williams College Museum of Art,
Williamstown, MA; Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH; Madison Art Center, Madison,WI
1986 Arrangements in Color and Shape, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD
1986 Group Show, J. Rosenthal Fine Arts, Ltd., Chicago, IL
Nature Morte, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA
1987 Four Artists Collaborating, Tatistcheff Gallery, New York
Animal Life, curated by Gerrit Henry, One Penn Plaza, New York
1988 Collector’s Gallery XXII, Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
Group Show, Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
1989 Realists: Artists from the MacDowell Colony, Keene State College, Keene, NH
Still Objective Painters, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA Nocturnes, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
Contemporary American Still Lifes, J. Rosenthal Fine Arts, Ltd., Chicago, IL
1989-90 165th Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York
1990 Still Life Anthology, Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York
1991 Watercolor Across the Ages, The Gallery at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ
Urban Icons, Klarfeld Perry Gallery, New York
1993 Contemporary Realist Watercolors Sewall Art Gallery, Rice University, Houston, TX
Contemporary Still Life, Kavesh Gallery, IW
Interior Outlook, Gallery on Hastings-on-Hudson, New York Aladar Marberger Memorial
Exhibition, E.M. Klein Art Gallery, PA
1994 Excellence in Watercolor, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ Works by
Women Artists, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA
Maryland Institute: Then and Now, Joshua White Exhibition Center, Jim Thorpe, PA
1995 Herbert W. Plimpton Collection of Realist Art, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University,
In Celebration of Spring: Watercolors and Pastels, Lizan Tops Gallery, Easthampton, NY
1996 Women in Visual Arts, Hollins College Art Gallery, Roanoke, VA Cornucopia, One
Champion Plaza, Stamford, CT
Visions of Spring, Lizan Tops Gallery, East Hampton, NY
1997 Four Artists/Four Objects, Fischbach Gallery, New York
1997-2001 Four Artists/Four Objects, Ten Years, The Gallery at Bristol-Myers Squibb,
Princeton, NJ; The Art Gallery, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH; The Rahr-West Art
Museum, Manitowoc, WI; The Trout Gallery, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA; the Evansville
Museum of Art, Evansville, IN; The Philip and Muriel Berman Gallery at Ursinus College,
Collegville, PA; The Oglethorpe University Museum, Atlanta, GA; Colorado Springs Fine Arts
Center, Colorado Springs, CO; Emily Lowe Gallery, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY;
J. Wayne Stark Gallery, Office of University Collections, Austin, TX; Blanden Memorial Art
museum, Fort Dodge, IA; Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ.
1998 Contemporary American Realism, M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK
1999 Wet Paint, Fischbach Gallery, New York
Get Real: Representational Paintings from the Permanent Collection, DeCordova Museum
and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA
2001 Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture,American Academy of Arts and Letters,
New York, NY
2001 Contemporary American Realism III, M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK Alumni Choice
Exhibition, Works on Paper, Yale University, New Haven, CT 176th Annual Exhibition,
National Academy of Design, New York The Art of the Still Life, MCS Gallery, Easton, PA
2002 Contemporary Realism V, M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK Contemporary Realism,
General Electric Company, Fairfield, CT
2002-2003 6 Realists, General Electric Company, Fairfield, CT
2003 The Face of Courage, 323 West Gallery, New York, NY
2003-2004 DeCordova Collects: Gifts From Stephen and Sybil Stone, James and Audrey
Foster Galleries, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA
Conversations: Influence and Collaboration in Contemporary Art, The Evergreen House,
2004 "Gone Fisching: Paintings of Summer", Fischbach Gallery, New York
2004 "Artists Talk: Five Years", Lyme Academy, College of Fine Arts, Old Lyme, Connecticut
2005 Contemporary Still Lifes, The Gallery at Stageworks, New York, NY
2007 The 182nd Annual Exhib ition of Contem porary Art, The National Academy Museum,
2007 Uovo Spectrum, Fischbach Gallery, New York
2009 The 184th Annunal Exhib ition of Contem porary Am erican Art, The National Academy
Museum & School of Fine Arts, New York, New York
2010 Local Self Portraits, Hudson Opera House, Hudson, New York
2011 This is The Morning After The Night Before, Fischbach Gallery, New York
2012 Zeuxis: An Association Of Still Life Painters, Lindonwood University, Missouri;
Southeast Missouri State University, Missouri; Coe College, Iowa; The Painting Center, New
York; Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, Pennsylvania
S E L E C T E D B I B L I O G R A P H Y
Taylor, Robert. “Nancy Hagin’s Acrylic Paintings - Secrets of the Commonplace,” The Boston
Globe, Oct. 2, 1972.
Martin, Richard. “New York” Art and Artists, (England) Nov., 1973.
Mellow, James, R. “Freshness Vs. Seasoning: Two Schools of Thought,” The New York
Times, June 17, 1973.
Kramer, Hilton. “Dealers Discover New Talent,” The New York Times, June 17, 1973.
Alloway, Lawrence. “Contemporary Naturalism,” The Nation, June 25, 1973.
Taylor, Robert. “Nancy Hagin Draws Power from Window,” The Boston Globe, Feb. 18, 1974.
Holtz, Jane, Kay. Review. ArtNews, Summer 1976.
Perrault, John. Review. SoHo Weekly News, Jan. 19, 1978.
Wooster, Ann, Sargent. Review. ArtNews, Mar., 1978.
Berlind, Robert. Review. Art in America, May/June, 1978.
Brown, Pamela. Review. Arts, Jan., 1978.
King, Elaine, A.. “Celebration of the Familiar,” Exhibition Catalog, Hewlett Gallery of
Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, 1982.
Singer, Clyde. “75 in Butler’s ‘Painted Light’ Exhibit,” The Youngstown Vindicator, Oct., 9,
LeClair, Charles. The Art of Watercolor: Techniques and New Directions, (New Jersey:
Prentice Hall, Inc.) 1985.
American Realism: 20th Century Drawings and Watercolors from the Glenn C. Janss
Collection, Text by Alvin Martin, Forward by Henry T. Hopkins, Introduction by Glenn C.
Janss, (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art)
Henry, Gerrit. Nancy Hagin Exhibition Catalog, Detwiller Visiting Artist Series, Williams Center
for the Arts, Lafayette College, Easton, PA, 1986.
Kahn, Wolff. “Autocratic and Democratic Still Lifes,” American Artist, Feb., 1986. Leonard,
Elizabeth. Painting Flowers, (New York: Watson-Guptill) 1986.
Bolt, Thomas. “Four Objects/Four Interpretations,” American Artist, Feb., 1986. Henry, Gerrit.
Review Art in America, Oct., 1987.
“Special Event,” The Boston Sunday Globe, Jan., 15, 1989.
Feld, Alice, “Can Art Imitate Art?” The Keene Sentinel, Jan., 20, 1989.
Editor. “Realists Featured at Keene Gallery,” The Union Leader, Jan., 12, 1989.
Baseman, Andrew. The Scarf, (New York: Stewart, Tabori and Chang) 1989.
Arthur, John. Essay for 1989 Hagin Exhibition Announcement, 1989.
Roberts, Nancy. “Nancy Hagin: A Double Life,” U.S. Arts, Jan./Feb., 1990, pp. 36-41.
Le Clair, Charles. Color in Contemporary Painting, (New York: Watson-Guptill), 1991.
Watkins, Eileen. “Watercolors Go Beyond Their Conservative Image,” The Sunday Star
Ledger, Feb. 13, 1994.
Raynor, Vivien. “An Attractive Exhibition of What Watercolors Can Do,” The New York Times,
Feb. 13, 1994.
Heller, Jules and Nancy G.. North American Women Artists in the 20th Century, (New York:
Garland Publishing) 1994. Donohoe, Victoria. Review, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Feb. 20,
Henry, Gerrit. “Nancy Hagin,” catalouge essay, Alpha Gallery, Boston, Mar., 1995.
Braun, Roby. Review, East Hampton Independent, May 3, 1995.
Long, Robert. Review, Southampton Press, May 11, 1995.
Sansegundo, Sheridan. Review, East Hampton Star, April 4, 1996.
Freckelton, Sondra. Women in the Visual Arts, catalog essay, Hollins College Art Gallery,
Feb.-Mar.,1996, ill. p.16 Arthur, John. “4 Variations on a Still Life,” (review) Watercolor
Ingersoll, Keith. To Each, Her Own, Lawrence Ledger, October 2, 1997.
Chapin, Courtney. “’Four Artists, Four Objects,’ Ten Years is a Technical Tour de Force at
Squibb,” Princeton Town Topics Oct. 15, 1997.
Schwabsky, Barry. “Quadruple Vision: Still Life with Pitcher, Etc.,” New York Times Nov. 2,
1997; New Jersey section.
Purcell, Janet. “Paintings by Numbers,” Trenton Times.
“Judith Swirsky curates traveling exhibition now at Bristol-Myers Squibb,” New Hope
Gazette, Oct. 23, 1997.
“Art in the Workplace,” U.S. 1 Newspaper, October 22, 1997.
Donahue, Victoria, Review, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Nov. 21, 1999, ill.
Inside Art (January 2000); color reproduction, p. 17.
McQuaid, Colin, Review, The Boston Globe, April 27, 2000, ill.
Fox, Catherine. “Four Views of Still Life’s Possibilities”, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 5,
Harrison, Helen A. “Four Artists”, New York Times, Sunday Nov. 5, 2000, Long Island Section
Budick, Ariella. “Four Sided Objects”, Long Island Newsday, Dec. 2000.
Collins, Marty. “Nancy Hagin’s Evolution of Style”, The Echo, Western CT State Univ.
newspaper, April 18, 2001.
Kramer, Hilton, "American Upstarts Harley, Homer, Ault Dominate at Armory," The New York
Observer, Feb. 26, 2004.
Parks, John A., "Nancy Hagin: A Multidimensional Vision," American Artist, December 2007,
Naar, Harry, "Nancy Hagin, City/Country, Paintings & Watercolors From the Last 20 Years",
Exhibition Catalogue, Rider University, Lawrenceville, New Jersey, March 2008.
Gladstone, Valerie. Reviews: New York "Uovo Spectrum", ARTnews, February 2008, p.123.
Cultural Survival: Breaking Ground "City/Country - Paintings from the Last 20 Years". TIME
OUT, March 21, 2008, pp. 20-21.
Fairly, Judith. “All Roads Lead Home”, The Artist’s Magazine, March 2013, pp. 48-55.
Fuchs, Reinhard. Women in Art Volume 1. Ferdinand Berger Publishing House, 2013,
illustration p. 337.
Leggio, Gail. "Fischbach Gallery: Zero Weather," American Arts Quarterly, Winter 2013, pp.
S E L E C T E D P U B L I C C O L L E C T I O N S
National Academy Museum, New York
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University, New York
Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
The Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, Utah
Boise Art Museum, Idaho
New Britain Museum of American Art, Connecticut
Art in Embassies Program, United States Department of State, Washington, D.C. Delaware
Art Museum, Deleware
National Academy of Design, New York
Bryn Mawr College, Scott Collection of Women Artists, Pennsylvania
Alliance Risk Specialists, New York Allied Bank of Texas, Houston
AT&T, New York
Amerada Hess Corporation, New Jersey American General, New York
Bank of New York, New York
Becton-Dickinson Corporation, New Jersey
Cargill, Inc., Minnesota
Chase Manhattan Bank, NA, New York
Commerce Bancshares, Inc., Missouri
Davis, Polk & Wardwell, New York
European American Bank, New York
F.M.C. Corporation, Illinois
General Electric Corporation, Connecticut
Lehman Brothers, New York
Loew’s Corporation, New York
Marsteller, Inc., New York
Massachusetts Envelope Company, Massachusetts Metropolitan Life Insurance, New York
Michigan Bell, Michigan
Olympia and York Properties, New York
Pacific Telesis, California
Pittsburgh Plate Glass, Pennsylvania
Rider University, Lawrenceville, New Jersey
Shaw, Pittman, Potts and Trowbridge, Washington, DC Sidley, Austin, Brown & Wood,
Simpson, Thatcher and Bartlett, New York
Stroock, Stroock and Lavan, New York
The Talbots, Inc., Massachusetts
Texas Commerce Bank Quarum, Texas
T.R.W., Inc., Ohio
United Missouri Bank, NA, Missouri
Vinson and Elkins, Texas
Wellington Management Company, Massachusetts Woodhull Hospital, New York
World Vision Enterprises, New York
S E L E C T E D P R I V A T E C O L L E C T I O N S
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Almonte, Massachusetts
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Barrow, Texas
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Beal, Massachusetts
Dawn Bennett and Martin J. Davidson, New York Dr. and Mrs. Robert Carroll, New York
Mr. and Mrs. James Chelius, New Jersey Mrs. Nina Cullinam, Texas
Dr. and Mrs. Richard Davidson, Illinois Mr. and Mrs. J. Del Gaudio, Connecticut Estate of Mr.
Philip Desind, Maryland
Mr. Moshe Diamant, California
Dr. and Mrs. Jonathan Ferencz, New York
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Fine, Massachusetts
Mr. and Mrs. Alan Fink, Massachusetts
Estate of Mr. Henry Fonda, California
Mrs. Louis Freeman, Louisiana
Mr. Denny A. Fuller, Connecticut
Dr. Arthur Glasgow, Massachusetts
Mr. Robert Greenleaf, Indiana
Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Handler, Illinois
Mrs. William C. Janss, Idaho
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Johnston, New Jersey
Mr. and Mrs. Alexander C. Kemper, Missouri
Dr. Leonard Leight, Kentucky
Mr. Seymour Lewis, New York
Ms. Victoria Lohse, California
Mr. and Mrs. Peter May, Connecticut
Mr. Norman Meyer, Massachusetts
Estate of Mr. Stephen Paine, Massachusetts
Mr. Jim Perkins, Texas
Mr. and Mrs. George J. Perutz, Texas
Ms. Ellen Poss and Mrs. Mitchell Kapor, Massachusetts Dr. and Mrs. Howard Schapiro,
Mr. Rudolph Talbot, Massachusetts
Mr. Howard Tullman, Illinois
Maria Vecchotti & Paul Tanico, New York