Robert Birmelin Bio

B O R N  I N  N E W A R K , N J


          The Cooper Union Art School
          BFA, Yale University School of Art, 1956
          MFA, Yale University School of Art, 1960
          University of London, Slade School of art, 1961

S E L E C T E D  S O L O  E X H I B I T I O N S

          2006-1999 Luise Ross Gallery, New York, NY
          2003, 2000, 1997 Peter Findlay Gallery, New York, NY
          2002 The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA
          2001 Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA
          1999 Jaffe-Friede and Strauss Gallery, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
          1997 Jersey City Museum (Retrospective), Jersey City, NJ
          1997 Payne Gallery, Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA
          1996 Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College, Flushing, NY
          1996 Radix Gallery, New York, NY
          1996 Bannister Gallery, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI
          1995, 1993 Contemporary Realist Gallery, San Francisco, CA
          1994 Ralph Greene Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
          1993 Jaffe Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
          1991 Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ
          1990,1988 Claude Bernard Gallery, New York, NY
          1990 Galerie Mara, Buenos Aires, Argentina
          1988 A.M. Rosenthal Fine Arts Ltd., Chicago, IL
          1986, 1984 Sherry French Gallery, New York, NY
          1985, 1982 Fendrick Gallery, Washington, DC
          1984 Montclair Museum, Montclair, NJ
          1981 Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris, France
          1981,1980 Odyssia Gallery, New York, NY
          1980 Walker Art Museum, Bowdoin College, Bowdoin, ME
          1979, 1977 Capricorn Gallery, Bethesda, MD
          1976 Anapamu Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
          1975,1972,1970 Terry Dintenfass Gallery, New York, NY
          1973 Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
          1973, 1971, 1968 Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
          1967, 1964, 1960 Stable Gallery, New York, NY
          1966, 1964, 1960 Kanegis Galery, Boston, MA
          1962 USIS Gallery, Milan, Italy
          1962 Esther Bear Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

P U B L I C  C O L L E C T I O N S

          Albrecht Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO
          Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR
          Boston Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA
          Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
          Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME
          Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
          DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
          Fine Art Gallery of San Diego, San Diego, CA
          Florida State University Art Gallery, Tallahassee, FL
          Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College of CUNY, Queens, NY
          Hirshorn Museum, Washington, DC
          Hood Art Museum, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
          Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, IN
          Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
          Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ
          Herbert E. Johnson Art Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
          Kalamazoo Art Center, Kalamazoo, MI
          Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI
          Library of Congress, Washington, DC
          The Metropolitan Museum, New York, NY
          The Museum of the City of New York
          The Museum of Contemporary Art, Nagoaka, Japan
          The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
          National Academy of Design, New York, NY
          Neuberger Museum, SUNY, Purchase, NY
          New York Historical Society, New York, NY
          The New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
          New York Public Library, New York, NY
          The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
          Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma City, OK
          Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
          San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
          Santa Barbara Art Museum, Santa Barbara, CA
          The Sara Roby Foundation, NY
          Sheldon Swope Art Gallery, Terre Haute, IN
          Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
          The State University of New York Art Collection, Cortland, NY
          Tuscon Art Museum, Tucson, AZ
          University of Massachusetts Art Collection, Amherst, MA
          University of Nebraska Art Gallery, Lincoln, NE
          University of North Carolina Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC
          University of Texas Art Musem (Michener Foundation), Austin, TX
          University of Wisconsin Art Collection, Madison, WI
          Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
          Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
          Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA

S C H O L A R S H I P S / G R A N T S

          1960-61 U.S. Government Grant (Fulbright) for study in the United Kingdom
          1961-64 The American Academy in Rome
          1968 National Institute of Arts and Letters
          1973 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation
          1976, 1982, 1990 National Endowment for the Arts
          2005 The Joan Mitchell Foundation
          1980, 1988, 1998, 2006 New Jersey State Council on the Arts


          1962 Henry G. Schiedt Memorial Prize for Painting, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
          1970 Purchase Award in Drawing, National Invitional Drawing Exhibition, San Francisco
          1971, 1976, 1980 Childe Hassam Fund Purchase Awards, American Institute of Arts and
          1987 Carnegie Prize for Painting, National Academy of Design
          1996 Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, Rhode Island College
          1999 Altman Prize for Landscape Painting, National Academy of Design

V I S I T I N G  A R T I S T / L E C T U R E S

          Robert Birmelin has been invited as a visiting artist and lecturer to 44 College and University
          Art Departments and Art Schools throughout the U.S.A.


          1964-1998 Queens College of CUNY (appointed as professor, 1974)