David David - Biography - Louis K. Meisel Gallery
David Parrish, 1988
BORN

1939, Birmingham, AL


EDUCATION


1957-58, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA
1958-61, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa; BFA


SOLO EXHIBITIONS


1971
Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, Memphis, TN
1972
French & Company, New York, NY
1973
Galerie André-François Petit, Paris, France
1975
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY
1977
Huntsville Museum of Art, AL
1981
Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY
1981
“David Parrish,” Alabama traveling show: Birmingham Museum of Art;
Huntsville Museum of Art; Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
1987
Greenville County Museum of Art, SC
1990-91  Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY
1992-93  Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY
1994-95  Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY, December-January
1996
“David Parrish - Photorealism,” Westpac Gallery, Victorian
Arts Centre, Melbourne, Australia, June 7 - August 18
1997
“David Parrish: Paintings,” Georgetown College Gallery,
Georgetown, KY, October 2-31
2003
Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS


1962
"Second South Coast Art Show - Painting and Sculpture," Ringling
Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL, March 1-31
1963
"18th Southeastern Annual Exhibition," High Museum of Art,
Atlanta, GA, October 9 - November 10
1963-71  "Annual Jury Exhibition," Birmingham Museum of Art, AL
1967
Huntsville Museum of Art, AL
1967-68  "23rd Southeastern Annual Exhibition," High Museum of Art,
Atlanta, GA, December 8 - January 19
1968
"Art on Paper," Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North
Carolina, Greensboro, NC, November 17 - December 18
1968-69  "Southeastern Annual Exhibition," High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
1969
Tennessee Art League, The Parthenon, Nashville, TN
1969
The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
1970
"15th Annual Mid-South Exhibition," Brooks Memorial Art Gallery,
Memphis, TN, February 27 - March 29
1970
Furman University, Greenville, SC
1971
"Gallery Group," French & Company, New York, NY, October
1971
Morehead State University, KY
1971
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
1971
Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
1971
Allegheny College, PA
1971
Asheville Art Museum, NC
1972
"Sharp-Focus Realism," Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY,
January 6 - February 5
1972
"Phases of the New Realism," The Lowe Art Museum, University
of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, January 20 - February 20
1972
"Painting and Sculpture Today 1972," Indianapolis Museum of Art,
IN, April 26 - June 4
1972
"Contemporary Realists," Cleveland Institute of Art, OH,
October 8 - November 10
1972
"Radical Realism," Traveling Museum Exhibition: Stuttgart,
Frankfurt, Berlin & Cologne, West Germany; Basel, Switzerland
1972
"Documenta and Non-Documenta Realists," Galerie de Gestlo,
Hamburg, West Germany
1972-73  "The Realist Revival," AFA Traveling Show: University of Alabama;
Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA;
New York Cultural Center, New York, NY; State University College
of Arts and Sciences, Plattsburgh, NY; Ohio University College
of Fine Arts, Athens, OH; J.B. Speed Museum of Art, Louisville,
KY; Kutztown State College, PA
1973
"The Super-Realist Vision," DeCordova & Dana Museum, Lincoln, MA
1973
"Iperrealisti americani," Galleria La Medusa, Rome, Italy
1973-74  "Hyperrealisme: Maitres Americains and Europeans," Galerie Isy
Brachot, Brussels, Belgium, December 14 - February 9
1974
"25 Years of Janis, Part II," Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY,
March 13 - April 13
1974
"New Photo-Realism," Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT, April 10 -
May 19
1974
"Ars`74 Ateneum," The Fine Arts Academy of Finland, Helsinki
1975
"Six Americans," Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY, October 1-25
1975-76  "Super Realism," Baltimore Museum of Art, MD, Nov. 18 - Jan. 11
1976
"Aspects of 20th Century Art," David Jones Ltd., Sydney, Australia
1977
"Fifth Anniversary Exhibition," Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York,
NY, December 10-16
1978-79  "Paintings and Sculpture Today 1978," Indianapolis Museum of Art,
IN, June 15 - July 30
1978-79  "Things Seen," Traveling Exhibition: Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery,
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; Mulvane Art Center,
Washburn University, Topeka, KS; Arkansas Art Center, Little
Rock, AR; Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO; Wichita Art
Museum, KS
1978-79  "Major New Works," Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY, November
25 - January 3
1979
"Hassam and Speicher Fund Purchase Exhibition," American Academy
and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
1979
"Selections of Photo-Realist Paintings from New York City
Galleries," Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Saint Francis
College, Loretto, PA
1979
"Photo-Realism: Some Points of View," Jorgenson Gallery,
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, March 19 - April 10
1980
"Aspects of Photorealism," Maier Museum of Art, Randolph-Macon
Woman's College, Lynchburg, VA, March 11 - April 6
1980
"Contemporary Paintings in Alabama," Huntsville Museum of Art, AL,
September 7 - October 12
1980
"Major New Works," Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY, September
9 - October 9
1981-82  "Real, Really Real, Super Real: Directions in Contemporary
American Realism," Traveling Exhibition: San Antonio Museum of
Art, TX, March 1 – April 26, 1981; Indianapolis Museum of Art,
IN, May 19 – June 28; Tucson Museum of Art, AZ, July 19 – August
26; Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, October
24 – January 3, 1982, catalog.
1981-83  "Contemporary American Realism Since 1960," Traveling
Exhibition: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia,
PA, 9/18-12/13/81; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond,
VA, 2/1-3/28/82; Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA, 5/6-7/25/82;
USICA Sponsored Tour: Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal,
9/10-10/24/82; Sales de Exposciones, Madrid, Spain, 11/17/82-
1/8/83; Germanishes National Museum, Nuremberg, Germany,
2/11-4/10/83
1981-84  "More Than Land or Sky, Art from Appalachia," National Museum of
American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Traveling
Exhibition
1982
"The Rebounding Surface," Edith C. Blum Art Institute, Avery
Center for the Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY,
August 6 - September 26
1982
"Tenth Anniversary Exhibition," Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1983-85  "Painting in the South: 1564-1980," Traveling Exhibition: Virginia
Museum, Richmond, VA; Birmingham Museum of Art, AL; National
Academy of Design, New York, NY; Mississippi Museum of Art,
Jackson, MS; The J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY;
New Orleans Museum of Art, LA
1984
“Aspects of Realism,” Walter Moos Gallery, Toronto, Canada,
Sept. 15 - Oct. 15
1984
"America Seen - Contemporary Artists View America," Adams
Middleton Gallery, Dallas, TX
1985-87  "American Realism - 20th Century Drawings and Watercolors from
the Glenn C. Janss Collection," San Francisco Museum of
Modern Art, CA, 11/7/85-1/12/86; DeCordova & Dana Museum and
Park, Lincoln, MA, 2/13-4/6/86; Archer M. Huntington Art
Gallery, University of Texas, Austin, 7/31-9/21/86; Mary & Leigh
Block Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 10/23-
12/14/86; Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA,
1/15-3/8/87; Akron Art Museum, OH, 4/9-5/31/87; Madison Art
Center, WI, 7/26-9/20/87
1986
"Familiar Reality," The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
1986
"Fireworks: American Artists Celebrate the Eighth Art," The Butler
Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
1986
"The Detailed Image - Realism Here and Abroad," Harcourts
Contemporary, San Francisco, CA
1986-87  "American Realism-Twentieth Century Drawings and Watercolors
from the Glenn C. Janss Collection," San Francisco Museum of
Modern Art, CA, Traveling Exhibition
1988
"20th Anniversary (15 in SoHo)-Artists & Movements From Our First
Two Decades," Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY, Nov.5 - 26
1989
"Expressions & Discoveries," Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville,
AL, May 20 - October 1
1990
"Amerikansk Fotorealism," Art Now Gallery, Gothenburg, Sweden,
October 20 - November 25
1991
"Photorealism: The Early Years," Isidore Ducasse Fine Arts,
New York, NY, Sept. 3 - Dec. 28, catalog
1991-92  "Photo-Realism: Revisited," Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale, FL,
Nov. 22, 1991 - Jan. 19, 1992
1992
"Photorealism From Nashville Collections," Cheekwood Fine Arts
Center, Nashville, TN, June 13-21
1992
"Some Faces," Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY, Sept. 12 -
October 3
1993
"Really, Real, Realism Show," Jack Wright Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
January 8-29
1993
"Photorealism Since 1980," Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY
April 23 - June 24
1993-94  "American Realism: The Urban Scene," (Selections from the Glenn C.
Janss Collection), Traveling Exhibition: Redding Museum and Art
Center, Redding, CA, 3/21/-5/2/93; Albany Museum of Art, Albany,
GA, 5/20-8/29; Canton Art Institute, Canton, OH, 9/19-11/7;
Paine Art Center and Arboretum, Oshkosh, WI, 11/28/93-1/9/94;
Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, FL, 1/30-3/13; Sunrise
Museums, Charleston, WV, 4/3-5/15; The Rockwell Museum, Corning,
NY, 5/29-7/24; Muscatine Art Center, Muscatine, IA, 8/14-9/25
1995
“Alabama Impact: Contemporary Artists With Alabama Ties,” Mobile
Museum of Art, Mobile, March 11 - May 7; Huntsville Museum of
Art, July 2 - September 3, catalog
1996
“Attention to Detail (Realism in All Forms),” Louis K. Meisel

Gallery, New York, NY, March 2 - 23
“Photorealism,” Jaffe Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, FL, Jan. 9-31
“Photorealists,” Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah,
GA, October 2 - November 25
1998
Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY
1998
“Abstract Illusionism from the 1970’s,” Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY, September 12 - October 3
1998
"25th Anniversary Exhibition: Major Works by the
Photorealists," Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY,
April 4 - May 16
2000
"The Photorealists," Center For the Arts, Vero Beach, FL, 
July 22 - September 10
2000-01 "Icons of the Century: A Retrospective," Savannah College of
Art and Design, Savannah, GA, September 29 - January 2
2001
"This is America: American Photorealists," Aarhus Kunstmuseum,
Arhus, Denmark, September 1 - November 25
2002
"Photorealism: The Liff Collection," Naples Museum of Art,
Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, FL, Jan. 1 - June 2
2002
“Photorealism at the Millennium: Vintage Photorealists,”
Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York, NY, Oct. 5-26
2003
“Iperrealisti,” Chiostro del Bramante, Rome, Italy,
April 5 – June 29
2003
“Subject: Object,” O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY,
May 31 – September 6
2004
“New American Realism and Photorealism,” Anthony Brunelli
Fine Arts, Binghamton, NY, November 5-27
2004-05  “American Photorealism,” traveling exhibition, Japan: Iwate Museum
of Art, April 4 – May 16; Iwaki City Art Museum, May 23 –
July 4; Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art, July 16 –
September 5; Hakodate Museum of Art, Hokkaido, September 12 –
November 7; Also to Jane Vorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers,
The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick,
Dec. 12, 2004 – March 27, 2005
2005 
Cars And Ketchup: Photorealist Images of the American Landscape”,
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca,
NY; April 2 - June 19
2005
"Double Take: Photorealism from the 1960's and '70s."  The Rose
Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltman, Mass.; May 19-July 31
2005
"The Reality Show/ The Big Picture", Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA; September 3 - October 30
2005/6
“Photorealism, Then and Now”, Elaine Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, Dec 8- Jan 9
2006
“Wonder Women: Idols in Contemporary Art”, Katonah Art Museum, Katonah, New York, October 1 – December 31.
2007
Group Show, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY, February 3 – 24
“Photorealism Today”, Plus One Gallery, London, England, April 25 - June 2.
Group Show, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY, Sept. 1 – Dec. 20
2008
“Recent Acquisitions”, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY, February 1 – March 31
“Painted Faces – Post-Modern Portraits”, Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, New York, NY, January 17 – February 23
“Recent Acquisitions”, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY, September 27 – October 25


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS


1972
Foote, Nancy. Interview with David Parrish, pp.83-84 in "The Photo
Realists: 12 Interviews," Art in America, November-December,
Vol.60, No.6, pp.73-89
1972
Seitz, William C. "The Real and the Artificial Painting of the New
Environment," Art in America, November-December, Vol.60, No.6,
pp.58-72
1976
Chase, Linda. "Photo-Realism: Post Modernist Illusionism," Art
International, March-April, pp.14-27
1984
Smith, Philip. “Huntsville’s Master of ‘Photorealism’,” Valley,
April, pp. 12-18, front cover ill.
1989
Martin, Ann Marie. "The World of David Parrish - Huntsville Artist
Transforms Ordinary Items Into Vibrant Images," The Huntsville
Times, AL, May 10, Section E
1993
Hanor, Stephanie. Review of Photorealism since 1980, Tulanian,
New Orleans, LA, Winter, p.9 ill.
1996
Barclay, Alison. “Off-The-Planet Art”, Herald Sun, Melbourne,
Australia, May 31, p. 89-Arts & Entertainment, illus.
1996
Fisher, Sally.  “Pratt Largesse Stuns Gallery”, Herald Sun,
Melbourne, Australia, June 8, Arts & Entertainment, illus.
1996
“Leading Photorealist Exhibits in Australia”, Melbourne Agenda,
Australia, June
1996
Cahill, Phillippe. “David Parrish: Photo-Surrealist”, Campaign,
Melbourne,Australia, August 24, ill.
1996
Nelson, Robert. “Visual Acumen Displayed by Artists Trained with
Confidence”, The Age, Melbourne, Australia, December 6, illus.
1997
“The Photorealists,” Savannah College of Art and Design-The
Magazine, Fall/Winter 1997, pp. 33-34
2001
Scavenius, Bente. “Det er Amerika”, Børsen, Copenhagen, Denmark,
August 31, ill.
2001
Andersen, Trine Rytter. “Stort Show”, Aarhus Stiftstidende,
Denmark, September 6, ill.
2001
Nex, Jens. “En Tegner ser på Malerier af Fotografier”, Aarhus
Stiftstidende, Denmark, September 6, ill.
2007
Sartorius, Tara Cady. “Tune Up”, Arts and Activites, Sandiego, CA, April, illus.


SELECTED CATALOGS


1973
Chase, Linda, with preface by Salvador Dali. "Les Hyperrealistes
Americains," Paris, Editions Filipacchi, pp.10, 18-19
1973
"Hyperrealisme: Maitres Americains & Europeens," Galerie Isy
Brachot, Brussels, pp.130-131
1974
Cowart, Jack. "New/Photo Realism: Painting and Sculpture of the
1970s," Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT, pp.19,48
1975
"Super Realism," The Baltimore Museum of Art, MD
1978
Geske, Norman A. "Things Seen," Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery,
Lincoln, NE, pp.94-95
1981
"Real, Really Real, Super Real: Directions in Contemporary
American Realism," with essays by Alvin Martin, Linda Nochlin
and Philip Pearlstein. Traveling Exhibition Organized by the San
Antonio Museum of Art, TX
1981
Kahan, Mitchell D. "David Parrish," Montgomery Museum of Fine
Arts, AL, Alabama traveling exhibition, May 19 – October 31
1991
"David Parrish - Porcelain Still Life," Louis K. Meisel Gallery,
New York, NY
1994
“New Art in an Old City/2,” with essay by Edward Lucie-Smith.
The Virlane Foundation and the K&B Corporation Collections,
New Orleans, LA, p.27
1997
“Photorealists,” with essays by Judith Van Baron and 
Margaret Betz. Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
2004
“Seeing Photographically: Photorealist Paintings (The Sydney and
Walda Besthoff Collection),” with essay by Hanneke Grootenboer.
New Orleans, LA, plates 5, 6 and 7
2004-05  “American Photorealism”, traveling exhibition, Japan: Iwate Museum
of Art, April 4 – May 16; Iwaki City Art Museum, May 23 –
July 4; Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art, July 16 –
September 5; Hakodate Museum of Art, Hokkaido, September 12 –
November 7; Also to Jane Vorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers,
The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick,
Dec. 12, 2004 – March 27, 2005, pp. 81-83
2005
Cars and Ketchup: Photorealist Images of the American Landscape.
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, New York, NY April 2 - June
19. p.21.


SELECTED BOOKS


1980
Meisel, Louis K. Photorealism, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York,
pp. 490-494
1986
Martin, Alvin.  American Realism - 20th Century Drawings and
Watercolors From the Glenn C. Janss Collection, San Francisco
Museum of Modern Art, CA, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York,
pp. 156, 221-222, 178-illus.
1989
Ward, John L.  American Realist Painting 1945-1980, UMI Research
Press, Ann Arbor, MI, pp.272, 316, 321, 389
1993
Meisel, Louis K. Photorealism since 1980, Harry N. Abrams, Inc.,
New York, pp. 313-324
1993
Howorth, Lisa (Editor). The South: A Treasury of Art and
Literature, Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, New York,
pp. 253, 274 illus.
1994
The Fine Art Index, Volume I, International Art
Reference, Chicago, p. 155
1996
Semper, Lothar. Auf einer Harley Davisdon möchte ich sterben,
Anirich Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany, cover illustration
2002
Meisel, Louis K. Photorealism at the Millennium, Harry N. Abrams,
Inc., New York, pp. 197-202
2004
Cempellin, Leda. L’Iperrealismo “Fotografico” Americano in
Pittura. Padua, Italy: Coop. Libraria Editrice Università
di Padova,p. 223


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS


Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
Birmingham Museum of Art, AL
Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID
Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, NC
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI
Greenville County Museum of Art, SC
Huntsville Museum of Art, AL
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, TN
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, AL
Tennessee Art League, Nashville, TN
The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne, Australia
The Virlane Foundation and the K&B Corporation Collections, New Orleans, LA
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
Westpac Gallery, Victoria Arts Centre, Melbourne, Australia

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