Jack Jack - Biography - Louis K. Meisel Gallery
Born

April 7, 1937; Ventura, CA
Resides:
Oakland, CA
Education:
1970
California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA; M.F.A.
1968
California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA; B.F.A.


Solo Exhibitions

2011 O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
2006
O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
2002
O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
1996
O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
1991
O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
1988
O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
1985
O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
1983
O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
1981
O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
1979
O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
1974
O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
1965
Chico College


Group Exhibitions

2013
Photorealism Revisited, Oklahoma Museum of Art,
2013
Adornment, Belger Arts Center, Kansas City, MO
2013
Photorealism, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, Canada
2012-14 Photorealism: 50 Years of Hyperrealistic Painting, Kunsthalle Tubingen, Germany; traveling to: Museo Thyssen Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain; Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, UK; Musee d’lxelles, Belgium
2012
Beyond Realism, Galerie De Bellefeuille, Montreal, Canada
2009 EXACTITUDE V, Plus One Gallery, London, England
2009
OK Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
2008-09 Shock of the Real: Photorealism Revisited, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
2008
The West Coast Ten, Sullivan Goss Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
2007-08 Artists of Invention, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
2007
Anniversary Exhibition, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2007
Works on Paper: Watercolors and Drawings by Artists of OK Harris, Art & Design Gallery, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI
2006
Realist Tendencies on Paper, The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
2006
Eighth Annual Realism Invitational, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2006
Exactitude III, Plus One Gallery, London, England
2005
Seventh Annual Realism Invitational, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2004
National Landscape Show, M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK
2004
2004-05 CCA Faculty New Work, Tecoah Bruce Gallery, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA
2004
Sixth Annual Realism Invitational, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2004
American Photorealism, Iwate Museum of Art, Iwate, Japan; traveling exhibition in Japan;
Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ
2004
Summer Is…, Bernaducci Meisel Gallery, New York, NY
2003-04 Everything OK at OK Harris, Brevard Museum of Art and Science, Melbourne, FL
2003-04 the not-so-still life: a century of California painting and sculpture, San Jose Museum of Art,
San Jose, CA; Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA
2003
Fifth Annual Realism Invitational, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2003
Contemporary American Landscapes VI, M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK
2003
Iperrealisti, Chiostro del Bramante, Rome, Italy
2002
Vintage Photorealists, Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, New York, NY
2002
Add//Drop//Add: CCAC Faculty Show, Oliver Art Center, Oakland, CA
2002
As Real As It Gets: Super Realism and Photo-Realism from the Tucson Museum of Art
and Private Collections, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
2002
Contemporary Realism V, M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK
2002
Photorealism: The Liff Collection, Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL
2001
Contemporary American Landscapes: An Urban and Rural Perspective, M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK
2001
Third Annual Realism Invitational, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2001
Contemporary American Realism III, M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK
2000
Go Figure, O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
2000
The Photorealists, Holmes Gallery, Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, FL
2000
O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
2000
2nd Annual Realism Invitational, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2000
Contemporary American Realism III, M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK
1999
First Annual Realism Invitational, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1999
Constructing Realities, Brigham Young University Art Museum, Salt Lake City, UT
1998
Realism Knows No Bounds, van de Griff Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1996
Realism '96: Third Annual Realism Invitational, van de Griff Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1996
CCAC: Past. Present And Future (1906-1996) , Oliver Art Center, California College of Arts and Crafts,
Oakland, CA
1996
A Survey of Contemporary American Realism, Posco Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
1996
Ivan Karp: The Face of Contemporary Art, A Celebration of Forty Years of Fine Arts Dealership, Norton Center for the Arts, Centre College, Danville, KY
1995
Streets Seen: The Edifice Complex - New Works from O.K. Harris, Norton Center for the Arts, Centre
College, Danville, KY
1994
Young Guns East Coast Artists, Nevada Institute for Contemporary Art, Las Vegas, NV
1993
Interiors, Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1993
The 57th Annual National Midyear Exhibition, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
1993
Photorealism Since 1980, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY
1993-94 American Realism: The Urban Scene Selections from the Glenn C. Janss Collection, organized by the
Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID; travelling exhibition
1992-92 Realism/Photorealism, O.K. Harris/David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, MI
1992
Photorealism From Nashville Collections, Cheekwood Fine Arts Center, Nashville, TN
1992
How Green Is My Valley, Louis Stern Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
1992
The Articulated Thumbprint, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
1991
A Small Bite Of The Pig Apple: Contemporary Art From O.K. Harris, Bobbitt Visual Arts Center, Albion College, Albion, MI
1991
The Heart Of America: The O.K Harris Collection, Dada Building, Fukuoka City, Japan
1991
Photorealism: The Early Years, Isidore Ducasse Fine Arts, New York, NY
1990
Amerikansk Fotorealism, Art Now Gallery, Gothenburg, Sweden
1990
Contemporary Realism: Perception and Experience, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
1990
Oakland's Artists, The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
1990
Six, Phyllis Rothman Gallery, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ
1988
Tortue is O.K., Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1987
Feasts, Squibb Gallery, Princeton, NJ
1987
The Hot Centre: Contemporary Art Selected By Ivan Karp,
Norton Center for the Arts, Centre
College, Danville, KY
1987
The 51st Annual National Mid-Year Exhibition, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
1987
Mainsteam America: The Collection of Phil Desind, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
1985-87 American Realism: Twentieth-Century Drawings and Watercolors from the Glenn C. Janss Collection-
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; travelling exhibition
1985
American Realism, William Sawyer Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1985
American Realism: The Precise Image, Isetan Museum of Art, Tokyo; travelling exhibition in Japan
1985
The Real Thing, North Miami Museum and Art Center, North Miami, FL
1984
Through the Looking Glass: Reflected Images in Contemporary Art, Heckscher Museum, Huntington,
N.Y.
1984
O.K Harris Artists, Royal Palm Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
1983-85 West Coast Realism, Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA; travelling exhibition
1983
Icons of Contemporary Art, Foster Goldstrom Gallery, Dallas, TX
1982
Drawings by 50 California Artists, Modernism, San Francisco, CA
1982
Contemporary American Realism, Foster Goldstrom Gallery, Dallas, TX
1982
American Super Realism from the Morton C. Neumann Family Collection, Terra Museum of
American Art, Evanston, IL
1983
Watercolor in America, Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, Hartford, CT
1982
California Realism, Molly Barnes Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1982
O.K. Harris West, Scottsdale, AZ
1982
Thorpe Intermedia Gallery, Sparkill, NY
1982
Northern California Realist Painters, Redding Museum, Redding, CA
1981-83 Contemporary American Realism Since 1960, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA;
travelling to: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA; Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon; Germanishes National Museum, Nuremberg, Germany
1980
Realism/Photorealism, Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa, OK
1980
Realism, Walnut Creek Civic Arts Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
1979-80 Interiors, Summit Art Center, Summit, NJ
1979-80 Collector's Choice, Mississippi Art Association, Museum of Art, Jackson, MS
1979
Bay Area Painting Invitational, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
1979
Selections of Public Relation Paintings from New York Galleries, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA
1979
Perceiving Time and Space Through Art, Hartnett Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY,
1978-80 Reflections of Realism Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM
1978
Richmond Invitational, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
1978
Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL
1977-78 Photo-Realism, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL
1977
Photo-Realism in Painting, Art Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, CA
1977
41st Annual Midyear Show, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
1977
New Realism: Modern Art Form, Boise Gallery of Art, Boise, ID
1977
A Comparative Studv of Nineteenth Century California Paintings and Contemporary Realism, California
State University, Chico, CA
1977
Montclair State College, Upper Montclair, NJ
1977
This Is Today, Root Art Center, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY
1977
Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
1976
Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
1976
Art on Paper, The Weatherspoon Guild, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina,
Greensboro, NC
1975
Lafayette Museum, Lafayette, LA
1975
Sharp Realism, William Paterson College, Wayne, NJ
1975
Realist Painting in California, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1975
American Realism, Reed College, Portland, OR
1975
Realism in Painting, BeAnza College, CA
1975
The Classic Revival, Sell Telephone Company, Chicago, IL
1975
Report from SoHo, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, NY
1974
Tokyo Biennale '74, Tokyo, Japan
1974
New/Photo Realism, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
1973
The Super-Realist Vision, De Cordova and Dana Museum, Lincoln, MA
1973
Amerikanske Realister, Randers Kunstmuseum, Sweden
1973
East Coast/West Coast/New Realism, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
1972-75 Gallery Ostergren, Malmo, Sweden
1972
Five Artists, Sonoma State College, Sonoma, CA
1972
Four Realists, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
1971
San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA


Bibliography: Books

The Not-So Still Life: A Century of California Painting and Sculpture, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA, 2002.
Photorealism At The Millennium, Louis K. Meisel and Linda Chase, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, 2002.
Photorealism Since 1980, Louis K. Meisel, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1993.
Photorealism, Louis K. Meisel, Harry Abrams Publisher, New York, 1980.
Superrealist Painting and Sculpture, Christine Lindsay, William A. Morrow & Co., New York, 1980.
Superrealism, Edward Lucie-Smith, Phaidon Publications, Oxford, England, 1979.
Who's Who In American Art, Jacques Cattell Press, Tempe, AZ, 1976.
Superrealism. A Critical Anthology,Gregory Battcock, E.P. Dutton, New York, 1975.
Hyperrealism, Linda Chase, Rizzoli, New York, 1975.


Bibliography: Catalogues

Photorealism: 50 Years of Hyperrealistic Painting,Edited by Otto Letze, Published by Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern, Germany, 2013.
Beyond Realism, Galerie De Bellefeuille, Introduction: Helen & Jacques Bellefeuille, Montreal, Canada, 2012.
Shock of the Real: Photorealism Revisited, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL; Introduction: Valerie Ann Leeds, 2008
Exactitude III, Plus One Gallery, London, England ;Introduction: James Malpas, 2006.
Seeing Photographically: Photorealist Paintings, The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Collection, New Orleans, LA, 2004.
American Photorealism, Iwate Museum of Art, Iwate, Japan; Text: Louis K. Meisel; Linda Chase, 2004.
The not-so-still life: a century of California painting and sculpture, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA; Susan Landauer, William H. Gerdts, Patricia Trenton, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 2003.
Fifth Annual Realism Invitational, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Essay: Paul J. Karlstrom, 2003.
Iperrealisti, Chiostro del Bramante, Rome, Italy, Viviani Editore, 2003.
Third Annual Realism Invitional, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francosco, CA; Essay: Patricia Failing, 2001.
First Annual Realism Invitational, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Essay: Peter Frank, 1999.
A Survey of Contemporary American Realism, Posco Gallery, Seoul, South Korea, 1996.
Photorealism. The Early Years, Isidore Ducasse Fine Arts, New York, NY, 1991.
Mainstream America: The Collection of Phil Desind, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH; Introduction: Louis Zona, 1987.
American Realism: Twentieth-Century Drawings and Watercolors from the Glenn C. Janss Collection,
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Text: Alvin Martin; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art/Harry N. Abrams Publishers, New York, 1985.
American Realism: The Precise Image, Isetan Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan; Text: John Arthur, Published by The Asahi Shimbun, 1985.
American Super-Realism from the Morton G. Neumann Family Collection, Terra Museum of American Art, Evanston, IL; Introduction: Linda Chase, 1982.
West Coast Realism, Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA; Introduction: Lynn Gamwell, 1983.
Contemporary American Realism Since 1960, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA;
Frank N. Goodyear, New York Graphic Society, Boston, MA, 1981.
Realism-Photorealism, Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa, OK; John Arthur, 1980.
Bay Area Painting Invitational, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA; Introduction: Clayton Pinkerton, 1979.
41st Annual Midyear Show, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH; Review: Susan Sollins, 1977.
This Is Today: An Exhibition of Works by Living Artists, Root Art Center, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY; Foreword: Rand Carter, 1977.
A Comparative Studv of 19th Century California Paintings and Contemporary California Realism, California State University, Chico, CA; Introduction: Tom Horowitz, 1977.
Art on Paper: 12th Annual Weatherspoon Exhibition, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC;
Introduction: Gilbert F. Carpenter, 1976.
Super-Realist Vision, De Cordova Museum, Lincoln, MA; Foreword: Carlo M. Lamagna, 1973.
4 Real, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA; Introduction: George Nuebert, 1972.


Bibliography: Periodicals

American in Britain Magazine, “Hello Photorealism-Goodbye Pop Art”, Abby Cronin, Summer 2006.
ARTnews, “Reviews: Fifth Annual Realism Invitational”, Margaret Lee, September 2003, p.139.
Sunstorm, "Jack Mendenhall at O.K. Harris", Diane Lundegaard, October/November 1988.
Museum of California: Oakland Museum, "They Paint What They See, Not What They Dream",
Bill Northwood, May/June 1982.
Southwest Art Magazine, "Contemporary American Realism Since 1960", Mary Stofflet, 1982.
Business Week, "Collectibles for 1979", January 1979.
New York Magazine, "A Room With A View Of A Room", Dorothy Seiberling, April 5, 1976, p.72- 74.
Arts Magazine, "Review", Ellen Lubell, February 1975.
Art in America, "The Real and the Artifical; Painting of the New Environment",William C. Seitz, November/December 1972.


Bibliography: Newspapers

Advocate-Messenger, "Contemporary artists offer fresh look at street scenes", February 16, 1995, p.A8.
Le Devoir (Montreal), "Elaac: Quatre galeries new-yarkaises affichent leurs couleurs", Marie ¬Michele Cron, November 14, 1991, p.A1,4.
Star Ledger. (Newark, NJ), "Art", Eileen Watkins, December 26, 1987.
Home News, (New Brunswick, NJ) , Art to make your stomach growl", Helen Schwartz, December 6, 1987.
Courier News, (Bridgewater, NJ) ,"Gallery offers feast for the eyes", Emanuel Haller, December 13, 1987.
The Packet: Time Off, (Princeton, NJ), " 'Feasts' ", Estelle Sinclaire, December 9, 1987.
The Beverly Hills Post, "Around Town", Miles Malvern, January 2, 1987, p.9.
Hartford Courant, "Handsome Watercolors at U of H's Joseloff Gallery", Bernard Hanson, November 13, 1983.
Newsday, "On Art: Photo Realism with bounce", Jeanne Paris, April 13, 1979.
SoHo Weekly News, "On Art", John Gruen, December 12, 1974.
Christian Science Monitor,"Sharp-focus realism", Mary Lou Kelley, October 25, 1973.

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