Robert Robert - Biography - Louis K. Meisel Gallery
Robert Neffson, 2011

BORN

1949
New York, NY


EDUCATION

1973 Boston University, Fine Arts, MFA Painting Studied with Philip Guston, James Weeks, and Sigmund Abeles
1971 Boston University, School of Fine Arts, BFA Cum Laude
1970 Tanglewood Institute, Lenox, Massachusetts (full scholarship)
1969 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine (full scholarship)
1964-67 The Art Students League of New York with Lennart Anderson and others


SELECTED GRANTS

1984 Pennsylvania State University Research Grant
1983 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Visual Artist Grant
1977-78 Artist-in-Residence Grant, Roswell Museum & Art Center, New Mexico
1976-77 Fulbright-Hayes Fellowship (Painting), Rome, Italy
1976 Massachusetts Arts and Humanities Foundation Grant
1975-76 Elizabeth T. Greenshields Memorial Foundation Grants, Canada
1971-73 Boston University Graduate Teaching Fellowship
1969 Julius Rosen Scholarship, Boston University
1969 Wilfred P. Cohen Award, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine
1966 Nessa Cohen Award, Art Students League, New York


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 "New Paintings", Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, New York, NY
2012 "Urban Landscapes", Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, New York, New York
2004 Hammer Galleries, New York, New York
2001 Hammer Galleries, New York, New York
1997 Gallery Henoch, New York, New York
1992 Gallery Henoch, New York, New York
1990 Gallery Henoch, New York, New York
1985 Gallery Henoch, New York, New York
1983 First Street Gallery, New York, New York
1983 Capricorn Gallery, Bethesda, Maryland
1982 Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania
1981 First Street Gallery, New York, New York
1979 Long Island University, New York
1978 Roswell Museum & Arts Center, New Mexico


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBTIONS

2012-2017
"Hyperrealism 1967-2012"; Kunsthalle Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany;
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza Madrid, Spain; Saarland Museum, Sarbruecken, Germany
The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, England; Museum of Fine Arts, Bilbao, Spain; The Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia; Musee d’Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium; Osthaus Museum, Hagen, Germany; The Museum of Modern Realism, The Netherlands
2013
"Photorealism Revisited", Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK
Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
MANA Contemporary Art Center, Jersey City, NJ
2013 “Sneak Peek: Preview Exhibition for Photorealism in the Digital Age”, Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, New York
2011 The New York Project, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York, NY
2010 Expansion, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York
2009 Summer Invitational, Bernarducci.Meisel Gallery, New York
2009 Gallery Contemporary Artists, Hammer Galleries, New York
2008 Exactitude IV, Plus One Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2008 Gallery Contemporary Artists, Celebrating 1928-2008, Hammer Galleries, New York
2007 Art London, Chelsea, London, United Kingdom
2007 Gallery Contemporary Artists, Hammer Galleries, New York
2007 Form/London Olympia, United Kingdom
2007 Contemporary Artists, Hammer Galleries, New York
2006 Why the Nude? The Art Students League of New York
2006 Contempoary Artists, Hammer Galleries, New York
2006 Art London, Chelsea, London, United Kingdom
2006 Instructors’ Exhibition, The Art Students League of New York
2006 Contemporary Artists, Plus One Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2006 Contemporary Realism, M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, Oklahoma
2005 Contemporary Artists, Plus One Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2005 Exactitude III, Plus One Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2005 Instructors’ Exhibition, The Art Students League of New York
2005 Contemporary Artists, Hammer Galleries, New York, New York
2005 A Gallery Salute to the 130th Anniversary of The Art Students League of New York, Hammer Galleries, New York, New York
2005 Group Show, Gallery Henoch. New York, New York
2004 Contemporary Artists, Hammer Galleries, New York, New York
2004 Instructors' Exhibition, The Art Students League of New York
2003 Small Works, Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, New York, New York
2003 Instructors' Exhibition, The Art Students League of New York
2003 Contemporary Artists, Hammer Galleries, New York, New York
2002 Small Works, Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, New York, New York
2002 Instructors' Exhibition, The Art Students League of New York
2002 Contemporary Artists, Selected Works Hammer Galleries, New York, New York
2001 Instructors' Exhibition, The Art Students League of New York
2001 Contemporary Artists, Hammer Galleries, New York, New York
2000 Instructors' Exhibition, The Art Students League of New York
2000 Contemporary Artists, Hammer Galleries, New York, New York
1999 Contemporary Artists, Hammer Galleries, New York, New York
1999 Instructors' Exhibition, The Art Students League of New York
1998 Contemporary Artists, Hammer Galleries, New York, New York
1998 Instructors' Exhibition, The Art Students League of New York
1997 Instructors' Exhibition, The Art Students League of New York
1996 Art Miami '96, International Art Exposition, Miami Beach, Florida
1995 Instructors' Exhibition, The Art Students League of New York
1995 Virtuosity International Art Fair, Art Communication International, New York
1994 Instructors' Exhibition, The Art Students League of New York
1994 Getting Real: 20th Century American Realism from the Philip Desind Collection, South Bend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend, Indiana
1994 New York, Evolution of a 20th Century Metropolis, Pelham Art Center, New York
1994 Group Show, Gallery Henoch, New York, New York
1993 Instructors' Exhibition, The Art Students League of New York
1993 Group Show, OK Harris Works of Art, Birmingham, Michigan
1993 Group Show, Gallery Henoch, New York, New York
1993 New York Icons, Michael Ingbar Gallery, New York, New York
1992 New York Icons, Gallery of Architectural Art, New York
1992 New York: City by Day/City by Night, Gallery Henoch, New York, New York
1991 Group Show, Gallery Henoch, New York, New York
1990 Objects Observed: Contemporary Still Life, Gallery Henoch, New York, New York
1989 New York: City by Day/City by Night, Gallery Henoch, New York, New York
1988 Toys, Gallery Henoch, New York, New York
1988 Mainstream America, Collection of Philip Desind, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio
1988 Works on Paper, Gallery Henoch, New York, New York
1988 National Watercolor Exhibit, Judged by Sondra Frekelton, Edgewood College, Madison, Wisconsin
1988 Knickerbocker Artists, 37th Annual Open Exhibition, Salamagundi Club, New York, New York
1988 6th Annual Exhibit, National Competition Judged by Gracie Mansion, Museum of the Hudson Highlands, New York
1988 20th Annual Greater Harrisburg Arts Festival, State-wide Competition at the State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
1988 Group Exhibition, Gallery Henoch, New York, New York
1987 1987, Gallery Artists, Gallery Henoch, New York, New York
1986-87 Humor, Wit, and Whimsy, Touring Competition Judged by Bernard Reilly, Library of Congress
1986 Metro Art, International Competition Curated by Ivan Karp, OK Harris, New York, and Lisa Dennison, Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York
1985 Gallery Artists, Gallery Henoch, New York, New York
1984-85 15th Anniversary Show, Invitational Show, First Street Gallery, New York, New York
1984 Summer Remembered, Squibb Gallery, Princeton, New Jersey
1984 Faculty Exhibit, Zoller Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania
1983-84 The Artists’ Studio in American Art, 1840-1983, Allentown Museum, Allentown, Pennsylvania
1983 Two Person Show, Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
1983 New Faculty Exhibit, Zoller Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania
1982 Nocturnes, First Street Gallery, New York, New York
1981 45th Annual Midyear Show, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio
1981 Painting Invitational, Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
1981 Faculty Exhibition, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
1981 First Street and Friends, First Street Gallery, New York, New York
1979 Group Exhibition, First Street Gallery, New York, New York
1978 Invitational, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, New Mexico
1977 Fulbright Artists Exhibition, Biblioteca Americana, Rome, Italy
1976 Realists, Sunne Savage Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
1975 Candid Painting: American Genre 1950-1975, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts
1975 Painting Invitational, Brockton, Art Center, Brockton, Massachusetts
1974 Living American Artists and the Figure, Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania
1974 New Talent, Alpha Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
1973 New Talent/New England, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts
1973 National Print and Drawing Show, Western Illinois University
1972 National Print Invitational, Pratt Graphic Center, New York, New York


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

The Art Students League of New York
Assistant Professor of Art, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York
Assistant Professor of Art, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania
Graduate/Undergraduate Department Head of Painting and Drawing
Assistant Professor of Art, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Graduate/Undergraduate Life Drawing and Painting
Instructor, Fisher Junior College, Boston, Massachusetts
Painting and Life Drawing; Creator of course on basic studio fundamentals
Instructor, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts
Graphics
Graduate Teaching Fellow, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
Design and Drawing


SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond C. Adler, Carlsbad, California
Kutayba Alghanim, New York, New York
Arthur Anderson and Company
The Art Students League, New York, New York
Luc Baechler, Geneva, Switzerland
Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
Bristol College, Jackson Arts Center, Fall River, Massachusetts
Lennard Carlson, Chicago, Illinois
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Chaiken, Lafayette, California
Charlestown Savings Bank, Charlestown, Massachusetts
Paul and Carol Frimmer, Los Angeles, California
Genatt Associates, Inc., New Hyde Park, New York
Kenneth Gilman, Columbus, Ohio
Ernesto Gismondi, Milan, Italy
Mr. & Mrs. Stuart Hahn, Sacramento, California
Hammer Galleries, New York, New York
Michael Hammer, California
Dr. R. Hildmann, Freiberg, Germany
Dr. Fred Jacobs, Livingston, New Jersey
Dr. Martin Jacobs, Livingston, New Jersey
Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Kent, New Vernon, New Jersey
S. Jerome Mandel, Santa Monica, California
Pierre Alain Marsani, Paris, France
Mr. and Mrs. Gil Mintz, Fort Lee, New Jersey
Modagrafics, Rolling Meadows, Illinois
New York Life Insurance Company, New York, New York
Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, New Mexico
Dr. Peter Schaufelberger, Zurich, Switzerland
Jerry Seinfeld, New York, New York
Larry A. Silverstein, Silverstein Properties, New York, New York
Mr. and Mrs. Greg Smith, New York, New York
Marcus Tellenbach, Zurich, Switzerland
Brian Tenodji, Paris, France
Dr. & Mrs. F. Troemel, Kronberg, Germany
Todd Wagner, New York, New York
Dr. and Mrs. Howard Weintraub, Newton, Massachusetts
Wellington Management Company,LLP , Boston, Massachusetts


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2016
Laster, Paul. “12 Things to do in New York’s Art World Before April 8”, Observer, April 4.
Rose, Joshua. “Robert Neffson: Lively Cityscapes”, American Art Collector, April.
2014
González, José Enrique. Artelibre: Arte y Libertad VIII. Galeria artelibre:
Zaragoza, Spain. pp. 172-173.
2013
Letze, Otto, et. al. 50 Years of Hyperrealist Painting. Hatje Cantz: Germany.
Nospal, Ana. “Rendering Reality: Pushing the Boundaries of Art”, KGOU.org, March 21.
2012
Stoelker, Thomas. “On View: Robert Neffson’s Urban Landscapes”, The Architect’s Newspaper, April 20.
Seed, John. “Robert Neffson: The City Reflects Us”, Huffington Post, April 11.
Head, Clive. Robert Neffson: Urban Landscapes. Bernarducci Meisel Gallery: New York.
2011
Nasab, Homa. “Q+A with American Photorealism Robert Neffson”, Museum Views, Dec.
2009
Taylor, John Russell. Exactitude: Hyperrealist Art Today. Ed. Maggie Bollaert.
Thames and Hudson: New York.

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NYC Tea, oil on linen, 2016
NYC Apple, oil on linen, 2016
Times Square Self Portrait, oil on linen, 2012
Columbus, oil on linen, 2015
Metropolitan Museum, oil on linen, 2014
Venice, oil on linen, 2014
57th And 5th Avenue, oil on canvas, 2013
The Metropolitan, oil on linen, 2013
Grand Central Window, oil on linen, 2012
Vaporetto, oil on linen, 2011
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