John John - Biography - Louis K. Meisel Gallery
C. Smith, 1972
John Kacere (b. 1920, Walker, Iowa) is best known for his paintings of the female body, particularly midsections, clothed in lingerie. These larger-than-life paintings often drew criticism from feminists, but he maintains his work is a celebration of womanhood. Kacere’s work is held in major collections including Stedeljik Museum in Amsterdam, Holland, Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon, and the J.B. Speed Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. Before his death in 1999, Kacere taught at several notable universities including Cooper Union, New York University, Parsons School of Design, and School of Visual Arts.

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Joelie '89, oil on canvas, 1989
Anne '88, oil on canvas, 1988
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Jutta, oil on canvas, 1973
Louisa, oil on canvas, 1989
C. Smith, oil on canvas, 56.5 x 80.5"
Oksana '94, oil on linen, 1994
Anne '88, oil on canvas, 1988
Cynthia, oil on linen, 1982
Reina '79, oil on linen, 1979
Maude 77, oil on canvas, 1977
Allison '85, oil on canvas, 1985