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John Kacere

John Kacere (b. 1920, Walker, Iowa; d. 1999, Cedar Rapids, 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 maintained 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.

Artist John Kacere with painting

Featured Works

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Currently On View

The Great American Nude

5 September — 7 October, 2023

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Previous Exhibitions

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The Flat Files

Prints, Posters and Ephemera from our Files

3 June — 19 July, 2023

Allison '85 - John Kacere

Remembering John Kacere (1920 - 1999)

20 February — 28 March, 2020

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From Lens to Eye to Hand

Photorealism 1969 to Today

6 August , 2017— 21 January, 2018

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Photorealism: 50 Years of Hyperrealistic Painting

Tampa Museum of Art Tampa, Florida

30 June — 8 October, 2017

Yigal Ozeri - Untitled Shely

Photorealism Revisited

50 Years of Photorealism

6 June — 21 June, 2017

Kunsthal Rotterdam museum entrance

Hyperrealism: 50 Years of Painting

Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands

25 February — 5 June, 2017

Recent Press
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John Kacere
The Photorealist Pin-Up Pics That Inspired Christopher Kane
AnOther, 22/09/2017

Parrish Art Museum
From Lens To Eye To Hand: Photorealism 1969 To Today
Hamptons Art Hub, 04/08/2017

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