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painting by Ron Kleemann
painting by Ron Kleemann
painting by Ron Kleemann

Ron Kleemann

Ron Kleemann (b. 1937, Bay City, Michigan; d. 2014, Great Barrington, Massachusetts) focused his work on what he deemed “corporate graffiti,” depicting the branding marks and logos on automobiles. Beginning with Grand Prix cars, he later painted Indy 500 cars, trucks, police vehicles, and fire engines. His later work portrayed NASCAR cars. Kleemann produced over 150 Photorealist paintings and exhibited extensively throughout the United States. His work is in many notable public collections.

Featured Works

Exhibitions
— Ron Kleemann

Previous Exhibitions

Tampa Art Museum Cropped 2

Photorealism: 50 Years of Hyperrealistic Painting

Tampa Museum of Art Tampa, Florida

30 June — 8 October, 2017

Kunsthal Rotterdam museum entrance

Hyperrealism: 50 Years of Painting

Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands

25 February — 5 June, 2017

c-werner-hannappel CROPPED 2

Photorealism: 50 Years of Hyperrealistic Painting

Osthaus-Museum Hagen, Germany

15 October , 2016— 8 January, 2017

the New Orleans museum of art - exterior - CROPPED

Photorealism: The Sydney & Walda Besthoff Collection

9 November , 2014— 5 January, 2015

Thyssen - Bornemisza Museo Nacional - interior entrance - CROPPED

Hiperrealismo 1967 - 2012

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museo Nacional, Madrid, Spain

22 March — 9 June, 2013

Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin-Exterior

Picturing America: Photorealism in the 1970s

7 March — 10 May, 2009

Recent Press
— Ron Kleemann

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

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