ARTHUR HOLMAN (1926 - 2015) "Green Nebula" 1989 Oil on canvas, 57" x 48"
ARTHUR HOLMAN (1926 - 2015). Painter. "Arthur Holman's abstract paintings of the 1950s used regular, abbreviated brush strokes-almost a kind of pointillism-to build subtly modulated surfaces of extremely close-valued colors." Holman's abstractions were based upon impressions of nature: "natural light, natural spaces. In the 1960s and 1970s he turned to more clearly defined, visionary landscapes bathed in radiant colors and reminiscent of the paintings of Bonnard." (Albright).
Post War California artist, Arthur Holman studied at the University of New Mexico, BFA 1951; Hans Hofmann School 1951; and the California School of Fine Arts 1953.
Literature: Albright, Thomas. Art in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945-1980 Davenport, Ray. Davenport’s Art Reference: The Gold Edition Hopkins, Henry. The Painting and Sculpture Collection San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Painting & Sculpture in California, The Modern Era Falk, Peter Hastings. Who was Who in American Art, 1997-1994 McGowen, Alison. Who's Who in American Art, 2004 (25th Edition) Marquis. Who’s Who in American Art, 1997-1998 Jaques Cattell Press. Who’s Who in American Art, 1976 (12th Edition)
Museums: Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, San Francisco, California Cantor Arts Center, Stanford, Palo Alto, California Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, California Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, California San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SF MOMA), San Francisco, California
Solo Exhibitions: Esther Robles Gallery, Los Angeles 1960 David Cole Gallery, San Francisco 1962 de Young Museum, San Francisco 1963 San Francisco Museum of Art, 1963 Gumps Gallery, San Francisco 1964, 65, 66, 69, 87 Marin Civic Center Gallery 1970, 95 William Sawyer gallery, San Francisco 1971, 73, 74, 76 Bolles Gallery, Santa Rosa 1982 Braunstein Quay Gallery, San Francisco 1992
Selected Exhibitions: The Art Bank of the San Francisco Art Association, 1958, 59, 60, 62,63; Alan Gallery, New York City 1959; 50 California Artists, Whitney Museum of American Art, Walker Art Center, Albright Knox Gallery and Des Moines Art Center 1962; Some Points of View, Stanford University 1962 (Purchase Award); Winter Invitational, California Palace of The Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 1962-64 11th Invitational, Contemporary American Painters and sculptors University of Illinois 1963; 19 Artists West of the Mississippi, Colorado Springs Fine Art center 1963; University of North Carolina Annual 1965; California Painting and Sculpture: The Modern Era San Francisco Museum of Art 1976; 20th Century Landscape Drawings, De Young Museum, San Francisco 1989
Sources: www.AskART.com David Carlson, Carlson Gallery, California Thomas Albright, Art in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945-1980