Brian Gross Fine Art
EXHIBITIONS
ARTISTS
GALLERY

the estate of roy de forest
Black Horse Meadow, 2004


Untitled, 2001


Hog Farm, 2001


Untitled, 2003


A Figure of Our Times, 1972


Texas, 2002


Pig Farm, 2000


The Horse, 2000


A Dog of Our Times, 2000


Untitled (panel painting), 2005


Concerning White Elephants, 1960


Untitled, 2007


Miniature Drawing, 1973-80


Drawing, 1966


Untitled, 1966


Untitled, 1966


North of Patagonia, 2004-5


The Traveler, 2001


Birdland, 1994


Untitled, 2006


Untitled, 2006


The Airplane, 1993


The Campfire, 1993


Untitled, 2004


Untitled, 2004


b. North Platte, Nebraska, 1930
d. Vallejo, California, 2007
Education
1950-52
California School of Fine Arts, San Francisco
1953
San Francisco State College, B.A.
1958
San Francisco State College, M.A.
Teaching
1965-82
University of California, Davis
1964-65
California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland,
1964
San Quentin Prison, San Rafael, CA
1964-65
Junior Center of Arts and Sciences, Oakland, CA
1961-62
San Francisco State College
1960-61
Contra Costa Junior College, San Pablo, CA
1958-60
Yakima Junior College, Yakima, WA
1955-58
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Solo Exhibitions
2015
Let Sleeping Dogs Lie, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco
2012
A Figure of Our Times, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco
2009
Painting the Big Painting, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco
2008
Roy De Forest: A Memorial Exhibition, George Adams Gallery, New York NY
2006
Recent Paintings, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco
2004
Recent Paintings, IMAGO Galleries, Palm Desert, CA
2002
LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2001
Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, WA
1997
New Constructions, George Adams Gallery, New York
1994
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco
1993
New Paintings and Drawings, Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New
1992
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco
1991
Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Santa Monica
1989
Fuller Gross Gallery, San Francisco
1986
Fuller Goldeen Gallery, San Francisco
1985
Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York
1984
Fuller Goldeen Gallery, San Francisco
1983-84
The Early Constructions, Richard L. Nelson Gallery, University of California, Riverside
1982
California State University, Chico
Fuller Goldeen Gallery, San Francisco
1981
Enter the Enchanted De Forest, (print commission), Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Clark/Benton Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Fuller Goldeen Gallery, San Francisco
1980
E.B. Crocker Museum of Art Invitational, Sacramento, CA
Fountain Gallery, Portland, OR
Susan Whitney Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR, 1980
Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA
Richard L. Nelson Gallery, University of California, Davis
Marian Locks Gallery, Philadelphia
Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York
1979
Fresno City College, Fresno, CA, 1979
605 East 3rd Street Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Manolides Gallery, Seattle, WA
Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York
1978
Libra Gallery, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA
Clark/Benton Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Gallery of Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA
Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA
Manolides Gallery, Seattle, WA
Hansen Fuller Gallery, San Francisco
1977
Institute of Contemporary Art with Robert Hudson, Boston, MA
Galerie Darthea Speyer, Paris, France
Clark/Benton Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Allan Frumkin Gallery, Chicago
Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York
1976
Fendrick Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Hansen Fuller Gallery, San Francisco
1975
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA
Retrospective, Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York
Hansen Fuller Gallery, San Francisco
1974
Galerie Allen, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Shasta College, Redding, CA
Retrospective, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Fort Worth Art Museum, TX, Glenbow-Alberta Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Allan Frumkin Gallery, Chicago
Hansen Fuller Gallery, San Francisco
1973
Galerie Darthea Speyer, Paris, France
Allan Frumkin Gallery, Chicago
Hansen Fuller Gallery, San Francisco
1972
Manolides Gallery, Seattle, WA
Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York
1971
California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco
Manolides Gallery, Seattle, WA
Gallery Marc, Washington, D.C.
Hansen Fuller Gallery, San Francisco
1969
Cowell College, University of California, Santa Cruz
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
1967
City College of Sacramento Art Gallery, CA
Dilexi Gallery, San Francisco
1966
Peninsula Gallery, Menlo Park, CA
Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York
Dilexi Gallery, San Francisco
1965
East and West Gallery, San Francisco
1963
Dilexi Gallery, San Francisco
1962
San Francisco Art Association Gallery, San Francisco
1960
Dilexi Gallery, San Francisco
Stone Court Gallery, Wakima, WA
1959
Stone Court Gallery, Wakima, WA
1958
East and West Gallery, San Francisco
1955
East and West Gallery, San Francisco
Group Exhibitions
2016
Mustard Road, The Battery SF, San Francisco, CA
The Butterfly Effect: Art in 1970s California, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA
2015
What Nerve! Alternative Figures in American Art, 1960 to the Present, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, NY
2014
What Nerve! Alternative Figures in American Art, 1960 to the Present, RISD Museum, Providence, RI
2005-2006
Sit Down! Artist Bench Invitational, Montalvo Gallery, Saratoga, CA
2003
Three Masters: Roy De Forest, Jack Earl, Richard Shaw, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
Gallery Artists Summer Show, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY
Animality, Roy De Forest and Others, Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, WA
Sculpture 2003, Art Foundry Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2002
A Slow Time in Arcadia: Roy De Forest and William T. Wiley 1960-2002, George Adams Gallery, New York, 2002
2001
Robert Hudson and Roy De Forest: Recent Work, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1998-2001
Roy De Forest & Gaylen Hanson, Paris Gibson Square Museum. Great Falls, Montana; Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana; Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, Washington; Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, Oregon; Plains Art Museum, Fargo, North Dakota
1998
Wild Things: Artists' Views of the Animal World, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1997-98
1997 Collector's Show, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greesboro; Whitney Museum of American Art; Yale University Art Gallery
1997
A Singular Vision: Prints from Landfall Press, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Mixing Business with Pleasure, Sawhill Gallery, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
1996
1996 Collector's Show, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock
It Figures, SFA Gallery, Nacogdoches, TX
Going Places, Summer Group Show, George Adams Gallery, New York
Artful Humor, Gallery in the Champion Lobby, Stamford, CT
Out of Toon: Another Look at Art and Comics, George Adams Gallery, New York
The Robert Arneson Tribute Exhibition, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco
1995
Paper View, Cohen Berkowitz Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Group Exhibition, Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale, NY
California in the 1960's: Funk Revisited, Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York
Objects of Desire, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco
XXV Years, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco
1994
X-Sightings, Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Here and Now: Bay Area Masterworks from the di Rosa Collections, Oakland Museum, CA
Masters of Mischief II, Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York
1991
Large Scale Works On Paper, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco
1986
American Art Today: The Figure in the Landscape, Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami
1985
Pastel, Nohra Haime Gallery, New York
Skowhegan Visiting Artist Exhibition, Colby College Museum, Waterville, ME
Fortissimo! 30 Years from the Richard Brown Baker Collection of Contemporary Art, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
1984
The Studio, Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York, NY
20th Century American Drawings from the Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection, The Arkansas Arts Center
Bob and Roy and Karen and Friends, Creative Growth Gallery, San Francisco
1982
A Private Vision: Contemporary Art from the Graham Gund Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
20th Century Images of George Washington, Frances Tavern Museum, New York, NY
Northern California Art of the 60s, De Saisset Museum, University of Santa Clara, CA
The West as Art, Palm Springs Desert Museum, CA
Drawings by Painters, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
1981
Humorous California Artists, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art
American Painting of the 60s and 70s, Columbus Museum of Art, OH
The Image of the House in Contemporary Art, University of Houston
Alternative Realities in Contemporary American Painting, University of Minnesota
Alumni Exhibition, San Francisco Art Institute
Welcome to the Candy Store!, Crocker Museum Invitational, Sacramento, CA
Forty Famous Californians, Judith Christian Gallery, New York
100 New Acquisitions, Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY
20th Century Art: Highlights of the Permanent Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Remember It's Only Art, Civic Arts Center, Walnut Creek, CA
Fashion Mode, Gallery de la Raza/Studio 24, San Francisco, CA
1980
Tamarind Institute Invitational, Albuquerque, NM
The Figurative Tradition and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Moore College of Art, Philadelphia
Figurative Art: Joan Brown, Robert Colescott, Roy De Forest, Janis Provisor, Gaison, and Wurm, Mandeville Gallery, University of California, La Jolla
American Drawings in Black and White: 1970-1980, Brooklyn Museum, New York
The Candy Store, De Saisset Art Museum, Santa Clara, CA
Visions and Figurations, California State University, Fullerton, CA
A.A.D.H.J.M.N.P.S.S.T.T., Richard Nelson Gallery, University of California, Davis
Venice Biennial, Venice Italy
Drawings: The Pluralistic Decade, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
1979
Images '79, Audrey Strohl Gallery, Memphis
Decade in Review: Selections from the 70s, Whitney Museum, New York
Works from the Collections of Mills Alumnae, Mills College Art Gallery, Oakland, CA
National Drawing Annual, Central Washington University
5 from Hansen Fuller Goldeen Gallery, Smith Anderson Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
The Palm Gallery, San Diego
1978
Works on Paper, Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York
West Coast Artists, New Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH
Dog Images Through the Century, The Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco
6th International Exhibition of Original Drawings, Museum of Modern Art, Yugoslavia
Artists Working in Wood, University of California
1977-78
Roy De Forest, Robert Hudson, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Recent Works on Paper, Madison Art Center, Madison, WI
1977
Late 20th Century Art: The Lewis Foundation, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
New in the 70s, University of Texas, Austin
Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, Al
Works on Paper, San Jose Museum of Art
1976-77
Painting and Sculpture in California: The Modern Era, San Francisco Museum of Art
1976
Large Scale Works on Paper, Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York
Six from California, Washington State University Museum, Pullman
1975
Newport Harbor Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Art on Paper: 1975, The Dillard Paper Company and the Weatherspoon Guild, North Carolina
1973
The Small Format, Saint Mary's College Art Gallery, Moraga, CA
Extraordinary Realities, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
1973 Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
American Drawings 1963-1971, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
The Betty and Monte Factor Family Collection, Pasadena, CA
1972
A 20th Century Bestiary, Art Department Gallery, San Jose State College, San Jose, CA
Crown Point Press, San Francisco Art Institute
Richmond Area Artists, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
Sacramento Sampler I, E.B. Crocker Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA
Sacramento Delta Show, San Francisco Art Institute
An Invitational Exhibition of Intimate Works, Art Department Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno
It's for the Birds, Civic Arts Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
The Crocketts, Student Art Gallery, Diablo Valley College, Hayward, CA
California Works on Paper: 1950-1971, University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley
Candy Store Gallery, Folsom, CA
1971
The Fantasy Watercolors of Roy De Forest, The Sculpture World of David Gillhooly, The Leadville Galleries, Sun Valley, ID
Roy De Forest: Drawings, James Pennuto: Sculpture, Kenneth Price: Silkscreens, Hansen Fuller Gallery, San Francisco
Artists Contemporary Gallery, Sacramento, CA
Shasta College Art Gallery, Redding, CA
Fine Arts Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
1970
Looking West 1970, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE
Drawings by Roy De Forest, Harold Schlotzhauer and Franklin Williams, The Arleigh Gallery, San Francisco
Candy Store Gallery, Folsom, CA
Acid Painters of San Francisco, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
Dwight Boehm Gallery, Polomar College, San Marcos, CA
Toys of the Artist, Civic Arts Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
1969
The Spirit of the Comics, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
1967
Funk, University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley
1965
The Eighth Selection by the Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art, San Francisco Museum of Art
Young California Artists, Macy's, New York
Imagadventure, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Twelfth Exhibition of contemporary American Painting and Sculpture, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign
The Drawing Society Regional Exhibition, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco
1964
Bay Area Art for the Collector, San Francisco Museum of Art
Arts of San Francisco, Part II, San Francisco Museum of Art
Four California Artists, Allan Frumkin Gallery, Chicago
67th American Exhibition-Directions in Contemporary American Painting and Sculpture, The Art Institute of Chicago
Current Painting and Sculpture of the Bay Area, Stanford Museum, Stanford, CA
67th American Exhibition, Allan Frumkin Gallery, Chicago
Winter Invitational, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco
1963
Fourth Selection by the Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art, San Francisco Museum of Art
Works by San Francisco Artists, Isaac Delgado Museum of Art, New Orleans
Annual Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, San Francisco Museum of Art
1962-63
Fifty California Artists, San Francisco Museum of Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art
1962
The Arts of San Francisco, San Francisco Museum of Art
Some Points of View - 62, Stanford University Art Gallery, Stanford, CA
Small Collages, Constructions and Watercolors by Roy De Forest, Tony DeLap, Fred Martin and Nell Sinton, San Francisco Museum of Art
Winter Invitational, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco
1961
Annual Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, San Francisco Museum of Art
1960
New Forms-New Media I, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York
A Look at Recent Bay Area Art, San Francisco Museum of Art
Annual Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, San Francisco Museum of Art
1959
A Rationale for Modern Art, The American Federation of Arts, New York
Dilexi Gallery, San Francisco
1958
Dilexi Gallery, San Francisco
Larson Gallery, Yakima Junior College, Yakima, WA
Six San Francisco Painters, Brata Gallery, New York
Annual Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, San Francisco Museum of Art
1957
Painting and Sculpture Now: Some Contemporary Statements by Artists of the Bay Region, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Action 3, Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles
Survey of Pacific Coast Art, Reed College, Oregon
Annual Watercolor, Drawing and Print Exhibition of the San Francisco Art Association, San Francisco Museum of Art
Annual Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, San Francisco Museum of Art
1955
Second Annual Group Show, The 6 Gallery, San Francisco
Action 1, Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles
III Biennal, Museo de Arte Moderna, Sao Paulo, Brazil
1954
A New Language in Painting, Kaufman Gallery, New York
Annual Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, San Francisco Museum of Art
1953
King Ubu Gallery, San Francisco
Annual Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, San Francisco Museum of Art
Selected Bibliography
Catalogues from One-Man Exhibitions
1980
Roy De Forest, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento
1974
Roy De Forest: retrospective, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Roy De Forest, Glenbow-Alberta Art Gallery, Calgary, Canada
Selected Collections
Arizona State University, Tempe
Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock
Art Institute of Chicago
Brooklyn Museum, New York
California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Contemporary Museum, Honolulu
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento
Denver Art Museum
Des Moines Art Center
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha
Madison Art Center, Wisconsin
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, Tennessee
Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, California
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Oakland Museum
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence
San Diego Museum of Art
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence
Stanford University Museum, California
University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley
University Art Museum, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut



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