John Walker


England - Birmingham 1939

John Walker was born in 1939 in Birmingham, England. He studied at Birmingham College of Art from 1956 to 1960, and continued his studies at The British School in Rome (1960-61), and The Académie de la Grande Chaumière, Paris (1961–63).

Walker was a Gregory Fellow at Leeds University (1967-1969). Awarded The Harkness Fellowship, Walker came to the United States in 1969–70 and received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1981. In 1972 he represented Britain in the Venice Biennale.

He has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in NY; The Phillips Collection in DC; The Tate Gallery, London; The Hayward Gallery in London; The Kunstverein, Hamburg; The Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia; and others.

Walker was an artist-in-residence at Oxford University (1977–79), and at Monash University, Melbourne (1980).

He has taught at the Royal College in London and at Yale University.

Since 1992, He has been teaching at Boston University’s Graduate Program in Painting and Sculpture.

John Walker resides and works in Boston, Massachusetts and in South Bristol, Maine.


1939            Born, November 12, Birmingham, England.

1956–60   Studied at Birmingham School of Art

1961–63   Studied at Académie de la Grande Chaumière, Paris.

1962–69   Taught at Stourbridge College of Art, West Midlands.

                        Taught at Birmingham College of Art.

                        Taught at St. Martin's School of Art, London

                        Taught at Royal College of Art, London.

1969–71   Resided in New York as recipient of Harkness Fellowship

1972–78   Tutor, Royal College of Art, London.

1974–75   Professor of Painting and Drawing, The Cooper Union, New York.

                        Professor of Painting and Drawing, New York Studio School.

1975            Visiting Artist, Columbia University, New York.

1975–77   Visiting Professor, Yale University Graduate School of Art and Architecture, New Haven.

1977–78   Artist–in–Residence, St. Catherine's College, Oxford University.

1979            Visiting Artist, Monash University, Melbourne.

1980            Artist–in–Residence, Prahran College of Advanced Education, Melbourne.

1982–86   Dean, School of Art, Victoria College of the Arts, Melbourne.

1989            Visiting Professor, Yale University Graduate School of Art and Architecture, New Haven.

1993–         Professor of Painting, Director of The Graduate Painting and Sculpture, Boston University.

present       Resides and works in Boston and Walpole, Maine.

2007            Artist-in-Residence, Brookhaven College, Dallas, Texas, July

2012            Artist-in-Residence, National Art School, Sydney, Australia, November


Honore and Awards


1960            Arts Council Drawing Prize.

1960–61   Edwin Abbey Travel Scholarship

                        First Prize: National Young Artists Drawing Competition.

1965            Third Prize: John Moores Liverpool Exhibition.

1966            Arts Council Drawing Prize.

1967–69   Arts Council Purchase Award.

                        Gregory Fellow in Painting, University of Leeds.

1969            Theodoran Award.

1969–70   Harkness Fellowship to the United States.

1974            Second Prize, John Moores Liverpool Exhibition.

                        First Prize, Bradford International Print Biennale, Yorkshire.

1976            First Prize John Moores Liverpool Exhibition.

1981            Guggenheim Fellowship, New York.

1985            Finalist for The Turner Prize.

2002            The Benjamin Altman Prize for Excellence in Painting, The 177th Annual,

                        National Academy of Design, New York.

2003            Kahn Award, Boston University.

2004            Academy Award in Art, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York.



Lectured February 25, 1997, Falk Visiting Artist Program, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

Juror, Michigan Fine Arts Competition, Bloomfield Art Asoc., Birmingham, March 21–April 19,  1997.

Member, Guggenheim Foundation’s Education Advisory Board, 2004–2008.


Selected Solo Exhibitions


1967            Axiom Gallery, London.

1968            John Walker: Current Projects. Axiom Gallery, London.

                        John Walker: Paintings. Hayward Gallery, London.

                        John Walker: Drawings. Park Square Gallery, Leeds.

1969            Gregory Fellows Exhibition. Leeds City Art Gallery.

1970            Nigel Greenwood Gallery, London.

1971            Reese Palley Gallery, New York.

1972            Galerie Rolf Ricke, Cologne.

                        Ikon Gallery, Birmingham.

                        Reese Palley, Gallery, New York.

                        Studio la Città, Verona.

                        Venice Biennale XXXVI: British Section. Catalogue with text by John Elderfield.

1973            Cuningham Ward, New York.

                        Hamburg Kunstverein.

                        Nigel Greenwood Gallery, London.

                       Park Square Gallery, Leeds.

                        Stadtisches Museum Bochum-Kunstsammlung.

1974            John Walker: Drawings 1974. Galerie Swart, Amsterdam.

                        The Museum of Modern Art (Project Exhibition), New York.

1975            Cuningham Ward, New York.

                        Galerie Swart, Amsterdam.

                        Nigel Greenwood Gallery, London.

1976            Cuningham Ward, New York.

                        Galerie Marguerite Lamy, Paris.

                        Reed College, Portland, Oregon.

1977            Nigel Greenwood Gallery, London.

                        Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne.

1978            Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.

                        Cuningham Ward, New York.

                        Museum of Modern Art, Oxford.

                        The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

                        John Walker.  The Phillips Collection,  Washington, DC,  May 20 –June 18.  Catalogue 

                        with text by Andrew Forge.

                       Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne.

1978–79  John Walker:  Drawings 1978.  Nigel Greenwood Gallery,  London,  December 14 –

                       February 3.  Catalogue with text by John Walker.

1979            John Walker. University Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, March 28 –   

                        April 22.

                       Traveled to: The David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, April 27– May 17;

                       Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, September–October. 

                       Catalogue with text by Nancy Versaci and Hugh M. Davies.

                       Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne.

1980           Betty Cuningham Gallery, New York.

                       Nigel Greenwood Gallery, London.

1981            John Walker: Drawings, National Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand. 

                        Traveled to  Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch; Auckland City Art Gallery.

                        Prahran Etchings. Nigel Greenwood Gallery/Waddington Galleries, London.

                        Axiom Gallery, Melbourne.

1982            John Walker. The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, February 13–April 11. 

                        Traveled to The J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, July 26–August 22. 

                        Catalogue with text by Jack Flam.

1983            John Walker: Recent Paintings. Knoedler & Company, New York, April 2–21.

                        John Walker Drawings 1979–83. Madeleine Carter Fine Art, Brookline, November 12–

                        December 3.

1984            John Walker: Recent Work. Knoedler & Company, New York, March 31–April 19.

1985            John Walker: Paintings from the Alba and Oceania Series 1979–84. Organized by the

                        Arts Council of Great Britain. Hayward Gallery, London, January 30–April 21. 

                        Traveled to Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, April 27–June 2; Ikon Gallery,

                        Birmingham, June

8–July 6.    Catalogue with introduction by Dore Ashton.

                        John Walker: Prints 1976–84. Tate Gallery, London, January 30–March 24. 

                        Catalogue with text by Memory Holloway.

                        John Walker: Bilder und Arbeiten auf Papier. Knoedler Zurich, May 22–July 7 

1986            John Walker: Recent Paintings. Knoedler & Company, New York, March 22–April 12.

                        Catalogue with essay by Harry F. Gaugh.

1987           Recent Paintings by John Walker. L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, California, February 12 March 7.

                        John Walker: Recent Paintings. Knoedler & Company, New York, October 1–31.

                        Salsipuedes Suite: Monotypes 1986. National Gallery of Victoria. 

                        Traveled to Launceston Gallery, Tasmania. Catalogue with text by Ted Gott.

                       Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne.

1988          John Walker:  Recent Paintings. John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, March 23 – April 23.

                       John Walker. Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne.

1989           John Walker: Drawings from the Forge Series 1988. Madeleine Carter Fine Art, Brookline,

                      April 1–May 25. Catalogue with texts by Memory Holloway and Anthony Page Carter.

                       John Walker: Recent Paintings and Monotypes. Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College,

                       Saratoga Springs, New York, November 30–December 21.

1990           John Walker: New Paintings. Knoedler & Company, New York, January 6–February 1.

                       John Walker: Prints 1989–1990. Waddington Graphics, London, October 3–27.

1991           John Walker: New Paintings. Knoedler & Company, New York, March 9–April 2.

                       John Walker. L.A. Louver, Venice, September 21–October 19.

                       John Walker: Prints. Rex Irwin Gallery, Sydney.

1991–92  John Walker: Paintings and Drawings. The Arts Club of Chicago, November 13–

                       January 11. Catalogue with text by Dore Ashton.

1992           John Walker: Painting, Drawing. The Hill Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan, March 7–April 4.

                       John Walker: Small Paintings from the Alba and Oceania Series. Anthony Ralph Gallery, 

                        New York, May 5–30.

                       John Walker. Rex Irwin Gallery, Sydney, July 7–August 1.

1993           John Walker: New Work. Knoedler & Company, New York, January 16–February 11.

                       John Walker: Recent Drawings. Victoria Munroe Fine Art, New York, April 28–May 29.

                       John Walker. Nielsen Gallery, Boston, May 8–June 5.

1994           John Walker: New Paintings and Prints. Nielsen Gallery, Boston, November 19–

                       December 23.

1995           John Walker: New Paintings. Knoedler & Company, New York, May 24–June 30

                        (extended to July 28).

1996           John Walker: The Serenade and Studio Paintings. Carling Dalenson, Stockholm, January  

                       27– March 10. Catalogue with introduction by Memory Holloway.

                       Paintings by John Walker. Eli Marsh Gallery, Fayerweather Hall, Amherst College, 

                       February 19–March 8.

                       John Walker: Painting. Hill Gallery, Birmingham, March 21–April 30.

1997           Recent Works by John Walker. Weatherspoon Art Gallery, The University of North   

                        Carolina at Greensboro,: February 9–April 13.

                        John Walker: Feeling, Form, Beauty. Hill Gallery, Birmingham, March 21–April 19.

                        John Walker: Recent Work. Nielsen Gallery, Boston, September 13–October 11.

1997–99   A Theater of Recollection: Paintings and Prints by John Walker. Boston University 

                        Art Gallery, September 5–October 19, 1997. Traveled to Knoedler & Company, 

                        New York, (variation), January 15–February 7, 1998; Bemis Center for Contemporary

                        Art,  Omaha, June  27–August 9; Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College,

                       Poughkeepsie, October 16–December 13; Lee Scarfone Gallery, University of Tampa, 

                        January 22–March 5; Santa Barbara    Contemporary Arts Forum, March 27–May 23;

                        Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, June     15–October 3. Catalogue with text by

                        John R. Stomberg.

1998           John Walker: Prints—Etchings and Monotypes. Nielsen Gallery, Boston, March 14–April 4.

1999           John Walker: Passing Bells. Nielsen Gallery, Boston, February 27–March 27 and

                       Knoedler & Company, New York, March 18–April 10.

                       The Anthony and Madeleine Carter Gift of Paintings and Drawings by John Walker. 

                       Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, June 22–September 26. Brochure with text 

                        by Patrick McCaughey.

2001           John Walker: Time and Tides. Knoedler & Company, New York, January 18–March 3.

                       Catalogue with text by Jack Flam.

                       A Maine Tidal Cove: Paintings by John Walker. Bowdoin College Museum of Art,

                       Brunswick, June 12–September 2. Catalogue with text by Katy Kline.

                       John Walker: Maine Landscapes. Nielsen Gallery, Boston, September 15–October 13.

2002           John Walker. The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., February 16–August 4. 

                        Catalogue with text by Eliza Rathbone.

                        John Walker: Oceans, Tidepools and Plein Air Paintings. Wiegand Art Gallery, 

                       Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, California, March 12–April 20. 

                        Catalogue with text by Carl Belz.

                        John Walker: Paintings and Prints. DAAP Galleries at the University of Cincinnati, 

                        April 15–June 9.

2003            John Walker: Changing Light. Knoedler & Company, New York, March 13–April 26.

                        Catalogue with text by Eliza Rathbone.

2004            John Walker: New Paintings. Nielsen Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, October 30–

                        December 4.

                        John Walker: A Winter in Maine, 2003–2004. Center for Maine Contemporary Art,

                       Rockport, July 29–August 29. Traveled to University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor,

                        September 24 – January 8. Catalogue with text by Bruce Brown.

2005            John Walker: Collage. Knoedler & Company, New York, February 4–March 19

                        Catalogue with text by Dore Ashton.

                        John Walker: Works on Paper 1990–2004. Portland Museum of Art, Maine, July 2–

                       August 28. Traveled to Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, The George Washington University,

                        Washington, DC, September 6–October 30. Catalogue with text by Ruth Fine.

                        John Walker: New Work, The Pierrepont Gallery, Bridport, West Dorset, England,

                        November 12–December 8.

2006           John Walker: Selected Work, Marist College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, New York,

                        March 23–April 22.

                       John Walker: Seal Point Series. Knoedler & Company, New York, September 9–

                       October 28 and Nielsen Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, September 16–October 14.

                       Catalogue with text by Dushan Petrovich.

                        John Walker: Passing Bells. Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, Massachusetts,

                        September 10–November 19.

2009            John Walker: Drawing 1973–1975. Knoedler & Company, New York, January 15–

                        March 7. Catalogue with text by William Corbett.

                        John Walker, The Dock Arts Center, Carrick-on-Shannon, County Leitrim, Ireland

                        June 26 – September 5.

                       John Walker, Center for Recent Drawing (C4RD), London, England

                        September 9–October 30.

                       John Walker: Incoming Tide—Small Paintings fro Seal Point, Maine, 

                        Offer Waterman & Co., London, England, October 16–November 14. Catalogue with

                        essay by Christopher Riopelle.

2010            Seal Point by John Walker, Visual Art Center, The Academy of Arts & Design, 

                        Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, March 2–19. Catalogue. Traveled to The Yuan Art

                        Museum, Beijing, China, March 21–April 21; Inside-Out Art Center, Beijing China, May

                        30–June 30.

                        John Walker: New Paintings, Knoedler & Company, New York, November 4–

                        December 30.

2011           John Walker Seal Point & Harrington Road, Knoedler & Company at The Armory Show,

                        New York, March 3–6.

2012            John Walker, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney, Australia, November 28 – December 16th.

2013            John Walker: New Paintings, Carillon Galley, Tarrant College, Fort Worth, Texas, 

                        March 7 – April 11.

2013            John Walker: New Paintings, Meredith Long Gallery, Houston, Texas, October.

2013            John Walker: 10 Years of Painting, Inside Out Museum of Contemporary Art, Oct – Dec.

2014            John Walker: New Paintings, Alexandre Gallery, New York, NY, October-November 

2014            John Walker: New Works, Adelson Gallery, New York, NY, November-December


Selected Group Exhibitions


1965            John Moores Liverpool Exhibition. Walker Art Center, Liverpool.

1966            Recent Aspects of British Art. Australia and New Zealand (traveled).

                        Art and Narrative. Zwemmer Gallery, London.

                        London Under Forty. Gallery Milano, London.

                        Konfrontation, Galerie Heide Hilderbrande Klagenfurt.

1967            Four Artists. Betty Parsons Gallery, New York.

                        Edinburgh Open 100. Edinburgh Festival, Scotland.

1968            Prospect 1968. Kunsthalle Düsseldorf.

                        European Painters Today. Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Paris. Traveled to The Jewish

                        Museum, New York, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf.

                        Premio Avis. Jesi, Italy

                        Mostra Mercato d’Arte Contemporaneo. Florence.

                        New British Painting and Sculpture. University of California, Los Angeles.

                        British Painting Here and Now. Macy’s, New York.

1969            Theodoran Foundation Exhibition. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

                        Catalogue with text by Diane Waldman.

                       Marks on Canvas. Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund. Catalogue with text by Anne Seymour.

                        Traveled to Hanover and Vienna.

                        Paris Biennale. Paris.

1970            British Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington DC. 

                        Catalogue with text by Edward Lucie–Smith.

                        Contemporary Art in Britain (organized: The British Council). The National Museum 

                        of Modern Art, Tokyo. Catalogue with text by Andrew Causey.

1971           Micro Commemorative Exhibition. Barcelona.

                       ROSC ‘71. Dublin.

                       English Drawings. Angela Flowers Gallery, London.

                       Drawings Show. Museum of Modern Art, Oxford.

1973            Toward Painting. Tate Gallery, London. Catalogue text by Terry Measham.

                        Drawings by New York, New York Artists. Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 

                        University of Utah, Salt Lake City. Catalogue with text by Dore Ashton.

1974            Bradford Print Biennale.

                        Galerie Swart, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

                        British Painting ‘74. Hayward Gallery, London, England.

                        Contemporary Art Society Show. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 

                        Washington, DC: (traveled to Institute of Contemporary Arts, London).

                        Critics Choice. Nigel Greenwood Inc., Ltd., London.

                        Tooth Gallery, London, UK:

                        John Moore’s Liverpool Exhibition. Walker Art Center, Liverpool.

1975            Corcoran Biennial. Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC: Catalogue with text 

                        by Roy Slade.

                        New Work, Council of Great Britain. Hayward Gallery, London.

                        Painting Endures. Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Catalogue with text 

                        by Dore Ashton.

                        Color as Language. The Museum of Modern Art (International Council), New York.

                        Traveled to: Bogota; São Paulo; Montevideo; Caracas; and Mexico City. Catalogue 

                        with text by Kynaston McShine.

                        British Graphics. University of Kent Art Gallery.

1976            Arte Inglese Oggi, 1960–1976. Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy.

                        John Moore’s Liverpool Exhibition — 10. Walker Art Center, Liverpool.

1977 25     Years of British Painting. Royal Academy of Art, London.

                        Prints. Waddington Graphics, London. 

1978            Drawings in Action. Ferens Gallery, Hull.

                        The Critic’s Choice. Institute of Contemporary Arts, London. Catalogue with text 

                        by John McEwen.

1979           The British Art Show. Arts Council, Sheffield. Traveled to Newcastle and Bristol. 

                        Catalogue with introduction by William Packer.

                        Lunds Kunstalle, Sweden.

1980           Hayward Annual. Hayward Gallery, London.

1981           Robert Elkon – Two Decades. Robert Elkon Gallery, New York.

                       Baroque ‘81. Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville, Paris.

                        Toyama Now ‘81. Museum of Modern Art, Toyama.

                      13 British Artists. Ludwig-Forum für International Kunst, Aachen. Catalogue with text 

                        by Wolfgang Becker.

                        Abstract Mythologies. Nielson Gallery, Boston.

1982            Aspects of British Art Today. Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. February 27 – April 11.

                        Traveled to Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Utsunomiya, April 24–May 30;

                        National Museum of Art, Osaka, June 12–July 25; Fukuoka Art Museum, August 7–29,

                        1982; Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, September 9–October 9.

                        Sydney Biennale. Art Gallery of New South Wales.

                        Contemporary British Painting. Museo Municipal de Madrid.

                        Six Printmakers. Tate Gallery, London.

                       The Granada Collection: Recent British Paintings and Drawings. Whitworth Gallery, Manchester.

1983            Acquisition Priorities: Aspects of Postwar Painting in Europe. Solomon R. Guggenheim

                        Museum, New York. May 20–September 11.

                        Some Recent Acquisitions. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, May 27–October 11.

                        Artists Choose Artists II (Exhibition 17/Catalogue 10). CDS Gallery, New York, June 7–

                        July 16. (John Walker/Michael Young).

                        L.A. Louver, Venice, CA: American/European: Paintings and Sculpture Part II, 

                        November 12–December 10, 1983.

                        Art Gallery of Sydney, Australia. Prospectus.

                        Rochdale Art Gallery, Manchester: Drawings.

                       The Tate Gallery, London, UK: New Art at the Tate Gallery, Michael Compton, curator.

1983–84   Art Museum of the Ateneum, Helsinki, Finland: Ars 83, Helsinki, October 13, 1983–

                        January 1984.

1984            An International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture. The Museum of Modern Art,

                        New York, May 21–August 7.

                        The Critical Eye, The Yale British Art Center, Yale Center for British Art, June–July 15.

                        American and European Painting,  Drawing and Sculpture, L.A. Louver, Venice, 

                        California, July 20–August 25.

                        Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA: ec–cen–tric im–age(s), October 20– 

                        November 24, 1984.

                        Sydney Biennale, Sydney, Australia: Visions of Disbelief.

                        Warwick Arts Trust, London, UK: English Expressionism.

1984–85   The British Art Show 2; Old Allegiances and New Directions 79–84 (organized: Arts

                          Council of Great Britain). Traveled to City Art Gallery/Ikon Gallery,  Birmingham, 

                        November 2–December 22; Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, January 18

                        February 2, 1985; Mappin

                        Art Gallery, Sheffield, March 16–May 4; Southampton Art Gallery, May 19 – June 30, 1985.

1985            American/European, Painting and Sculpture, Part II, L.A. Louver, Venice, August 20 –

                        September 21.

                        Seventh Benefit Art Auction. Preview Exhibition.  Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago,

                        October 5–10. (Auction, October 12, 1985).

                        Charcoal Drawings 1880–1985. Janie C. Lee Gallery, Houston,October – November 1985.

1986            Selected 20th–Century Paintings. Rose Art Gallery, Brandeis University, Waltham,

                        October 28–November 2. Catalogue with text by Carl Belz.

                        Adelaide Festival of Arts, Australia.

                        Contemporary Drawings. Castlefield Gallery, Manchester. Traveled to Rozell house,


                        American/European: Painting, Drawing and Sculpture, L.A. Louver, Inc., Venice, 

                        August 23–September 20.

                        Summer Exhibition. Nigel Greenwood Gallery, London, UK: July–August 9, 1986.

1986–87   The Window in Twentieth–Century Art. Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State

                        University of New York, September 21, 1986–January 18, 1987. Traveled to

                        Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, April 25–June 28. Catalogue with text 

                        by Dr.  Shirly Blum and Suzanne Delehanty.

                        Drawings. Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, November 29, 1986–January 7, 1987.

1986–88   After Matisse (organized: Independent Curators Incorporated, New York). Traveled to

                        Queens Museum of Art, Flushing, March 30–May 25; The Chrysler Museum of Art,

                        Norfolk, September 11–November 9; Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine,

                        December 9, 1986–February 9, 1987; Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, March 17–

                        May 17; The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, June 19–August 14; Dayton Art

                       Institute, September 12–November 8; Worcester Art Museum, December 9 February 7.

                          Catalogue with text by Tiffany Bell. Ringing the Changes. Fabian Carlsson Gallery, London, 

                        November 5, 1986–January 10, 1987.

1987            British Art in the 20th Century. Royal Academy of Arts, London, January 15–April 5,1987.

                        Monoprints. L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, February 24–April 4.

                        First Impressions: Recent Monotypes by 15 Artists. Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York,

                        November 21–December 31. Art Against AIDS (organized: American Foundation for

                        AIDS Research).  Multiple gallery exhibition and art sale for the benefit of AmFAR.

                        Knoedler & Company, New York, June 4–19.Le Brun/Oulton/Walker. Pamela Auchincloss

                        Gallery, Santa Barbara, June 12–July 14. 20th Century Paintings and Sculpture, John

                        Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, July 29– September 5. Paintings: Per Kirkeby,

                        Emilio Vedova, John Walker. Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, New York, November 21–

                        December 23. New British Art. British Council Exhibition, Stockholm. Traveled Helsinki,

                         Finland. Influences on Scandinavian Painting — Five Artists. Malmo, Sweden.

                        Open Air, New Wing. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

                        British Art 1900–1980: The Modern Movement. Royal Academy of Arts, London.

1987–88   Viewpoint: An Exhibition of British Contemporary Art (organized: The British Council).

                        Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels, December 17, 1987 – January 31,1988.

1988            The British Picture. L.A. Louver, Inc., Los Angeles, CA: February 5–March 5.

                        Selected Paintings and Sculpture. Marion Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, June 1–30.

                       Nancy Graves & John Walker. Knoedler & Company, New York, June 4–19.

1988–89   Works on Paper Invitational. Shea & Beker Gallery, New York, 

                        December 14, 1988–January14, 1989.

1989            Gallery Urban, New York, NY: Methods of Abstraction, March 3–25, 1989.

                        Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Bennington, VT: Belief in Paint: Eleven 

                        Contemporary Artists, November 7–December 15, 1989.Nielsen Gallery, Boston, 

                        MA: Invitational: Small Paintings, December 9, 1989–January 6, 1990.

1989–90   The Question of Drawing. Miami–Dade Community College Art Gallery, South Campus,

                        January 6–February 6. Traveled to Fort Wayne Museum of Art, July 22–September 10,

                        University Art Gallery, Ball State University, Muncie, September 24–October 29, 

                        Gallery of Fine Arts, Edison Community College, Fort Myers, November 10 – December 22,

                        University Art Gallery, University of the South, Sewanee, January 22 – March l, 1990; 

                        Pensacola Museum of Art, May 11–June 22. Catalogue with text by Dore Ashton.

                        Figuratively Speaking: Drawings by Seven Artists. Neuberger Museum of Art, 

                        Purchase College, State University of New York, April 16–June 11. Traveled 

                        to The Toledo Museum of Art, November 11, 1989–January 7, 1990; 

                        The Nelson–Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas  City, Missouri, January 21–February 25.

                        Catalogue with text by Nancy Miller.

1990            Monotypes from The Garner Tullis Workshop Malmgran Gallery, Sweden: February 10–

                          March 17.

                       Heland Wetterling Gallery Shows Knoedler Gallery Artists. Wetterling Gallery, 

                        Stockholm, Sweden, April 7 – 24.

                        Selected Works on Paper. Victoria Munroe Gallery, New York, September 4 – 29.

1990–91   Jake Berthot, Harvey Quaytman, John Walker. Nielsen Gallery, Boston, December 1, 1990 –

                            January 5, 1991.

1991           The Figure in the Landscape. Baumgartner Galleries, Washington, DC: January 19 –

                       February 9. Catalogue with text by Greg Hannan.

                       Painting. Galerie Lelong, New York, September 10–October 12.

                       Expressive Visions and Exquisite Images: Two Aspects  of Art of the 80s from the  Richard   

                       Brown Baker Collection. Meadow Brook Art Gallery, Oakland University,  Rochester,

                       Michigan, October 6 – November 17.

1992           Group Exhibition. Hill Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan, June 13–July 31, 1992.

                       In the Spirit of Landscape: Invitational. Nielsen Gallery, Boston, June 20 –  September 26.

1992–93   Abstraction Per Se.  Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York, November 21, 1992 – 

                            January 16, 1993. Traveled to The Rubelle & Norman Schafler Gallery, 

                   Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, January 22 – February 24. Catalogue with text by Dore Ashton.

1993            Summer Salon 1993. Victoria Munroe Fine Art, New York, July 8–August 13.

1994            Drawings: Jake Berthot, Porfirio DiDonna, Stephen Greene, John Walker. 

                        Victoria Munroe Fine Art, New York, January 15–February 5.

                       Inaugural Exhibition. Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm.

                        Works Selected by Dore Ashton. Bill Maynes Contemporary Art, New York, 

                        November 15 – December 17.

1994–95   An American Passion: The Susan Kasen Summer and Robert D. Summer Collection of

                        Contemporary British Painting. McLellan Galleries, Glasgow, December 16, 1994 –

               March 5, 1995. Traveled to Royal College of Art, London, October 26–December 3. 1995           Painting: The Intimate View. The Painting Center, New York, February 7–March 4.

                        Exhibition brochure with text by Betty Cuningham.

                        47th Annual American Academy Purchase Exhibition. American Academy of Arts and

                        Letters, New York, November 6–December 3.

1996            Still Life/Still Alive: Summer Invitational. Nielsen Gallery, Boston, June 15–Summer.

                        Working on Paper, Nielsen Gallery, Boston, September 14–October 12.

                        48th Annual American Academy Purchase Exhibition. American Academy of Arts and

                        Letters, New York, November 4–December 1.

1997           Founders and Heirs of the New York School (organized: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and

                       Embassy of The United States of America in Japan). Museum of Contemporary Art,

                       Tokyo, Japan and The Yomiuri Shimbun Museum of Contemporary Art, 

                       Tokyo/The Yomiuri Shimbun, January 25–March 16. Traveled to Miyagi Prefectural 

                       Museum of Art, April 5–May 25; The Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki, June 28–August 3.

                       Catalogue with text by Dore Ashton. In the Spirit of Landscape II. Nielsen Gallery,

                       Boston, July 8–August 2.

1998–99 Art Transplant: British Artists in New York (organized: A Public Art Fund Project).

                       British Consul-General’s Residence, 4 East 66th Street, New York, June 1998 – 

                       June 1999. Catalogue with text by Irving Sandler.

1999           40 Years of American Drawings. Raab Galerie, Berlin, February 19–March 27.

2001           A Master Class: British Class—John Hoyland, John Walker, Basil Beattie, 

                       John Edwards. Stephen Lacey Gallery, London, March 1–April 12.

2002           Special (untitled) installation of works selected from the permanent collection 

                      by John Walker, curator. The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., April 17–August 4.

                       The 177th Annual: An Invitational Exhibition, National Academy Museum, New York, 

                       May 1–June 9.

2002–03  Painting in Boston: 1950–2000. De Cordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln,

                       September 14, 2002–February 23, 2003. Catalogue with text by Rachel Rosenfield Lafo,

                       John Stomberg, Nicholas Capasso, Carl Belz, and Ann Wilson Lloyd.

2004         American Academy Invitational Exhibition of Painting & Sculpture, American Academy

                       of Arts and Letters, New York, NY: March 8–April 4.

                       March Heat, Nielsen Gallery, Boston, MA: March 6–April 3.

                       Art & The 60s: This Was Tomorrow. Tate Britain, London, June 30–September 26.

                       Catalogue with text by Chris Stephens and Katharine Stout.

2005           The Continuous Mark: 40 Years of the New York Studio School. The New York Studio

                       School, New York, February 17–March 5, Part 4 (1989–2004), April 19–May 7. 

                       Jennifer Samet, guest curator.

2006            Against the Grain: Contemporary Art from the Edward R. Broida Collection, 

                        The Museum of Modern Art, New York, May 3–July 10, 2006.

                       Reverence: Awe, Admiration, Love, Devotion, Honor, Respect, Hudson Valley Center for

                       Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY, May 20, 2006–Winter 2006–07.

                       Landscaping, Lohin Geduld Gallery, New York, June 8–July 15, 2006.

2007            Approach, International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Cube Gallery, Beijing, China,

                       March - April.

                        Art Beijing, Contemporary Art Fair, Beijing, China, September 20-23, 2007.

                       Turner Prize A Retrospect 1984 - 2006, The Tate Museum, London, October 2  – Jan 6, 2008

2008           More than Words, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, September 4–October 11.

2009           Night: Small-scale Paintings by Gallery Artists and Friends, Alexandre Gallery, 

                       New York, March 26–April 25.

2010          Counterpoint: The Voices of John Walker and African Art, Hamill Gallery of Tribal Art,

                       Boston, Massachusetts, April 10 –May 8.

2010           This Could Happen to You: Ikon in the 1970s, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, England, 

                      July 21 – September 5. Catalogue with essays by Simon Chapman and Jonathan Watkins.

2010–11  The Independent Eye: Contemporary British Art from the Collection of Samuel and

                       Gabrielle Lurie, September 16, 2010–January 2, 2011.

2011            Modern Masters: New Paintings by Sean Scully and John Walker, Virginia Museum of 

                        Fine Arts, Richmond, July 23–November 27.

2011            Let Us Face the Future- British Art 1945-1968, Juan Miro Foundation, Barcelona, Spain,

                        November 27th, 2010 – February 20, 2011

2012           Generations, Arch 402, London, England, May 17 – June 15.

                       Contemporary Masters, Darby Fine Art, Vero Beach, Florida February 15 – April 15.

2013           Paint, Betty Cuningham Gallery, New York, NY, January 10 – February 16.

2013           Dark Eye Glances: Romantic Impulses in Landscape, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ

                       November 11th – December 20th

2013           Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Brooklyn, NY, October 20th – December 15th

2014           Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, London, England, June 9th – August 17th.

2015           Drawing Madness, Inside Out Museum, Beijing, China, December 13 – March 1..

2015           Invitational Exhibition, American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY, NY, Mar 7 – April 15.


Selected Bibliography


Ellen Altfest. “Painting Round–Up,” John Walker,” NY Arts (March–April 1998) page 10.

Kristen Andresen. “Mud ‘n Guts,” Bangor Daily News (November 20–21, 2004).

Alan G. Artner. “First look at first–rate paintings by Walker,” Chicago Tribune  (December 6, 1991)  page 88.

Dore Ashton. “Quid est?’...for an answer, only enigma,”’ Arts Magazine vol. 42 (March 1968) page 48.

_____. “The Shape’s the Thing: Paintings by John Walker,” Studio International (April 1971).

_____. “Principles of Transitoriness,” Studio International vol. 186 (October 1973) pages 155–56.

_____. Review: Cuningham Ward Gallery, New York,” Arts Magazine vol. 51 (December 1976)  page 6.

_____. “John Walker,” Flash Art no. 144 (October/November 1981) pages 44–45.

_____. "John Walker," The Brooklyn Rail (October 2006).

_____. “John Walker: Drawings 1973-1975,” The Brooklyn Rail (February 2009).

Robert Ayers, "On Collecting: The $5,000 Question," (April 8, 2006) illustrated.

Mary Rose Beaumont. “John Walker: Hayward Gallery,” Arts Review (February 15, 1985).

Nathan Boyle, “Painting the Wilds: CFA Professor Hosts a Summer Retreat in the Woods of Maine,” BU Commonwealth (Spring 2009)

Paul Brach. “John Walker’s Multivalient Monolith,” Art in America (Summer 1983) pages 137–39.

J. Brunetti. “The Arts Club of Chicago Exhibition,” New Art Examiner Vol. 19 (February–March 1992) page 42.

James Burr. “Moores Miscellany on Merseyside,” Apollo vol. 83 (January 1966) page 70.

Virginia Button. The Turner Prize: Twenty Years (London: Tate Gallery, 2004).

Robert Burstow. “The Romantic Tradition in Contemporary British Painting,” Artscribe International (January/February 1989).

E. A. Carmean, Jr., Hilarie M. Sheets, editor. "Underrated/Overrated," ARTnews (January 2005) page 101.

Caroline Collier. “Romancing the Shape, Progress to Oceania — John Walker: Paintings from the Alba and Oceania Series 1979–84, Hayward Gallery; and Prints 1976–84, Tate Gallery,” Studio

International vol. 198 (March 1985) pages 16–21.

Richard Cork. “Alba in Oceania,” The Listener (February 7, 1985).

Fenella Crichton. “13 British Artists,” Aspects (Summer 1982).

Aidan Dunne. “A Top Talent Who Hasn’t got His Due,” (2009)

Robert G. Edelman. (translated by Marie–France de Paloméra). “John Walker/Knoedler Gallery,” Art Press (April 1993) page 85.

_____. “Tales from the Trenches: John Walker’s Theater of Recollection,” Cover 12, no. 2 

             (April 1998) page 10.

_____. “Art Gallery Amble,” Artnet Magazine (December 10, 2010).

John Elderfield. “Review: Reese Palley Gallery, New York,” Artforum vol. 9 (June 1971) page 76.

_____. “John Walker’s Blackboard Drawings,” Art in America vol. 61 (May 1973) pages 108–109.

_____. “A Question of Surfaces: John Walker’s Recent Paintings,” Art in America vol. 76

             (January 1988) pages 124–127.

Lance Esplund. “John Walker at Knoedler & Company,” Art in America vol. 89 (October 2001) pages 166–67.

_____. “John Walker: New Paintings,” The Wall Street Journal (November 27–28, 2010).

Deborah Everett. “John Walker @ Knoedler Gallery, January,” NY Arts (January 2001) page 78.

William Feaver. “Pouring the gravy,” Observer (February 10, 1985).

Jack D. Flam. “John Walker: Objective Abstract Painting,” Arts Magazine vol. 55 (December 1980) pages 156–60.

_____. “Leisure & Arts: The Gallery–Making the Rounds,” The Wall Street Journal 

             (January 24, 1990) page A-12.

Jeff Frederick. “John Walker, Knoedler,” Art in America (March 2011) page 158.

Edward Gage. “Painterly heroics from Brum lad down under,” The Scotsman (April 29, 1985).

Martin Gayford. “John Walker on Rembrandt’s The Jewish Bride (ca. 1662),” The Daily Telegraph, London (April 14, 2001).

Jeremy Gilbert–Rolfe. “Group Show: Cuningham Ward Gallery (New York)” Artforum vol. 12 (January 1974) page 69.

Susan Gill. “John Walker: Knoedler,” Artnews vol. 86 (December 1987) pages 154, 156.

Grace Glueck. “John Walker,” The New York Times (April 13, 1984).

_____. “John Walker: ‘Time and Tides,’” The New York Times (February 23, 2001).

Tony Godfrey. “John Walker and Renoir at the Hayward,” Artscribe 51 (London), (March–April 1985), pages 60–61.

_____. and Adrian Searle. “John Walker Interview,” Art Log no. 1 (1978) page 26.

Jonathan Goodman. “John Walker at Knoedler,” Art in America (July 1998) page 94.

Ted Gott and Laurie Benson. 20th Century Painting and Sculpture in the International Collections of the National Gallery of Victoria (National Gallery of Victoria, 2003).

Clement Greenberg. “ROSC ’71,” Art International (February 1972).

Gerard Haggerty. “John Walker/Knoedler Gallery,” Cover (March 1993) page 16

Sally Heller. “John Walker: Knoedler,” Artnews vol. 89, no. 5 (May 1990) page 203.

Sally Helter. “John Walker: Knoedler,” Artnews (May 1990).

Clare Henry. “John Walker,” Glasgow Herald (May 24, 1985).

Gerrit Henry. “Knoedler Gallery, New York exhibition,” Artnews Vol. 82 (Summer 1983) pages 199 – 200.

Tim Hilton. “John Walker on His Painting,” Studio International vol. 183 (June 1972) pages 244 – 247.

_____. “Review: Cuningham Ward Gallery, New York ,” Art International vol. 17, (Summer 1973)

              page 62.

_____. “Maturity in Mayfair,” Manchester Guardian (March 26, 1989).

Stash Horowitz. “Walker’s Wars,” The Back Bay Courant (September 23, 1997) page 14.

Mary Hrbacek. “John Walker Knoedler Gallery,” The New York Art World Magazine (April 2001).

Liz Jobey. “Placing figures in a landscape,” The Sunday Times (February 3, 1985).

Ken Johnson. "Paintings Aspire to Ecstasy, but the revelations feel forced," The Boston Globe (October 10, 2006).

Richard Kalina. “John Walker at Knoedler,” Art in America vol. 79 (September 1991) pages 136–37.

James Kalm. “John Walker: Collages,” The Brooklyn Rail (March 2005) page 16.

Dillie Keane. “Alba Ego,” Time Out, (February 21–February 27, 1985).

R.C. Kenedy. “Review: Nigel Greenwood Gallery, London,” Art International vol. 15 (October 1971) page 69.

Sarah Kent. “Between two territories: a way forward in British painting,” Flash Art No. 113 (Summer 1983) pages 40–46.

Michael Kimmelman. “Review: M. Knodler & Co.,” The New York Times (January 26, 1990)  page  C24.

_____. “Art for Explorers Out Past the Hubbub,” The New York Times (July 30, 1999).

Francine Koslow–Miller. “John Walker: Boston University Art Gallery/Nielsen Gallery,” Artforum vol. 36 (January 1998) page 105.

Hilton Kramer. “Critic’s Notebook: ‘MOMA’s Instant Replay,’” Art & Antiques (October 1986) pages 103–4, 106.

_____. “Expressionist Walker Takes on Maine and War,” The New York Observer 

             (February 12, 2001).

_____. “Painter John Walker Captures the Light of Maine’s Coast,” The New York Observer 

             (April 14, 2003).

_____. “Painter John Walker Evokes Maine Coast,” The New York Observer (August 6, 2004)  page 16.

_____. “Mud in Your Eye: John Walker re-envisions the essence of Maine,” Art & Antiques

            (October 2004) page 150.

_____. “John Walker Collages, Elegant to Exuberant, Abducted by Politics,” The New York

             Observer (February 14, 2005) pages 1,18.

R. Kudielka. “London im herbst ‘67,” Das Kunstwerk vol. 21 (October 1967) page 65.

Daniel Kunitz. “Exhibition Notes: ‘John Walker: Time and Tides,’ at Knoedler & Company, New York, January 18–March 3, 2001,” vol. 19 no. 8 The New Criterion (April 2001) pages 48–9.

Donald Kuspit. “John Walker, Knoedler Gallery,” Artforum vol. 23 (November 1984) page 103.

Ann Landi. “John Walker: Knoedler,” Artnews (May 2005) pages 141–42.

Quinn Latimer. “John Walker: Drawings 1973–75 at Knoedler & Company, New York,” Art on Paper (September-October 2009) pages 107–8.

Adrian Lewis. Artscribe (October 1981).

Wendy Liberatore. “Monotypes far from Monotonous,” The Saratogian (December 14, 1989).

Ben Lifson. “John Walker/Knoedler & Company,” Artforum vol. 31 (May 1993) page 104.

Kate Linker. “Review: The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.,” Arts Magazine vol. 53 (September 1978) page 7.

Carl Little, "John Walker at Nielsen," Art in America (April 2007) pages 146–47.

J. Love. “Review: Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo,” Art International vol. 14 (December 1970)  page  91.

Edward Lucie–Smith. “London Shows,” Studio International vol. 173 (March 1967) page 146.

Norbert Lynton. “Rebalancing the Balance: A conversation in New York with Dore Ashton,” Modern Painters/ New York (Spring 1998) pages 102–07.

Jeff Makin. “John Walker in conversation with . . .” Studio International vol. 196 no. 1002 (October 1983) pages 30–32.

Patrick McCaughey. “John Walker and the Renewal of Modernist Painting,” Art International vol.15  (September 1971) pages 54–57.

_____. “Sydney Ball,” Art International vol. 18 (October 1974) page 52.

John McEwen. “Four British Painters,” Artforum vol. 17 (December 1978) pages 50–55.

_____. “Report from London: John Walker” Art in America vol. 73 (June 1985) pages 35.

Cate McQuaid. “Form Follows Feeling,” The Boston Globe (October 10, 1997) pages C1, C4.

_____. “By digging beneath the surface, Walker unearths treasures,” The Boston Globe 

             (November 19, 2004).

_____. “Sizing Up a Shift in Boston’s Art Scene: Crosscultural Connections,” The Boston Globe

             (April 28, 2010).

Richard Morphet. “John Walker’s Work Since 1965,” Studio International vol. 176 (September 1968) pages 80–85.

Suzanne Muchnic. “The Art Galleries: Venice” Los Angeles Times (February 20, 1987) Part VI,  page  19.

Maureen Mullarkey, “John Walker’s Heavy Machinery,” The New York Sun (February 10, 2005).

T. Norris. “John Walker [exhibit],” New Art Examiner Vol. 25 (March 1998) page 58.

Andrew Page. “Artist’s Abroad,” Avenue (October 2001).

James Panero, “Avec la main gauche,” The New Criterion (March 2005).

_____. "Gallery Chronicle," The New Criterion (October 2006).

_____. “Gallery Chronicle,” The New Criterion (February 2009).

Jeff Perone. “Review: Cuningham Ward Gallery, New York,” Artforum vol. 16, (April 1978) pages 63–64.

Dushan Petrovich and John Walker, John Walker: Seal Point Series (Nielsen Gallery, Boston and

Knoedler & Company, New York, 2006).

Peter Plagens. “Keepers of the Faith,” Newsweek (January 22, 1990) pages 58–59.

Maurice Poirier. “John Walker,” Artnews vol. 85 (Summer 1986) pages 145–46.

Louis Postel, “Figments of Imagination,” New England Home (March/April 2011) pages 52, 54.

James Prosek. “Outdoors: A Maine Artist Enjoys His Brushes With Nature,” The New York Times (December 21, 2003) Section 8, page 8.

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              page 52.

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Public Collections


Auckland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois

Arts Council England

Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, England

The British Museum, London, England

Brooklyn College, City University of New York

Camden Library, London, England

Carnegie Library, Portsmouth, England

City Art Gallery, Leeds Museums and Galleries, England

The Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Dallas Museum of Art, Texas

Durham University Museum, England

Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine

Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Maxine & Stuart Frankel Foundation for Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

Imperial War Museum, London, England

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

Iziko Museums of Cape Town, South Africa

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

The Fred Jones, Jr. Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma, Norman

Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska

Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing

Leicestershire Education Authority, England

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, England

MIT-List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund, Germany

Museum Neuhaus—Sammlung Liaunig, Austria

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

The Museum of Modern Art, New York

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York

The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

Portland Museum of Art, Maine

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Gallery, Edinburgh

Southampton City Art Gallery, England

Tate Gallery, London, England

Try-Me, Richmond, Virginia

Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland

University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City

The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond

The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, England

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut