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BORN

• 1943 Washington, D.C.

EDUCATION

• 1968 MFA, Yale University, New Haven CT

• 1966 BFA, Cooper Union, New York, NY

• 7961-62 Tyler School of Fine Arts, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

AWARDS

• 2005 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in Painting

• 2001 Raymond P. R. Neilson Prize, National Academy of Design, New York

• 1999 Augustus Saint-Gaudens Award, Cooper Union, Yew York

• 1992 Pollick-Krasner Foundation Grant in Painting

• 1990 Benjamin Altman Prize, National Academy of Design

• 1984 Thomas B. Clarke Prize, National Academy of Design

• 1981 National Endowment of the Arts Individual Fellowship

• 1980 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant in Painting

• 1970-72 Rome Prize Fellowship

TEACHING

• 2009-2010 Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

• 2006 Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Artist-in-Residence, fall semester

• 1972-84 Associate Professor, American University, Washington, D.C.

• 1968-70 Instructor, The Dayton Institute, Dayton, OH

COMMISSIONS

• 1986 Commission for painting: installed in the lobby of the Montana Building, Broadway and 87th Street, New York, NY

• 1985 Commission for painting by the American Medical Association: installed in the lobby of 999 E Street NW, Washington, D.C.

ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

• 2010 Forum Gallery, New York, NY

• 2009-2010 Alan Feltus and Lani Irwin, traveling exhibition:

University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK

American University Museum, Washington, DC

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Space 301, Mobile, AL

SoFA Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

• 2007 Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO

• Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL

• 2005 Silent Dreams, Forum Gallery, New York, NY

• 2005 Forum Gallery, New York, NY

• 2003 Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL

• 2002 Forum Gallery, New York, NY

• 2002 Forum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

• 2001 Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, D.C.

• 2000 Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL

Huntington Art Museum, Huntington, WV

• 1998 Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL

Forum Gallery, New York, NY

• 1996 Galerie Timothy Tew, Atlanta, GA

Contemporary Realist Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Forum Gallery, New York, NY

• 1994 Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL

Forum Gallery, New York, NY

• 1992 Kendell Gallery, Willfeet, MA

Louis Newman Galleries, Los Angeles, CA

• 1991 Forum Gallery, New York, NY

• 1988 Simms Fine Art, New Orleans, LA

• 1987 Forum Gallery, New York, NY

Wachita Art Museum, Wachita, KS (Retrospective)

• 1985 Forum Gallery, New York, NY

• 1983 Forum Gallery, New York, NY

• 1980 Forum Gallery, New York, NY

• 1976 Forum Gallery, New York, NY

Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, VA (Retrospective)

• 1973 Jacobs's Ladder Gallery, Washington, D.C.

• 1972 American Academy in Rome, Italy

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

• 2010 Contemporary Figurative Art in USA, A Selection, Casa Dell' Arte, Istanbul, Turkey

• 2009  The Platonic Ideal, Forum Gallery, New York, NY

A Figural Presence, Chapel Art Center, Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH

Rifrazioni, Galleria Don Chisciotte, Rome, Italy

• 2009 40 X 40 Autoritratti Come Pretesto, Spazio Espositivo, Bastia Umbra, Italy

• 2009 184th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, National Academy Museum, NYC

• 2008 FeltusFeltus Irwin Feltus, Barocco Americano, Cinema Teatro Comunale Esperia, Bastia Umbra, Italy

• 2007 Figure it! The Human Factor in Contemporary Art, Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences, Charleston, W VA

About Face: Portraiture Now, Long Beach Museum of Art, CA

Art Across Arkansas, Clinton Collection of the William J. Clinton Foundation

• 2006 Why the Nude, Art Students League of New York, NY

Galerie Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands

The Figure in American Painting and Drawing, 1985 – 2005, the Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, ME

• 2005 Enduring Roles and Realism; Building on the Murray Collection, Everlast Museum, Scranton, PA

Collctors’ Show, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK

Janus, American Academy in Rome and Fendi Stores, New York, NY

Between Perception and Invention: Three Generations of Figurative Artists, Sharon Arts center, Peterborough, NH

Disegno; 128th Annual Exhibition, National Academy Museum, NY

Art in the Family, Arts Club of Washington, Washington, DC

• 2001 176th Annual Exhibition, National Academy of
Design, New York, NY
(awarded the Raymond P. R. Neilson prize)

Between Heaven and Earth: New Classical Movements in the Art of Today,
Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Oostende, Belgium

Artist Couples, Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, New York, NY

• 2000 Interiors, The Gallery on the Hudson, Irvington, New York

Looking at Contemporary Art from a Figurative Perspective, Gallery of Contemporary Art, 
Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT

• 1999 Contemporary Realism, Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis, TN

174th Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York, NY

• 1998-99 Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection from the National Museum of American Art: Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL

Madison Art Center, Madison, WI

Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ga

Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY

Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY

• 1998 1998 Collector's Show, Arkansas Arts Center,
Little Rock, AK

It's Still Life, Forum Gallery, New York, NY

Realism Knows No Bounds, Van de Griff Gallery,
Santa Fe, NM

The Figure, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA

The Figurative Impulse, Miami Dade Community College, Kendall Campus Art Gallery, Miami, FL

Embodied Fictions, Dwight Frederick Boyden Gallery of 
Saint Mary's College of Maryland, St. MAry's City, MD

Self-Portraits, Kragsdale Corporation at Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY

• 1997 172nd Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design,
New York, NY

Artisti Stranieri in Mostra, Comune di Bastia Umbra, Italy

Realism in the 20th Century American Painting, Ogunquit Museum of Art, Ogunquit, ME

Dramatic Realism: The New Baroque, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA

• 1996 Classicism in the Twentieth Century, Lizan-Tops Gallery, East Hampton, NY

Derrier Guard Festival, The Kitchen, New York, NY

• 1995 U.S. Artists '95, 33rd Street Armory, Philadelphia, PA

Collection Update 1994, National Academy of Design, 
New York, NY

The 170th Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York, NY (Awarded the Joseph S. Isidor Memorial Medal)

Nine Fellows of the American Academy in Rome, Pensel Gallery, Washington, D.C.

• 1994 Aspects of Realism, Laura Craig Galleries, Scranton, PA

Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY

• 1993 Self-Portraits from the James Goode Collection, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.

Interior Outlook, The Gallery at Hastings-on-Hudson, Hastings, NY

• 1992 62-92, The Cooper Union, New York, NY

• 1990 165th Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design,
New York, NY (Awarded the Benjamin Altman Figure Prize)

• 1988 163rd Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design,
New York, NY

• 1987 Modern American Realism; The Sara Roby Foundation Collection, National Museum of American Art, 
Washington, D.C.

Mainstream America; The Collection of Phil Desind, 
The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH

• 1986 Selections from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Request, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.

A Decade of American Realism, Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS

161st Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design,
New York, NY

Nine Painters, Circle Gallery, Washington, D.C.

• 1985 Southern Maryland Artists, St. Mary's College of Maryland

American Painters; Figuration, Jane Haslem Gallery,
Washington, D.C.

• 1984 159th Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design,
New York, NY (Awarded the Thomas B. Clarke Prize)

Artist's Self-Portraits from the Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Jacob J. Weinstein, Randolph Macon College, Ashland, VA

1 Plus 1 Equals 2, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, New York, NY

• 1983 Bodies and Souls, Artist's Choice Museum, New York, NY

• 1982 Faculty Exhibition, American University, Washington, D.C.

10+10+10, Washington Painting, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

157th Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design,
New York, NY

Drawings and Paintings of the Figure by Washington Artists, Jane Haslem, Washington, D.C.

• 1981 Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma City, OK

Candidates for Art Awards, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY

• 1980 Couples in Art, Fendrick Gallery, Washington, D.C.

Art for Collectors, Federal Reserve Board, Washington, D.C.

New York Realists, Thorpe Intermedia Gallery, New York, NY

• 1979 Painters and Sculptures by Candidates for Art Awards, American Academy and Institute of Art and Letters, New York, NY

Faculty Exhibition, American University, Washington, D.C.

• 1978 Works on Paper, Tyler School of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pa

Invitational Painting Exhibition, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA

42nd Annual Mid-Year Show, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstouwn, OH

153rd Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design,
New York, NY

• 1977 Ranger Purchase Fund Show, National Academy of Design, New York, NY

Alexander Calder Memorial and Hassam Fund Purchase Exhibition, American Academy and Institute of Art and Letters, New York, NY

Pyramid Galleries, Washington, D.C.

• 1976 Summer of 1976, A Group Show, Pyramid Galleries, Washington, D.C.

• 1975 National Invitational Drawing Exhibition, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

Drawing from the Studio of Washington Artists, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, D.C.

• 1974 Living American Artists and the Figure, Penn State University, University Park, PA

Washington Figurative Painters, exhibited:
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts,
Hagerstown, MD

• 1973 New Talent Festival, Forum Gallery, New York, NY

• 1971 American Academy in Rome, Italy

Ente Premi Roma, Palazzo Barbarini, Rome, Italy

• 1970 Faculty Show, Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH

Region Show, Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH

• 1969 Region Show, Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH

A.T. Gallery, New Haven, CT

• 1968 The Ivy League Art Exhibition, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

A.T. Gallery, New Haven, CT

IMPORTANT COLLECTIONS

American Academy in Rome, New York and Rome

American Medical Association, Washington, D.C.

American University, Washington, D.C.

Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK

Bayly Museum, Charlottesville, VA

California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA

Charles County Comunity College, LaPlata, MD

The Cooper Union, New York, NY

Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL

Dayton Art Institute, Dayton OH

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.

Montana Building, New York, NY

National Academy Museum, New York, NY

National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.

New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ

Oklahoma City Art Museum, Oklahoma City, OK

The Peace Museum, Chicago, IL

Springfield Museum, Springfield, MA

Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS

PUBLICATIONS (not including newspaper reviews)

Alan feltus, Forum Gallery: catalogues: 2005, 2002, 1998, 1996, 1994, 1991,

Alan feltus, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago: catalogue: 2000

Alan Feltus, Recent Works, The Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS : catalogue: 1987

Between Earth and Heaven, New Classical Movements in the Art of Today, (catalogue) Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Oostende, Belgium

Newsletter of the American Academy in Rome, Summer 1992, (cover reproduction of Feltus painting).

Brewster, Todd, “The Lonely Look of American Realism”, LIFE magazine, October, 1980

Brodey, Jim, “Alan Feltus”, Arts Magazine, April 1977

Carr, Jeff, “Embodied Fictions”, American Artist Magazine, September 1998

Cooper, Jim. American Arts Quarterly: Fall 1998

Feltus, Alan, “The Composition of Paintings, an Artist’s Perspective”, American Arts
Quarterly, Fall 2005

Feltus, Alan, "Inside the Painter's Mind", The Artist's Magazine, January, 1992

Feltus, Alan, "Letter from Umbria", At Cooper Union, Spring 1994

Feltus, Alan, "Living and Working in Italy", American Artist, August 1992

Gravagnuolo, Emma, “Alan Feltus e Lani Irwin, Insieme Nel Segno Del’ Arte, ARTE,
April 2004

Holman, Tom, "Figurative Expression", Florida International. No. 7, Summer 1999

Jencks, Charles, "The Post-Avant-Garde, Art and Design", Academy Group: London, 1987

Jencks, Charles, “Post Modernism: The New Classicism in Art and Architecture”, Rizzoli,
New York, 1987

Lavin, Marilyn Aronberg, “Piero della Francesca” Phaidon, London and New York, 2002

Katharine Rook Lieber, “Alan Feltus, New Work”, ArtScope.net 2003

Leggio, Gail, “Alan Feltus”, American Arts Quarterly, Fall 2005

Leggio, Gail, “Alan Feltus”, American Arts Quarterly, Summer 2002

Lucie-Smith, Edward, "American Art Now”, William Morrow & Co., New York, 1985

Lucie-Smith, Edward, “ArToday”, Phaidon: London, 1995

Lucie-Smith, Edward, “Art Tomorrow”, Editions Pierre Terrail, Paris, 2002

Polanski, G.Jurek “Alan Feltus, Silent Gestures”, ArtScope.com, 2000

Riva, Alessandro, “Classico Contemporaneo, Feltus a New York”, ARTE, 2003

Spencer, Howard DaLee, “Alan Feltus in Italy”, American Arts Quarterly: Winter 1992

Wechsler, Jill, “Alan Feltus, The Mystery in Painting”, American Artist, April 1980

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