The Fire This Time, 1986, acrylic and steel on canvas

Harvey Quaytman

Harvey Quaytman was born in 1937 in Far Rockaway, New York, where he died in 2002. He lived and worked in New York City throughout his life, maintaining a studio on the Bowery. After his first solo exhibition in London in 1962, he had more than sixty solo exhibitions in the United States, Europe and Australia as well as group exhibitions in museums and galleries worldwide, including The Ateneum Art Museum Helsinki; the Grand Palais, Paris; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Jewish Museum, New York; PS 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York; the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston and the Whitney Museum of American Art, just to name a view.
In 2018 the Berkeley Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) organized the first museum retrospective exhibition of his work. His works are represented in public and private collections worldwide, including MoMA, New York, Tate Gallery, London; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humblebeak, Malmö Konsthall, Tel Aviv Museum of Art; Fogg Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge; and Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute Pittsburgh. Among the honors Quaytman received are two Guggenheim fellowships (1979 and 1985); an artist's fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts (1983) an Academy Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (1997).

Untitled, 1978, charcoal and gouache on paper, 103 x 73 cm

Scorch, 1987/88, acrylic and ground glass on canvas, 94.5 x 94.5 cm

What if?, 1987, acrylic and rust on canvas, 71 x 71 cm

Ardesian Well, 1988, acrylic on canvas, 96.5 x 96.5 cm

Umbrian Cross, 1988, acrylic and ground glass on canvas, 71 x 71 cm

Gamboge Hart, 1980, acrylic and acrylic varnish on canvas, 91 x 76 cm

BL/RED, 1980, acrylic on canvas, 168 x 50 cm

P/O, BK/W, 1980, acrylic on canvas, 171 x 61 cm

Rince Lòeil, 1986, acrylic and steel fillings on canvas, 94 x 94 x 3 cm

For Kenneth Martin, 1989, acrylic and ground glass on canvas, 96.5 x 96.5 cm