ALAN FELTUS

BORN:

1943 Washington, D.C.
1987 moved to Assisi, Italy

EDUCATION:

1968 MFA, Yale University, New Haven, CT
1966 BFA, Cooper Union, New York, NY
1961-62 Tyler School of Fine Arts, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS:

2012 Lux Art Institute, Encinitas, CA
2010
2009-10 Alan Feltus, Forum Gallery, New York
Alan Feltus & 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
The Elegance of Realism, Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL
2005 Forum Gallery, New York
2003 Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL
2002 Forum Gallery, New York
Forum Gallery, Los Angeles
2001 Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, DC
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, Wellfleet, 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
Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, 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 Jacob’s Ladder Gallery, Washington, DC
1972 American Academy in Rome, Italy

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2017 Forum Gallery Celebrates 55 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
2016-17 Contemporary Old Masters, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2015 The Annual 2015: The Depth of the Surface, The National Academy Museum, NY, NY
2014 Wives, Daughters and Lovers, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
2014 Washington Art Matters II: 1940’s-1980’s, Katzen Arts Center at
American University, Washington, DC
2013 Visions of Europe, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Portsmouth, NH
Singular Vision, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
Face to Face: Self-Portraits from the Jackye and Curtis Finch, Jr. Collection, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR
2012 Perception of Self, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
Italian Visions/Visioni Italiane, Hygienic Art Galleries, New London, CT
Invitational Exhibition, McMaster Gallery, University of South Carolina
The Annual Exhibition 2012, National Academy, New York, NY
Five Decades: Art and Artists of Forum Gallery 1962-2012, Forum
Gallery, New York, NY
2011 Peace on Earth: Art Against War, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
2010 Contemporary Figurative Art in the U.S.A- A Selection, Casa Dell’Arte Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
2009-10 Personal Interiors: Alan Feltus & Lani Irwin, traveling exhibition:
Alexander Hogue Gallery, University of Tulsa, OK; Katzen Arts
Center, American University, Washington, DC; George Mason
University, Fairfax, VA; Space 201, the University of South
Alabama, Mobile; SoFA Gallery, Indiana University,
Bloomington
2010 Contemporary Figurative Art in U.S.A. – A Selection, Casa
Dell’Arte, Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
2009 A Figural Presence, Chapel Art Center at Saint Anselm College,
Manchester, NH
The Platonic Ideal, Forum Gallery, New York
Umbratile America: Alan Feltus, Lani Irwin, Domus, in Assisi, San Crispino Resort & Spa, Torandrea di Assisi, Villa Salus, Bastia Umbra, Italy
Summer Selections, Forum Gallery, New York
2008 184th Annual: An Exhibition of Contemporary American Art,
National Academy Museum, New York
Feltus, Feltus, Irwin, Barocco Americano, Cinema Teatro Comunale Esperia, Bastia Umbra, Italy
2007 The 2007 Collector’s Show, Arkansas Art Museum, Little Rock, AR
The Fine Art of Drawing: Modern & Contemporary Works on
Paper, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
Figure It! The Human Factor in Contemporary Art, The Clay
Center for the Arts and Sciences, Charleston, WV
About Face: Portraiture Now, Long Beach Museum of Art, CA
An Intimate View from the Pollock-Krasner Houuse, Hekscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY
2006 Why the Nude?, Art Students League of New York, NY
The Figure in American Painting and Drawing, 1985-2005, the Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit ME
Gallery Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
2005 2005 Collector’s Show, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR
Figurative Impulse, Forum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Janus, American Academy in Rome and Fendi Stores, NY
Art in the Family, the Arts Club of Washington, Washington, DC
Between Perception & Invention: Three Generations of Figurative Artists, Sharon Arts Gallery, Peterborough, NH
Disegno: The 180th Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York, NY
Enduring Roles and Realism: Building on the Murray Collection, Everhart Museum, Scranton, PA
Art in the Family, Arts Club of Washington, Washington, DC
2004 Masters and Mavericks, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Realism Today, Contemporary Realistic Paintings and Drawings on Paper, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA
2003 Contemporary Works on Paper, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
Representing Representation IV, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY
2002 Segnali di Fumo, Costano di Bastia, Italy
2001 Carol Craven Gallery, West Tisbury, Martha’s Vineyard, MA
176th Annual Exhibition, National Academy of
Design, New York, NY (awarded the Raymond P. R. Neilson prize)
Alumni Choice, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT
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
2000 Interiors, The Gallery on the Hudson, Irvington, NY
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 20th Century American Painting, Ogunquit Museum of American 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
Derriere 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, Pensler Gallery, Washington, DC
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, DC
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, DC
Mainstream America; The Collection of Phil Desind, The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
1986 Selections from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
A Decade of American Realism, Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS
161st Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York
Nine Painters, Circle Gallery, Washington, DC
1985 Southern Maryland Artists, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
American Painters; Figuration, Jane Haslem Gallery, Washington, DC
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, DC
10+10+10, Washington Painting, The Corcoran Gallery of Art
157th Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York
Drawings and Paintings of the Figure by Washington Artists, Jane Haslem Washington, DC
1981 Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma City, OK
Candidates for Art Awards, American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York, NY
1980 Couples in Art, Fendrick Gallery, Washington, DC
Art for Collectors, Federal Reserve Board, Washington, DC
New York Realists, Thorpe Intermedia Gallery, New York, NY
1979 Paintings and Sculptures by Candidates for Art Awards, American Academy and Institute of Art and Letters, New York, NY
Faculty Exhibition, American University, Washington, DC
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, Youngstown, 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 Arts & Letters, New York, NY
Pyramid Galleries, Washington, DC
1976 Summer of 1976, A Group Show, Pyramid Galleries, Washington, DC
1975 National Invitational Drawing Exhibition, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
Drawings from the Studios of Washington Artists, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC
1974 Living American Artists and the Figure, Penn State University, University Park, PA
Washington Figurative Painters, exhibited:
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
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
Regional Show, Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH
1969 Regional 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

PUBLICATIONS:

Alan Feltus: Silent Dreams, Forum Gallery (2005)
“Alan Feltus: Contemporary Figurative Paintings Have a Timeless Quality,” Art Collector Magazine, October 2005, pp. 96-97.
Alan Feltus: New Paintings, Forum Gallery, (2002, 1998, 1996, 1994, 1991)
Alan Feltus: Recent Works, The Wichita Art Museum, 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).
Cooper, Jim. American Arts Quarterly: Fall 1998.
G. Jurek Polanski, “Alan Feltus,Silent Getures,” Artscope.net
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.
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. London: Phaidon Press, 2002.
Page 352.
Leggio, Gail, “Alan Feltus”, American Arts Quarterly, Fall 2005, Pg. 54, 55.
Leggio, Gail, “Alan Feltus”, American Arts Quarterly, Summer 2002
“The Lonely Look of American Realism”, Life Magazine, October 1980.
Lucie-Smith, Edward. American Art Now, William Morrow & Co.: New York, 1985.
Lucie-Smith, Edward. Artoday, Phaidon: London, 1995.
Lucie-Smith, Edward, Art Tomorrow, Vilo International, 2002.
Mullarkey, Maureen. Gallery Going, The New York Sun, 2005.
Spencer, Howard DaLee. “Alan Feltus in Italy”, American Arts Quarterly: Winter 1992.
Wechsler, Jill. “Alan Feltus, The Mystery in Painting”, American Artist, April 1980.

AWARDS:

2005 Pollack-Krasner Foundation grant in Painting
2001 Raymond P. R. Neilson Prize, National Academy of Design, New
York
1999 Augustus Saint-Gaudens Award, Cooper Union, New York
1992 Pollock-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 for the Arts Individual Fellowship
1980 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant in Painting
1970-72 Rome Prize Fellowship

TEACHING:

2009-10 adjunct, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore
2006 Fall semester Artist in Residence, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
1972-84 Associate Professor, American University, Washington, D.C.
1968-70 Instructor, The Dayton Institute, Dayton, OH

COMMISSIONS:

1986 Commission for paintings: installed in the lobby of the Montana Building, Broadway and 87th Street, New York, NY
(no longer there)

1985 Commission for paintings by the American Medical Association: installed in the lobby of 999 E Street NW, Washington, DC
(no longer there)

IMPORTANT COLLECTIONS:

American Academy in Rome, New York and Rome
American Medical Association, Washington, D.C.
American University, Washington, D.C.
Jackye and Curtis Finch Collection, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK
Bayly Museum, Charlottesville, VA
California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA
Charles County Community College, LaPlata, MD
The Cooper Union, New York, NY
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL
Dayton Art Institute, Dayton OH
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
Howard Tullman Collection, Chicago, IL
Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV
Dr. and Mrs Donald Inness, Jr., Charlottesville, VA
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
Seven Bridges Foundation, CT
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC
Springfield Museum, Springfield, MA
Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS