BORN: Wichita, Kansas, 1948
1970 B.F.A. University of Kansas
SELECTED ONE-MAN EXHIBITIONS
2008 Steel: Pittsburgh Drawings by Craig McPherson, The Frick Museum,
2005 Steel/Stage, Forum Gallery, New York, NY (catalogue)
2000 New Work: Pastels, Mary Ryan Gallery, New York, NY
1998 Darkness into Light: Craig McPherson and the Art of Mezzotint, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England; The Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow Scotland
1998 Mezzotints, Mary Ryan Gallery, New York, NY
1995 Smoke and Shadows: Recent Paintings, Mary Ryan Gallery,
New York, NY
1993 Paintings and Works on Paper, Mary Ryan Gallery, New York, NY
1984 A.M. Sachs Gallery, New York, NY
1978 Gallery G, Wichita, KS
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 Forum Gallery Celebrates 55 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
American Dream: From Pop to Present, British Museum, London, UK
2016 American Views, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
20/21 – VISIONARY ARTISTS OF THE 21ST CENTURY, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
2015-16 Nightfall: Prints of the Dark Hours, old master to contemporary prints, Virginia Museum
of Fine Art, Richmond, VA
Au Coeur du Progres (At the Heart of Progress), Centre Historique Minier, Nord-Pas de
Calais, Lewarde, France (French catalogue)
2015 Burnishing the Night: Baroque to Contemporary Mezzoprints from the
Collection, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2012 Five Decades: Art and Artists of Forum Gallery 1962-2012, New York
US House of Representatives, Committee on Energy & Commerce, Rayburn House Office Building
At the Heart of Progress: Coal, Steel, and Steam since 1750, Industrial Imagery from the John P. Eckblad Collection, venues include: The Bowes Museum, Yorkshire, UK; Le Bois du Cazier, Charleroi, Belgium; Les Dominicaines, Pont-l’Eveque, France (catalogue)
2011 A Passion for Prints: The John Bonebreake Donation exhibition, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
Talking Walls: Murals Now, Cityspace, Charlottesville, VA
75 Years of American Art, Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS
2010 Sacred and Profane, Portsmouth Museum of Fine Arts, Portsmouth, NH
Selections from the Permanent Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Robert Wood Johnson Gallery
At the Heart of Progress: Coal, Steal and Steam since 1750, Palmer Museum of Art, Penn State University, State College, PA
Sacred and Profane, Portsmouth Museum of Fine Arts, Portsmouth, NH
Big Paper Winter, Woodward Gallery, New York, NY
2009 Summer Selections, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
2008 2008 Collector’s Show, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR
2007 The Contemporary Landscapes Show, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
The Fine Art of Drawing: Modern & Contemporary Works on Paper, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
An Eye for Detail: Works by Selected Artists, Forum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2006 Born of Fire: The Valley of Work, Westermoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Fire, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut
Imaging Industry: Pennsylvania Coal and Steel, Suzanne H. Arnold Gallery, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA
2005 The New York Yankees and The American Dream, The Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida
Altered States, The Fitzwilliam Museum of Art, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England
2004-5 The Color of Night, The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Museum of Art, Rutgers University
From Goya to Johns: Fifty Master Prints from the McNay Art Museum, The Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas
Impressions of New York: Prints from the New York Historical Society, New York Historical Society, New York, NY
2004 Contemporary Landscapes, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
2003 Contemporary Works on Paper, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
2000 New York, New York: Lester Johnson and Craig McPherson, Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS
Prints and Drawings 1940 – 2000, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard
University, Cambridge, MA
Recent Drawings: Lita Albuquerque, Ward Davenny and Craig
McPherson, Mary Ryan Gallery, New York, NY
Gale Gates et al, art exhibition, Brooklyn, NY
Party! A Festive Look at Celebration in the 20th Century, Mary Ryan
Gallery, New York, NY
1999 Green Woods & Crystal Waters: The American Landscape Tradition Since 1960, The Davenport Museum, Davenport, IA; Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL; organized by The Philbrook Museum, Tulsa, OK, 1999 – 2000. (catalogue)
1997 Forces of Nature, St. Paul Companies, St. Paul, MN
1996 San Francisco Museum of Fine Art, Palace of Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA.
ArtWalk 12, Microsoft, Redmond, WA
Mezzotint: The Art of Darkness, New Orleans Museum of Art, New
Traveling Pictures: Prints, Watercolors and Multiples 1927-1996, Beth
Urdang, Gallery, Boston, MA
New in the 90s, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY, curated by
The Art of the Game, HBO Corporate Gallery, New York, NY,
Kobe Art Exhibition, Matsuzakaya Department Store, Osaka, Japan;
traveled to Kokura, Fukuoka, Tokuyama, Yamaguchi, and Himeji,
Hyogo Prefectures,1996- 1995
1995 Recent Acquisitions, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.
New York Now: Contemporary Cityscapes from the Museum of the
City of New York, Museum of the City of New York, NY
What is a Print? The Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
Elementum, Mary Ryan Gallery, New York, NY
The City: New York Visions 1900 –1995, ACA Galleries, New York, NY
Fresh Prints, Scarabb Gallery, Cleveland, OH
Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC
City Lights, Katarina Rich Perlow Gallery, New York, NY
New York, New York: Prints of the City 1880s –1990, Kunstalle
Bremen, Bremen, Germany
New York, New York, The Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland.
1994 New York, New York, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England.
New Traditions: Contemporary Mezzotint, Heuser Art Center, Bradley
University, Peoria, IL
American Realism + Figurative Painting, Cline Fine Art Gallery,
Santa Fe, NM, curated by John Arthur. (catalogue)
Night of One Hundred and One Cups, Garth Clark Gallery and Mary
Ryan Gallery, New York, NY
1993 Waterworks, Palm Beach Community College Museum of Art, Palm
1992 Craig McPherson, Mary Ryan Gallery, New York, NY. (catalogue)
The Grand Canal/Il Canale Grande, The Gallery of the New School of
Interior Design, New York, NY, curated by David Garrad Lowe
The Turkish-American Art Exhibition, Kazim Taskent Sanat Galerisi,
Istanbul, Turkey; Turkish American Association, Ankara, Turkey
Land, Trenkman Gallery, New York, NY
Blossoms in Black and White from the collection of Dave and Reba
Williams, The Equitable Center Gallery, New York, NY
Eleven, Group Exhibition, Mary Ryan Gallery, New York, NY
Art Multiples, Dusseldorf, Stadthalle Dusseldorf, Germany
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL. 1992–1991
Diamonds are Forever: Artists and Writers on Baseball, New York Public Library, New York, NY; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA; La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA; Southeastern Center of Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC; The Skydome, Toronto, Canada; Yurakucho Art Forum, Seibu Department Store, Tokyo, Japan; Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan; Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO; Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, AZ; Albright-Knox Art Museum, Buffalo, NY, 1992-1990. (catalogue)
1990 The Mezzotint, Sylvan Cole Gallery, New York, NY
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California Palace of the
Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA
Black and White Since 1960, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art,
Ridgefield, CT; City Gallery of Contemporary Art, Raleigh, NC,
Under Pressure: A Survey of the History of Printmaking from the 15th
Century to the Present, Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, FL; Arkansas
Arts Center, Little Rock, AR, 1990–1989
1989 Tradition and Innovation: 1500 to the Present, The Fine Arts
Museums of San Francisco, Achenbach Foundation Collection,
San Francisco, CA
41st Annual Academy Purchase Exhibition, American Academy of Arts
and Letters, New York, NY
1988 Recent Acquisitions, Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University,
Annual Collectors Exhibition, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX.
Landscape, Frank Bernarducci Gallery, New York, NY
Associated American Artists, New York, NY
1987 162nd Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York, NY.
Mary Ryan Gallery, New York, NY
Under the Cover of Darkness: Night Prints, The Arts Council of Great Britain. Exhibition traveled to City Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol; DLI Museum and Arts Centre, Durham; and Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield, 1987-1986. (catalogue)
1986 The Romantic Landscape, Monique Knowlton Gallery, New York, NY
1985 Recent Acquisitions, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Recent Acquisitions, National Gallery of American Art,
Back Streets, Back Yards, Associated American Artists, New York, NY
A.M. Sachs Gallery, New York, NY
New York Prints: 1900 – the Present, Mary Ryan Gallery,
New York, NY
North Carolina Print and Drawing Society Annual Exhibition,
Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
1984 Drawing, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
International Mezzotint Exhibition, Print Club of Philadelphia,
1983 Works on Paper, Witherspoon Museum, Greensboro, NC
New York Night, Mary Ryan Gallery, New York, NY
Hassam and Speicher Fund Purchase Exhibition, American Academy
of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
1982 American Realism, Coe Kerr Gallery, New York, NY
1981 Bayard Gallery, New York, NY
Miriam Perlman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Dreyfus Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
The British Museum, London, England
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England
The Hunterian Gallery of Art, Glasgow, Scotland
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, MI
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Achenbach Foundation, San Francisco, CA
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
The Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Boston Public Library, Boston, MA
The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
The National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC
The New York Historical Society, New York, NY
The Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
The Museum of the City of New York, New York, NY
Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
The Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Heuser Art Center, Bradley University, Peoria, IL
Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN
Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Museum of Art, University of Arizona, Tucson, AR
Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, Middleton, CT
Olin Arts Center, Bates College, Lewiston, ME
Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, PA
The Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS
The Zimmerli Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:
Alliance Capital Management, New York, NY
American Express Company, New York, NY
American General Corporation, Houston, TX
Bank of America, San Francisco, CA
The Century Association, New York, NY
Chase Manhattan Corporation, New York, NY
Citicorp, New York, NY
Commerce Bancshares, Lincoln, NB
Dreyfus Corporation, New York, NY
Emprise Bank, Wichita, KS
Exxon Corporation, New York, NY
General Electric, Greenwich, CT
Kronish, Lieb, Weiner & Hellman, New York, NY
Marsh-McLennan Insurance Corporation, New York, NY
MBIA, Armonk, NY
Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA
Reba and Dave Williams, Print Research Foundation, Stamford, CT
Salomon Brothers, New York, NY
Seven Bridges Foundation, Greenwich, CT
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP, New York, NY
Smith Kline and French Laboratories, Inc., Upper Merion, PA
Unites States Insurance Company, NJ
Wrigley’s Inc., Chicago, IL
PRIZES AND AWARDS:
2008 Exhibition Grant, Pittsburgh Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA
2006-08 Exhibition Grant, Frick Art Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
2006-08 Artist-in-Residence, Airlie Foundation, Warrenton, VA
1991 Arthur Ross Award for Mural Painting, Classical America,
New York, NY.
1989 Purchase Prize, 41st Annual Academy Purchase Exhibition, American
Academy and institute of Arts and Letters, New York, NY.
1987 Prize, 162nd Annual Exhibition of the National Academy of Design,
New York, NY.
1984 MacDowell Colony Fellowship, Peterborough, NH.
First Prize, International Mezzotint Competition, Print Club of
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.
Grant, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.
1983 Purchase Prize, Hassam and Speicher Fund Purchase Exhibition,
American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, NY.
2008-09 NY Water Tunnel, mezzotint edition commissioned by the New York Print Club
2006-08 Steel, museum exhibition celebrating the 250th anniversary of the city of Pittsburgh, Frick Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
1992 – 97 Clairton, a mezzotint edition commissioned by The Cleveland Museum
of Art Print Club in honor of the museum’s 75th birthday.
1992 Water Tunnel, a site specific painting commissioned by MBIA for the
entrance of their corporate headquarters in Armonk, NY.
1987 – 92 Harbors of the World
A mural cycle of ten, oil on linen paintings commissioned by the American Express Company for the lobby of their corporate headquarters at the World Financial Center in New York City. The paintings depict six harbor cities: New York, Venice, Istanbul, Sydney, Rio de Janeiro and Hong Kong. Two of the paintings are 11 feet x 51 feet; four paintings are 11 feet x 42 feet and four are 11 feet x 11 feet; total size 3,540 square feet.
They are on permanent view in the American Express lobby and are referenced in the book, Art in Public Places: New York’s 50 Best, by David Masello.
1985 – 86 Twilight: The Waterways and Bridges of Manhattan.
A cycle of four oil paintings, commissioned by the American Express Corporation for their auditorium at the World Financial Center in New York. The paintings offer directional views from Manhattan at twilight of The Harbor, The Hudson River, The Harlem River and The East River. The paintings range in size from 6 feet x 15 feet to 6 feet by 35 feet; total size 540 square feet.
“Prints of Darkness: Four Centuries of Mezzotint,” Warchol, Julie, Art in Print, July-August 2015, Vol 5, No 2. Half-page illustration of “Yankee Stadium at Night”
Burnishing the Night, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 2015, an exhibition curated by Ms. Susan Farr-Schmidt, Curator of Prints. Multiple wall texts include comparison and technical references to McPherson’s work along with John Martin, Edward Hopper, Claude Lorrain, James McNeill Whistler, and others. Quotes from the texts: “Recent American masters of the process include Susan Rothenberg and Craig McPherson, whose Yankee Stadium at Night (gallery 127B) from 1983 may represent the ultimate contemporary rejuvenation of the mezzotint medium, as the work’s compelling realism and perfect craftsmanship take the art of reproduction well beyond photography, conveying a deeply original artistic statement.” And, “In this nocturnal view, taken from the artist’s apartment window, one of the Art Institute’s largest mezzotints, blinding lights emanating from Yankee Stadium offer the only sign of life in the big city. This almost alien effect rivals the Romantic destruction afflicting John Martin’s Old Testament cities (on view in this gallery), on a scale more commensurate with paintings than with prints. McPherson’s iconic cityscape took him over a year to produce, and in its elegant simplicity offers an Edward Hopper-like ode to the loneliness of crowds.”
Au Couer du Progres (At the Heart of Progress), Eckblad, John P. and Rice, Tim, exhibition catalogue, in French, 2012. Four McPherson mezzotints are illustrated with text: ET2, NY Water Tunnel, Clairton and Braddock.
75 Years of American Art, Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS, 2010. Museum-published book features one acquisition for each of its 75 years, McPherson’s artworks F.D.R Drive and Furnace #2, Electrodes are illustrated.
Eckblad, John P and Tim Rice. At the Heart of Progress: Coal, Iron & Steam Since 1750, art from the
John P. Eckblad collection, -page catalogue 2009. McPherson lecture at the Palmer Museum of Art, Penn State University, PA, November 4, 2010.
Steel: Drawings by Craig McPherson, Hall, Sarah J. and Craig McPherson. 48-page catalogue, Frick Museum & Cultural Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 2008, includes an interview with the artist and illustrations of exhibition.
Art & Entertainment From Toulouse Lautrec to Red Grooms, exhibition catalogue with full-page illustration of “Rehearsal” on p. 26, curated by Frank Perrell and Carol Schwartz, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY, 2007
“Craig McPherson,” Art Interview Online Magazine, Issue 004, 2006.
“Craig McPherson at Forum,” Art in America, Nov. 2005.
Thomas, Lillian. “The great ‘scape: Braddock’s industrial past is captured using a dying art,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 22, 2005.
“From Goya to Johns: Fifty Master Prints from the McNay Art Museum,” Curator/Catalogue Author, Lyle W. Williams, San Antonio, Texas, 2004.
p. 82 “This mezzotint is one of the most important prints produced in the 1980’s. McPherson’s image of Yankee Stadium in the distance at night is haunting. Instead of feeling the excitement of being at a game with a crowd of people, the viewer here feels detached and alone. The only suggestion of human activity visible from this viewpoint is the steam rising and the lights shining out of the top of the stadium. A vast expanse of darkness separates us from them, an abyss filled with empty office buildings and a distant freeway leading away. McPherson seems to be continuing the tradition of Hopper, presenting loneliness and detachment as the true American existence.
The plate took longer than a year to produce and is a formidable technical achievement.”
“Impressions of New York: Prints from the New York Historical Society,” Curator/Catalogue Author, Marilyn Symmes. Published by Princeton Architectural Press, New York, NY, 2004.
p. 258 “The biggest challenge for print artists is printing black tones to evoke the nuances of night and shadows. Craig McPherson – a contemporary painter who is also a master at printing a spectrum of blacks – works in mezzotint because it is the best printmaking technique to achieve a range of light tones and soft half-darks. A native of Kansas, McPherson came to New York City in 1975; shortly thereafter, he taught himself the exacting mezzotint technique by creating reproductive plates of flowers. His trilogy of grand night cityscapes includes his most famous mezzotint, Yankee Stadium at Night (1983), featuring the atmospheric glow of the stadium’s lights: Girders (1986), a panoramic vista from the artist’s former Washington Heights studio; and this print, of FDR Drive.
The East River Drive, which runs along the eastern edge of Manhattan, is better known as the FDR Drive (for Franklin Delano Roosevelt). Built at the direction of powerful city planner Robert Moses during the administration of Mayor Fiorello La Guardia, it opened in 1942. McPherson’s view shows the road under the bridge at 81st Street as seen looking south from Carl Schurz Park; part of the Queensboro Bridge appears in the distance.
This tour-de-force of mezzotint printmaking evokes a rainy night. McPherson’s remarkable observations and technical skill captured the light reflecting off the wet pavement (cleverly contrasted with reflections on the surface of the East River) as well as rain caught in the glow of the streetlights.”
Mullarkey, Maureen. “Gallery-Going,” The New York Sun, August 26, 2004, p. 23.
“Subway Series,” The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Illustrated in the catalogue of the same name. Curators, Lydia Yee and Thomas Solomon, New York, NY, 2004.
Weekend Fine Arts Leisure, The New York Times, June 2001.
Johnson, Ken. “Craig McPherson,” The New York Times, Arts section, January 5, 12 and 19, 2001.
Spring, Justin. Craig McPherson: Pastels, exhibition catalogue. Mary Ryan Gallery, New York, 2000.
Arthur, John. Green Woods and Crystal Waters: The American Landscape Tradition Since 1960, exhibition catalogue. The Philbrook Museum, Tulsa, OK, 1999.
Campbell, Mungo. Celebration quarterly magazine, The Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland, June–October 1999.
Recent Acquisitions of American Prints, catalogue. The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England, 9 February to 2 May 1999.
D’Oensch, Ellen G. “Darkness into Light,” Print Quarterly, September 1998.
Turner, Grady T. “Craig McPherson,” Artnews, Summer 1998.
Hare, Bill. “Craig McPherson,” Galleries/UK, April 1998.
Packer, William. “Medium for the Night,” The Financial Times, February 24, 1998.
Venables, Tony. “Night for the City, Craig McPherson at the Fitzwilliam,” The Cambridge Insider, Cambridge, England, February 5, 1998.
Venables, Tony. “Darkness Into Light: Craig McPherson and the Art of Mezzotint at the Fitzwilliam Museum,” The Cambridge Insider, February 4, 1998.
Etchells, David. “A Light That Shines Out in the Darkness,” Television, Evening News, Cambridge, England, January 21, 1998.
Robinson, Duncan and Craig Hartley. Darkness Into Light: Craig McPherson and the Art of Mezzotint, exhibition catalogue. The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England, 1998.
Sherman, Mary. “Exhibit on Traveling Takes Viewers on a Trip,” Boston Sunday Herald, Boston, MA, June 23, 1996.
Cullinan, Helen. “Mezzotint Master Speaks of the Shadows,” The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, OH, October 5, 1995.
“Craig McPherson, Ocean Terminal H.K., (1994-1995),” The Print Collector’s Newsletter, Vol. XXVI, No. 1, March – April 1995.
Robinson, Duncan. New York, New York, exhibition catalogue. The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England, 1994.
Lyons, Channy. “Tiny Images Reveal Big Ideas,” The Observer, Peoria, IL, September 28, 1994.
Arthur, John. American Realism + Figurative Painting, exhibition catalogue. Cline Fine Art Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, 1994.
Kohen, Helen. “Exhibition Inspired by Water,” Sun-Sentinel, Palm Beach, FL, April 29, 1994.
Kravetz, Jay. “PBCC Museum of Art Presents Waterworks,” Coastal Observer, Lake Worth/Palm Springs, FL, March 17, 1994.
Schwan, Cary. “PBCC Devotes Space to Water,” The Palm Beach Post, Palm Beach, FL, March 25, 1994.
Aho, Paul R. “Just Add Water…,” Culture, The Palm Beach County Cultural Council, Palm Beach, FL, March 19, 1994.
Sjostrum, Jan. “Exhibit Flows Around Water Theme,” Palm Beach Daily News, Palm Beach, FL, March 19, 1994.
“Craig McPherson, FDR Drive,” The Print Collector’s Newsletter, New York, NY, Vol. XXIV, No. 6, January-February 1994.
Boodro, Michael. “Please Excuse Our Peccadillos,” Artnews, February 1993.
Zimmer, William. “Aldrich Shows a Proud Art Form: The Black and White,” The New York Times, May 6, 1990.
Diamonds are Forever: Artists and Writers on Baseball, exhibition catalogue. The New York State Council for the Arts, Albany, NY, 1990.
Black and White Since 1960, exhibition catalogue. Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT, 1989.
Romero, Rubel. “Dark Victories,” The Spectator, Raleigh, NC, October 19, 1989.
Horsley, Carter B. “Rave New World,” The New York Post, July 6, 1989.
Friedman, Gail. “On the Waterfront,” Dateline, New York, November/December 1989.
Holman, Rhonda. “Kansas Artist Paints Murals of Different Landscapes,” The Wichita Eagle-Beacon, Wichita, KS, August 7, 1988.
“American Express Panel to Display Copacabana Beach,” Today, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 1988.
“Capturing the World’s Waterways on Canvas,” Daily Telegraph, Sydney, Australia, February 11, 1988.
Smith, Jeremy. “Night Prints,” Print Quarterly, London, England, June 1987.
Wolff, Theodore F. “Where Tradition Ranks with Innovation,” The Christian Science Monitor, Boston, MA, April 6, 1987.
Alston, David. Under the Cover of Darkness: Night Prints, exhibition catalogue. The Arts Council of Great Britain, 1986.
Glueck, Grace. “New York Prints…,” The New York Times, July 12, 1985.
Williams, Reba. “Summer Sales,” Art & Auction, June 1985.
Raynor, Vivien. “Drawings…,” The New York Times, July 1984.
Paine, Piera F. “Views of Manhattan,” Art World, New York, NY, February 1984.
Talmer, Jerry. “The View from 168th Street,” The New York Post, January 31, 1984.
Glueck, Grace. “Art: Janis Presents…,” The New York Times, May 1983.
Heller, Steven and Seymour Chwast. The Art of New York, Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1983.
1975 Art exhibition curated by the artist, New York, New Realism,Gallery G, Wichita, KS.
1973-74 Manager, Michigan Artrain, a joint project of the Michigan Council of the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Artrain was a six-car, mobile museum in a train with a collection from the Detroit Institute of Art and western state museums. It traveled to 36 cities in nine Rocky Mountain states, where McPherson lectured and conducted educational outreach programs. He supervised all aspects of the Artrain’s operations and budgets. At the time, with a yearly budget of $2 million, it was the NEA’s premier national outreach project.
1973 Wrote The History of Mobil Museums: 1930-1973, the first definitive study of this branch of museum outreach programs.
Organized the first conference of museum outreach services for the annual meeting of the National Art Education Association, 1973.
1971-73 Director, Kansas Cultural Arts Commission Mobile Gallery, sponsored by The Wichita Art Museum. Toured over 100 communities and lectured to 80,000 people over a three year period. Curated the following Mobile Gallery exhibitions:
Art Now, selections from the permanent collection of the Wichita Art Museum, toured in 1970-71
Picasso: Graphic Works 1901-1968, toured in 1971-72
Un Saludo a Las Artes Mexicanas (A Salute to the Arts of Mexico: 1st to 20th Century), organized with the Cultural Affairs Department of the Government of Mexico; toured in 1972-73.