JAMES ROBERT VALERIO

 

BORN: Chicago, IL, 1938

 

EDUCATION:

 

1966-68 M.F.A., School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1962-66 B.F.A., School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

 

ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS:

 

2008 James Valerio: Recent Paintings & Drawings, The University of St Francis/ School of Creative Arts., Fort Wayne, IN

2007 James Valerio, New Paintings and Drawings, George Adams Gallery,

New York, NY (Sept 20-Oct 27)

2005 James Valerio, New Paintings and Drawings, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY

2003 James Valerio: Paintings 1993-2003, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY

2001 James Valerio, Emory & Henry College, Emory, VA

James Valerio: Drawings 1996-2001, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY

2000 James Valerio: Drawings, Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC

1999 Paintings and Works on Paper 1974-1998, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY

1997 New Paintings and Drawings, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY

1995 Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York, NY

1994 Paintings by James Valerio, Museum of Art, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

1993 Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York, NY

1991 Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York, NY

1990 Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York, NY

1987 Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York, NY

1984 Frumkin & Struve Gallery, Chicago, IL

1983 Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York, NY

Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE

1981 Frumkin & Struve Gallery, Chicago, IL

1977 John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1974 Michael Walls Gallery, New York, NY

1973 Tuscon Art Center, AZ

1972 Gerard John Hayes Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1971 Gerard John Hayes Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

 

 

2009 Group Show Summer, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY (July 9-August 14)

2008 The Figure Revealed, Contemporary American Figurative Paintings and Drawings, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (May 3-June 29)

Cool, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY

James

2007-08 Visions (Selection from the James T. Dyke Collection), Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL (Dec 21-March 25) Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR (Sept 12-Nov 9)

2007 Realist Tendencies on Paper, Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (Oct 10-Dec 17)

Summer Program, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY (July-Sept)

2006 To Be or Not To Be: Four Hundred Years of Vanitas Painting, Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI

In the Gallery: Group Show, The Cut Show, New York, NY ( February 1-25)

2005 Body Language, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY (March 4-April 30)

2004 Drawings VII, Koplan Del Rio Gallery, West Hollywood, CA

Art on Paper 2004, Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC

2003-04 Painting, Middlebury College Art Museum, Middlebury, CT

2003 In the Eye of the Beholder, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY

New Visions: Small Works from the Arthur S. Goldberg Collection, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA

Modern and contemporary Portraits, Forum Gallery, NY (February 13-March 29)

Artists on the Map, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

2002 Me, Myself and I, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY

The Perception of Appearances: A Decade of American Contemporary Figurative Drawing, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA

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

2001 The Art of Collecting, Flint Institute of Arts

Self-Portraits 2000, Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL

About Face, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AK (Sept 5-Oct 11)

20th Century American Landscapes from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York State Museum, Albany, NY

Magic Vision, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK

2001 Collector’s Show, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK

2000 2000 Collector’s Show, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK

New Realism for a New Millennium, Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Twenty-fourth Annual National Invitational Drawing Exhibition, Norman R. Eppink Art Gallery, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS (Feb 28- Mar 31)

Dreams 1900-2000, The Equitable Gallery, New York, NY; Historisches Museum der Stadt Wien, Vienna, Austria; Binghamton University Art Museum, Binghamton, NY; Passage de Retz, Paris, France

The Object Considered: A Survey of Contemporary Still Life in Ohio, Illinois & Indiana, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH

Contemporary American Realist Drawing: The Jalane & Richard Davidson Collection, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1999 Twenty Years On The Edge, Charles More Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Green Woods and Crystal Waters: The American Landscape Tradition, Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK; Davenport Museum of Art, Davenport, IA; The John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL

Art About Art, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY

1998-2000 Twentieth Century American Drawing from Arkansas Arts Center Foundation, The Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK; Sunrise Museum, Charleston, WV; Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, FL; Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN; Knoxville Museum of Art. Knoxville, TN; Boise Art Museum, ID; Mobile Museum of Art, AL; Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Corpus Christi, TX; Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE; Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, MI

1998 Annual Collectors Show, The Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK

Art and Architecture: The Vision of Graham Gund, Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery, Keene State College, Keene, NH

Still Life Painting Today, Jerald Melberg Gallery Inc., Charlotte, NC

Cleveland Collects Contemporary Art, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

1997 It Figures, SFA Gallery, Nacogdoches, TX

American Art Today: The Garden, The Art Museum, Florida International University, FL

Mixing business with Pleasure, Sawhill Gallery, James Madison University, VA

Dramatic Realism: The New Baroque, S. Allegheny Museum of Art, Lorotto, PA

Still Life: The Object in American Art (1915-1995) – Selections from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Marsh Art Gallery, Richmond, VA; The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AK; Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA; Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK

1996 Going Places, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY

Annual Collector’s Show, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK

Common Ground ’96, Albuquerque Museum of Art, Albuquerque, NM

Art in Chicago 1945-1995, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

1995 Charity Art Exhibition-Auction (for victims of the earthquake in Kobe area, Japan), Matsuzakaya Department Store, Art Gallery

Realism ’95, Fletcher Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Annual Collector’s Show, The Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK

1994 Around the House, Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York, NY

Annual Collector’s Show, The Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK

Drawings: Reaffirming the Medici, The Gallery of Art, University of Missouri

1993 New Approaches to the Still Life, Tower Fine Arts Gallery, SUNY College at Brockport, NY

Contemporary Still Life, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Drawings III, Koplin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1992 Eight from Northwestern, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

Still-Life/ Real Life, Sherry French Gallery, Boca Raton and Palm Beach, FL

40th Anniversary Exhibition: Selections from the Richard Brown Baker Collection, Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York, NY

Modern Masters of Figurative Painting and Drawing, Leslie Levy Fine Art, Inc., Scottsdale, AZ

Large Scale Drawings, Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York, NY

Intimate Views, Still Life selections from the Glenn C. Janss Collection of American Realism, Margulies Taplin Gallery, Boca Raton, FL (traveling throughout the United States)

American Realism & Figurative Art, 1955-1990, Traveling exhibition organized by the Miyagi Museum of Art, Sendai, with a tour of Japan 1991-1992

1991 A Grand Slam Evening, Auction and Exhibition, The Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Exquisite Painting, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL

Drawings, Koplin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

American Narrative Painting & Sculpture: The 1980’s, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY

1990 Collector’s Show, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK

Faces, Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York, NY

The Figure, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK

Monochrome/Polychrome: Contemporary Realist Drawings, Florida State University Gallery & Museum, FL

Black & White, Barbara Fendrick Gallery, Washington, DC

1989 Collector’s Show, The Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK

American Art Today: Contemporary Landscape, The Art Museum, Florida International University, FL; Alan Frumkin Gallery, New York, NY; Ruth Siegal Gallery, New York, NY

1988 Realism Today, National Academy of Design, New York, NY

Large Paintings, Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York, NY

Collector’s Show, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK

Realism Now, Judy Youens Gallery, Houston, TX

1900 to Now: Modern Art from Rhode Island Collections, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Chicago Collects, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

First International Festival of Contemporary Drawing, Grand Palais, Paris, France (traveled to Yugoslavia and Spain)

Fifty-Second National Mid-year Exhibition, The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH

Figurative Classicism, Simms Fine Art Gallery, New Orleans, LA

1987 Surfaces: Two Decades of Painting in Chicago, Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago, IL

Drawing: The New Tradition, Huntsville Museum of Art, AL

Landscape, Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York, NY

1986 Painting at Northwestern: Conger, Paschke, Valerio, Block Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Form or Formula: Discourses on Drawing & Drawings, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY

American Realism: Twentieth-Century Drawings & Watercolors, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; DeCordova & Dana Museum and Park, Lincoln, MA; Ancher M. Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas, Austin, TX; Mary & Leigh Block Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL; Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS

1986 Collector’s Show, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK

Objects Observed, Summit Art Center, NJ

A Feast for the Eyes, Allentown Art Museum, PA

National Drawing Invitational, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK

Eccentric Drawings, Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York, NY

A Decade of American Realism: 1975-1985, Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS

1985 American Realism: The Precise Image, the Isetan Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan; The Daimaru Museum, Osaka, Japan; Takashimaya Gallery, Yokohama, Japan

American Painters: Figuration, Jane Haslem Gallery, Washington, DC

1984 Twentieth-Century American Drawings: The Figure in Context, Terra Museum of American Art, Evanston, IL

The Studio, Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York, NY

Art of the States, Works from a Santa Barbara Collection; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA

Drawings by Contemporary American Figurative Artists, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

1983 American Still Life 1945-1983, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX; Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH; Neuberger Museum, State University of New York at Purchase, NY; Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

Perspectives on Contemporary American Realism: Works of Art on Paper from the Collection of Jalene and Richard Davidson, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, PA ; Art Institute of Chicago, IL

Representational Drawing Today: A Heritage Renewed, University Art Museum, Santa Barbara, CA; Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma City, OK; Elvehjem Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin, Madion; Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO

Realistic Directions, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

The Artists’ Studio in American Painting:1840-1983, Allentown Art Museum, PA

1982 Contemporary Realism, Brainard Art Gallery, State University College of Arts & Sciences, Potsdam, NY; Plaza Gallery, State University, Plaza, NY

The Real Thing: Southern California Realist Painting, Laguna Beach Museum of Art, CA

Drawings, Santa Barbara Museum of Art in conjunction with Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York, NY

A Private Vision: Contemporary Art From the Graham Fund Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

From the Mirror, Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York, NY

1981 Contemporary American Realism Since 1960, Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts, PA (traveled in American and Europe through 1983)

Group Show: Drawings, Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York, NY

Cornell University Department of Art Faculty Exhibition, Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Ithaca, NY

The Figure and its Posture, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

Narrative Painting, Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York, NY

Los Angeles Painting: The Decade, Arts Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

Real, Really Real, Super Real, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX; Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN; Tucson Museum of Art, AZ; Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute in Pittsburg, PA

Contemporary American Portraiture, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Harbor, CA; Joslyn Museum, Omaha, NB; Portland Art Center, Portland, OR

1980 Cornell University Department of Art Faculty Exhibition, Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Ithaca, NY

Group Show, Allan Frumkin Gallery, NY

Realism/Photo Realism, Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa, OK

1979 The Big Still Life, Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York, NY; University of Virginia, VA; Boston University, MA

Uncommon Visions, Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, NY

Contradictions, Fendrick Gallery, Washington, DC

Three Bravura Painters of the Human Figure, Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, VA

Large Drawings, Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York, NY

Cornell University Department of Art Faculty Exhibition, Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Ithaca, NY

Large Drawings, Frumkin & Struve Gallery, Chicago, IL

Reflections of Realism, Albuquerque Museum of Art, Albuquerque, NM

1978 Exhibitions 76-77, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

California Realist Painters, Nevada Art Gallery, Reno, NV

1977 California Figurative Painters, Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Invitational Mask Exhibition, Craft & Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Directions in Southern California Realism, Cedar-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Painting & Sculpture in California: The Modern Era, The National Collection of Fine Arts of Smithsonian

100 & Current Directions in Southern California Art, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, CA

Current Directions in Southern California Art, a traveling slide exhibition selected from the artists registry, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, CA (travel included galleries and museum throughout the United States.

1976 Imagination, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, CA

University Printmakers & Collectors Show, UCLA Faculty Center, CA

1975 Realist Painting in California, John Bergruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Selected Drawings, Gerard John Hayes Gallery, Westwood, CA

The Arts Constituency Selects, California State University at Long Beach, Gallery B

The Classic Revival, organized by Illinois Bell Telephone Co. Lobby Gallery, Illinois Bell, Chicago, IL

Watercolors and Drawings: American Realists, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY

1973 Faculty Exhibition, Chancellor’s House, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Twelve Painters & The Human Figure, Baxter Art Gallery, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

Separate Realities (Developments in California Representational Painting & Sculpture), Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park, CA

The Super-Realist Vision, Decordova Museum, Lincoln, MA

Selections in Contemporary Realism, Akron Art Institute, Akron, OH

1972 Faculty Exhibition, Chancellor’s House, Los Angeles, CA

Focus ’72-Group Invitational, Palos Verdes, CA

1971 Graphics ’71 National Print & Drawing Exhibition, Western New Mexico University, NM

Painting & Sculpture Today – 1970, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN

9th Annual Southern California Exhibition, Long

Beach Museum of Art, CA

American Portraits: Old and New, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA

1970 A Show of Silk Screen Prints, Advance Screen Co., Chicago, IL

1969 2-Man Show, Burpee Art Gallery, Rockford, IL

72ns Annual Chicago & Vicinity Show, The Art Institute of Chicago, IL

12th Annual Beloit & Vicinity Show, Wright Art Center, Beloit College, Beloit, WI

13th Annual Beloit & Vicinity Show, Wright Art Center, Beloit, WI

1968 Student Show, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Graduate Student Exhibition, George Williams College, Downers Grove, IL

Graduate Student Exhibition, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

2nd National Student Exhibition, State University College, New Platz, NY (travelling exhibition)

1967 Group Show, Palmer House, Chicago, IL

Student Show, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

Group Show, Chicago Sun Times Building, Chicago, IL

1964 Student Show, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Group Show, Show # 2, Chicago, IL

Group Show, Griffon Studios & Gallery, Chicago, IL

1962 Group Exhibition, Wright Jr. College, Chicago, IL

 

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY:

 

ARTICLES:

 

Arthur. “Interview with James Valerio.” American Artists, December, 1983.

Artner, Alan G. “Show Celebrates New Era at Northwestern,” Chicago Tribune, Jan. 31, 1986, sec7, p. 45. Illus.

Auer, James. “Northwestern Trio Art Show a Winner.” The Milwaukee Journal, Feb. 23, 1986, pp. 1,8. Illus.

Boettger, Susan. “James Valerio at George Adams.” Art In America, Dec. 99.

Brewster, Tod. “Every Picture Tells a Story: The Narrative is Back, and therein Hangs a Tale.” Horizon, November 1981, pp. 42-49. Illus.

Chelsea Art Reviews, www.artnewyorkcity.com, 2007

Cooper, James F. “Story-Telling Art: In the End, It’s Art That Counts.” The News World, April 10, 1981. Illus.

.“Valerio Has Handle on His Narrative Art,” The News World, Dec. 2, 1983, p. 6B

.“Highly Detailed Realism Nourishes Contemporary Wasteland.” New York City Tribune. April 10, 1987, p. 14. Illus.

Creager, Roger. “Life Captured in Vibrant Festival of Color and Detail,” Piedmont, March 31, 1979, p.2.

.“The Big Still on Display at Bayly Art Museum,” Piedmont, Charlottesville, VA, March 31, 1979.

Donohoe, Victoria. “Academy’s Show of Realists is Big But Sadly Unfocused,” Philadelphia Inquirer, Sept. 20, 1981.

.“He May Just Have a Point in Trying to Shuck His Label.” Philadelphia Inquirer, Jan. 16, 1983. Illus.

Dunlop, Beth. “Helping Hands.” Pp. 70-71, House & Garden Magazine, August, 2002.

Fromberg, Robert. “Showings: Block Gallery.” Stagebill, March, 1986. Illus.

Gabrielson, Walter. “Pasadena Pluralism: The Painting ‘70s.” Art In America, p. 65, May, 1981.

Gladstone, Valerie. “Review of James Valerio,” Art News, January 2000, pp. 134.

Glueck. Modern & Contemporary Portraits, Forum Gallery, New York, The New York Times Review, Friday, February 21, 2003.

Gomez, Ed M. “Keeping it Real.” Art & Antiques Magazine, March, 2001. Pp.110,112,113,114.

Hanson, Harry. “Northwestern University Professors Show at Block Gallery,” Chicago, Feb, 1986, pp. 92-94. Illus.

Johnson, Ken. “James Valerio” Art In Review, The New York Times, Friday, May 23, 2003.

Johnson. “James Valerio,” The New York Times, April 23, 30, and May 7, 1999, Art Guide.

.“James Valerio.” The New York Magazine, pg. 16, May 10, 1999.

Kazmier, Lisa. “Northwestern University Art Featured: Profs’ Work Called Best Show Ever,” The Daily Northwestern, vol. 107, no. 78, Feb. 17, 1986, p.1. Illus.

Kramer, Hilton. “Art: Five-Gallery Realist Show,” The New York Times, Sept. 12, 1980, p. c20. Illus.

.“Art: Narrative Painting Struggles for a Rebirth,” The New York Times, April 3, 1981.

.“An Antidote to Post Modern Blues: ‘Realism Today’ at the National Academy,” The New York Observer, Dec. 27, 1988, p.15.

Kuspit, Donald. “Going, Going, Gone.” ArtNet.com Magazine Feature, April 2000.

.“What’s Real in Realism?” Art in America, September 1981, pp. 84-95.

Procter, Kenneth. “Throwing Light on the Subject,” Drawing Magazine, Fall 2004, pp. 43.

Martin, Jean. “James Valerio Talks About His Drawings.” Drawing Magazine, Jan-Feb, 1994.

McCrea, Patricia Hessel. “Valerio’s Spring Mambo,” Angelo Art Magazine, Spring 2005, pp. 18-19.

.”A Conversation with James Valerio.” Allan Frumkin Gallery Newsletter, Number 13 (Fall, 1981), pp. 1-3.

. “James Valerio.” Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York. 1983.

Patton, Phil. “Of Masks and Magic.” Pan-Am Clipper, January 1981, pp. 22-29.

Perreault, John. “Storyville,” The Soho News, April 15, 1981, p. 65. Illus.

Skrapits, Joseph. “Realists and Romantics,” American Artist Magazine, May 2000.

Smith, Paul. “James Valerio at Allan Frumkin,” Art In America, Sept. 1987, p. 181. Illus.

Taylor, Sue. “Shaping Images for the Video Age: Trio of Northwestern University Artists Prove Painting Still Effective,” Chicago Sun-Times, Feb. 24, 1986. Illus.

Wolff, Theodore F. “Narrative Art-Painting That Tells You a Story.” Christian Science Monitor, April 13, 1981, p. 19. Illus.

.“ Precisely,” Christian Science Monitor, Dec. 18, 1986, p. 34. Illus.

. “Drawings from the Famous and the Promising,” Christian Science Monitor, Jan 20, 1988.

Yost, Lee Prater. “Block Features Work of 3 Faculty,” Northwestern Observer, no. 9, Jan. 27, 1986, p. 4. Illus.

 

ANONYMOUS ARTICLES:

 

“Conger, Paschke and Valerio Paintings,” North Shore, Feb, 1986.

“Drawings on Exhibition,” Drawing, Vol. 10, no. 1, May-June, 1988. Illus.

“People,” University Register, April 1, 1979. Illus.

“Realism Today: American Drawings from the Rita Rich Collection,” Drawing, Jan-Feb, 1988.

Review, American Arts Quarterly, Spring/Summer, 1987, p. 23. Illus.

Review, Images & Issues, vol. 4, no. 4, Jan-Feb., 1984. Illus.

“Three from Northwestern,” Pioneer Press, Jan 23, 1986. Illus.

“The Big Still Life on Display at the Bayly Museum,” Piedmont, March 31, 1979, p. 2.

 

BOOKS:

 

Alvin, Martin. “American Realism: Twentieth Century Drawings and Watercolors.” Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publ., New York, 1986.

“American Realism: The Precise Image,” Japan. Exhibition catalogue essays by John Arthur, 1985.

Arthur, John. “Realist Drawings and Watercolors.” Boston New York Graphic Society, 1980.

“Realists at Work.” New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1983.

“Spirit of Place,” Contemporary Landscape Painting, Boston, Toronto, London: Bullfinch Press-Little, Brown & Co., 1989.

“Green Woods & Crystal Waters The American Landscape Tradition.” The Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Ok, 1999.

Brown, C. & McLean, C. “Drawing From Life,” Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992.

Cavendish, Marshall, (pub.), “Great American Writers of the Twentieth Century,” (Painting reproduced in Volume 5 of the 13 volume series), 2002.

Curran, P.W., “James Valerio Recent Paintings/Interview,” Oct. 7, 1993. Exhibition Catalogue.

Davenport, Ray, “Davenport’s Art Reference,” The Gold Edition, 2005

Dunbier, Lonnie Pierson, (Editor), “The Artists Bluebook, 34,000 North American Artists to March 2005.”

Fine, Ruth, Hernandez Duran, Raymond, & Pascale, Mark. “Contemporary American Realist Drawings (The Valane and Richard Davidson Collection At the Art Institute of Chicago” Hudson Hills Press, New York, 1999.

. Florida International University. The Art Museum. Miami. “American Art Today: Contemporary Landscape.” Essay by Jed Pearl, 1989.

Gamwell, Lynn- Ed. Dreams 1900-2000 “Science, Art and the Unconscious Mind,” Cornell University Press, Binghamton University Art Museum, State University of N.Y.

Goldstein, Nathan. “Figure Drawing, 4th ed. Prentice-Hall. 1989, 87, 81 & 76.

Goodyear, Frank Jr. “Contemporary American Realism Since 1960.” Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1981.

Henry, Gerrit. “Exquisite Painting” Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, 1991.

Jenks, Charles. “Post-Modernism: The New Classicism in Art and Architecture.” Rizzoli, 1987.

Kelly, Raymond J. III. “To Be, or Not To Be: Four Hundred Years of Veritas Painting,” Flint Institute of Arts, 2006.

Kuspit, Donald. “The End of Art,” Cambridge University, 2004.

Lubrow. “Figure & Form,” Wm. C. Brown, Publisher, 1991.

Lucie-Smith, Edward. “American Realism” 1994, Harry N. Abrams, Inc.

. “American Art Now” Wm. Moorow & Co., Inc. 1995.

. “Art Today” Phaidon Press, 1995.

Mendelowitz, Wakeman and Faber, “A Guide to Drawing,” 6th. Ed. Thomson Wadsworth, 2003.

Mendelowitz, Wakeman and Faber, “A Guide to Drawing,” 7th ed. Thomson Wadsworth, 2006.

Martin, J. “James Valerio” Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York, 1983.

Meredith-Boothe. “Real, Really Real, Super Real.” Catalogue interview. San Antonio Museum. 1981, pp. 56-57.

Perl, Jed. “American Art Today. Contemporary Landscape.” The Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami, 1989.

Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa, OK. “Realism/Photorealism, 1980,” exhibition catalogue essays by John Arthur.

Ritcher, Marianne/Greenhouse, “Art Collection,” Union League Club of Chicago, 2003.

San Antonio Museum, Texas. “Real, Really Real, Super Real.” 1981. Exhibition catalogue interview by Sally Meredith-Booth, pp. 56-57.

Sims, Lowery Stokes and Rewald, Sabine. “Still Life: The Object in American Art, 1915-1995,” 1996, Rizzoli International Pub. And the American Federation of Arts.

Stern, Jerome. “Monochrome/Polychrome.” Florida State University Gallery and Museum. Tallahasse, FL. Oct/Nov, 1990.

Sweetkind, Irene S. Master Paintings (From Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH) Harry N. Abrams, Inc. Publishers, 1994.

Wadsworth/Thomson, “A Guide to Drawing,” 2006

Ward, John. “American Realist Paiting 1945-80,” Anna Arbor/London, UMI Research Press, 1989.

Warren, Lynne. “Art in Chicago, 1945-95” Thames and Hudson, 1996, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

 

2009 Professor Emeritus

1985-2008 Professor, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.

1979-1982 Associate Professor, Cornell University: Ithaca, New York

1970-1979 Associate Professor, University of California at Los Angeles

1968-1970 Assistant Professor, Rock Valley College, Rockford, Illinois

1966-1968 Assistantship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS, AND GRANTS:

 

2008 Elected to The Union League Club of Chicago Distinguished Artists Program, Chicago, IL

1985 N.E.A. Grant $15,000

1978

U.C.L.A. Research Grant, “Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking from Live Models and Photographic Material”

 

1977 U.C.L.A. Research Grant “Painting from Live Models and Photographic Information”

1976 U.C.L.A. Research Grant, “Visual Stimulus and Study of Major Works of Art Within the U.S. and Europe.”

U.C.L.A. Research Grant, “Painting from Live Models and Photographic Information”

Regents Faculty Fellowship in the Creative Arts, “Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking from Live Models and Photographic Material”

1975 U.C.L.A. Research Grant, “Painting and Silkscreen Printing from Models”

1974 U.C.L.A. Research Grant, “Painting and Silkscreen Printing from Models”

U.C.L.A. Research Grant, “Creative Art Work in the Offset Lithography and Related Media”

1973 U.C.L.A. Research Grant, “Painting and Silkscreen Printing from Models”

U.C.L.A. Research Grant, “Creative Art Work in the Offset Lithography and Related Media”

1972 U.C.L.A. Research Grant, “Creative Art Work in the Offset Lithography and Related Media”

1971 U.C.L.A. Research Grant, “Figure in Painting and Sculpture”

1968 The Anne Louise Raymond Foreign Travelling Fellowship, School of Art Institute of Chicago

1966 School of the Art Institute of Chicago Fellowship, Illinois

1965 Louis Alexander Scholarship Fund, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

1964 Daniel D. Van Der Grift Scholarship Fund, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

 

1980-82 Artist’s Choice Museum, NY

1980 Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art; Cornell University

Cornell University Council of Performing & Creative Arts

1975-79 Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art

1973-78 UCLA Art Council

1968 PAC (Professional Artists in Chicago)

 

LECTURES:

 

1994 University of Iowa Museum of Art (January)

1992 Evanston Arts Guilds

1991 Evanston Art Center (September)

Lakeview Museum of Arts & Sciences, Peoria, IL (October 6)

1990 Jones Residential College, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (October)

1989 Bringham-Young University (Novemeber)

Northeastern University (March)

1987 Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago (September)

1986 Mary & Leigh Block Art Gallery, Northwestern University (Jan.,Feb. & Nov)

1985 Jones Residential College, Northwestern University (November)

1984 Art Institute of Chicago, Society for Contemporary Art (October)

1983 Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE (January)

1979-81 Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

1981 Iowa State University (June)

1980 Syracuse University (September)

1978 DePaul University (November)

 

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS:

 

Albuquerque Museum of Art, New Mexico

Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock

Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois

Bayly Art Museum, University of Virginia, Charlottesville

Butler Institute, Youngstown, Ohio

Champion International, Stanford, Connecticut

Chemical Bank, New York

Columbus Museum, Georgia

Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington

Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Washington

Genderm Corporation, Illinois

Greenville County Museum of Art, South Carolina

Guggenheim Museum, New York

Gund Collection, Boston

Huntsville Museum of Art, Alabama

K Incorporated, New Orleans, Louisiana

Long Beach Museum of Art, California

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Michigan Bell, Detroit

New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, New Jersey

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Prudential Service Corporation, Newark, New Jersey

JB Speed Museum, Louisville, Kentucky

Stephens Inc., Little Rock, Arkansas

Union League Club of Chicago, Illinois

University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond

Vinson & Elkins, Houston, Texas