William Conger – Curriculum Vitae

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Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Gallery Representation

Bruno David Gallery
3721 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
314-531-3030
info@brunodavidgallery.com

 

Zolla Lieberman Gallery
325 W Huron St #1e
Chicago, IL 60654
312- 944-1990

https://www.zollaliebermangallery.com/

Archives

  • SmithsonianInstitution, (papers & Oral Interview) ArchivesofAmericanArt

  • NorthwesternUniversityLibraryArchives.2007.

Solo Exhibitions

  • Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, MO, March-May 2022.
  • Zolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL, January-February 2020.
  • Zolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL, June-July 2017.
  • Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, MO, May-June 2017.
  • Zolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL, July-August 2017.
  • Zolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL, February 2016.
  • Studio Vendome Gallery, New York, NY, September-October 2014.
  • Tarble Museum, Eastern Illinois University, Gouches, Charleston, IL, September 2014.
  • Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL, Gouache Paintings/Drawings on Paper, October – November 2013.
  • Zolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL, New Paintings, January-February 2013.
  • Career Overview, Cedarhurst Museum, Mt. Vernon, IL, August – October 2012.
  • Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL, Paintings, February 2012.
  • MetCap Bank, Paintings, Chicago, IL, 2010.
  • Roy Boyd Gallery, New Gouache Paintings, Chicago, IL, 2010.
  • Union League Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2010.
  • Happy, Los Angeles, CA. “Criss-Cross” Gouache Paintings, 2010.
  • Retrospective of Paintings, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL, 2009.
  • Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2009.
  • Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2007.
  • Tree Studios (Metropolitan Investments), Chicago, IL, May 2006.
  • Tadu Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM, 2005.
  • Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2004.
  • Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2002.
  • Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2001.
  • Walters Art Gallery, Tulsa, OK, 2000.
  • Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2000.
  • Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1999.
  • Jonson Museum, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, August-October 1998.
  • Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, 1998.
  • University Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1997.
  • Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1997.
  • Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1994.
  • Tarble Art Museum, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL, 1993.
  • Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1992.
  • Janus Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, 1992.
  • Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1990.
  • Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1987.
  • Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1985.
  • Zaks Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1983.
  • Zaks Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1980.
  • Zaks Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1978.
  • Krannert Center for The Performing Arts, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL, 1976.
  • Douglas Kenyon Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1976.
  • Douglas Kenyon Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1974.
  • Burpee Art Museum, Rockford, IL, 1971.
  • Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI, 1968.
  • George Williams College, Chicago, IL, 1965.

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • “Private Eye: The Imagist Impulse in Chicago Art,” Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, Indianapolis, IN, Summer-Fall 2021 (catalog).
  • “Bilingual,” Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, MO, Summer, 2021.
  • “Considering the Circle, Bridgeport Art Center,” Chicago, IL, November 2018 (catalog).
  • “Gouache Paintings,” Hofheimer Gallery, Chicago, IL, November 2018.
  • “Salute,” Hofheimer Gallery, Chicago, IL, October 2018.
  • “Drawing Forward,” Meramec Contemporary Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO, October 2018.
  • “Re-Enter,” Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, MO, February-March 2018.
  • “Another Illiad,” Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL, February- March 2016.
  • “Chicago Paints,” Ohio University, Athens, OH, January- February 2016.
  • “Return of The Exquisite Corpse,” Printworks Gallery Chicago, Chicago, IL, December 2015- January 2016.
  • “La Palette,” Artists Palettes, Ed Paschke Art Center, Chicago, IL, September-October 2015.
  • “Greatest Hits,” LUMA Loyola University Museum of Art, Chicago, IL, September-November 2015.
  • “Hybrid’s Paradise,” Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL, June-July 2015.
  • “And/Or,” Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, MO, May-June 2015.
  • “Macrocosm/Microcosm: Abstract Expressionism in The Southwest,” Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma, Norman OK, October-December 2014.
  • “Summer Show,” Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL, Summer 2014.
  • “2014 Review,” Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, MO, May 2014.
  • Public Art, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL, February 2014.
  • “An Introduction to Drawing on Difference: An Ambition,” Studio Vendome Gallery New York, NY, April-May 2014 (catalog).
  • “Drawing on Habit: An Ambition,” Drawing Invitational, Betsy Writer’s Room, Miami, FL, December 2013 (catalog).
  • With Art Basel/Miami 2013, Art Miami, Zolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2012, 2013.
  • ArtExpo Chicago, Zolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2013.
  • “Michelle Grabner Retrospective,” Inova Gallery UW- Milwaukee, WI. Choice of works by four of her teachers: Conger, Paschke, Solien, Uttech.
  • “100th Year Anniversary Exhibition” RAM Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL, August-November 2013 (catalog).
  • “White Blue Red,” Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, MO, December 2012.
  • “Self Portraits,” Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL, December 2012 (catalog).
  • “40th Anniversary Exhibition,” Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL, September-October 2012.
  • “Art on Paper: Prints, Drawings, and Photographs from the Block Museum,” Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, Summer, 2012.
  • “Re-Chicago,” DePaul University Art Museum, 2011-2012 (catalog).
  • “Chicago Odyssey,” Collaboration Exhibition, Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2011 (catalog).
  • “Cries and Whispers,” Sam Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. May 2011.
  • “Overpaper,” Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis MO, Winter 2010-11 (catalog).
  • “Bad at Sports Exhibition,” Apex Arts, New York, NY,  April 2010.
  • “Book Covers,” Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL, Winter 2010 (catalog).
  • “Ed Paschke’s Contemporaries,” Chicago Artists Coalition, 2010 (catalog).
  • “Modern Masters,” Lubeznik Center For The Arts, Michigan City, IN, January 2010.
  • “Paper Love,” Devening Projects and Editions, Chicago, IL, Summer 2008.
  • “Print show,” East Side Editions, San Francisco, CA, Summer 2008.
  • Abstract Art in The Illinois State Museum Collection, Travel Show, 2005-06.
  • Arts Club of Chicago, 81st Members Exhibition, 2005.
  • 25th Year Anniversary Exhibition, Block Museum, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 2005.
  • “Bookmarks,” Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2005-2006 (catalog).
  • “Ed Paschke Tribute Exhibition,” Gallery 415, Chicago, IL, 2005 (catalog).
  • “That 70s Show,” Northern Indiana Arts Association, 2004 (catalog).
  • “Abstract Truth,” Hinsdale Art Museum, IL, January-February, 2002.
  • Permanent Collection, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford IL, November-January, 2002.
  • Self Portraits, Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2000 (catalog).
  • “Exquisite Corpse Exhibition,” Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1999 (catalog).
  • DePaul University Collection, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, 1999; 2000.
  • “Cows on Parade,” City of Chicago Project and Commission, Chicago, IL, Summer, 1999 (catalog).
  • “Abstraction 98,” Klein Art Works, Chicago, IL, December 1998 (catalog).
  • “Come Slowly, Eden!,” Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL, 1998.
  • Absolut Vision: Chicago, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1998, 1999, 2000.
  • “Vault Series – Birds,” New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA, 1998 (catalog).
  • 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, 1997.
  • “Under The Influence,” Jonson Gallery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 1997.
  • The Promise Benefit, Vedanta Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1997.
  • Art in Chicago 1945-95, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, 1996-97 (catalog).
  • Anniversary Exhibition, Ukrainian Museum of Modern Art, Chicago, 1996 (catalog).
  • Four Gallery Artists, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1997.
  • Gallery Artists, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1995-96.
  • Printmaking in Chicago 1935-1995, Block Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 1996 (catalog).
  • Chicago Abstract Painters, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL, 1995.
  • Journals and Journeys: Artists’ Workbooks and Journals, Columbia College, Center for Book and Paper Arts, Chicago, IL, 1994.
  • Abstract Chicago, Klein Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1993-94 (catalog).
  • Gallery Artists, Imago Gallery, Palm Springs, CA, 1994.
  • Benefit Exhibition, Institute For Psychoanalysis, Chicago, IL, 1994.
  • 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1993.
  • Professional Members Exhibition, Arts Club of Chicago, 1996, 1993, 1991, 1989, 1987, 1985, 1984, 1983 (catalogs).
  • Seattle Art Fair, Seattle, WA, 1993.
  • Benefit Exhibition, New Art Examiner, Chicago, IL, 1993.
  • Art Expo, Chicago, 1981.
  • Benefit Exhibition, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL, 1997, 1995, 1993, 1994.
  • Benefit Exhibition, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1993.
  • Eight From Northwestern, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL, 1992.
  • New Acquisitions Exhibition, College of Lake County, Lake County, IL, 1992.
  • Benefit Exhibition, Artemesia Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1992.
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Tee Shirt Auction, Chicago, IL, 1992; 1993.
  • Gallery Artists, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1992.
  • Spirited Visions, Portraits of Chicago Artists, Photographs of Artists by Patty Carroll; artworks by Chicago artists, Illinois Arts Council Travel Exhibition, 1991-93 (catalog).
  • Benefit Exhibition, Rockford College Art Museum, Rockford, IL, 1992.
  • Comiskey Park Chairs, Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1991.
  • Gallery Artists, Janus Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, 1991.
  • Landmarks, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1991.
  • Northwestern Collects, Block Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 1990.
  • Albuquerque 50s, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM, 1990(catalog).
  • Boyd Gallery Artists, Grand Valley College, MI, 1990.
  • Chicago Artists, Lakeview Museum, Peoria, IL, 1990.
  • Partners in Purchase, Illinois Arts Council Travel Exhibition, 1989.
  • Illinois State Museum Collection, Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL, 1989 (catalog).
  • Benefit Exhibition, Renaissance Society, University of Chicago; Zolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1988; also 1993.
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Auction, Chicago, IL, 1987.
  • Chicago Abstractionists, Grae Gallery, St. Louis, MO, 1987.
  • Artagogo, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL, 1987.
  • Elegant Abstraction, Paine Art Center Museum, Oshkosh, WI, 1986.
  • La Grande Jatte: Seurat and Chicago Art, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1986.
  • Painting at Northwestern: Conger, Paschke, Valerio, Block Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 1986 (catalog).
  • Baseball Cards, Renaissance Society Benefit, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1985.
  • Artists of Chicago & Vicinity, Art Institute of Chicago, 1985, 1984, 1981, 1978, 1973, 1971, 1963 (catalogs).
  • Then and Now, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL, 1985.
  • Forum Internationale Kunstmesse, Zurich, Switzerland, 1986; 1985 (catalogs).
  • Abstract Painting in Chicago, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL; Roy Boyd Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 1985.
  • Abstract/Symbol/Image, Illinois Arts Council Travel Exhibition, 1984-86 (catalog).
  • Chicago Cross Section, Ohio University, Athens, OH, 1984 (catalog).
  • Artist Call, Marianne Deson Gallery, Chicago, 1984.
  • Fans, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, 1983.
  • Chicago, Some Other Traditions: Madison Art Center, Madison, WI; Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; Mackenzie Art Gallery, University Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada; Blaffer Art Gallery, University Houston, TX; Loch Haven Art Center, Orlando, FL; Anchorage Fine Arts Museum, Anchorage, AK; Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK: 1983-86 (catalog).
  • Chicago Artists: Continuity and Change, Printer’s Square, Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1983 (catalog).
  • Chicago Abstract Painters, Sonoma St. College, CA, Travel Exhibition, 1982-83 (catalog).
  • 9 Abstract Artists, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL, 1982 (catalog).
  • Professors of Art in Illinois, Illinois Bell Travel Exhibition, various IL cities, 1980-81 (catalog).
  • Chicago Artists, Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN, 1981.
  • Chicago Artists, Mitchell Museum, Mt. Vernon, IL, 1981 (catalog).
  • Chicago Prospective, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL, 1980 (catalog).
  • Art/Work, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL, 1980 (catalog).
  • Selections From Permanent Collection, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, 1979.
  • 30th Illinois Invitational, Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL, 1978 (catalog).
  • 6″ X 9″ Paperworks, N.A.ME. Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1978.
  • The Flower Show, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL, 1978.
  • The Chicago Connection: Crocker Museum, Sacramento, CA.; Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA; Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ; Brooks Art Gallery, Memphis TN; University Museum, University of Rochester, NY: 1976 – 1977 (catalog).
  • Visions: Painting & Sculpture, Distinguished Alumni 1945 To The Present, School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1976 (catalog).
  • Midwest Painters & Sculptors, Krannert Museum, Champaign, IL, 1976.
  • Gallery Artists, Douglas Kenyon Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1976 (catalog).
  • Abstract Art in Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, 1976 (catalog).
  • 11-75, Chicago Artists, Bergman Gallery, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1975.
  • The Chicago Style, Painting, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1974.
  • Three Chicago Artists, Midway Studios, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1975.
  • Gallery Artists, Douglas Kenyon Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1974.
  • Illinois Painters II, Illinois Arts Council Travel Exhibition, 1971-73 (catalog).
  • Beloit Annual, Wright Art Center, Beloit College, WI, 1972 (catalog).
  • 12th Midwest Biennial, Joslyn Museum, Omaha, NE, 1972 (catalog).
  • Five Chicago Artists, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1971.
  • 14 Albuquerque Painters, Great Jones Gallery, New York, NY, 1960.
  • Southwest Biennial, Santa Fe, NM, 1960.
  • New Mexico Biennial, Santa Fe, NM, 1959.

Selected Collections

  • Eli and Edythe Broad, Museum of Contemporary Art, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.
  • West Virginia University Art Museum, Morgantown, WV.
  • Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, MMoCA, Madison, WI.
  • Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Indianapolis Museum of Art: Newfields, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Mitchell Museum (Cedarhurst) Mt Vernon, IL
  • Georgia Art Museum, Athens, GA.
  • McCormick Place, Commission, 2005-7, Chicago, IL.
  • Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL.
  • City of Chicago Public Art Collection, Chicago, IL.
  • Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL.
  • AT&T, New York, NY.
  • First National Bank of Chicago, London, UK.
  • Mary & Leigh Block Museum, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.
  • Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KA.
  • Main Bank, Chicago, IL.
  • NBD Marina Bank, Chicago, IL.
  • Kemper Group, Long Grove, IL.
  • Water Tower Bank, Chicago, IL.
  • Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL.
  • University of New Mexico Art Museum, Jonson Collection, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Needham-Harper Worldwide, Chicago, IL.
  • Rock Valley College, Rockford, IL.
  • DePaul University Art Museum, Chicago, IL.
  • North Park College, Chicago, IL.
  • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL.
  • Exxon Mobil Corporation, New York, NY.
  • State of Illinois Building, Chicago, IL.
  • Union League Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
  • Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL.
  • IBM Corp. Atlanta, GA.
  • Quaker Oats Co., Chicago, IL.
  • Reader’s Digest Collection, New York, NY.
  • Richland Community College, Decatur, IL.
  • Mackenzie, Co., Chicago, IL.
  • Smart Museum, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
  • College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL.
  • University Club, Chicago, IL.
  • Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL.
  • Bucknell University Samek Art Gallery, Lewisburg, PA.
  • Wellesley College, Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley, MA.
  • Brauer Museum, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN.
  • Loyola University Art Museum, Chicago, IL.
  • Tarble Museum, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL.
  • Chicago Public Library, Edgewater Branch, Chicago, IL (Commission Painting, Mundi).
  • Purdue University Northwest Art Collection, West Lafayette, IN.
  • Plus, numerous residential collections.

Selected Bibliography

Adrian, Dennis,

The Chicago Style, Painting, catalog essay, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1974. 

Visions: Painting & Sculpture, Distinguished Alumni 1945 To The Present, catalog essay, School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1976.

Chicago, Other Traditions, catalog essay, Madison Art Center, WI, 1983.

Painting at Northwestern, catalog essay, Block Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 1986. 

“Painting in Chicago,” New Art Examiner, December 1987, pp.26-29.

“Private Treasures, Public Spirit,” Art In Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 1996-97. Catalog essay p. 78; Biography, pp. 247-248.

Artner, Alan,

“William Conger,” Chicago Tribune, December 21, 1975.

“A Play of Power,” Chicago Tribune, February 29, 1976.

“William Conger,” Chicago Tribune, April 21, 1978, sec. 3, p. 10.

“Art Institute’s Works on Paper,” Chicago Tribune, September 8, 1978.

“William Conger,” Chicago Tribune, May 16, 1980.

“Lakeside Exhibit,” Chicago Tribune, June 13, 1980.

“William Conger,” Chicago Tribune, February 25, 1983, sec. 3, p. 16.

“Chicago Artists,” Chicago Tribune, May 20, 1983, sec.. 3, p. 12.

“Hyde Park,” Chicago Tribune, October 21, 1983.

“Artists of Chicago & Vicinity,” Chicago Tribune, March 11, 1984.

“Hyde Park Exhibit,” Chicago Tribune, September 28, 1984.

“William Conger,” Chicago Tribune, July 5, 1985, sec. 7, p. 45.

“Gallery Notes,” Chicago Tribune, July 4, 1985, sec. 5, p. 10c.

“Show Celebrates New Era At Northwestern,” Chicago Tribune, January 31, 1986, sec. 7, pp. 46-47.

“Terra Incognita,” Chicago Tribune, September 13, 1987, sec. 13, pp. 10-11.

“William Conger,” Chicago Tribune, September 14, 1990, sec. 7, p. 68.

“Show and Sell,” Chicago Tribune, September 11, 1992, sec. 7, pp 36-37.

“William Conger, Chicago Tribune, November 3, 1994, Tempo Section.

“Conger’s Works Are Full of Power,” Chicago Tribune, March 13, 1997, Tempo Section, p.2.

High Flying Circus,” Chicago Tribune, February 4, 1999. sec. 5, p.2.

“William Conger keeps it fresh,” Chicago Tribune, March 23, 2001, Section C, p.32.

“William Conger,” Chicago Tribune, September 17, 2004.

Art Expo scorecard, Chicago Tribune, April 29, 2005.

Art in Abstract, Chicago Tribune, August 18, 2005.

“William Conger,” Chicago Tribune, On The Town, February 23, 2007.

“Interview With William Conger,” Chicago Tribune, January 30, 2009.

Auer, J.,

“Northwestern Trio Show,” Milwaukee Journal, February 23, 1986.

Bacon, S.,

“Chicago Abstraction,” Grey City Journal, October 5, 1984.

Barry, E.,

“An Extended Exhibit for Illinois Artists,” Chicago Tribune, September 21, 1971.

Behrens, T.,

“Abstract,” The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, WA, February 27, 1983.

Bonesteel, M.,

“William Conger,” Art in America, November 1985, pp, 169-71.

“Giving Art to Evanston,” Pioneer Press, May 21, 1992, p. D7.

Born, Kathryn,

“William Conger,” Time Out Chicago, February 12-18, 2009, p. 55.

Brooke-Schliefer, Kristin,

“William Conger,” ArtNews, December 2000, p. 163.

Burleigh, R.,

“Nine Abstract Artists,” New Art Examiner, Summer, 1982.

Burstein, J.,

“Chicago Abstractionists,” ArtWeek, Los Angeles, CA, November 1982.

Campbell, L.,

“Reviews,” ArtNews, February 1960, p. 18.

Camper, F.,

“William Conger: Circus Paintings,” Chicago Reader, January 29, 1999. p. 30-31. ,

“William Conger,” Chicago Reader, September 24, 2004.

Carroll, P.,

“Inner Canvas – Chicago Artists,” Chicago Tribune Magazine, September 22, 1991, pp. 13-18.

Cassidy, V.,

Chicago Art Critics panel discussion re William Conger, October 2004.

Cox, W.,

“The Chicago Connection,” catalog essay, Crocker Museum, Sacramento, CA, 1976.

Chung, N.,

“William Conger,” Arts Chicago, February 1986, pp. 14-15.

Cubbage, G.,

“Retrospective Brings Professor and His Paintings Together Again,” Northwestern Magazine, Winter, 2008, p. 9.

DeBartolo, A.,

“Women’s Co-op…,” Chicago Tribune, August 16, 1992, sec. 5, p. 5.

DeKooning, E.,

“Albuquerque Artists,” New Mexico Quarterly, V. 30, no 1, 1960.

Gedo, Mary,

“The Secret Idol…,” Arts Magazine, December 1981, pp. 116-24.

“The Adrian Collection,” Arts Magazine, April 1982, p. 9.

“Abstraction As Metaphor: The Evocative Imagery of William Conger, Richard Loving, Frank Piatek, Miyoko Ito,” Arts Magazine, 1982, pp. 112-117.

“Interconnections: A Study of Chicago Style Relationships in Painting,” Arts Magazine, September 1983, pp. 92-97.

“DataBank Interview,” School of The Art Institute of Chicago, 1985.

” William Conger,” Painting At Northwestern, catalog essay, Block Gallery, Northwestern University, 1986.

” The Meaning of Artistic Form and The Promise of The Psychoanalytic Method,” Art Criticism, edited by Donald Kuspit, SUNY V. 2, no. 3, pp 1-16.

“The Grande Jatte as The Icon of a New Religion: A Psycho-Iconographic Interpretation,” Museum Studies, The Art Institute of Chicago, V. 14, no. 2, notes, p. 249.

Glatt, C.,

“Abstract Art at Hyde Park Art Center,” The Herald, Chicago, October 3, 1984, p. 34.

“A LookBack…,” The Herald, Chicago, April 17, 1984, p. 30.

Glibota, A.

“Chicago,” Ciamise, Paris, France, 1981, No. 152, p. 23.

Goddu, Jenn.,

“Bookplates, at Printworks,” Chicago Tribune, December 30, 2005.

Guthrie, Derek,

“Bergman Gallery Exhibit,” New Art Examiner, April 1975.

“William Conger,” New Art Examiner, February 1976, p. 13.

Hanson, Henry,

“Spectator Sport,”Chicago Magazine, August 1985, pp. 94-96.

“NU Professors at Block Gallery,” Chicago Magazine, February 1986, pp. 92;94.

“ArtWorks,” Chicago Magazine, February 1990, p. 22.

“Galleries,” Chicago Magazine, December 1992, p. 35.

Hawkins, M.,

“17 Chicago Artists,” Chicago Sun-Times, August 11, 1985, p. 21.

“Challenging Popular Perceptions,” Chicago Sun-Times, September 22, 2000, p. 52.

“William Conger,” Chicago Sun-Times, October 2004.

Haydon, Harold

“William Conger,” Chicago Sun-Times, January 20, 1974.

“William Conger,” Chicago Sun-Times, December 21, 1975.

“A Wealth of Abstract Art In Chicago,” Chicago Sun-Times, February 29, 1976.

“William Conger,” Chicago Sun-Times, May 23, 1980, sec. 3, p. 3.

“William Conger,” Chicago Sun-Times, March 11, 1983.

Henry, A.,

“Auctions,” Chicago Sun-Times, June 28, 1985, p. 84.

Holg, Garrett,

“William Conger at Roy Boyd,” ArtNews, January 1995, p. 169.

Klawans, H.

“Life, Death, and In Between,” The Collector, Paragon Press, NYC, 1992., P. 81.

Klein, P.,

A Museum in The Making, Chicago Life, Supplement to The New York Times, Fall, 2005.

Art at McCormick Place Chicago (a book featuring commissioned art), 2008.

Krantz, L.,

American Artists, The Krantz Co., Chicago, 1984.

Chicago Art Review, The Krantz Co., Chicago, 1989, p. 126.

Kuspit, D.,

“The ‘Madness ‘ of Art In Chicago,” New Art Examiner, May 1986, pp. 22-27.

“Always Abstractly True to Himself: William Conger’s Paintings,” catalog essay, 2009.

Leroux, Charles,

“The Lakefront,” Chicago Tribune, August 22, 2005.

Link, J.,

“Art Press Review,” New Art Examiner, November 1985, pp. 14-16.

Lyon, C.,

“Abstract Painting at Hyde Park Art Center,” Chicago Sun-Times, October 5, 1984.

“Coming In From The Cold,” Chicago Magazine, May 1984, pp. 156-169; 196-198.

“The Nation,” ArtNews, Dec. 1984, pp. 131-134.

“What Chicago Dealers Are Showing,” Chicago Sun-Times, May 5, 1985, p. 6.

McCracken, David,

“Gallery Scene,” Chicago Tribune, August 14, 1992, sec. 7, p. 60.

“Gallery Scene, ” Chicago Tribune, August 19, 1992, sec. 7, p.54.

” Conger’s Lake Michigan,” Chicago Tribune, December 4, 1992, sec. 7, p. 84.

McMahon, J.,

The Ninth Man Out – Nelson Algren Turns 100″, NewCity, April 2, 2009, p. 4.

Miller, C.,

“Portrait of The Artist – William Conger”,NewCity, February 12, 2009.

“William Conger & Vera Klement” review, NewCity, February 7, 2013.

Mullaney, Tom,

“Union League Club Turns 125”, Chicago Tribune, May 18, 2011.

Morgan, A.,

“9 Abstract Artists,”New Art Examiner, Summer, 1983, p. 18.

Moser, Charlotte,

Abstract/Symbol/Image, catalog essay, Illinois Arts Council Travel Exhibition, 1984.

“Regional Revisions, Houston & Chicago,” Art in America, July 1985, pp. 90-99.

“William Conger,” ArtNews, September 1985, pp. 119-120.

Morrison, C.L., “William Conger,” ArtForum, March 1976, p. 73.

“Chicago,” ArtForum, February 1977, p. 73.

“William Conger,” ArtForum, Summer, 1978, p. 79.

Nance, Kevin,

“A New Museum for Chicago Art,” Chicago Sun-Times, December 1, 2005.

“William Conger” Chicago Sun-Times, Showcase, February 27, 2007.

“William Conger, Chaotic and Serene,” Chicago Sun-Times, February 27, 2007,

“William Conger at Roy Boyd Gallery,” Art in America, December 2007, p. 164. ,

“William Conger at Printworks Gallery,” Exhibition Announcement essay, 2013.

“Artists in Their Studios,” Chicago Gallery News, May-August 2014, p. 22.

Newman, M.W.,

“Lampoon Draws Harpoons,” Chicago Sun-Times, May 15, 1988, p. 3.

Ostrow, Saul,

“William Conger’s Metaphysics,” catalog essay, Vendome Gallery, NYC, 2014.

Palmer, R.,

“Museum’s Exhibit Features Chicago Painter,” Mt. Vernon Sentinel, August 13, 2012.

Patner, A.,

“Select Galleries in Global Showcase,” Chicago Sun-Times, May 8, 1998, Arts Guide, p. 21.

Popson, T.,

“And Now, A Completely Different Sort of Baseball Card,” Chicago Tribune, July 26, 1985, sec. 7 p. H.

Propokoff, Steven, & Morrison, C.L.,

Abstract Art In Chicago, catalog essays, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 1976. REK,

“Peer Review – William Conger,” University of Chicago Magazine, Jan-Feb. 2009, pp46-48.

Schulze, Franz,

“Chi-Art Shows Its Formal Side,” Chicago Daily News, 1974.

“Bergman Gallery, Chicago Daily News, April 20, 1975.

“The Harried Who,” Chicago Sun-Times, March 13, 1976, p. 10.

“Chicago, Nothing But Abstract,” ArtNews, Summer, 1976, pp. 154-157.

“William Conger,” Chicago Sun-Times, April 7, 1978, p. 76.

“Chicago,” ArtNews, Feb. 1979, pp. 40-45.

“Hyde Park Fans Show,” Chicago Sun-Times, October 9, 1983.

Silverman, L.,

William Conger,” Chicago Cultural Center Exhibition Brochure, 2009.

Soluri, T.,

“Artists by Number,” Chicago Magazine, May 1984, pp. 170-173.

Slaughter, A.M.,

“Reflections On A Decade,” Dialogue, An Art Journal, Sept.-Oct., 1988, p. 22.

Smith, E.L.,

American Art Now,Phaidon Press, 1985, pp. 128-29.

Spector, J.,

“The State of Psychoanalytic Research in Art History,”

Storch, C.,

Interview re MCA and Art Institute addition, Chicago Tribune, June 19, 2005.

The Art Bulletin, March 1988, p. 75.

Taylor, Sue,

“Abstract/Symbol/Image,” New Art Examiner, December 1984, pp. 55-56.

“Galleries,” Chicago Sun-Times, December 29, 1985, p. 16;22.

“Shaping Images For The Video Age,” Chicago Sun-Times, February 24, 1986, p. 46.

Villani, J.,

“William Conger,” Santa Fe New Mexican, April 3, 1992.

Varnell, P.,

“Conger’s Chicago Abstractions,” Chicago Free Press, February 26, 2009, p. 25.

Volk, Carol,

“Openings,” Arts & Antiques, April 1992, p. 23.

Wainright, L.,

“A Telling Surface,” catalog essay, Sazama Gallery, Chicago, 1991.

Walch, P. & Wilson, M.L.,

Albuquerque 50s catalog essays, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM, September 1989.

Wilson, W.,

“Chicago Connection,” Los Angeles Times, February 20, 1977, p. 78.

Weins, A.,

“Galleries,” Chicago Collection, Winter, 2008, pp. 49-54.

“Canvassing Chicago – William Conger,” Chicago Magazine, Jan. 2009, p. 196.

Wirth, Steven,

“Portrait of The Artist William Conger,” New City, March 15, 2007, p. 15.

Yood, James,

“Imagism – Chicago,” New Art Examiner, May 1984, pp. 8-9.

“William Conger,”New Art Examiner, October 1985, p. 57.

“Midwestern Art,” Arts & Antiques, November 1988, pp. 50-52.

“William Conger,” text in Spirited Visions: Portraits of Chicago Artists, by Patty Carroll, University Illinois Press, 1991.

Second Sight: Printmaking in Chicago 1935-1995, Block Gallery, Northwestern University, 1996; catalog essay. p. 78.

“Eight From Northwestern,” brochure essay, Evanston Art Center, 1992.

Workman, Michael,

“True Colors: Artist William Conger,” Chicago Tribune, Section 4, P. 1; July 3 13, 2017.

Selected Online Reviews

  • Krainak, Paul, “Sub-Rural #14 Interview with William Conger, https://badatsports.com, May 2, 2022.
  • McEachern, Ricky,”Experience 083 Painter William Conger,” rickymceachernartist.com, August 2, 2021.
  • Golden, Deven, “Beyond Image: William Conger of Chicago,” ArtCritical, October 21, 2014.
  • Karabenick, J., www.geoform.net (interview), 2007.
  • Cassidy, Victor, “William Conger’s Summer of Paper,” www.artnet.com, March 4 , 1998.
  • Polanski, G. Jurek, “William Conger: 2000 Collages,” wwwArtScope.net, March 28, 2001
  • Davis-King, J.B., “Reflections: Artists –William Conger,” Helium, 2009.
  • Klein, P., “William Conger,” ArtLetter,February 16, 2007.
  • “William Conger,” ArtLetter,November 16, 2009.
  • “William Conger” ArtLetter,October 28, 2010.
  • Also, see Google re “William Conger Art.”

Published Writing

  • Conger, William, “The MFA: Filling The Gap Between Seeing and Saying,” Artists/Alumni, Exhibition Catalogue, Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, July 2001, pp. 23-31. ,
  • “Reflections,” Dialogue, Winter, 1999). ,
  • “Response to Thierry de Duve, Critical Inquiry (Vol. 26, No. 1),
  • “Perspectival Diagram, Manet’s Bar at the Folies Bergere,” Critical Inquiry, Autumn, 1998, Vol. 25, No. 1. pp 143-144. ,
  • “Diagrams and discussion of perspective in Edouard Manet’s Bar At The Folies Bergere;” related material. In Gedo, Mary, Looking At Art From The Inside Out, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, and NY, 1994. pp. 25, 31, 37-39; 53-55. ,
  • “Reginald Marsh,” catalog introduction, Douglas Kenyon Gallery, Chicago, 1982. , “A Letter,” New Art Examiner, June 1982, p. 2. ,.
  • “Artist’s Statement,” Abstract/Symbol/Image catalog, Illinois Arts Council, 1984. ,
  • “A Review of Louise Nevelson: Iconography and Sources,” by Laurie Wilson,
  • ” Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Art,” The Analytic Press, edited by M. Gedo, V. 1, no. 1, pp. 317-322. ,
  • “The Journal of Eugene Delacroix,” Psychoanalytic Studies of Biography, International Universities Press, 1987, pp.375-381; 403-404. ,
  • “Dreaming in New York and Chicago,” Chicago Art Write, No. 1, June 1986. ,
  • “On Drawing,” Whitewalls, #3, Spring, 1986, pp. 32-34. ,
  • “Abstract Painting” Fact, Fiction, Paradox,” Chicago Art Write, No. 2, August 1987. ,
  • “Art Limits,” Chicago Art Write, No. 4, June 1989. ,
  • “Toward a New Revolutionary Art, Again,” Pulse, Vol. I No. 1, 2008 (October). ,
  • “Co-author of Chapter 5, with Mary M. Gedo, Monet, and His Muse,” Univ. Chicago Press, 2010. ,
  • ” Abstract Painting and Integrationist Linguistics,” Linguistic Sciences, Vol. 23, Issue 4, July 2011. ,
  • “An Assessment,” in What Do Artists Know (Stone Theory Institute Symposium), edited by James Elkins, Univ. Penn Press, 2013, p 135 ff. ,
  • “Kiosk,” catalog essay for an exhibition of new work by Dan Devening, Tarble Museum, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston IL, Jan. 2014.

Lectures, Panels, TV

Recent

  • Lecture on my work, Zolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, Feb. 2016.
  • Lecture on my work, Eastern Illinois University, Sept. 2014.
  • On My Work, Hinsdale Public Library, Hinsdale, IL. 2013.
  • Lecture in American Art Series, with Reginald Gibbons, Union League Club of Chicago, Feb. 2012.
  • Panel Moderator, “Experimental Painting” Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, January 2011.
  • Lecture on my Work, Arts Club of Chicago, March 5, 2009.
  • Interview, Chicago Tonight With Phil Ponce, March 2009.
  • Various Gallery Talks, Chicago Cultural Center, Jan-Mar. 2009.
  • The MFA, Block Museum, Northwestern Univ., April 20, 2006
  • Panelist, Mexican Fine Arts Center, Chicago, 2005
  • On An Exhibition, Block Museum, Northwestern University, Nov. 2005.
  • Eulogy for Ed Paschke, Art Institute of Chicago, March, 2005.
  • Eulogy for Ed Paschke, Northwestern University, February 2005.

Earlier

  • “Modernist Painting,” Rock Valley College, Rockford, Il., April 22, 1971.
  • “Art For DePaul,” DePaul University Women’s Board, Chicago, 1974.
  • “About My Work,” Midway Studios, Univ. Chicago, 1976.
  • “Issues in Contemporary Art,” DePaul Univ. Faculty Forum, Chicago, 1979.
  • “Studio Visit, Affiliates of Women’s Board, Art Institute of Chicago, 1978.
  • “My Work & Chicago Painting,” Cornell Univ. Art Dept., Ithaca, NY, 1979.
  • “About My Work,” Countryside Art Center, Arlington Hts., Il., 1980.
  • “Chicago Abstraction & Imagist Painting,” Affiliates of Women’s Board, Art Institute of Chicago, 1981.
  • “Art At DePaul,” Board of Trustees, DePaul University, Chicago, 1981.
  • “About My Work,” Midway Studios, Univ. Chicago, 1983.
  • “Process And Theme in My Painting,” Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Il., April 19, 1984.
  • “Relationships: Chicago Abstract & Imagist Art, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Il., April 24, 1984.
  • “Studio Visit, ” Anderson College Students, October 1984.
  • “Fireside,” Jones Residential College, Northwestern Univ., 1984.
  • “Gallery Talk,” Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, November 14, 1984.
  • “Allusive Abstraction: My Painting,” Art Institute of Chicago, April 1985.
  • “Autobiography, Biography, Fiction,” panelist, Institute For Psychoanalysis, Chicago, October 1982.
  • “Artist as Image Maker,” panelist, Loyola Univ., Chicago, June 16, 1984.
  • “Music Education Graduate Seminar,” panelist, Northwestern Univ., November 16, 1984.
  • “Content in Abstract Painting,” panelist, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, November 29, 1984.
  • “About My Painting,” NU Day Northwestern University, 1986.
  • “Chicago Style Abstraction, A Personal View,” Potpourri Program, Art Institute of Chicago, May 21, 1986.
  • “La Grande Jatte, “Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, May 20, 1986.
  • “My Work: Influences From The Museum Collection,” Art Institute of Chicago, Teacher Education Program, Jan. 1987.
  • “About My Work,” alumni seminar, Northwestern Univ., April 1987.
  • “Gallery Talk,” Roy Boyd Gallery, December 2, 1987.
  • “Viewpoints,” talk with Ed Paschke, Northwestern Univ, College of Arts and Sciences, December 5, 1988.
  • “Aspects of Content in My Painting,” Museum of Contemporary Art Affiliates, Chicago, February 14, 1989.
  • “From Evanston To Albuquerque and Back,” Northwestern Alumni Club of Albuquerque, NM., November 3, 1989.
  • “Albuquerque 50s’ And My Work,” University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM., November 7, 1989.
  • “About My Painting,” Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago, Il., August 14, 1990.
  • “Chicago Art in Contemporary Context,” panel moderator, Arts Week, Northwestern Univ., October 26, 1990.
  • “Chicago Art History Colloquia,” respondent, School of The Art Institute of Chicago, January 16, 1991.
  • “New Psychoanalytic Perspectives on The Founder of Neo-Impressionism,” Div. 39, American Psychological Association, Chicago, April 12, 1991.
  • “On My Work,” panelist, Alumni Seminar, Northwestern Univ., February 19, 1992.
  • Gallery Lecture,” Thinking Modern Exhibition, Block Gallery, Northwestern Univ., March 13, 1992.
  • “Gallery Talks,” Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, Nov. 17 & 24, 1992.
  • “About a Chicago Collection, John Evans Club, Northwestern University, February 29, 1993; also 1998.
  • “Chicago Abstraction & My Work,” Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL, April 1993.
  • “Artists in Academe,” College Art Association of America, NY, NY, 1994.
  • “William Conger & Ed Paschke — An Artists’ Discussion, Northwestern University, November 22, 1994.
  • “On Education for Artists,” Chicago Artist’s Coalition Panel, Chicago, February 18, 1995.
  • “Gallery Talk,” Evanston Art Center, Evanston, Il., Feb 26, 1995.
  • “On My Work,” Jones College, Northwestern Univ., May 1996.
  • “On My Work,” School of Art, University of Iowa, Iowa City, October 1996.
  • “Studio Visit,” Art Institute of Chicago Tour., November 1996.
  • “Studio Visit,” Standard Club of Chicago, January 1997.
  • “Gallery Talk,” Roy Boyd Gallery, March 1997.
  • “Studio Visit,” Art Encounter, Chicago, October 1997.
  • “Panelist” Mid-America College Art Association, Uni. Kentucky, October 1998
  • “Gallery Talk,” Jonson Museum, Univ. New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, October 1998
  • “Gallery Talk to Students from Northern Illinois Univ.,” Chicago, January 1999.
  • “Gallery Talk,” Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, September 2000.
  • “On My Work,” University of Tulsa, February 2001.
  • “New Paintings,” Block Museum, Northwestern Univ., July 2001.
  • “New Work By Graduate Students,” Block Museum, Northwestern Univ., June 2008.
  • “On My Work,” Arts Club of Chicago, February 2009.
  • “Retrospective” Five Gallery Talks, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Winter 2009.
  • “Who Artists Are,” Award Event, Ravenswood Art Org., Chicago, Oct. 2009.
  • “Studio Talk,” Art Encounter Group, Chicago, Sept. 2010.

Education

  • School of The Art Institute of Chicago, 1954 part-time; 1956-57 full-time.
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. summer,1959.
  • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 1957-60,
  • BFA. University of Chicago, 1956-57 part-time; 1964-66 full-time, MFA.

Other Professional Activities

  • Juror for Regional Watercolor Show, Tarble Museum Eastern IL Univ. 2014.
  • Book Cover for Reginald Gibbon’s “Slow Trains Overhead,” Univ. Chicago Press, 2010.
  • Chair, Department of Art Theory and Practice, Northwestern University 1984-2001.
  • Chair, Department of Art and Art History, DePaul University, Chicago 1971-1977; 1980-1984.
  • Advisory Board, Chicago Art Foundation, 2005-2007.
  • Advisory Panel, Board of Directors, DePaul University Art Museum, 2005- Juror for various exhibitions of art in midwest since 1967.
  • Consultant, General Services Administration, re WPA Art In Illinois. 1972-73.
  • North Central Accrediting Association Team Member, Chicago, 1981.
  • Board of Directors, OxBow, Art School, 1983-86.
  • Charter Member, Alumni/ae Council, School of The Art Institute of Chicago, 1984-86.
  • Member, College Art Association of America
  • Professional Member, Arts Club of Chicago.
  • Member, Advisory Board, Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, 19881999
  • NEH Referee, 1989. Discussant, American Art Forum, Television Program, #312,313, 1989-90.
  • Interviewed, “The Reviewing Stand,” Illinois News Network; AP/UPI, 1989.
  • Founding Editor, with Richard Loving & Frank Piatek, Chicago Art Write., A publication of artists’ writings on art. 1984-91.
  • Interviewed on Channel 5 TV Newscast, Chicago, IL., January 12, 1994.
  • Paintings reproduced as textbook cover art, Harper/Collins Publishers, Glenview, Il., various books, 1994-1997.
  • Trustee, St. Benedict High School, Chicago, Il., 1994;-1999,
  • Chair, Education Committee; Principal Search Committee, 1996; Second Vice President, May 1997.
  • Teaching of Art Award Committee, College Art Association, 1995-1998.
  • Art Program Evaluator, Rockford College, Rockford, Il. 1995.
  • “Paint With A Pro: Conger, Fitzpatrick, Paschke,” Block Gallery, Northwestern Univ., March 17, 1996; April 5, 1997.
  • Presentation on Creativity, Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL, “Executive Residence in Creativity,” May 2, 1997.
  • Reviewer, Univ. Edinburgh Press, 2001.
  • Self Portrait (2000) drawing included in drawing text, Prentice-Hall. 2002.
  • Tenure-Promotion Referee: University of Illinois-Chicago; University of Illinois-Urbana; DePaul University, Chicago; University of Chicago; Southern Illinois University; Washington University School of Art; University of Missouri-Columbia, Purdue University; Columbia University, NYC, Penn State University. School of The Art Institute of Chicago; Ohio State University, Loyola University, Chicago; others.

Awards and Biographical Reference

  • New American Paintings No. 125. 2016
  • Illinois Arts Council Grant, 2009, 2012
  • Elected “Distinguished Artist” Union League Club of Chicago, 2011.
  • Pollock-Krasner Grant, 2011.
  • Honors, School of Art Institute of Chicago, 1957.
  • Scholarship Awards, painting, Univ. New Mexico, 1958, 1959, 1960.
  • Phi Sigma Tau, National Honorary in Philosophy, Univ New Mexico, 1960.
  • Graduate Fellowship, Univ. Chicago, 1965, 1966.
  • Francis Friedman Prize for Painting, Univ. Chicago, 1965, 1966.
  • Bartels Prize for Painting, Art Institute of Chicago, 1971.
  • Cluseman Prize for Painting, Art Institute of Chicago, 1973.
  • Faculty Research Grant, DePaul Univ., 1982.
  • Illinois Academy of Fine Arts, finalist nominee as educator, 1992.
  • City of Chicago Public Art Commission, 2001-02; 2014.
  • Who’s Who in America, since 1980.
  • Who’s Who in American Art, since 1980.
  • Who’s Who in The Midwest, since 1984.

Teaching

  • Professor, Art Theory and Practice, Northwestern University, 1985-2006.
  • Professor Emeritus, Northwestern University, 2006.
  • Assistant to full professor, DePaul University, Chicago, 1971-85.
  • Assistant professor, Rock Valley College, Rockford, IL, 1966-71.
  • Currently: Professor Emeritus, Art Theory and Practice, Northwestern University.