, Long Island City, New York

Strictly Kosher by Don Eddy

Don Eddy Biography

Don Eddy

Long Beach, California (USA) 1944

American Master Painter Don Eddy is known as one of the pioneers of photorealism. He was born in California and received both his bachelor of fine arts (1967) and master of fine arts (1969) from the University of Hawaii in Honolulu; he attended the University of California, Santa Barbara from 1969 to 1970. In the 1970s and into the 1980s he was one of the artists listed under the heading of Photorealism. In exploring the nature of reality and visual perception, Eddy used photo-derived images and developed his own technique of airbrush painting using thousands of dots of color. Rather than basing a painting or print on a single photograph, as was the case with other photorealists, Eddy would work from as many as 40 photographs to ensure a consistently sharp focus for his often spatially complex images. In recent years his exhibitions have displayed multi-paneled paintings with architectural motifs and juxtaposed images of the natural world. The artist currently resides in New York.


2000 - "From Logic to Mystery," Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, North Carolina

1998 - Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York

1996 - Huntington Museum of Art, West Virginia

1994 - Scarabb Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio

1990 - Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York

1982 - University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu

1976 - The Art Gallery, Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, Florida

1975 - Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts

1973 - Galerie Petit, Paris, Francia

1971 - Molly Barnes Gallery, Los Angeles

1970 - Molly Barnes Gallery, Los Angeles - Esther Bear Gallery, Santa Barbara, California

Galerie M.E. Thelen, Essen/Colonia, Alemania

1968 - Ewing Krainin Gallery, Honolulu, Hawaii

SELECTED MUSEUMS AND COLLECTIONS - Akron Art Museum, Ohio - Boise Art Museum, Idaho - The Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio - The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu - Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, Massachusetts - Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, Indiana - Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts - Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Indiana - Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, California - Hofstra Museum, Hempstead, New York - Honolulu Academy of Arts, Hawaii - Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel - Glenn C. Janss Collection, Sun Valley, Idaho - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York - Hofstra Museum, Hempstead, New York - Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson - The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York - Museo de Arte Moderno, Bogota, Colombia - Museum of Art, Pilavin Collection, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence - Neue Galerie, Aachen, Alemania - Oklahoma Museum of Art, Oklahoma City - Pioneer Museum and Haggin Galleries, Stockton, California - The Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri - Sainte Etienne Museum, Francia - San Antonio Museum of Art, Texas - Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California - Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln - J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky - Springfield Art Museum, Missouri - Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York - The Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio - University of Massachusetts Art Gallery, Amherst - Utrecht Museum, Belgica - Warner Brothers, Los Angeles - Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts - Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

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