Amber wood
Oil on Canvas : 48 x 48 inches ( 122 x 122 cm )
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Don Resnick (estate of)
American,

Don Resnick was born 1928 in New York City, and lived and worked from his home-studio on Long Island, New York. He passed away in 2008.

Don studied at Hobart College in Geneva, New York; at The School for Social Research in New York City; and the Internationale Akademie fur Bildende Kunst in Salzburg, Austria.  He was a student of Oskar Kokoschka, Raphael Soyer, Seymour Lipton and Julian Levi.

Resnick is one of a handful of significant painters who continue to devote their talents to portraying the American landscape. Inevitably, his work has evolved and changed over time. His most recent works revealed an increasingly loose, even impulsive brushwork, and an almost watercolour-like lucidity. There is also a fresh concern with the marriage between sun, sea and land that takes place during the setting of the sun. The resulting luminosity appears as a creative current throughout his recent works, whether depicting closely tangled woods or vast open shorelines. Light is the unifying element, even in his few quiet nocturnes.

In his paintings Resnick reveals that selective vision, born of a long and observant familiarity with his themes, amounts to what may be described as a creative instinct. The role of the artist is to take his theme, no matter how ordinary, and allow us to see it anew. Resnick works magic to make the commonplace transform into the luminous. (excerpted from "Don Resnick: Toward the Light" by Paul Duval)

Public Collections

Century Association, New York, NY
Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC
The New York Public Library, New York, NY
Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME
J.B.Speed Museum, Louisville, KY
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME
Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH
Hood Museum, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Hillwood Art Gallery, C.W. Post College, Greenvale, NY
Hobart College Museum of Art, Geneva, NY
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Westmoreland Museum of Art, Greensburg, PA
Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
Fred L. Emerson Gallery, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY
University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
The Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME
Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Heckscher Art Museum, Huntington, NY
Long Island Museum of Art, Stonybrook, NY
Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, ME
Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI
National Archives of American Art
Art in Embassies Program, Dept. of State:(Two paintings selected by Ambassador Dodd for the American Embassy in Uruguay)
Ambassador Mickey Kantor (painting on loan from the National Museum of American Art)
American Capital Resources Inc.
American Re-Insurance, New York, NY
Carter-Wallace, New York, NY
IBM, New York, NY
Avis Collection, World Headquarters, Westbury, NY
Klett Publishers, Stuttgart, Germany
Nippon Kodo, New York, NY
Nippon Kodo, Tokyo, Japan
Price-Waterhouse, New York, NY
Touche Ross, New York, NY
Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA
Harvest Management, New York, NY
Residence of Thomas J. Dodd, U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica: (five works in exhibition, "Flora, Fauna, Landscape Art")

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2012 "Don Resnick," Odon Wagner Contemporary, Toronto, ON
2009 "View from Long Island," Molloy College Art Gallery, Rockville Center, NY
  "Recent Works - Don Resnick," Ten Gallery, Camden, Maine
2007 "Illuminated Landscapes," Odon Wagner Contemporary, Toronto, ON
2005 "Stillness + Solitude - The Light of Maine," Round Top Center for the Arts, Damariscotta, ME
  "Works on Paper," River Gallery, Damariscotta, ME
  "Inside/Outside," Union College, Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady, NY
2004 "Sense of Place," Odon Wagner Gallery, Toronto, ON
2002 "Earth, Sea and Sky," Odon Wagner Gallery, Toronto, ON
2000 "Toward the Light," Odon Wagner Gallery, Toronto, ON
1999 "Overview," Hobart College, Geneva, NY
1998 "Landscapes," Wright Gallery, New York, NY
1997 "Heckscher Museum of Art," at Bryant Library, Roslyn, NY
1996 "Poetry of his Painting," Odon Wagner Gallery, Toronto, ON
1995 "Remembered Light," Andrea Marquit Fine Arts, Boston, MA
1994 "Light of Africa," Andrea Marquit Fine Arts, Boston, MA
1991 "The Environment," Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
1989 Nassau County Museum of Fine Art, Roslyn, NY
  "Sea, Sky and In-Between," Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
1988 Gallery North, Setauket, NY
1978 Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
  Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

2006 River Gallery, Damariscotta, ME
  "Recent Acquisitions", Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY
  "Local Color", Gallery North, Setauket, NY
  "The Nude", juried exhibition, The Century Association, NY
  "The Tradition Continues", Hammer Galleries, New York, NY
2005 "Christmas Annual", Greenhut Galleries, Portland, ME
  "The Little Continent of Long Island", The Long Island Museum of American Art, Stony Brook, NY
  Century Artists, The Century Association, New York, NY
  Contemporary Artists, Hammer Galleries, New York, NY
  "Landscape at 40", Gallery North, Setauket, NY
2004 Gallery Artists, Hammer Galleries, New York, NY
  "A Century of Collecting", Heckscher Museum, Huntington, NY
  River Gallery Artists, Damariscotta, ME
  "Centurions Paint Centurians", The Century Association, New York, NY
2003 "Recent Acquisitions", Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC
  "Expanding the Legacy", Kresge Museum of Art, Michigan State University, Lansing MI
  "New England Art in Truman Hall", U.S. Ambassador to NATO, Brussels, Belgium
  "Art in U.S. Embassy", Skopje, Macedonia
  "New Work", River Gallery, Damariscotta, ME
  "12th Annual Group Show", Flanders Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
  Annual Group, Century Association, New York, NY
2002 "New at F.A.N.", F.A.N. Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  Annual Group, Century Association, New York, NY
  River Gallery, Damariscotta, ME
  "Local Color", Gallery North, Setauket, NY
  "The Pisano Collection", Long Island Museum of Art, Stonybrook, NY
  "The Landscape", Flanders Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2001 River Gallery, Damariscotta, ME
  "Local Color", Gallery North, Setauket, NY
  "Morning, Noon and Night", Long Island Museum of Art, Stony Brook, NY
2000 "Group Show 2000", Wright Gallery, NY
1999 "Gallery Artists", Wright Gallery, NY
1998 "Gallery Artists", Wright Gallery, NY
  "Group Show", Wright Gallery, NY
  "Three Friends", Gallery North, Setauket, NY
  "Poets and Artists: Collaborations and Connections", Hutchins Gallery, CW Post Univ., Brookville, NY
  "Island Light", Gallery North, Setauket, NY
1997 "In Good Company", Hecksher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY
  "L.I. Artists Paint Maine", Hutchins Gallery, C.W. Post University
  "Holiday Show", Gallery North, Setauket, NY
  "Country Pleasures: Views of Long Island", Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY
1996 "Out of Italy", Gallery North, Setauket, NY
  "Artists' Vision", Firehouse Gallery, Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY
1995 "Five Over Five", Hobart College, Geneva, NY
  "Local Color", Gallery North, Setauket, NY
1994 "Local Color", Gallery North, Setauket, NY
1993 "The Environment", Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
  "The Environmentalists", Gallery North, Setauket, NY
  Rubiner Gallery, West Bloomfield, MI
  Cove Gallery, Wellfleet, MA
  "Changing Landscapes", Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME
  "Rotations", Andrea Marquit Gallery, Boston, MA
1992 "Local Color", Gallery North, Setauket, NY
  "New Artists", Odon Wagner Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
  Rubiner Gallery, West Bloomfield, MI
  "Land and Sea", J.S.Ames Fine Art, Belfast, ME
1990 Andrea Marquit Fine Arts, Boston, MA
  Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle Village, ME
  "Four Long Island Artists", Martha Lincoln Gallery, Vero Beach, FL
1989 "Agricultural Cathedrals, Long Island Barns", Gallery North, Setauket, NY
  Jayne Baum Gallery, New York, NY
  Andrea Marquit Fine Arts, Boston, MA
  Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle Village, ME
1988 Jayne Baum Gallery, New York, NY
1987 "Local Color", Gallery North, Setauket, NY
1985 "Three Artists", Isis Gallery, Port Washington, NY
1984 "Sunset", David Findlay Jr. Gallery, New York, NY
1983 "Land and Sea Revisited", Isis Gallery, Port Washington, NY
1966 Art Association of Newport Rhode Island, Newport, RI
1965 Art Association of Newport Rhode Island, Newport, RI
1961 Kraushaar Galleries, New York, NY
  Corcoran Gallery, Lending Division, Washington, D.C.
1960 Kraushaar Galleries, New York, NY
1959 "New Talent", Artist's Gallery, New York, NY
1958 Lenox Gallery, Lenox, MA, curator Claes Oldenberg
  "New Talent", Artist's Gallery, New York, NY

Biography

2008 Newsday, "Memorial service set for artist Donald Resnick", Bill Bleyer, September 19
  Collaborated with Louis Simpson, Pulitzer Prize winning poet, on a book of poems, memoirs and drawings.
2007 "Gallery Artists", Catalogue, Hammer Galleries, NY
  "Native Lands", Catalogue for Permanent Collection of the Embassy of the U.S., Tashkent, Uzbekistan
2006 "The Tradition Continues", Hammer Galleries Catalogue, New York, NY
2005 Contemporary Artists Catalogue, Hammer Galleries, New York, NY
  "An Ecstasy of Place", Orion Magazine, Mar/April
  "Inside/Outside", Catalogue, Union College, Schenectady, NY
  "Stillness + Solitude - The Light of Maine", The Lincoln County News - August 4, 2005, Damariscotta, ME
2004 Odon Wagner Catalogue, "A Sense of Place", Essay:  Peter Clothier
  Multifaith Calendar, Cover and July; Cole's Country
2003 Book Cover for "The Owner of the House - New Collected Poems, 1940-2001", Louis Simpson, published by B.O.A. Editions
  New England Art Catalogue U.S. Embassy Exhibition, NATO, Brussels
  Catalogue for U.S. Embassy Exhibition, Skopje, Macedonia
2002 Archives of American Art Journal, Vol. 40 # 3 & 4, "Resnick Papers", Avis Berman
  Odon Wagner Catalogue, "Earth, Sea and Sky", Essay by Peter Clothier
  Long Island Museum of Art Bulletin, May, "Ron Pisano Collection"
2001 Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Spring Issue, Pulteney Street Survey
2000 Book cover for Louis Simpson's "Francois Villon's The Legacy and the Testament- (A Bilingual Edition)", translated by Louis Simpson
  Where Toronto Magazine:  "Resnick at Odon Wagner", By Betty Ann Jordan
  Book Covers for Louis Simpson's Memoirs "The King My Father's Wreck" and a book of poems, "There You Are", published by Story Line Press
  "Donald Resnick - Drawings", text by Louis Simpson, Grenfell Press, Printed by Trifolio, Verona, Italy, edition of 500, signed and numbered
  "Poets and Artists - Collaborations and Combinations", C.W. Post Library, Long Island, NY, Cynthia Jay, editor
1999 "The Eye of God, A Life of Oskar Kokoschka", by Susanne Keegan, Bloomsbury Press
  "The Best of Drawing and Sketching", Terry Sullivan, Rockport Publishers
  N.Y. Times, Helen Harrison, June 9
  Three Village Herald, Susan Bridson, May 27
1997 N.Y. Times, Phyllis Braff, January 12
  "Country Pleasures, Views of Long Island", Heckscher Museum of Art Newsletter
  "In Good Company", Heckscher Museum of Art Newsletter
1996 Odon Wagner Gallery Catalog, "The Poetry of Don Resnick", Essays by Louis Simpson, Charles Parkhurst
  Andrea Marquit Fine Arts Catalog, "Long Island Landscape, The Artist's Vision"
  American Artist, "From Eye, to Heart, to Hand", Terry Sullivan, August
1995 N.Y. Times, "Local Color", Helen Harrison, August 20
  Andrea Marquit Fine Arts Catalog, "Remembered Light", Essay by Louis Simpson
1994 Charles Parkhurst, Introductory Catalog Essay
  The Boston Globe, "Light of Africa", Nancy Stapin, February 3
  The Boston Herald, "Artist Illuminates Africa", Joanna Silver, February 6
  Andrea Marquit Fine Arts Catalog, "Light of Africa"
1993 Long Island Life, May
  N.Y. Times, "Nature Based Landscapes", Helen Harrison, January 23
  Hobart and William Smith Colleges, "Landscape as Expression", Pulteney Review, Winter
1992 Orion Nature Quarterly, Winter
1990 N.Y. Times, "A Venerable Gallery Keeps High Standards", Helen Harrison, June 17
1989 Graphique de France Catalog
  Nassau Museum of Fine Arts Catalog, "Long Island Artists"
  N.Y. Times, "A Broad Spectrum, Nassau County Museum", Helen Harrison, February 19
  East Hampton Star, "Landscapes at Elaine Benson", Eric Ernst, July 6
  Newsday, "Long Island Artists' Exhibition" Karen Lipson, February 3
1988 Modernart Editions Catalog
1987 N.Y. Times, "More than a Scenery Show", Helen Harrison, September 13
1985 Newsday, "Island Landscapes", Malcolm Preston, February 9
  N.Y. Times, "Long Island Scene", Phyllis Braff, January 27
1983 Newsday, "Painting Reproduced", Malcolm Preston, May 6
  Newsday, "Six Artists Take A Look At Nature", Malcolm Preston, June 7
  N.Y. Times, "Celebrating Land And Sea", Phyllis Braff, June 5
1982 Raphael Soyer, Introduction to exhibition brochure
1961 Arts, November
  Art News, Natalie Edgar, November
1959 The New Yorker, The Art Galleries, June 13
1958 N.Y. Times, Artists' Gallery Submissions, Dore Ashton