Biography

William Bailey

Born

1930

Council Bluffs, Iowa

Education

1957

M.F.A., School of Art, Yale University
1955 B.F.A., School of Art, Yale University
1951-53 United States Army, Sergeant in Japan and Korea
1948-51 School of Fine Arts, University of Kansas

Solo Exhibitions

2012

William Bailey, Betty Cuningham, New York, NY
2011 William Bailey Works on Paper, Gallery at the Whitney, Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University
2010 William Bailey, Betty Cuningham, New York, NY
2009 William Bailey: Paintings, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX
2008 William Bailey: Still Life/Figure, Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland, ME
2007 William Bailey, Paintings, Betty Cuningham Gallery, New York, NY
William Bailey, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
2006 William Bailey, Paintings, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX
2005 William Bailey, Betty Cuningham, New York, NY
William Bailey, Drawings and Prints, Clark House Gallery, Bangor, ME
2003-04 Anderson Gallery of Contemporary Graphic Art, Legion of Honor, Fine Arts William Bailey Prints and Drawings 1973-2003, Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, (October 8, 2003 – February 8, 2004)
2003 William Bailey, Robert Miller Gallery, New York
2000 William Bailey Drawings and Paintings, Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris
1999 Robert Miller Gallery, New York, "William Bailey: Studio Fictions"
1998 Crown Point Gallery, San Francisco
Alpha Gallery, Boston
1997 Galleria d'Arte il Gabbiano, Rome
1995 State University of New York at Binghampton, University Art Museum
André Emmerich Gallery, New York
1994 Galleria Appiani Arte Trentadue, Milan
André Emmerich Gallery, New York, "William Bailey: Selected Works, 1964-1994" (March 2 – April 9)
Betsy Senior Gallery, New York [Prints]
1993 Columbus College, Columbus, GA
Galleria d'Arte il Gabbiano, Rome
1992 André Emmerich Gallery, New York, William Bailey: New Work
1991 Robert Schoelkopf Gallery, New York
Donald Morris Gallery, Birmingham, MI
1989 Fairfield Artist of the Year, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT
1988 John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco "William Bailey Recent Paintings and Drawings" (November 22 – December 31)
Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, Providence
1987 FIAC, Grand Palais, Paris (Galleria d'Arte il Gabbiano, Rome)
Wright State University Art Galleries, Dayton, OH
1986 Robert Schoelkopf Gallery, New York, "William Bailey: Recent Paintings"
1985 Galleria d'Arte il Gabbiano, Rome [Drawings and Prints]
1984 The American Academy in Rome
Utah Museum of Fine Arts, University of Utah, Salt Lake City [Drawings]
1983 Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University, Dallas
1982 Robert Schoelkopf Gallery, New York, "William Bailey: Recent Paintings"
1980 Galleria d'Arte il Gabbiano, Rome
1979 Robert Schoelkopf Gallery, New York, "William Bailey: Recent Paintings" (January 6 – February 10)
Fendrick Gallery, Washington, DC
1978 Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris, "William Bailey: Peintures"
1976 Dart Gallery, Chicago [Drawings]
1975 Polk Museum, Lakeland, FL (exhibition traveled to Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale)
1974 Robert Schoelkopf Gallery, New York
1973 Galleria il Fante di Spade, Rome
Galleria la Parisina, Turin
Galleria dei Lanzi, Milan
1972 Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia [Drawings]
Queens College, City University of New York, Flushing
1971 Robert Schoelkopf Gallery, New York [Paintings and Drawings]
1969 Nasson College, Springvale, ME [Maine Drawings]
1968 Robert Schoelkopf Gallery, New York [Paintings and Drawings]
1967 Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City [Paintings and Drawings]
1963 Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington [Paintings and Drawings]
1961 Kanegis Gallery, Boston [Paintings and Drawings]
1958 Kanegis Gallery, Boston [Paintings and Drawings]
1957 Kanegis Gallery, Boston [Paintings and Drawings]
1956 Robert Hull Fleming Museum, University of Vermont, Burlington

Group Exhibitions

2011

THAW: Group show of selected works by gallery artists, Betty Cuningham Gallery, New York, NY
2004 New York Academy of Art, New York, "When I Think About You I Touch Myself" (April 1 – May 14)
2001-02 J. Johnson Gallery, Jacksonville, FL, "Figuration" (November 30, 2001 – January 31, 2002)
2001 National Academy of Design, New York, "176th Annual Exhibition"
2000-01 Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY "The Figure: Another Side of Modernism"
2000 The Gallery on the Hudson, Irvington, NY, Interiors (March 12 – April 8)
Carl Schlosberg Fine Arts, Sherman Oaks, CA, "Portraits and Figures"
1999-2000 The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, "Contemporary American Realist Drawings. The Jalane and Richard Davidson Collection at The Art Institute of Chicago" (November 6, 1999 – January 2, 2000)
1999 Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis, TN, Contemporary Realism
1998 National Academy Museum, New York, "173rd Annual Exhibition"
National Academy Museum, New York, "The Academy and American Art: Highlights from the Collection"
Forum Gallery, New York, "It's Still Life" (June 30 – September 12)
1997-98 National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, "Thirty-five Years of Crown Point Press" (June 8 – September 1); (traveled to Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco (October 4, 1997 – January 4, 1998)
1996 Kaoshiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaoshiung, Taiwan, "Master Printers – Masterpieces" (February)
1995 Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, "The Herbert W. Plimpton Collection of Realist Art" (March 24 – July 31)
1994 Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, "Still Life in the 20th Century: Selections from the Weatherspoon Collection"
Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, "The Body"
1993 Whitney Museum Branches, New York, "Influences"
Marianne Friedman Gallery, Naples, FL, "Masterworks Modern and Contemporary"
Contemporary Realist Gallery, San Francisco, "Drawings by American Artists"
Calrsten Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, "Drawing on the Figure" (March 28 – April 25)
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, Yale Collects Art (April 30 – July 31)
Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, American Still Life
1992 Tokushima Modern Art Museum, Tokushima, Japan, American Realism & "Figurative Art: 1952 – 1990" (February 22 – March 29)
1991 John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, Large Scale Works on Paper
Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT, Connecticut Biennial II
Whitney Museum Downtown, New York, "Image and Likeness: Figurative Works from the Permanent Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art" (January23 – March 20)
Miyagi Museum of Art, Sendai, Japan, American Realism and Figurative Art (exhibition traveled to Tokushima Modern Art Museum; Miyagi Museum of Art; Sogo Museum of Art; Museum of Modern Art, Shiga; Kochi Prefectural Museum)
1990 Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, "Underneath It All: Work on Paper by Selected Artists"
Gallery Henoch, New York, "Objects Observed: Contemporary Still Life"
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, "Benefit for Aids Research"
FIAC, Grand Palais, Paris (Galleria d'Arte il Gabbiano, Rome)
1989 John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, "Paintings and Works on Paper"
Belk Art Gallery, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC, "Drawing: Points of View"
Whitney Museum at Philip Morris, New York, "From the Model/Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art"
1988 Chauncy McCormick Gallery, Chicago, "Chicago Collects: Selection from the Collection of Dr. Eugene A. Solow"
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, "A Decade of American Drawing 1980 – 1989"
Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, AK, "Drawings"
1987-88 National Academy of Design, New York, "Realism Today"
1987 University of Northern Iowa Museum, Cedar Falls, "The Homecoming"
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, Faculty Exhibition
1986 Jane Haslem Gallery, Washington, DC, "American Drawings: Realism/Idealism"
The American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, "Exhibition of Work by Newly Elected Members and Recipients of Awards"
1985-86 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, "American Realism: Twentieth Century Drawings and Watercolors from the Collection of Glenn C. Janss" (exhibition traveled to DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA; Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin; Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL; Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA; Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH; Madison Art Center, Madison, WI)
1985 The Art Museum at Florida International University, Miami, "American Art Today: Still Life"
Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS, "A Decade of American Realism 1975-1985"
Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID, "Focus on Realism: Selections from the Collection of Glenn C. Janss"
Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, "Visiting Artists"
Robert Schoelkopf Gallery, New York, "Recent American Portraiture"
One Penn Plaza, New York, "Contemporary American Still Life"
Gallery North, Setauket, RI, "Umbria: Americans Painting in Italy"
1984 Frank H. McClung Museum, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, "Invitational Drawing Exhibition"
The Mainland Museum of Texas City, TX, "New York Realism: Small Works and Preliminary Sketches"
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, "Print Acquisitions 1974-84"
Robert Schoelkopf Gallery, New York, "Recent American Still Life Painting"
University of Southern Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, "Realism: Drawings and Watercolors"
Palazzo Valsecchi, Milan, "L'immagine e il suo doppio"
Bucknell Art Gallery, Lewisburg, PA, "Parasol and Simca:" "Two Presses – Two Processes"
Utah Museum of Fine Arts, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, "Mark Strand Collection"
1983 Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, "American Still Life 1945-1983" (exhibition traveled to Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH; Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase; Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR)
University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, "A Heritage Renewed: Representational Drawing Today" (March 2 – April 17); (exhibition traveled to Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma City (June 26 – August 7); Elvehjem Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison (August 21 – October 9); Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs (November 5 – December 18)
1982-83 Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts, Philadelphia, "Perspectives on Contemporary American Realism: Works of Art on Paper from the Collection of Jalane and Richard Davidson" (December 17, 1982 – February 20, 1983); (exhibition traveled to the Art Institute of Chicago (April 1 – May 20)
1982 Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, "100 Years of Western Art from Pittsburgh Collections" (February 13 – April 4)
1981-83 Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts, Philadelphia, "Contemporary American Realism Since 1960" (September 18 – December 13, 1981); (exhibition traveled to Oakland Museum of California, Oakland (February 1 – March 28, 1982); Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
1981 Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, "20 Artists: Yale School of Art, 1950-1970" (January 29 – March 29)
Haus der Kunst, Munich, "American Painting 1930-1980" (organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York)
New York Historical Society, New York, "Collaboration: Artists and Architects" (March 5 – June 7)
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, "Sixteen Contemporary American Painters" (October 21 – November 29)
Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH, "The Image in American Painting and Sculpture: 1950-1980" (September 12 – November 8)
1980 Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, "The Whitney Museum and the Figurative Tradition"
Goddard-Riverside Community Center, New York, "Still Life Today"
Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA, Aspects of the 70s: "Directions in Realism" (May 17 – August 24)
Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK, "Realism/Photorealism"
1979 Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, "American Painting of the 60s and 70s: The Real, The Ideal, The Fantastic"
Landmark Gallery, New York, Drawings 1979
Artist's Choice Museum, New York, "Artists Choose: Figurative/Realist Art"
1978 Union Carbide Building, New York, "Five Painters from The American Academy in Rome" Paris, Salon de Mai
Harold Reed Gallery, New York, "Selected 20th Century American Nudes"
1977 Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, "Biennale Internazionale"
Galleria Giulia, Rome, "Stanze"
The American Academy in Rome, "William Bailey and Constantino Nivola"
1975-76 Museum of Fine Arts, Saint Petersburg, FL, "Figure as Form: American Painting 1930-1975" (November 11, 1975 – January 4, 1976); (exhibition traveled to University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa (January 12 – February 2); Museum of Arts and Crafts, Inc., Columbus, GA (March 8 – April 4)
1975 St. John's University, Jamaica, NY, "The Figure in Recent American Painting"
New York Cultural Center, New York, "The Nude in 200 Years of American Painting"
Knoedler Graphics, New York, "William Bailey and Brice Marden: Recent Prints"
Pace Gallery, New York, "America, the Third Century"
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, "Images of an Era – The American Poster 1945-1975"
1974 Fred P. Giles Gallery, Eastern Kentucky State University, Richmond, "A Century of American Paintings: Centennial Exhibition" (January 13 – February 8)
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, "Seven Realists" (March 28 – June 2)
Palmer Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, "Living American Artists and the Figure"
Frederick Gallery, Washington, DC, "Soft Line Drawing"
1973 New York Cultural Center, New York, "Realist Revival"
1972 Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, "Five Figurative Artists" (exhibition traveled to Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro; Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH)
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Realism (traveling exhibition throughout U.S.)
Riccione, Italy, "Confronto sulle realità"
1971 The American Academy and Institute of Arts & Letters, New York, Childe Hassam "Purchase Exhibition"
Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, "Realist Painters" (exhibition traveled to University Art Museum, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque)
University Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
1970 The American Academy and Institute of Arts & Letters, New York, "Childe Hassam Purchase Exhibition"
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, "22 Realists" (exhibition traveled to The Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA; Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, ME)
1969 St. Paul Art Center, St. Paul, MN, "Drawings U.S.A.. 1968"
St. Cloud State College, St. Cloud, MN, "New Realism 1970"
1968 Wilcox Gallery, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, "The Big Figure"
The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, "Realism Now"
Dowd Fine Arts Gallery, State University of New York College at Cortland, "Drawings by Six Artists"
Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, "American Art on the Market Today V"
1967 Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, "Art on Paper"
1964 University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, The Figure, Drawings 1500-1964
1963 D'Arcy Gallery, New York, "Contemporary American and Italian Drawings" University of Kentucky, Graphics 1963
1962 Silvermine Guild Center for the Arts, New Canaan, CT, "Five New England Artists"
1961 University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, "Contemporary American Painting and Sculpture"
1960 Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, "Image and Idea"
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, "View of 1960"
1959 Art in America, New York, "New Talent 1959"
Metropolitan Young Artists Exhibition, New York
1957 Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston "Selection 1957"

Awards

1993

Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
1992 Elected Accademico di Merito, Accademia di Belle Arti Pietro Vanucci, Perugia
1991 Elected Accademico, Accademia di San Luca, Rome
1987 Honorary Doctor of Humanities, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
1986 Elected Member of The American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters
1985 Yale Arts Medal for Distinguished Contribution in Painting
1982 Elected to the National Academy of Design
1976-77 Visiting Artist, The American Academy in Rome
1975 Ingram-Merrill Foundation Grant for Painting
1965 Guggenheim Fellowship in Painting
1958 Boston Arts Festival, First Prize in Painting
1955 Alice Kimball English Traveling Fellowship

Academic Appointments

1982-83

Meadows Distinguished Visiting Professor, Southern Methodist University
1995-present Kingman Brewster Professor of Art Emeritus, Yale University
1979-95 Kingman Brewster Professor of Art, Yale University
1975 Andrew Carnegie Visiting Professor, The Cooper Union
1974 Visiting Professor, University of Pennsylvania
1973-96 Professor of Art, Yale University
1969-73 Professor (Adjunct) of Art, Yale University
1968-69 Professor of Fine Arts, Indiana University
1965-68 Associate Professor of Fine Arts, Indiana University
1962-65 Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, Indiana University
1961-62 Assistant Professor Drawing and Painting, Yale University
1957-61 Instructor in Drawing, Yale University
1956-57 Assistant in Instruction, Yale University

Other

1992-97

Member, National Council on the Arts, Washington, DC
1985-present Member of Corporation, YADDO
1985 Selection Committee, Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center
Selection Committee, New York Foundation of the Arts
1983-87 Member, Board of Directors, College Art Association of America
1970-present Trustee, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation
1960 American Specialist Grant – Toured Burma, Taiwan and Philippines

Public Collections

The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
Bayly Art Museum of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Chemical Bank, New York
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IO
California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco
General Mills Corporation, Minneapolis
The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
The Hyde Collection, Glenn Falls, NY
Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington
The Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis
J. B. Speed Museum, Louisville, KY
J. Henry Schroder Banking Corporation, New York
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
Lehman Brothers Shearson American Express, New York
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
The Mobil Corporation, New York
Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, NC
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, DC
Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase
The New York Times, New York
Ing. C. Olivetti & C., S. p. A., Ivrea, Italy
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia
Pennsylvania State University, University Park
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
The Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis
Städtisches Sürmondt-Ludwig-Museum, Aachen, Germany
State University of New York at Cortland, Cortland
University Art Museum, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
University Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS
William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs
Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT