Tom
Wesselmann

Portrait
Tom Wesselmann

Deutsch

Nach seinem Psychologiestudium beginnt Tom Wesselmann (1931 bis 2004) sich mit der Kunst zu beschäftigen. Und das sehr erfolgreich wie sich später herausstellen wird. Gegensätzlich zu den Popart-Künstlern seiner Zeit, wie Oldenburg oder Rauschenberg, konzentrieren sich seine Werke auf Lebenssituationen. Seine Serie Great American Nude drückt eine eindeutige Erotik aus und zeigt das Interesse des Künstlers an Formen des weiblichen Körpers. Anfangs malte Tom Wesselmann die Frauen noch vollständig mit Liebe zum Detail, nach und nach stilisierte er die Körper und ließ ausschlaggebende Partien wie die Brüste für sich stehen. So lässt der Popart Künstler, der zur ersten Generation gezählt wird, genug Raum für individuelle Interpretationen.

English

Nowadays you can count Tom Wesselmann to one of the leading artists of the American Pop Art movement. Since his early years in College he pursued his passion for comic art and drawing which he then exerted professionally after completing his psychology degree. As one of the founding members of the Judson Gallery in New York he soon was seen as an upcoming new talent in the New Yorker art scene.
With works like his series Great American Nudes  he distinguished himself from artist like Willem de Kooning, Roy Lichtenstein or Robert Rauschenberg, in showing a different perspective of the things that caught his eye, like the female body. With simple forms, a pallett of strong colours and an often unique perspective, he challenges the viewer to always find new and uncommon ways to search for one of the many hidden messages in his paintings.

Vita
Tom Wesselmann

VITA

1931
Born in Cincinnati, OH
1949 – 1951
Attended Hiram College, Hiram, OH
1954 – 1956
Attended the Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
1956 – 1959
Attended the Cooper Union, New York, NY
1951 – 1965
BA, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
2004
Died in New York, NY

Ausstellungen

2013
Pop Art Accrochage, Fluegel-Roncak Gallery, Nuremberg, Germany
Tom Wesselmann, Galerie Thomas Modern, Munich, Germany

2012
Objects Of Desire, Davidson Contemporary, New York, NY
Objects Of Desire, Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, USA
Beyond Pop-Art, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
Tom Wesselmann, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, Canada
Tom Wesselmann, David Janis Gallery, New York, USA

2011
Highlights, Galerie Klaus Benden, Cologne, Germany
Grafiken, Galerie Klaus Benden, Cologne, Germany
Tom Wesselmann, Kreeger Museum, Washington, D.C.
Galerie Fluegel-Roncak TOM WESSELMANN – Nudes and Flowers – Galerie Fluegel-Roncak, Nuremberg

2010
Tom Wesselmann: Plastic Works, Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Tom Wesselmann Draws, Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, USA (solo)
Tom Wesselmann: 1958 – 2004, Haunch of Venison Gallery, London, England (solo)

2008
Dessins, gouaches, maquettes et peintures, JGM Galerie, Paris, France (solo)

2007
Tom Wesselmann: The Columns Gallery, Seoul, Korea (solo)
Tom Wesselmann: Drop-Out, Yvon Lambert Gallery/Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Tom Wesselmann: Drop-Out, Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, USA (solo)

2006
Tom Wesselmann: Nudes, The Andipa Gallery, London, England (solo)

2004
Marcel Strouk / Galerie Rive Gauche, Paris, France (solo)

2000
Tom Wesselmann: Blue Nudes, Joesph Helman Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Tom Wesselmann, JGM Galerie, Paris, France (solo)

1999
Tom Wesselmann: Small Survey: Small Scale, Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, USA (solo)

1998
Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

1997
Tom Wesselmann, Galerie Benden Klimczak Viersen, Germany (solo)

1996
Tom Wesselmann Lasers and Lithos, Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, USA (solo)

1995
Tom Wesselmann, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, USA (solo)

1994
Tom Wesselmann: Recent Works, Galerie Beatrice Wassermann, Munich, Germany (solo)

1993
Tom Wesselmann: New Cut Outs and Drawings, Wassermann Galerie, Munich, Germany (solo)

1992
Tom Wesselmann, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, USA (solo)

1991
Galerie Tokoro, Tokyo, Japan (solo)

1985
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, USA (solo)

1983
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, USA (solo)

1982
Recent Work by Tom Wesselmann, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, USA (solo)

1981
Hokin Gallery, Miami, USA

1980
New Sculpture & Paintings by Tom Wesselman, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, USA (solo)

1979
Galerie Serge di Bloe, Brussels, Belgium
Ehrlich Gallery, New York, USA
Ehrlich Gallery, New York, USA

1978
Tom Wesselmann: Graphics 1964-77, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, USA (solo)

1976
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, USA (solo)

Öffentliche Sammlungen

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, TX

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.

Museum of Modern Art, Toyama, Japan

Takashima Art Museum, Tokya, Japan

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY