Rudy Burckhardt

1914-1999
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Flat Iron Building
1973
gelatin silver print
13 3/4 x 9 1/5 inches
Flat Iron Building
1973
gelatin silver print
13 3/4 x 9 1/5 inches

Biography


RUDY BURCKHARDT

Born: 1914; Basel, Switzerland
Died: 1999; Searsmont, Maine

Solo Exhibitions:

2013 Rudy Burckhardt. New York/Maine, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria
2010 Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York
2007 “New York Moments from 1940 to 1975,” Gilles Peyroulet & Cie, Paris, France
2006 “New York Paintings,” Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York
2005 Basel Art Museum, Basel, Switzerland
2004 Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York
2003 Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York
“Rudy Burckhardt’s Maine,” The New York Studio School, New York
2002 “An Afternoon in Astoria,” The Museum of Modern Art, New York
“Rudy Burckhardt’s Maine,” Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME
2000 “A View of Astoria,” P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York
“Rudy Burckhardt and Friends: New York Artists of the 1950s and 60,” Grey Art Gallery, New York
University, New York; travels to Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, VT
“Selected Photographs 1940-1999,” Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York
“Rudy Burckhardt’s Books and Diaries,” The Swiss Institute, New York
1999 “Maine Photographs,” Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York
1998 “Rudy Burckhardt,” IVAM Institute Valencia d’Art Modern, Valencia, Spain
“Boulevard Transportation,” Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York
“Recent Paintings,” Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York
1995 Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA
“A Photo Retrospective,” Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York
“Maine Paintings,” Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York
1990 “Paintings,” Blue Mountain Gallery, New York
1987 Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York
“Paintings,” Blue Mountain Gallery, New York
1985 “Paintings,” Boston College, Boston, MA
1983 Marlborough Gallery, New York
“Paintings,” Green Mountain Gallery, New York
1981 Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
1980 Gotham Book Mart, New York
“Paintings,” Blue Mountain Gallery, New York
1978 Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York
1977 “Paintings,” Green Mountain Gallery, New York
1975 Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York
1974 “Paintings,” Green Mountain Gallery, New York
1972 Gotham Book Mart, New York
1969 “Paintings,” Green Mountain Gallery, New York
1962 “Paintings,” Kornblee Gallery, New York
1958 Limelight Gallery, New York (with George Montgomery)
1954 Limelight Gallery, New York
1949 “Paintings,” Tanager Gallery, New York
1948 Photoleague Gallery, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2014 The Image Gallery Revisited, Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
2013 Figure Ground, ILLE Arts, Amagansett, NY
Interior: Curated by Barry Rosen, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York
2011 Tibor de Nagy Painters & Poets, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York
2010 Portraits of Poets 1910-2010, Poetry Society of America National Arts Club, NY
2007 Contemporary Landscape, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI
2009 Trees, DC Moore Gallery, NY
2006 Subterranean Monuments: Burckhardt, Johnson, Hujar, The Frances, Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar
College, Poughkeepsie, NY
2003 “Road Show,” George Adams Gallery, New York
1996 “Rudy Burckhardt, Sharon Horvath, Helen Miranda Wilson,” Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York
1993 “Mostly Maine,” Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York

Selected Bibliography:

2006 Review, The New Yorker, p. 17, July
Rifkin, Mark, “Rudy Burckhardt (1914-1999): New York Paintings,” This Week in New York – The Insider’s Guide to the City Since 2001, July
Johnson, Ken, “Art in Review: Rudy Burckhardt, New York Paintings,” The New York Times, June
2004 Bui, Phong. “Rudy Burckhardt: The Art of Being,” The Brooklyn Rail, Book Review, pp. 21, October
Boxer, Sarah, “At Play in a Floating World: The Unbearable Lightness of Rudy Burckhardt,”
The New York Times, August
Oisteanu, Valery, “Subterranean Monument,” Artnet.com, August.
Kramer, Hilton, “Rudy Burckhardt’s Photographs of N.Y. Captured an Age,” The New York Observer, August
“Photography: Rudy Burckhardt,” The New Yorker, September
Cohen, David. “Burckhardt’s Sense of Place,” The New York Sun, July
Westfell, Stephen. “Rudy Burckhardt in Town & Country,” Art in America, pp. 122-123, April
2003 Ashbery, John and Storr, Robert. Rudy Burckhardt, New York Photographs. Tibor de Nagy, New York, NY
“Rudy Burckhardt: New York Photographs, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, Rudy Burckhardt’s Maine, New York Studio School,” The Art Newspaper, No. 137, June
“Review: Rudy Burckhardt,” The New Yorker, May
Glueck, Grace. “Rudy Burckhardt: New York Studio School and Tibor de Nagy Gallery,” The New York Times, May
2002 Hermanson Meister, Sarah, An Afternoon in Astoria, by Rudolph Burckhardt, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Distributed by Distributed Art Publishers, New York, NY.
Kramer, Hilton, Mega-MoMA Mania: How is Van Gogh Hanging in QNS?: Cars, Clocks, Photos,
On Queens Boulevard Serve Museum’s Ambition, July
2000 “New Exhibitions, Rudy Burckhardt and Friends: New York Artists of the 1950s and ‘60s,” ARTS, Middlebury College, Volume 10, Number 1, Winter
Corn, Alfred, “’Rudy Burckhardt and Friends’ at the Grey Art Gallery and ‘Remembering Rudy’
Tiborde Nagy Gallery,” Art in America, February
2000 Weisgall, Deborah. “Wilderness That’s Everyone’s,” The New York Times, Sunday, August 27, pp. 27.
Newhall, Edith. “Photography: Rudy’s New York,” New York Magazine, January 10.
Russel, John. “Faces of Youthful Artists From a Faceless Insider,” The New York Times, June 23.
“Photography: Rudy Burckhardt,” The New Yorker, July 24.
2000 Wilkin, Karen, “Rudy Burckhardt, 1914-1999,” The New Criterion, pp. 50-54, October
Pollack, Barbara, “Rudy Burckhardt, Grey Art Gallery and Tibor de Nagy,” ARTnews, October
1999 Storr, Robert, “Eye of the Storm,” Artforum, p. 39, November
Kramer, Hilton, “Rudy Burckhardt, Artist, Kept to His Own Agenda,” The New York Observer, August
1998 Katz, Vincent and Storr, Robert, Rudy Burckhardt. IVAM Institut Valencia d’Art Modern, Valencia, Spain
1997 Burckhardt, Rudy and Katz, Vincent, Boulevard Transportation. Tibor de Nagy Editions, New York, NY
“Rudy Burckhardt and Joe Brainard,” Goings on About Town, The New Yorker, November
Sheets, Hilarie M. “Rudy Burckhardt: Tibor de Nagy,” ARTnews, May
1996 Mattick, Paul Jr., “Rudy Burckhart at Tibor de Nagy,” Art in America, June
Little, Carl, “A working man’s still lifes strike a documentary tone,” Maine Times, pp. 22, April
Kramer, Hilton, “Burckhardt, Horvath and Wilson Landscapes at Tibor de Nagy,” Review, May
Glueck, Grace, “Small Shows That Mark A Big Turning Point, Queens as a Muse,” The New York Observer, January
Hagen, Charles, “Loving New York and New Yorkers,”The New York Times, Photography Review, January
Katz, Vincent, “RUDY BURCKHARDT, A Short Biographical Sketch,” Parkett, No. 48, pp. 129-152, Zurich, New York and Frankfurt
1995 Campbell, Lawrence, “Rudy Burckhardt at Tibor de Nagy,” Art in America, October
Nejat, Murat Nemat, “Rudy Burckhardt & Simon Pettet, Talking Pictures: The Photography of Rudy Burckhardt,” The Poetry Project, Book Review, pp. 24, May
Bullard, CeCe., “Show’s strength is subtlety,” Richmond Times, March
Roberts-Pullen, Paulette, “Dimensional Difference, Images of bronze and those on paper appeal to visual sensitivities at Reynold’s Gallery,” Style Weekly, pp. 26, March
Haller, Robert, “A Photographer’s Life Nourished by Art,” OCS News, January
1994 Burckhardt, Rudy and Pettet, Simon, Talking Pictures, The Photography of Rudy Burckhardt, Zoland Books, Inc., Cambridge, MA
Sandback, Amy Baker, “Rudy Burckhardt: A View of New York,” Print Collector’s Newsletter, pp. 177-179, November
1991 “Romance, Gangster, and Cowboys, Interview with Rudy Burckhardt, conducted by Paul Mattick,” Dossier: New York! New York! Magazine fur Kultur und Politik, Edition 2-3, pp. 38-43, June
1990 Burckhardt, Rudy and Katz, Vincent. New York Hello!. Ommation Press, Cosmos Press, Chicago, IL
1989 Aloff, “Better,” The New Yorker, pp. 123-124, December
1988 “His Lens Finds Jewels in the Sidewalk, The New York Newsday Interview with Rudy Burckhardt,” Newsday, December
Lukitsh, Joanne, “Rudy Burckhardt, A Survey, Photographs from 1937-1985,” Cite, pp. 23, Fall
Foster, Edward, “Equanimity, Conversations with Rudy Burckhardt,” Small Press Review, Book Review, pp. 2, July
1987 Campbell, Lawrence, “Rudy Burckhardt at Blue Mountain and Brooke Alexander,” Art in America, October.
Pettet, Simon, Conversations with Rudy Burckhardt About Everything, Vehicle Editions, Anabel Levitt, New York, NY
Walker, Mickey, “Conversations with Burckhardt now available in paperback,” The Waldo Independent, Book Review, pp. 20, May
Russel, John, “Rudy Burckhardt and Peter Nadin, Brooke Alexander Gallery,” The New York Times, February
1983 Grundberg, Andy, “Rudy Burckhardt, Marlborough Gallery,” The New York Times, June
Tallmer, Jerry, “Canvas is Dandy but Photos are Quicker,” New York Post, June
1983 Berlind, Robert, “Review of Books, The Horse’s Mouth, Artists’ writings provide invaluable firsthand insights into the sensibilities that inform their works…Mobile Homes, by Rudy Burckhardt,” Art in America, Book Review, March
1981 Lyon, Christopher, “Visions of the Urban Wilderness, Rudolph Burckhardt at the Randolph Gallery,” Reader, Section 1, pp.43-44, October
Artner, Alan G., “Fresh show from no-frills Burckhardt,” Chicago Tribune, Arts and Books, September Shula, Jeff, “Rudy Burckhardt and Edwin Denby: Artists in Search of Possibilities,” The Republican Journal, Volume CLIV, No. 31, August
Lally, Michael, “Enough for Everyone: Book Reviews,” Washington Review, Book Review, Review of Mobile Homes, February
Russell, John, “Art: Rudy Burckhardt, Municipal Resource,” The New York Times, February
1980 Ashbery, John, “The Case of the Reluctant Polymath: “…Genial jack-of-all-trades and master of several, Rudy Burckhardt has always seemed content with his limited celebrity…,” New York Magazine, pp. 64-65, January
1988 Burckhardt, Rudy (edited by Kenward Elmslie), Mobile Homes, Z Press, Calais, Vermont
1987 Katz, Vincent. “Buck Burckhardt’s Photos Capture Magic in Everyday Sights,” The Trinity Times,
pp. 3, April
1977 “Rudy Burckhardt, Green Mountain Gallery,” The New Yorker Magazine, March
Perl, Jed, “Rudy Burckhardt,” Arts Magazine, February
1975 Hess, Thomas B., “Lensmen All, Whoever You May Be…Burckhardt examined the city with the enchanted scruple of a foreigner who sees glamour in banal and neglected details…,” New York Magazine,
pp. 96-98, May
1972 Glueck, Grace, “Back to 5-Cent Malted and Plenty of Room to Stroll,” The New York Times, Monday, March
1963 Katz, Alex, “Rudolph Burckhardt: Multiple Fugitive, Downtown New York supplies a universal subject for this photographer who is also a painter, film-maker, draftsman, and occasional poet,” Art News, pp. 38-41, December
1959 Campbell, Lawrence, “Rudolph Burckhardt,” Tanager, Dec. 27 – Jan. 17.
1954 Deschin, Jacob, “A Matter of Style, Burckhardt’s Prints are Truly Individual,” The New York Times, Sunday, July

Book Publications:

2003 Lopate, Phillip and Katz, Vincent, Rudy Burckhardt. Harry N. Abrams, Incorporated, New York
Ashbery, John and Storr, Robert. Rudy Burckhardt, New York Photographs. Tibor de Nagy, New York
2002 Meister, Sarah Hermanson. An Afternoon in Astoria by Rudy Burckhardt. The Museum of Modern Art, New York
1998 Katz, Vincent and Storr, Robert, Rudy Burckhardt. IVAM Institute Valencia d’Art Modern, Valencia, Spain
1996 Burckhardt, Rudy and Katz, Vincent. Boulevard Transportation. Tibor de Nagy Editions, New
1994 York.Burckhardt, Rudy and Pettet, Simon. Talking Pictures, The Photography of Rudy Burckhardt. Zoland Books, Inc., Cambridge, MA
1990 Burckhardt, Rudy and Katz, Vincent, New York Hello!. Ommation Press, Cosmos Press, Chicago, IL
1989 Pettet, Simon, Conversations with Rudy Burckhardt About Everything. Vehicle Editions, Anabel Levitt, New York, NY
1979 Burckhardt, Rudy (edited by Kenward Elmslie). Mobile Homes. Z Press, Calais, VT
1956 Burckhardt, Rudy and Denby, Edwin, Mediterranean Cities. George Wittenborn, Inc., New York

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