Wilbur Niewald

Bio

Wilbur Niewald is professor emeritus of painting at the Kansas City Art Institute, where he studied, taught, and for twenty-eight years, served as chair of the painting and printmaking department. The school is known as one of the best traditionally based undergraduate art school programs in the US. He has influenced generations of students during his long tenure in the college’s heralded painting department. Prof. Niewald also taught in summer programs at the NY Studio School, Yale University, Boston University, Vermont Studio Center, and Chautauqua Institute. He is the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Charlotte Street Fund, based in Kansas City, Artist in Residence, Grand Canyon National Park, and the Distinguished Teaching of Art Award from the College Art Association. He is a member of theNational Academy of Design. Prof. Niewald’s recent exhibitions include a retrospective at the Albrecht Kemper Museum of Art; Marianna Kistler Beach Museum, Rider University; Dolphin Gallery and Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, MO; Wright State University, OH; a retrospective at the Kansas City Art Institute; New York Studio School; Dorry Gates Gallery, MO; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art; Zeuxis Gallery, NY; National Academy Museum; and the Ingber Gallery, NY. Niewald’s work is in the collection of numerous museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Artand the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.

Solo Exhibitions

2014, Still Life, Figure, Landscape, Haw/Contemporary, Kansas City, Missouri
2012, The Studio Portrait, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
2007, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
2006, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
2004, Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, Retrospective Exhibition, St. Joseph, Missouri
2001, Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
1998, Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
1996, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
1995, Dorry Gates Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
1995, New York Studio School, New York, New York
1992, Kemper Gallery, Kansas City Art Institute, Retrospective Exhibition, Kansas City, Missouri
1989, Dorry Gates Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
1987, Dorry Gates Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
1987, Ingber Gallery, New York, New York
1983, Dorry Gates Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
1983, Ingber Gallery, New York, New York
1981, Dorry Gates Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
1980, Kemper Gallery, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri
1979, Ingber Gallery, New York, New York
1976, Ingber Gallery, New York, New York
1976, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
1974, Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri
1971, Kemper Gallery, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri
1969, The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, Missouri
1967, Grand Central Moderns, New York, New York
1966, Nelson Gallery of Art, Kansas City, Missouri
1963, Grand Central Moderns, New York, New York
1960, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri
1955, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014, Painted Faces, Sherman Smith Family Gallery, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma
2012, Exhibition of the Oppenheimer Collection, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas
2010, The Figure: A Midwest Paint Group Exhibition, Leedy-Voulkos Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri (Also at University of Tulsa, Ithica College)
2010, Landscape Exhibition, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
2009, 60 years- Three Dedicated Artists, Teachers, Friends, Baker University, Baldwin, Kansas
2009, 2007, 2005, 2003, 2001, 1999, 1997, 1995, National Academy of Design, New York, New York,
2003, A Fine Line: Drawings by National Academicians, National Academy of Design, New York, New York
2001-2002, Serial Thinking, a Traveling Exhibition, Zeuxis, New York, New York
2000, Charlotte Street Fund, H&R Block ArtSpace, Kansas City, Missouri
1994, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
1994, The Albrecht Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, Missouri
1990, Objects Observed; Contemporary Still Life, Gallery Henoch, New York, New York
1990, The Artist and the Land, Patrick King Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
1987, Works on Paper, Indiana University
1985, Survival of the Fittest, Works on Paper, Ingber Gallery, New York, New York
1985, Educators in Fine Arts, Hallmark Cars, Inc., Kansas City, Missouri
1982, The Artists’ Choice, Swain School of Design, New Bedford, Massachusetts
1981, Figurative Painting, Paul Georges, Wilbur Niewald, Richard Emery Nicholson, Editions Limited Gallery, Indianapolis, Indiana
1973-1974, A Sense of Place, National Traveling Exhibition, Mid-America Arts Alliance
1969, Missouri Draftsmen, Traveling Exhibition, Missouri State Council on the Arts
1967, Four Painters, Kansas City Art Institute
1966, Ten Missouri Painters, Traveling Exhibition, Missouri State Council on the Arts
1965, Art of Two Cities, Time-Life Building, New York, New York
1963, 1951, Mid-America Annual, Nelson Gallery of Art, Kansas City, Missouri

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