Robert Cronin

Robert Cronin
  • Born in Lexington, Massachusetts, 1936
  • B.F.A. in Painting, Rhode Island School of Design
  • Providence, Rhode Island, 1959
  • M.F.A. in Painting, Cornell University
  • Ithaca, New York, 1962
  • Taught at the Following Institutions:

     

  • Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont
  • Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
  • School of Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts
  • St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota
  • Selected Museum Collections:

     

  • Brooklyn Museum of Art
  • National Academy Museum, New York
  • Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C.
  • Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Massachusetts
  • DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts
  • Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Boston Public Library, Wiggins Collection, Boston
  • Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma, Norman
  • Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, Lansing
  • Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Grants and Awards:

     

  • 2008 First Prize, Members Exhibition, Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, CT
  • 1995 Elected to the Membership of the National Academy of Design
  • 1991 Individual Support Grant, Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Inc.
  • 1983 Fellow, Hand Hollow Foundation, East Chatham, New York
  • 1982 R.S. Reynolds Memorial Sculpture Award
  • 1981 Lippincott Incorporated Sculpture Commission, New Haven Connecticut
  • 1975-79 Massachusetts Artists’ Foundation Grant in Sculpture
  • 1963 First Prize, Painting, Boston Fine Arts Festival
  • 1959 First Prize, Painting, Providence Art Club Annual, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Selected Solo Exhibitions:

     

  • 2014  Galerie Gris, Hudson, New York
  • 2011 Sanford Smith Fine Art, Great Barrington, Massachusetts
  • 2010 Cornwall Library, Cornwall, Connecticut
  • 2009 Sanford Smith Fine Art, Great Barrington, Massachusetts
    • Great South Bay Gallery, Hudson, New York
  • 2007 Zabriskie Gallery, New York
    • Bachelier-Cardonsky Gallery, Kent, Connecticut
    • The Movie Paintings, Moviehouse Studio Gallery, Millerton, New York
  • 2005 Marymount Manhattan College, New York
  • 2004 Kouros Gallery, New York
    • New Arts Gallery, Litchfield, Connecticut
    • Hillel, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
  • 2003 Minor Memorial Library Gallery, Roxbury, Connecticut
  • 2002 Dillon Gallery, Oyster Bay, New York
    • Bachelier–Cardonsky Gallery, Kent, Connecticut
  • 2001 Joseph Rickards Gallery, New York
    • Bachelier–Cardonsky Gallery, Kent, Connecticut
    • Rich Forum, Rosenthal Gallery, Stamford, Connecticut
  • 2000 Bachelier–Cardonsky Gallery, Kent, Connecticut
  • 1999 Dillon Gallery, New York
    • Tremaine Gallery, The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, Connecticut
  • 1998 Virginia Lynch Gallery, Tiverton, Rhode Island
  • 1996 Dillon Gallery, New York
  • 1994 Hugh Hill Gallery, Kent, Connecticut
  • 1992 Randall Tuttle Fine Arts, Woodbury, Connecticut (with Robert Andrew Parker)
    • Bradley International Airport, Showcase Gallery, Hartford
    • Sound Shore Gallery, Stamford
  • 1991 Klonaridis Gallery Toronto
  • 1990 Helander Gallery, Palm Beach
    • The Tin Years (A Survey of the 1980’s) Fitchburg Art Museum, Massachusetts
    • Nahan Contemporary, New York
  • 1989 Gimpel & Weitzenhoffer Ltd., New York
    • Galerie Kesser-Bohbot, Hamburg, Germany
    • Gallery Hiro, Tokyo, Japan
    • Yoh Art Gallery, Osaka, Japan
    • Klonaridis Gallery, Toronto
    • Bachelier-Cardonsky Gallery, Kent, Connecticut
  • 1988 Klonaridis Gallery, Toronto
    • Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, Connecticut (with Charles Cajori)
  • 1987 Gimpel & Weitzenhoffer Ltd., New York
    • Clark Gallery, Lincoln, Massachusetts
    • Klonaridis Gallery, Toronto
    • Galerie Esperanza, Montreal
    • Galerie Kesser-Bohbot, Hamburg, Germany
  • 1986 Pine Manor College, Boston
  • 1985 Clark Gallery, Lincoln, Massachusetts
    • Janet Steinberg Gallery, San Francisco
    • Klonaridis Gallery, Toronto
    • Galerie Esperanza, Montreal
  • 1984 Gimpel & Weitzenhoffer Ltd., New York
    • Klonaridis Gallery, Toronto
  • 1983 Watson DeNagy Gallery, Houston
    • Gimpel-Hanover & Andre Emmerich Galerien, Zurich
  • 1982 Gimpel Fils, London
    • Gimpel & Weitzenhoffer, Ltd., New York
  • 1981 Sculpture Center Gallery, New York
    • Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh
  • 1979 Helen Shlien Gallery, Boston
  • 1974 Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts
    • Zabriskie Gallery, New York
    • Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont
  • 1972 Sculpture in Copley Square, Boston
  • 1971 Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
  • 1968 Botolph Gallery, Boston
  • 1967 Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont
  • 1961 Nexus Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1959 Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts
  • 1958 Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Selected Group Exhibitions:

     

  • 2015 Color, Shape, and Form II, Galerie Gris, Hudson, New York
  • 2011 Eclecticism, Stage Works Gallery, Hudson, New York
  • 2008 Bachelier-Cardonsky Gallery, Kent, Connecticut
  • 2007 Salon Show, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, Massachusetts
    • 182nd Annual Exhibition, National Academy, New York
  • 2006 The Figurative Show, Lascano Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
  • 2004 Highlights From The Collection, Virginia Lynch Gallery, Tiverton, Rhode Island
    • Haddad-Lascano Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
  • 2003 Twenty Years, Virginia Lynch Gallery, Tiverton, Rhode Island
    • Bachelier-Cardonsky Gallery, Kent, Connecticut
  • 2000 Salon Show, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, Massachusetts
    • Paintings of Paintings, Bachelier-Cardonsky Gallery, Kent, Connecticut
    • Figurative Works, Virginia Lynch Gallery, Tiverton, Rhode Island
  • 1999 174th Annual Exhibition, National Academy, New York
  • 1998 Selections from the National Academy at Silvermine, New Caanan, Connecticut
  • 1996 Recent Acquisitions, National Academy of Design, New York
  • 1995 Virginia Lynch Gallery, Tiverton, Rhode Island
    • Sound Shore Gallery, Cross River, New York
  • 1994 J. Cacciola Gallery, New York
  • 1993 Their Faces and Their Work, Bachelier-Cardonsky Gallery, Kent, Connecticut
  • 1992 Matters of the Heart, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, Connecticut
  • 1991 After Duchamp, Galerie 1900-2000, Paris
  • 1990 Fiac 90, Grand Palais, Paris (Galerie Keeser-Bohbot, Hamburg, Germany)
  • 1989 Sculptures, Reliefs and Drawings, Gimpel Fils, London
    • Sculpture with Color, Gimpel & Weitzenhoffer, New York
  • 1988 Drawings from Boston, Boston Public Library
  • 1987 Drawings from Boston, DeCordova and Dana Museum and Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts
    • Chicago International Art Exposition, Chicago
  • 1986 Artists for Artists, Benefit Auction, New York
  • 1985 Sixteen Sculptors, Gimpel & Weitzenhoffer Ltd., New York
    • Indoors for Outdoors, Kouros Gallery, New York
    • Fun De Mental, Parasol, Sag Harbor, New York
    • Painted Sculpture and Constructions, Summit Art Center, Summit, New Jersey
  • 1984 Music Mountain, Falls Village, Connecticut
    • Heidenberg Gallery, New York
  • 1983 Sculptors Guild, Lever House, New York
    • Abstract Art in New England, Danforth Museum, Framingham, Massachusetts
  • 1982 Graham Gund Collection, Boston Museum of Fine Arts
    • Metals: Cast-Cut-Coiled, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence
    • Gimpel & Weitzenhoffer Ltd., New York
  • 1981 Marlborough Gallery, New York
  • 1980 American Drawing in Black and White: 1970-1980, Brooklyn Museum, New York
  • 1978 Art Words/Book Works, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art
    • Portrait of a Friendship, Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts
  • 1977 The Material Dominant, Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University
  • 1976 Artists at Bennington, Bennington College, Vermont
    • On the Wall, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
  • 1974 Zabriskie Gallery Sculptors, Zabriskie Gallery, New York
  • 1973 New Talent, Zabriskie Gallery, New York
  • 1970 Coalition, Studio Exhibitions, Boston
    • Works on Paper, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
  • 1965 Detroit Art Institute Annual
  • 1963 Minnesota Biennial, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
    • Boston Fine Arts Festival
  • Other Selected Collections:

     

  • ExxonMobil
  • American Express
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Boston Properties
  • Prudential
  • Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, Connecticut
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington
  • David Mirvish, Toronto, Canada
  • Betty Parsons Collection
  • Graham Gund Collection
  • Virginia Zabriskie
  • Robert Andrew Parker
  • Richard Haas
  • Robert Natkin
  • Max Weitzenhoffer
  • Billy Wilder Collection
  • Robert Avian
  • Mr. and Mrs. Peter Gallagher
  • Lynn Redgrave
  • Selected Bibliography:

     

  • Kenneth Baker, “Art-Heavy Metals”, Boston Phoenix, September 14, 1982, Section 3, pg. 10.
  • Kenneth Baker, “The Mechanics of Illusion”, Boston Phoenix, November 14, 1972, Section 2, pg. 21.
  • Carl Belz, “Boston”, Artforum, April, 1970, Vol. 8, no.8, pg. 90(illus.).
  • Kathryn Boughton, “Falls Village Artist… Movies”, Northwest Corner Journal, The Litchfield County Times, December 15, 2006, pg. 11 (illus.).
  • John Chandler, “The Tin Years,” Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, Catalogue, December 2, 1990.
  • Jaime Fervis, “Coming Full Square”, The Litchfield County Times, September 2, 2011, Vol. 31, No.35, pg 1 & 15 (color illus.)
  • Hayden Herrera “Reviews”, Art News, November 1974, pg. 88 (illus.).
  • Christopher Hume, “Cronin’s Work Easy on Eyes”, The Toronto Star, December 8, 1985.
  • Patricia Johnson, “Encompassing Exhibition”, Houston Chronicle, July 17, 1983, pg. 15.
  • Hilton Kramer, “New Talent”, The New York Times, June 17, 1973, pg. 23 (illus.).
  • Kay Larson, “Three at Sunne Savage’s”, The Real Paper, November 27, 1973, pg. 23 (illus.).
  • E.L. Lefferts, “Essays Of Adoration” The Litchfield County Times, April 11, 2003, Vol. 23, no. 15, pg 15 (color illus.).
  • Sunny MacMillan, “Cronin’s People,” The Lakeville Journal, January 28, 1999, pgs. 1-3, and 15.
  • Marc Mannheimer, “Robert Cronin, The Tin Years, Fitchburg,” Art New England, March 31, 1991.
  • Thomas Mellana, “The Ordinary and the Unusual,” Stamford Sunday Advocate, March 25, 2001, pg. D4 (color illus.).
  • Vivien Raynor, “ART,” The New York Times (CN), September 22, 1991, pg. 18 (illus.).
  • Matthew Rose, “Robert Cronin: An Interview”, Art Gallery International, Jan./February 1987, Vol. 8, pg. 16 (illus.).
  • Stella Sasseville, “Robert Cronin – Liaisons Vegetative et Transformation”, Vie des Arts, December 1985, pg. 78 (illus.).
  • Roberta Smith, “Reviews”, Artforum, December 1974, Vol. 13, no. 4, pg. 72 (illus.).
  • Elizabeth Sussman, “On the Wall”, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Catalogue, September 17, 1976.
  • Robert Taylor, “Sculpture in Copley Square”, Boston Globe, Oct. 31, 1982, pg. 21 (illus.).
  • Stuart Wilson, “Cronin: Painted Tine and Wire Masterpieces”, The Montreal Downtowner, September 18, 1985, pg. 19.
  • Karen Wright, “Gallery”, Modern Painters, Spring 2001, pg. 115 (color illus.).
  • Max Wykes-Joyce, “London Reviews”, London Arts Review, April 9, 1982, pg. 185.
  • William Zimmer, “In Stamford, Paradoxical Painting”, The New York Times August 14, 1983, pg. 24
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