Stuart Kaufman Biography – Listed Artist, Illustrator, Painter

Stuart Kaufman Biography – Listed Artist, Illustrator, Painter
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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ABOUT STUART MARTIN KAUFMAN (1926-2008) BROOKLYN, NY

AMERICAN PAINTER, ARTIST, ILLUSTRATOR

Stuart Kaufman (1926 – 2008) was a New-York Painter and illustrator. His work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and other US museums. As an illustrator, his work was widely exhibited, and he received the Society of Illustrators Award. His work has appeared in numerous publications from magazines (Saturday Evening Post, Esquire, McCall’s, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, American Artist) to the book section of the New York Times and many books (Buttes Landing, 1974). (Source: Stacie Segal, the artist’s daughter, on AskArt.)

Awards

Guri Seaver Memorial Prize from the Art Institute of Chicago

George R. Beach Prize from the Montclair Museum

Society of Illustrators Award

Montclair Museum of Art Award for traditional oils

Exhibitions

Montclair Museum of Art

National Arts Club, New York

National Academy of Design

Society of Illustrators, New York

Montclair Museum of Art – Invitational Exhibition

A. C. A. Gallery

Davis Galleries

Hirschl & Adler Galleries

Art Institute of Chicago

Newark Museum

Kenmore Galleries in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio

San Diego Museum of Fine Arts.

Collections

Metropolitan Museum in Manhattan

Newark Museum

Minneapolis Museum of Art.

Smithsonian

There are 14 images of Stuart Kaufman’s paintings in the Archives and Special Collections at Smithsonian American Art Museum – See this LINK

Here is an excerpt from American Drawings and Watercolors by Carol Clark

Robert Lehman Collection – Metropolitan Museum

STUART MARTIN KAUFMAN
Stuart Kaufman considers himself a traditional figure painter strongly influenced by Renaissance art, studied at the Pratt Institute and at the Art Students League in New York. From the mid-1950s to the mid 1960s, he exhibited paintings and drawings in the New York area. Since then he has continued to show his paintings while also doing commercial work, in particular book-cover illustrations for major publishers.

In his Nude, ca 1960 Kaufman obviously had Edgar Dega’s bathers in mind when he drew the nude standing with her back turned seemingly unaware of the artist’s presence, and holding a large sheet or towel in an unspecified yet intimate domestic setting. He remembers working on this drawing and a series of others of the same model about 1960.

LINK TO AN ARTICLE ON STUART KAUFMAN YOU CAN GET AT CERTAIN LIBRARIES -http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/51833941/figure-paintings-stuart-kaufman

The Figure Paintings of Stuart Kaufman
AUTHOR(S)SINGER, ESTHER FORMAN
PUB. DATE  April 1972
SOURCE    American Artist; Apr1972, Vol. 36 Issue 357, p44
SOURCE TYPE   Periodical
DOC. TYPE  Article
ABSTRACT  The article features artist Stuart Kaufman and his figure paintings. It discusses how Kaufman prepares his canvas before painting, including the preparation for the primer paint. The colors as well as their set up in his palette are also discussed, which includes such colors as cadmium yellow pale, cadmium red light and cadmium red medium. Kaufman names Frank J. Reilly and Frank Vincent du Mond as his influences in his art.
ACCESSION #51833941

EXCERPT FROM “A VIEW FROM HERE” – STUART KAUFMAN BIOGRAPHY

Stuart Kaufman

Stuart Kaufman was born in 1926 in Brooklyn, NY. He studied painting at Pratt Institute and at the Art Student’s League (both in Manhattan).
Among his awards, Stuart received the Guri Seaver Memorial Prize from the Art Institute of Chicago, the George R. Beach Prize from the Montclair Museum and the Society of Illustrators Award. His work has appeared in many one-man and group exhibitions, including at the A. C. A. Gallery, Davis Galleries, and Hirschl & Adler Galleries (all in New York City), the Art Institute of Chicago, the Newark Museum, Kenmore Galleries in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio, and the San Diego Museum of Fine Arts. Stuart’s paintings are part of the collections of the Metropolitan Museum in Manhattan, the Newark Museum and the Minneapolis Museum of Art.
Stuart died in 2008.

NEWARK PUBLIC LIBRARY
86 Kaufman, Stuart – 3 slides of paintings, correspondence, gallery notices & brochures 1958-1961

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