Frank Holmes

(b. 1938, Detroit MI)

 

Frank Holmes studied at the University of New Mexico and received his BFA from Pratt Institute in New York City and his MFA from Ohio University in Athens.  Holmes was awarded fellowships in painting by the American Academy in Rome and by The Ingram Merrill Foundation.  He has had also exhibitions in New York City at The Monique Knowlton Gallery, Galerie Tamenaga, and the Myrna citron Gallery.  He has also had solo shows at TLK Gallery, Costa Mesa, California and at The Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio.  His work has been included in group exhibitions at Sherry French Gallery, New York City; The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio. The Joslyn Museum, Omaha, Nebraska; Portland, Oregon Museum of Art; The Newport Harbor Museum, Newport Beach, California; The Heckscher Museum, Huntington, New York; National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC and The Grand Palais in Paris, France.

 

Holmes’ work is in the collections of, among others, American Express International, New York; Owens-Corning Fiberglas, Toledo, Ohio; the Roberson Museum, Binghamton, New York; The Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio; Capricorn Gallery, Bethesda, Maryland and Mr. Elton John, London, England.  Carter Ratcliff, John Russell, Gerrit Henry, and Allen Ellenzweig have written of Holmes’ work and reviews of exhibitions have appeared in the New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Art in America, ARTnews, Arts Magazine, Artweek, and American Art Review.  

 

Education

 

1970-1972                  Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, MFA

1958-1962                  Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, BFA

1956-1958                  University of New Mexico

 

Fellowships

 

1977-1978                  The Ingram Merrill Fellowship in Painting

The Ingram Merrill Foundation, New York, New York

1973-1975                  Rome Prize in Painting

The American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy and New York, New York

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

1998                 Dassin Gallery, Los Angeles, California

 

1996                 Sindin Galleries, New York, New York

 

1993                 Delaware Valley Arts Center, Narrowsburg, New York

1993                 Galerie Tamenaga, New York, New York

 

1991                 Galerie Tamenaga, New York, New York

 

1989                 Partners Gallery, Bethesda, Maryland

 

1987                 Partners Gallery, Bethesda, Maryland

 

1983                 TLK Gallery, Costa Mesa, California

1980                 Monique Knowlton Gallery, New York, New York

 

1979                 Monique Knowlton Gallery, New York, New York

 

1977                 Myra Citron Gallery, New York, New York

 

1972                 The Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

1996                 New Gallery Artists, Dassin Gallery, Los Angeles, California

 

1994                 American Still Life, The Atrium Gallery, New York, New York

1994                 An American in Rome, New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts, Summit,

                        New Jersey

 

1989-1990                  Trains and Planes: The Influence of Locomotion in American Painting,

Sherry French Gallery, New York, New York; The Roberson Center for the Arts, Binghamton, New York; The National Academy of Sciences, Washington D.C.; Evansville Museum of Arts and Sciences, Evansville, Indiana; The Noyes Museum, Oceanville, New Jersey

 

1987                 Mainstream America, The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown,

                        Ohio

 

1986                 Interiors in Paint, The Penn Plaza Gallery, New York, New York

1986                 The Romantic Landscape, Monique Knowlton Gallery, New York, New

                        New York

 

1985                 Small Works, New York University, New York, New York

 

1982                 Contemporary Realism, Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, New

                        Rochelle, New York

 

1981-1982                  Inside/Out: Self Beyond Likeness, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport

Beach, California; Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon; Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska

1981                 Five Figurative Painters, The Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville,

                        Alabama

 

1980                 Contemporary Naturalism: Works of the 1970’s, The Nassau County of

                        Fine Arts, Roslyn, New York

1980                 Exhibition of Candidates for Art Awards, The American Academy and

                        Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, New York

1980                 L’Amerique aux Independants, Grand Palais, Paris, France

1980                 Monique Knowlton Gallery Artists,  Audrey Strohl Gallery, Memphis,

                        Tennessee

1980                 Alumni Invitational, Trisolini Gallery of Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

 

1979                 As We See Ourselves: Artists’ Self Portraits, Hecksher Museum,

                        Huntington, New York

1979                 Narrative Realism, The Art Association of Newport, Newport, Rhode

                        Island

 

1977                 Contemporary American Realism, County Gallery of Fine Arts, Locust

                        Valley, New York

 

1975                 The American Academy Annual, The American Academy in Rome, Rome,

                        Italy

 

1974                                  The American Academy Annual, The American Academy in Rome, Rome,

Italy

 

1973                 Graphics and Photography Biennial, The Dayton Art Institute, Dayton,

                        Ohio

 

1972                 Annual Mid-Year Show, The Butler Institute of American Art,

                        Youngstown, Ohio

1972                 Painting and Sculpture Biennial, The Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio

1972                 Appalachian Corridors, Charleston Museum of Art, Charleston, West VA

1972                 Mainstreams ’72, Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio

 

1971                 Mainstreams ’71, Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio

 

1969                 New Talent, Ruth Sherman Gallery, New York, New York

 

Selected Reviews, Catalogues, and Publications

 

1998                 Jenny Pfalzgraf, “The 1998 Art Competition,” The Artist’s Magazine,

                        December, vol. 15, no. 12, pp. 25-37, ill.

 

1996                 Steven Zevitas, ed., New American Paintings, The Open Studios Press,

                        Needham, MA, Autumn, vol VIII, pp. 44-45, ill.

1996                 James F. Cooper, “Frank Holmes’ Tranquil Interiors,” American Arts

                        Quarterly, Summer, vol. XIII, no. 3, pp. 3-8, ill.

 

1994                 Eileen Watkins, “Artists Show Impact of Study in Rome,” The Sunday

                        Star Ledger, Newark, NJ, September 25, ill.

1994                 Marion Filler, “Come Home to Rome,” Daily Record, Morris County, NJ,

                        September 16

1994                 Steven Zevitas, ed., New American Paintings, The Open Studio Press,

                        Needham, MA, Autumn, pp. 40-41, ill.

1994                 Bebe Raupe, “1994 Dream Studio Award Winners,” The Artist’s

            Magazine, July, vol. 7, no. II, pp. 56-61, ill.

 

1993                 George Moore, “Frank Holmes Paints a Painting,” The River Reporter,

                        May 6, Narrowsburg, NY, pp. 22, 24, ill, interview

 

1991                 “Readings,” Harper’s, February, p. 39, ill.

 

1990                 Vivien Raynor, “By Train and Plane and, Oh Yes, The Car,” The New

                        York Times, April 29, p. 20

 

1983                 R.L. Paul, “Orange County Art,” Los Angeles Times, April 8, p. 27

 

1982                                  Robert Ewing, “Elusive Fantasies,” Artweek, April 2, p. 5, ill.

 

1981                 Victoria Kogan and Lynn Gamwell, Inside Out: Self Beyond Likeness,

                        Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA, exhibition catalogue

 

1980                 Donald LaBadie, “Strohl Gallery Keeps Focus on Realism,” The

                        Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN, October 17, p. 28, ill.

1980                 Malcolm Preston, “Nassau Museum Opens on a Realist Note,” Newsday,

                        Melville, NY, July 12, ill.

1980                 John Russell, “Frank Holmes,” The New York Times, May 9, p. 30.

1980                 John Russell, “The Many Faces of Naturalism,” The New York Times,

                        August 24

 

1979                 Gerritt Henry, “Frank Holmes at Monique Knowlton,” Art In America,

                        November, pp. 126-127, ill.

1979                 Ruth Bass, “Frank Holmes,” ARTnews, November, pp. 192-194.

1979                 Kenneth Baker, “The Painted Story: Narrative Realism at Newport,”

                        The Boston Phoenix, September 4, p. 12.

1979                 Nina French-Frazier, “Frank Holmes,” Arts Magazine, September, p. 21,

                        ill.

1979                 C. George Byers, “Art That Lets You Tell The Story,” East Side/West

                        Side, Providence, Rhode Island, August 30, p. 2-A, ill.

1979                 Marve H. Cooper, Narrative Realism, The Art Association of Newport,

                        Newport, Rhode Island, exhibition catalogue

1979                 Katherine Lochridge, As We See Ourselves: Artists’ Self Portraits,

                        Hecksher Museum, Huntington, New York, exhibition catalogue

1979                 John Russell, “Frank Holmes,” The New York Times, June 1

1979                 Andrea Piccolo, “Gallery Views,” Manhattan East, May 23, ill.

1979                 David L. Shirey, “Fresh Perceptions by Realist Painters,” The New York

                        Times, February 11

 

1978                                  Arthur Wright, “Long Moments: The Paintings of Frank Holmes,”

American Art Review, November, vol. IV, no. 6, pp. 120-131, ill.

 

1977                 Allen Ellenzweig, “Frank Holmes,” Arts Magazine, May, p. 23

 

1975                 John Hart, “One Academy with a Baker’s dozen of Exhibitors,” The Daily

                        American, Rome, Italy, June 1

 

1973                 Walt McCaslin, “Purchase Awards Boost Ohio Graphics,” The Journal

                        Herald, Dayton, Ohio, January 8, p. 19, ill.

 

1972                 Owen Findsen, “Setting the Record Straight at Dayton,” The Cincinnati

                        Enquirer, Cincinnati, Ohio, November 19, p. 6F, ill.

1972                 Walt McCaslin, “Art Institute Corollary Shows Provide Poetry,” The

                        Journal Herald, Dayton, Ohio, November 20, p. 33, ill.

1972                 Owen Findsen, “Dayton Shows Ohio Artists,” The Cincinnati Enquirer,

                        Cincinnati, Ohio, February 27, p. 1F, ill.

 

Collections

 

American Express, New York, New York

American Express, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Capricorn Collection, Bethesda, Maryland

The Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio

Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

Owens-Corning, Toledo, Ohio

Roberson Center for the Arts, Binghamton, New York

Sir Elton John, London, England