Arthur Holman


Arthur Holman’s abstract paintings of the 1950s used regular, abbreviated brush strokes-almost a kind of pointillism-to build subtly modulated surfaces of extremely close-valued colors.” Holman’s abstractions were based upon impressions of nature: “natural light, natural spaces. In the 1960s and 1970s he turned to more clearly defined, visionary landscapes bathed in radiant colors and reminiscent of the paintings of Bonnard. (Albright).

Selected solo exhibitions
Esther Robles Gallery, Los Angeles 1960
David Cole Gallery, San Francisco 1962
de Young Museum, San Francisco 1963
San Francisco Museum of Art, 1963
Gumps Gallery, San Francisco 1964, 65, 66, 69, 87
Marin Civic Center Gallery 1970, 95
William Sawyer gallery, San Francisco 1971, 73, 74, 76
Bolles Gallery, Santa Rosa 1982
Braunstein Quay Gallery, San Francisco 1992

Selected Group Exhibitions
The Art Bank of the San Francisco Art Association, 1958, 59, 60, 62,63;
Alan Gallery, New York City 1959; 50 California Artists,
Whitney Museum of American Art,
Walker Art Center,
Albright Knox Gallery and Des Moines Art Center 1962;
Some Points of View, Stanford University 1962 (Purchase Award); Winter Invitational,
California Palace of The Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 1962-64 11th Invitational, Contemporary American Painters and sculptors
University of Illinois 1963; 19 Artists West of the Mississippi,
Colorado Springs Fine Art center 1963;
University of North Carolina Annual 1965; California Painting and Sculpture: The Modern Era
San Francisco Museum of Art 1976; 20th Century Landscape Drawings,
De Young Museum, San Francisco 1989

Selected Public Collections
Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, San Francisco, California
Cantor Arts Center, Stanford, Palo Alto, California
Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, California
Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, California
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SF MOMA), San Francisco, California

Arthur Holman, c. 1960, 24″ x 30″