The following information was compiled and submitted by Kim Mathews, a friend of the artist's:
John Rummelhoff (1942-)
A former photorealist, John's current bodies of work include landscapes in
watercolor, realist pencil drawings, minimalist wood furniture, and abstract
mixed-media paintings influenced by Bruce Conner.
1998 Bravo (retrospective) Minneapolis, MN
1983 American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis, MN
1980 Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
1976 Young & Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL; Edwin Ulrich Museum, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS; Bicentennial Exhibition, National Air & Space Museum, Washington, DC; Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY
1975 Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, NZ; Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, NZ; Robert McDougall Art Gallery, New Zealand; University of Kansas Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS; The Paine Art Gallery, Oshkosh, WI; Harrington Gallery, New Zealand; Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL
1974 International Symposium of Visual Arts, Munich, Germany; International Arts Exposition, Basel, Switzerland; Kingpitcher Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA; Wadsworth Athenium Museum of Art, Hartford, CT; University of Texas, Austin Art Museum, Austin, TX; Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, Memphis, TN; Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA; Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
1973 Chicago Institute of Art, Chicago, IL; California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA; Herbert F. Johnson Gallery, Ithaca, NY; Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY; 1972 Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY; 1968 Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY;
1964 Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL
John Rummelhoff's career spans five decades. His first professional exhibition was held at the Montgomery (Alabama) Museum of Fine Arts in 1964. A highly skilled draughtsman, he signed with New York's Louis K. Meisel Gallery in 1964-65, where he worked in the genre Mr. Meisel is credited for dubbing "Photorealism." Contemporaries in Meisel's stable included Charles Bell and Ron Kleeman. In October 1973, his work was featured in one of the first issues of Andy Warhol's Interview magazine.
Eventually John tired of pixel-by-pixel transcriptions of photographs to paint and returned to Minneapolis, his childhood home. In addition to tightly controlled yet poetic pencil drawings, John's current repetoire has broadened to include large-scale black-and-white abstractions, explorations in texture using a variety of mixed media from metallic oxides to concrete, Zenlike watercolor landscapes, and minimalist furniture crafted in fine woods.
His work has been featured in exhibitions around the world and is collected by museums, universities, corporations, and individuals. Among his diverse collectors are the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum; architect I.M. Pei; publisher Daniel Fillipacchi; Chase Manhattan Bank; and Rockefeller University. An extensive list of collections and publications is available on request.