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John Rummelhoff

 (born 1942)
John Rummelhoff is active/lives in Minnesota, New York.  John Rummelhoff is known for landscapes. realist pencil drawings, Minimalist wood furniture.

John Rummelhoff

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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.

Selected Exhibitions:
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.

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About  John Rummelhoff

Born:  1942
Known for:  landscapes. realist pencil drawings, Minimalist wood furniture