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 John Hardy  (1923 - )

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Lived/Active: New York/Georgia      Known for: figure and genre painting, teaching

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John Hardy was born in Tours, France. He spent his childhood in various parts of the country including New York, Virginia, and North Carolina, and later lived in Florida and Georgia. His travels outside the USA include Europe, Greece, Egypt, Kenya, Uganda, the Caribbean Islands, Panama, and Mexico.

Hardy moved to New York City in 1975 where he lives and works today.

Select Collections Public  
            Brooklyn Museum – New York, NY
            High Museum - Atlanta, GA
            Mint Museum - Charlotte, NC
            National Museum of American Art - Washington, D.C
            Museum of Western Virginia
            Hunter Museum of American Art - Chattanooga, TN
            Morris Museum of Art - Augusta, GA
            Macon Museum of Arts & Sciences - Macon, GA
            U.S. State Department - Washington, D.C.
            Art in Embassies Program
            Georgia Council of the Arts - Atlanta, GA
            Greenville County Museum - Greenville, SC
            National Museum of American Art
            New York Historical Society     University
            Rockefeller Collection, Spellman College, Atlanta, GA
            Columbia University Law School
            Foster Gallery, Louisiana State University
            Grey Art Gallery, New York University
            Georgia State University Student Union
            Georgia Institute of Technology Faculty Lounge
            Lamar Dodd Art Center, La Grange College
            Museum of Art, University of Iowa
            Sewell Gallery, Rice University
            George Cress Art Center, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga     Corporate
            Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton, and Garrison Law Firm, New York, NY
            Reader's Digest Lila Acheson Wallace Fund, White Plains, NY
            Near North Agencies, Chicago, IL
            Southerland Asbill & Brennan Law Firm, Atlanta, GA
            Cousins Development Corporation, Atlanta, GA
            Carter & Associates Real Estate, Atlanta, GA
            Kilpatrick Cody Law Firm, Atlanta, GA
            Kutak Rock Campbell Law Firm, Atlanta, GA
            King & Spalding Law Firm, Atlanta, GA
            The Mead Collection, Atlanta, GA     Private
            Thum Collection, Dallas, TX
            Wilber Collection, Sarasota, FL
            Walter and Joan Mondale Collection
            Birchfield Collection, Boston, MA
            Charles Ackerman Collection, Atlanta, GA
            Edwards/Waitzkin Collection, Washington DC
            Feder/Freidenbergs Collection, New York, NY
            Franceline Prat Collection, Paris
            Frances Aronson Collection, Antibes & Atlanta, GA
            James Dickey Collection
            Jimmy and Roslyn Carter Collection
            Kornfeld Collection, Scarsdale, NY
            Michelle Urry Collection, New York, NY
            Julius Gould Collection, Lake Success, NY
            Phillip Walden, Capricorn Records, Nashville, TN
            Ratner Collection, Chicago, IL
            Roger Kennedy, Ford Foundation, New York, NY
            Ronald and Phyllis Katz Collection, Boulder, CO
            Steed Collection, Atlanta, GA        

1996-1997 Pollock Krasner Foundation
1988 NEA Grant, West Virginia Council of Art, "New Masters Workshop"
1984 New York Foundation For The Arts Grant
1979 NEA Grant, Ann Robinson Artists' Grants
1973 NEH/Arts Seminar, Georgia Institute of Technology
1972 Georgia Institute of Technology Alumni Foundation Grant
1970 Georgia Council of the Arts
1969 Atlanta Festival of the Arts, Visiting Artist/Critic
1988 Huntington Museum, Huntington, WV
1985 Savannah College of Art and Design
1980 College of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology?Georgia State University
1979 Louisiana State University Rice University
1978 Wilkes College, Wilkes-Barre, PA
1972 University of Cincinnati
Teaching Experience
1994 - 2002
St. Ann’s School, Brooklyn, NY - Adjunct Professor, Painting and Drawing
1980 - 1983
New York University - Adjunct Professor, Painting
1970 - 1975
Georgia Institute of Technology - Chairman, Visual Arts
1963 - 1969
College of Architecture - Professor, Painting, Drawing, and Foundation
1957 - 1963
Georgia State University - Adjunct Professor, Painting and Drawing
Atlanta School of Art - High Museum

Cullum, Jerry “It’s Up to you, New York,” Review Atlanta Journal, April
Long, Robert “Mystery and Skyline,” East Hampton, NY East Hampton Star, October?Slide Lecture: Lamar Dodd Art Center, LaGrange College, March
Budick, Ariella “The Artful East End,” review; Photo, Newsday, July, New York
Slivka, Rose “By the Sea,” Review, photo; East Hampton Star, July
Graves, Jack. “Point of View,” editorial. Easthampton, NY: The Easthampton Star, August.
Slivka, Rose C.S. “Arts & Letters,” review/photo. Easthampton, NY: The Easthampton Star, June.
Artner, Alan G. “On the Beach – John Hardy’s World A Desolate Place of the Self.” Chicago IL: The Chicago Tribune, June.
Beck, Carol Graham. review/photo. Art Papers: Contemporary Art of the Southeast, October. 1988  “New Masters Workshop,” essay/brochure/photo. Huntington, WV: Huntington Museum of Art, March.
Klein, Ann. “Hardy’s Art is as Deep as the Pools He Paints,” review/photo. Roanoke VA: Roanoke Times & World News, October.
Keyes, Donald, Curator of Contemporary Art, Georgia Museum. “Classic Scene, Georgia Museum of Art review/photo. Athens, GA: Banner Herald/Daily News, September
Fennelly, Larry. “Museum of Arts and Sciences Offers a Lot to See,” review/photo.
“Hardy Art Exhibit to Open at Dodd Gallery,” article/photo. LaGrange, GA: LaGrange Journal, November.
Andrews, Benny (forward) and Heit, Janet (essay). John Hardy
1965 to 1985: A Retrospective, cat. New York: New York Foundation for the Arts.
Slide Lecture: College of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology, October.
“Exhibit Takes Eclectic Look ay Weddings,” review/photo, Newark, NJ: Star-Ledger, June.
Zimmer, William. “Weddings Through the Eyes of Artists,” review/photo. New York: The New York Times, June.
Corkery, Timothy. “A Timely Subversion of Expectations.” New York: Armstrong Gallery Publications, January.
Combs, Tram. John Hardy, monologue/photo. New York: New York Arts Magazine, January
“Nimrod Frazer House,” photo. Southern Accent, October.
Fox, Catherine. “Georgia Artists Find roots as They Struggle in New York.” Atlanta, GA: Atlanta Journal, May
Burnett, W.C. “Exhibit Shows Results of Hardy’s Move.” Atlanta, GA: Atlanta Journal, February
Warshaw, Renate Karlin. John Hardy: Exchanges IV, cat. June.
Slide Lecture: Louisiana State University, November.
Slide Lecture: Rice University, March.
Winters, Harold. "Hardy-Rothko Relationship." Houston, TX: The Rice Thresher, March.
Combs, Tram. review. New York: Art in America, May/June
Pomfret, Margaret. Review. New York: Arts, May.?Opening Celebration Poster, "42nd Street Theatre Row." Presentation of commemorary poster to Vice-President  and Joan Mondale, May.?Slide Lecture: Wilkes College, March.
Sterling, William. "John Hardy's Paintings." Wilkes-Barre, PA: Sordoni Gallerie Briefs, March.
Betz, Margaret. "John Hardy, Genesis Galleries." Review Art News, New York, February.
"Goings on About Town," Exhibition Review. New York: The New Yorker, January.
"Goings on About Town," Exhibition Review. New York: The New Yorker, March.
Burnett on art. "Pop Art Symbolism." Atlanta, GA: Atlanta Journal/Constitution, January.
Woodhead, Henry, "Art in the Office," review/photo. Atlanta, GA: Atlanta Journal/ Constitution, March.
"Architect William Howell/Home Improvement Ideas," photo of "Folk Hero". Good Housekeeping, Spring.
Burnett on art. "John Hardy," article/photo. Atlanta GA: Atlanta Journal/Constitution, December.
"Tech's John Hardy Shows Paintings." Atlanta, GA: Atlanta Journal/Constitution, January.
Burnett on art. "Pop Art Symbolism." Atlanta, GA: Atlanta Journal, November.
Cater, Anne. "From Chaos, an Exhibit." Atlanta, GA: Atlanta Journal, August.
"Look at Life," article/photo. Atlanta, GA: Atlanta Journal, November.

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