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Photo of ColescottRobert Colescott was born in Born in Oakland, California in 1925. He received his undergraduate degree in art at University of California, Berkeley in 1949 and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1952. During a sojourn to Paris (1949-50), Colescott studied with Fernand Leger.
Public Collections
Colescott is represented in numerous public collections listed below including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, as well as many private collections. Colescott was selected to represent the United States at the Venice Biennale in 1997. He was the first African-American artist to represent the U.S. in a single-artist exhibition at the Venice Biennale.
Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio
American Research Center in Egypt, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts
Bagley Wright Collection, Seattle, Washington
Boston Museum of Fine Art, Boston, Massachusetts
Brandeis University, Rose Art Museum, Waltham, Massachusetts
Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York
California Afro-American Museum, Los Angeles, California
Columbia College, Portland, Oregon
Contemporary Museum of Art, Honolulu, Hawaii
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Delaware Museum of Art, Wilmington, Delaware
Denver Museum of Art, Denver, Colorado
de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, California
Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, South Carolina
Henry Art Gallery, Faye G. Allen Center for the Visual Arts, UW Seattle
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
Hilton Hotel Collection, Portland, Oregon
Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C.
Honolulu Advertiser, Honolulu, Hawaii
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana
Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, La Jolla, California
Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
Newark Museum of Art, Newark, New Jersey
Oakland Art Museum, Oakland, California
Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon
Reed College, Portland, Oregon
Roswell Museum, Roswell, New Mexico
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
Standard Insurance Company, Portland, Oregon
Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, New York
Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona
United States Steel, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington, Kentucky
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts
University of Oregon, Museum of Art, Eugene, Oregon
Victoria Art Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut
Wake Forest University, Wake Forest, North Carolina
Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York

One-Person Exhibitions
2000 "Robert Colescott: Recent Works", Phyllis Kind Gallery,
New York, September 16–October 28, 2000
2000 "Robert Colescott: Recent Work", G.R. N'Namdi Gallery,
Birmingham, MI, Feb 11–Mar 25
1998–2000 "Robert Colescott: Recent Paintings, 1987–1997",
United States Pavilion, 47th Venice Biennale, Italy
SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery & Sculpture Garden,
University of California Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
1999 "Robert Colescott: Recent Work", G.R. N'Namdi Gallery,
Chicago, IL, Nov 5–Dec 20
1999 "Robert Colescott: Paintings", Laura Russo Gallery,
Portland, OR, February 4–27
1998 Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, April–June
Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA, January–February
1997 "Robert Colescott: Works on Paper", Van Every Gallery,
Davidson College, Davidson, NC
Cline LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
Herron Gallery, Indianapolis, IN, July–September
Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA
1996 G.R. N'Namdi Gallery, Birmingham, MI
Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, NY
1995–1996 "Robert Colescott: The One-Two Punch",
Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, AZ
Horwitch LewAllen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
African American Museum, Dallas, TX
1995 Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR
1994 Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York
1993 Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York
Linda Cathcart Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR
1992 Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, IL
G.R. N'nambi Gallery, Birmingham, MI
1991 Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York
University of Colorado Museum, Boulder, CO, February
1990 Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA, Oct 3–Nov 13
Linda Cathcart Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Nov 6–Dec 6
Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, IL
Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA, March
10 Works on Paper, Overholland Museum, Amsterdam, April–July, 1990, Individual Gallery in Group Show, "Black USA"
1989 Recent Paintings, University of Texas, El Paso, September–October
Recent Paintings, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA July–August
"Robert Colescott, A Retrospective,"
The Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, June–July
Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York
1987–1989 "Robert Colescott: A Retrospective, 1975–1986,"
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA, and Traveling Exhibition
Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MA
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH
Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
The New Museum, New York, NY
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
1988 "The Eye of the Beholder: Recent Work By Robert Colescott,"
Modlin Fine Arts Center, Marsh Gallery, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
Georgia State University Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA, October
Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR
1987 Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, IL
Semaphore Gallery, New York, NY
Rena Bransten Gallery, Drawings, San Francisco, CA
"A Gift of Time," Roswell Museum and Art Center,
20th Anniversary of The Artist-in Residence Program,
March 8–August 16th

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