Milton Resnick

SELECTED WORKS Milton Resnick was born in the Ukraine in 1917, and immigrated
to New York City with his family in 1923. He grew up in the Lower East Side,
and entered the American Artists School in 1933. In the 1930s he was on the WPA
artist project, and met Willem de Kooning, Arshile Gorky, John Graham and other
downtown artists. In 1940 Resnick was drafted and served in the U.S. Army
through all of World War II. After returning to New York in September 1945,
Resnick immediately began painting abstractions thereby cementing his
historical position as a member of the first generation of American Abstract
Expressionists. He was a founding member of the Artists’ Club of the 1950s.

Over his long career, Resnick painted “through”
classic Abstract Expressionist action painting, to arrive at works that gave
the impression of allover monochromatic fields, although in fact comprised of
myriad hues. Through the 1970s and 1980s his paint application became
increasingly dense and his palette generally darkened, resulting in canvases of
subtle, almost topographical presence. In the last years of his life, Resnick
turned his painterly touch to visionary figure paintings alternating darkness
with humor. He died in 2004.


1917 Born Bratslav, Ukraine, January 7
1922 Immigrated to the United States
2004 Died New York, March 12


1932 Pratt Institute
1933-37 American Artists School
1938-39 Worked for W.P.A. Art Project
1940-45 Military Service, U.S. Army
1946-48 Lived and painted in Paris


2012 Milton Resnick, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, (9/5- 10/6/12)
2011 Milton Resnick: The Elephant in the Room, Cheim & Read, New York (9/22 – 10/29/11)
2008 Milton Resnick. A Question of Seeing: Paintings 1958 – 1963, Cheim & Read, New York (5/1 – 6/4/08)
2006 Milton Resnick: The Life of Paint, The Anthony Giordano Gallery, Dowling College, Oakdale, New York (10/22 – 12/10/06)
Black & Blue, Robert Miller Gallery, New York (6/7 – 8/15/06)
2005 Milton Resnick: Late Works, New York Studio School (12/15/04 – 2/4/05)
2002 Milton Resnick Five Years: 1959 – 1963, Robert Miller Gallery (4/4 – 5/4/02)
2001 Milton Resnick: X Space, Robert Miller Gallery, New York (2/14 – 3/17/01)
2000 Nielsen Gallery, Boston (4/1 – 4/29/00)
1997 Milton Resnick Monuments, Robert Miller Gallery, New York (10/7 – 11/1/97)
1996 Recent Paintings, Robert Miller Gallery, New York (2/6 – 3/9/96)
1995 Recent Paintings, Robert Miller Gallery, New York (3/7 – 4/1/95)
1992 Robert Miller Gallery, New York (9/15 – 10/17/92)
The Substance of Painting: Part I Milton Resnick: New Paintings on Paper & Panel, d.p. Fong and Spratt Galleries, San Jose, CA
1991 Milton Resnick: Straws 1981 – 1982, Robert Miller Gallery, New York (2/26 – 3/23/91)
1988 Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles
Robert Miller Gallery, New York
1987 Galerie Montenay-Delsol, Paris
Meredith Long Gallery, Houston, TX
Compass Rose Gallery, Chicago
1986 Arbeiten auf Papier, Galerie Biedermann, Munich
Robert Miller Gallery, New York
Gallery Urban, Nagoya, Japan
1985 Robert Miller Gallery, New York
Milton Resnick: Paintings 1945 – 1985, Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston (traveled to University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach)
Hand in Hand Galleries, New York
Meredith Long Gallery, Houston, TX
1983 Gruenebaum Gallery, New York
Main Gallery, Art Department, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
1982 Max Hutchinson Gallery, New York
1980 Max Hutchinson Gallery, New York
1979 Max Hutchinson Gallery, New York
Robert Miller Gallery, New York
1977 Max Hutchinson Gallery, New York
1975 Poindexter Gallery, New York
1973 Kent State University Art Galleries, Ken State University, Kent, OH
1972 Max Hutchinson Gallery, New York
1971 Roswell Museum and Art Center, NM
1969 Arden Anderson Gallery, Edgartown, MA
1968 Reed College, Portland, OR
1967 Madison Art Center, Madison, WI
1964 Howard Wise Gallery, New York
Feiner Gallery, New York
1963 Zabriskie Gallery, Provincetown, MA
1962 Feiner Gallery, New York
1961 Howard Wise Gallery, New York
1960 Howard Wise Gallery, Cleveland, OH
Howard Wise Gallery, New York
1959 Ellison Gallery, Fort Worth, TX
Holland-Goldowsky Gallery, Chicago
Poindexter Gallery, New York
American Association of University Women of Rochester, NY
1957 Poindexter Gallery, New York
1955 The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum & California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco


2010 Monet and Abstraction, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisz and Fundacion Caja, Madrid (2/23 – 5/30/10)
Le Tableau: French Abstraction and its Affinities, curated by Joe Fyfe, Cheim & Read, New York (6/24 – 9/3/10)
Decameron, The New York Studio School, New York (9/9 – 10/10/10)
From a Collection of Abstract Works on Paper 1941-1961, Cheim & Read, New York, (10/28 – 12/30/10).
2009 Club Without Walls, Butler’s Fine Art, East Hampton, NY (7/23 – 8/10/09)
Milton Resnick: Selections for the Estate, Linda Durham Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM, (6/18 – 7/13/09)
2008 Pretty Ugly, Maccarone Gallery, New York (7/10/08 – 9/1/08)
Significant Form, The Persistence of Abstraction, Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow (4/30–6/30/08)
New American Abstraction: 1950 – 1970, Gary Snyder/Project Space, New York (1/8 – 3/1/08)
2007 Abstract Expressionism and Other Modern Works: The Muriel Kallis Steinberg Newman Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (9/18/07 – 2/3/08)
Significant Form, The Persistence of Abstraction, Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow (4/30/08 – 6/30/08)
2006 1950 to Now: Works from the Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida (5/13 – 9/24/06)
2005 The Continuous Mark: 40 Years of the New York Studio School: Part 2 (1971 – 1978), New York Studio School, New York (2/17 – 5/7/05)
2004 Ground – Field – Surface, Robert Miller Gallery, New York (6/10 – 8/20/04)
2001-03 The Stamp of Impulse: Abstract Expressionist Prints, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA (4/21 – 6/17/01); exhibition traveled to The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland (11/18/01 – 1/27/02); Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth (11/18 – 5/12/02); Mary and leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (1/16 – 3/16/03)
2001-02 Monet un die Moderne (Monet and Modernism), Kunsthalle, Munich (11/22/01       – 3/10/02); exhibition traveled to Fondation Beyeler, Basel/Riehen (3/22 – 7/30/02)
2001 A Winter Group of Artist Couples, Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, New York (2/10 – 3/10/01)
176th Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York (3/24 – 6/24/01)
2000-01 Excavating Abstract Expressionism, Auditorio de Galicia, Santiago de Compostela, Spain (10/14/00 – 1/12/01)
2000 Nature: Contemporary Art and the Natural World, Contemporary Gallery, Marywood University, Scranton, PA (3/25 – 4/16/00)
Painting Abstraction, New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, New York (3/2 – 3/29/00)
1999-2001 Art in America: 2000, Art in Embassies Program, Ambassadorial Residence to the Slovak Republic, (10/99 – 1/01)
1999-2000 The American Century: Art & Culture 1950 – 2000, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (9/26/99 – 2/13/00)
Painters/Painters, Frederick Spratt Gallery (in association with Larry Evans/James Willis Gallery), San Francisco; exhibition traveled to Frederick Spratt Gallery, San Jose (11/20/99 – 1/22/00)
1999 Material Abstraction, Kingsborough Community College of CUNY Art Gallery, Brooklyn (1/20 – 2/24/99); coordinated exhibition with Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York (2/11 – 3/13/99)
1997 The Figure Revisited, The Gallery at Hastings-On-Hudson, NY (3/9 – 4/20/97)
After the Fall: Aspects of Abstract Painting Since 1970, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY (3/30 – 6/29/97)
1996 Abstract Expressionism in the United States, Centro Cultural Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico (10/10/96 – 1/12/97)
Summer Group Show, Robert Miller Gallery (7/1 – 8/30/96)
1995 1995 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (3/23 – 6/11/95)
10 + 10, New York Studio School, New York (1/5 – 2/18/95)
Action and Edge: 1950s and 1960s, Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, New York
The Small Painting, O’Hara Gallery, New York
1994 Paths of Abstraction: Painting in New York 1944 – 1981, Selections from the Ciba Art Collection, Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, Hunter College, New York (9/13 – 10/29/94)
Abstract Works on Paper, Robert Miller Gallery, New York (7/19 – 8/26/94)
With a Passage of Time, Vanderwoude Tananbaum Gallery, New York (4/7 – 5/27/94)
Reclaiming Artists of the New York School: Toward a More Inclusive View of the 1950s, Sidney Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College, The City University of New  York, New York (3/18 – 4/22/94)
Isn’t it Romantic?, curated by Michael Walls, On Crosby Street, New York   (3/8 – 4/9/94)
The Shaman as Artist/The Artist as Shaman, Aspen Art Museum, CO (2/10 – 4/10/94)
1993 Star Zone, Bondie’s Contemporary Art, New York (11/6 – 11/27/93)
Timely & Timeless, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield,    CT (10/10/93 – 1/9/94)
The Inaugural Show, The Painting Gallery, New York (9/14 – 10/2/93)
Windows and Doors, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York (9/11 – 10/9/93)
The Usual Suspects, Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles (9/9 – 10/16/93)
Exhibition of Work by Newly Elected Members and Recipients of Honors and Abstract – Figurative, Robert Miller Gallery, New York (6/93 – 8/93)
Awards, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York (5/19 – 6/13/93)
1992 Important Works on Paper, Meredith Long & Company, Houston, TX (7/30 –  8/31/92)
Summer Group Exhibition, Ginny Williams Gallery, Denver (5/14 – 6/30/92)
Painters, Trenkmann Gallery, New York (5/5 – 5/30/92)
Paint, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York (4/4 – 5/9/92)
Paths to Discovery The New York School: Works on Paper from the 1950s and 1960s, curated by Ellen Russotto, Sidney Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College, City University of New York (3/20 – 4/17/92)
Al Held and Milton Resnick 1955 – 1965, Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles (2/12 – 3/21/92)
1991 Painting, Galerie Lelong, New York (9/10 – 10/28/91)
The New York School: Works on Paper from the Fifties & Sixties,Elston Fine Arts, New York (4/4 – 5/8/91)
Contemporary Abstract Paintings: Resnick, Reed, Laufer & Moore,Muscarelle Museum of Art, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA (1/19 –  2/17/91)
1990 Line & Action, Tavelli Gallery, Aspen, CO (12/21/90 – 1/25/91)
Group Exhibition, Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles (12/3/90 – 1/26/91)
Changing Perceptions: The Evolutions of Twentieth Century American Art, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC (9/23 – 11/11/90)
Forty-second Annual Academy-Institute Purchase Exhibition,American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York (11/12 – 12/9/90)
Some Seventies Works, Robert Miller Gallery, New York (6/12 – 7/31/90)
The Figure in the 20th Century, Meredith Long & Co., Houston, TX
Works by Newly Elected Members and Recipients of Awards,American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York (5/16 – 6/10/90)
Academy-Institute Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New york (3/5 – 4/1/90)
The Image of Abstract Paintings in the 1980s, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA (3/18 – 4/29/90)
1989 Envoys, New York Studio School
Forty-first Annual Purchase Exhibition, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York (11/13 – 12/10/89)
The Gestural Impulse 1945 – 1960, Whitney Museum of American Art (Federal Reserve Plaza), New York (9/29 – 12/1/89)
Exhibition of Masterworks, Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
A Decade of American Drawing 1980 – 1989, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles (7/15 – 8/26/89)
Selections from the Collection of Marc and Livia Strauss, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT (6/24 – 10/8/89)
Abstraction as Landscape, Gallery Urban, New York (1/21 – 3/2/89)
1988 Recent Painterly Paintings, Schreiber/Cutler, Inc., New York
1987 Works on Paper, Beijing Art Institute, Beijing, China (traveled to Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China (12/5 – 12/15/87); Alisan Gallery, Hong Kong (1/10 – 1/20/88); Newhouse Center For Contemporary Art, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY (11/6 – 12/31/88); Nielsen Gallery, Boston, MA (2/4 – 2/28/89)
The Presence of Nature: Some American Paintings, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA
After Pollock: Three Decades of Diversity, Iannetti Lanzone Gallery, San Francisco
Black, Siegeltuch Gallery, New York
American Still Life, 1980 – 87, Meredith Long & Co., Houston, TX
Post Abstract Expressionism, Vanderwonde Tananbaum Gallery, New York
Modern: Contemporary Masters, Lever/Meyerson Galleries, New York
Inner Worlds, Sarah Lawrence College Art Gallery, Bronxville, NY
1986 Portraits, New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, New York
The 1950s American Artists in Paris, Part III, Denise Cade Gallery, New York
Monotypes, Oscarsson Siegeltuch, New York
Summer Group Show, Robert Miller Gallery, New York
Absolutes Defined: Line, Light and Surface, Oscarsson Siegeltuch, New York
Portraits and Self-Portraits, Sorkin Gallery, New York
Heads, Mokotoff Gallery, New York
Naked Paint, Newhouse Gallery, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY
1985 The Gathering of the Avant Garde: The Lower East Side, 1950 – 70, Kenkelba House, Inc., New York
Group Show, Art Galaxy, New York
Masters of the Fifties American Abstract Painting from Pollock to Stella, Marisa Del Re Gallery, New York
1984 Group Show, Hand in Hand Galleries, New York
Salvo, Siegel Contemporary Art, New York
Summer Group Show, Robert Miller Gallery, New York
1 + 1 = 2, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, New York
Summer Group Show, Max Hutchinson Gallery, New York
Group Show, Art Galaxy, New York
Beauties & Beasts, Pratt Manhattan Center Gallery, Pratt Institute, New York
1983 New York to Bennington, Bennington College, NY
Paintings of the 1970s, Queens College, New York
Summer Group Show, Max Hutchinson Gallery, New York
Purism, Segal Gallery, New York
Vintage New York, Contemporary Art at One Penn Plaza, One Penn Plaza, New York
Paint as Image, Max Hutchinson Gallery, New York
1982 Four Painters, Art Galaxy, New York
Synergy/Artists 1+1=3, Thorpe Intermedia Gallery, Sparkhill, NY
Tenth Anniversary Exhibition of major Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, Gruenebaum Gallery, New York
1981 1981 Painting Invitational, Oscarsson-Hood Gallery, New York
Art for Your Collection, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Abstract Expressionism From the Michener Collection, Abilene Fine Arts      Museum, Abilene, TX
For Love and Money: Dealers Choose I, Pratt Manhattan Center Gallery, Pratt Institute, New York (traveled to Hartwick College Museums, Oneonta, NY)
CIBA-GEIGY Collects: Aspects of Abstraction, Sewall Art Gallery, Rice University, Houston, TX
An American Choice: The Muriel Kallis Steinberg Newman Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
1980 Luminosity in Paint, Landmark Gallery, New York
1978 American Painting of the 1970s, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY (traveled)
Recent Works on Paper by Contemporary American Artists,Madison Art     Center, Madison, WI
In the Realm of the Monochromatic: 17 Painters, Susan Caldwell Gallery, New York
1977 Critic’s Choice: A Loan Exhibition from the New York Gallery Season, 1976 – 77, The Joe & Emily Lowe Art Gallery, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
New York – The State of the Art, New York State Museum, Albany, NY
1976 Works on Paper from the CIBA-GEIGY Collection, Wichita Falls Museum and Art Center, Wichita Falls, KS
Around 10th Street: Abstract Expressionism in the 1950s, Young-Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
From Foreign Born American Masters, Milwaukee Art Center, Milwaukee, WI
Abstract Expressionists and Imagists: A Retrospective View and Exhibition of Paintings from the Michener Collection, Archer M. Huntington Gallery, The University at Austin, Austin, TX
1974 Works on Paper from CIBA-GEIGY Collection, Summit Art Center, Summit, NJ
The 1960s: Color Painting in the United States from the Michener Collection, University Art Museum, The University of Texas at Austin, TX
Frank O’Hara, A Poet Among Painters, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Five American Painter’s Recent Work: De Kooning, Mitchell, Motherwell, Resnick, Tworkov, The Art Galleries, University of California, Santa Barbara
1973 Group Show, Gallery A, Sydney, Australia
Works on Paper, Max Hutchinson Gallery, New York
Group Show, Landmark Gallery, New York
American Art at Mid-Century I, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Abstract Expressionism: The First and Second Generations, Selected from Paintings in the Michener Collection, University Art Museum, University of Texas at Austin, TX
Visual R&D: A Corporation Collects: The CIBA-GEIGYCollection of Contemporary Paintings, University Art Museum, University of Texas at Austin, TX
Selections from the New York University Collection, William Benton Museum, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
1973 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
1972 The Michener Collection: American Paintings of the 20th Century Inaugural Exhibition in the Michener Galleries, University of Texas at Austin, TX
1971 A New Consciousness: The CIBA-GEIGY Collection, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY
American Paintings of the Sixties from the Michener Collection,Tyler Museum of Art, University of Texas, TX
20th Century Painting and Sculpture from the New York University Art Collection, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY
American Social Realism Between the Wars from the Michener Collection, University of Texas Art Galleries, Austin, TX
1970 Selections from the Vincent Melzac Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
1969 The New American Painting and Sculpture: The First Generation,Museum of Modern Art, New York
Group Show, Bundy Gallery, Waitsfield, VT
1968 American Paintings: The 1950s, Georgia Museum of Art, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA (traveled to Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS; Charles and Emma Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA; Roberson Memorial Center for the Arts & Sciences, Binghamton, NY; University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; The Huntington National Bank, Columbus, OH; Edmonton Art Gallery)
American Abstract Expressionists from the Michener Foundation Collection, Millersville State College, PA
The Neuberger Collection: An American Collection of Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture I, (traveled to National Gallery of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC)
The Neuberger Collection: An American Collection of Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture I, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, and Annmary Brown Memorial, Brown University, Providence, RI
Painting as Painting, University Art Museum, The University of Texas at Austin, TX
1967 1967 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Painting, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Contemporary Paintings from the Michener Foundation Collection,Old Dominion College, Norfolk, VA
Selections from the Michener Foundation Collection, Perkiomen School, Pittsburgh, PA
Large Scale American Paintings, Jewish Museum, New York
1966 Twentieth Century American Painters from the Michener Foundation Collection, Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA
New Acquisitions 1963-66, The James A. Michener Foundation Collection, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA
One Hundred and Sixty First Annual Exhibition of American Painting and Sculpture, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
1965 Expressionism of the Fifties, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
79Painters Who Paint, Poindexter Gallery; Graham Gallery; Martha Jackson Gallery; Kornblee Gallery; Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York  (simultaneous exhibitions)
1964 Group Show, The Gallery of Modern Art, Scottsdale, AZ
New Accessions, U.S.A., Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO
Recent American Paintings, University Art Museum, the University of Texas at Austin, TX
1963 Annual Exhibition 1963, Contemporary American Painting, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
American Impressionists: Two Generations, Fort Lauderdale Art Center, Fort  Lauderdale, FL
Directions – American Paintings, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco
1962 The Closing Show, Tanager Gallery, New York
Art: USA Now – The Johnson Collection of Contemporary American Paintings, Milwaukee Art Center, Milwaukee, WI
Contemporary Art in Cleveland Collections, Cleveland museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
Art Since 1950: America and International, Seattle World’s Fair, Seattle, WA
Tenth Street, 1952, Tanager Gallery, New York
One Hundred and Fifty Seventh Annual Exhibition of American Painting and Sculpture, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
65th American Exhibition: Some Directions in Contemporary Painting and Sculpture, The Art Institute of Chicago, IL
1961 Pan American Exhibition of Contemporary Painting, United States Information Agency (traveling exhibition)
American Vanguard Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, United States Information Agency (traveling exhibition)
Group Show, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Annual Exhibition of 1961, Contemporary American Painting,Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Contemporary Paintings Selected from 1960 – 1961 New York Gallery Exhibitions, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
American Abstract Expressionists and Imagists, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
The Face of the Fifties, Recent Painting and Sculpture From the Collection of the Whitney Museum of Art, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
1960 Group Show, Tanager Gallery, New York
An Exhibition of Modern American Painting and Sculpture, Kroeber Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA
The Horace Richter Collection: Contemporary American Painting and Sculpture, The Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC
60 American Painters – Abstract Expressionists Painting of the Fifties, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Contemporary American Painting, Columbus Gallery of Fine Art, OH
1959 1959 Annual Exhibition: Contemporary American Paintings,Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Milton Resnick/Edward Dugmore, Allyn Gallery, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
Milton Resnick Paintings and Aaron Siskind Photographs, Holland-Goldosky Gallery, Chicago, IL
1958 Project I, Longview Foundation Purchases in Modern American Painting and Sculpture for the Union Sanatorium Association of the International Ladies Garment Worker’s Union, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Painting and Sculpture Acquisitions, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
1957 The 30s: Painting in New York, Poindexter Gallery, New York
1957 Annual Exhibition: Sculpture, Paintings and Watercolor,Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Group Show, March Gallery, New York
Museum Purchase Fund Collection, Syracuse Museum, Syracuse, New York (traveled) U.S. Representation: Fourth International Art Exhibition, Metropolitan Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Group Show, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York
Artists of the New York School: Second Generation Paintings by Twenty-Three Artists, Jewish Museum, New York
Group Show, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York
1956 Group Show, Tanager Gallery, New York
Mid-Season Salon, Camino Gallery, New York
Fifth Annual Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, The Stable Gallery, New York
Group Show, March Gallery, New York
1955 Paintings, Sculpture, Tanager Gallery, New York
Group Show, Poindexter Gallery, New York
The Stable Show, The Stable Gallery, New York
1954 Third Annual Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, The Stable Gallery, New York
1953 Group Show, Tanager Gallery, New York
Second Annual Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, The Stable Gallery, New York
1952 Paintings – Sculpture, Tanager Gallery, New York
1951 9th Street Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, 60 East 9th Street, New York


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1985 Brenson, Michael. “Milton Resnick/Robert Miller Gallery.” The New York Times, 11 Jan. 1985: C21.
Everingham, Carol. “Paint, Passion, Pain” The Houston Post 20 July 1985: 4G.
Hunnewell, Richard. “Milton Resnick” Art World 15 Jan. 1985: 1 – 4.
Johnson, Patricia. “Resnick’s Paintings Demand Almost Physical Involvement.” Houston Chronicle June 1985: 6.
Kutner, Janet. “Milton Resnick: The Paint’s The Thing.” The Dallas Morning News July 1985: 1F-2F.
“Milton Resnick.” Texas Homes July 1985.
Wei, Lily. “Milton Resnick.” 4 Issue – Journal For Artists vi. Fall 1985: 2-4.
1986 Adams, Brooks. “Milton Resnick at the Contemporary Arts Museum.”Art in America 74.1 1986: 143
Mahoney, Robert. “Absolutes Defined.” Arts  Nov. 1986: 126.
“On Location.” Artforum Jan. 1986: 1-5.
1988 Artforum Summer 1988: 25.
Art In America June 1988: 17.
Dresner, Hannah. [Review of Exhibition at CompassRose Gallery, Chicago, I L]. New Art Examiner Summer 1988: 12.
Kimmelman. Michael. “Milton Resnick.” The New York Times 9 Dec. 1988: C27.
Mahoney, Robert. “Milton Resnick and Linnaeus Tripe.” Arts Oct. 1988:100-101.
Picot, Pierre. “Opposing Poles of Endeavor.” Artweek 21 Sept. 1988: 4.
Raynor, Vivien. “A Visual Dialogue with The Chinese.” The New York Times 18 Dec. 1988: 30.
Smith, Roberta. “From Milton Resnick, Dense Fields of Paint.” The New York Times 3 June 1988: C25.
Wong Helen. “New York Artists-via China.” South China Morning Post 19 Jan. 1988.
1989 Art In America July 1989: 10.
Moorman, Margaret. “States of Grace.” ARTnews Jan. 1989: 118-122.
Pagel, David. “Milton Resnick at Daniel Weinberg.” Art Issues Jan. 1989: 28.
1990 “Abstract Brushed with Form and Color.” The Virginia Gazette(Wiliamsburg) 5 Jan. 1990: 7B.
“Some Seventies Works.” The New Yorker 16 July 1990: 13.
Termin, Christine. “Abstraction Puts on a New Face in the ‘80s.” The Boston Globe 23 Mar. 1990: 43+.
1991 “Milton Resnick/Eva Hesse.” The New Yorker 25 Mar. 1991: 13.
Moorman, Margaret. “Painting, Galerie Lelong.” ARTnews Nov. 1991: 134.
1992 Brock, Hovey. “Milton Resnick/Robert Miller.” ARTnews Dec. 1992: 112.
Cameron, Daniel. “Changing Traditions.” Art & Antiques Sept. 1992: 30.
Cotter, Holland. “Art in Review: Milton Resnick.” The New York Times16 Oct. 1992: C20.
Dillon, David. “Texas Triumph.” Elle Decor April/May 1992: 134-141.
Heartney, Eleanor. “Milton Resnick at Robert Miller Gallery.” ArtforumDec. 1992: 89.
Larson, Kay “Galleries.” New York 14 Sept. 1992: 72-73.
“Milton Resnick.” The New Yorker 12 Oct. 1992: 18.
1993 Santlofer, Jonathan. “Lions in Winter.” ARTnews Mar. 1993: 86-91.
1995 Goldberger, Paul. “The Art of His Choosing.” The New York Times Magazine, 26 Feb. 1995: 30+.
Karmel, Pepe. “Critic’s Choice.” The New York Times 28 Apr. 1995: C1.
Kaufman, Jason. “A Kinder, Gentler Whitney Biennial.” The Art Newspaper Mar. 1995: 3.
Kimmelman, Michael. “A Quirky Whitney Biennial.” The New York Times 24 Mar. 1995: C1+.
Schjeldahl, Peter. “One Man Show” The Village Voice 4 Apr. 1995: 72-73.
Stevens, Mark. “A Polite Biennial.” New York 3 Apr. 1995: 56-57.
1996 “Milton Resnick/ Jean Michel Basquiat” The New Yorker 26 Feb. 1996: 34.
Zinsser, John. “Milton Resnick at Robert Miller.” Art Net MagazineMay 1996.
1997 Maxwell, Douglas F. “Milton Resnick” Review 15 Oct. 1997.
“Milton Resnick” The New York Times 24 Oct. 1997
1998 Breidenbach, Tom. “Milton Resnick. Robert Miller Gallery.” ArtforumJan. 1998: 99.
2000 Horsfield, Kate. Interview with Milton Resnick. Neilsen Gallery NewsApr. 2000.
2004 Cone, Michele. “Reviews: Ground-Field-Surface.” ARTnews Oct. 2004: 186.
Lavallee, Andrew. “Ground-Field-Surface.” New York Press 11 Aug. 2004.
Miller, Steven. “Milton Resnick, 87, One of the Last Original New York School of Abstract Expressionists.” The New York Sun 17 Mar. 2004: 9.
Smith, Roberta. “Milton Resnick, Abstract Expressionist Painter, Dies at 87.” The New York Times 19 Mar. 2004: C11.
–. “Art in Review: Ground-Field-Surface.” The New York Times 13 Aug. 2004: E30.
Pardee, Hearne, “Pure Painting: Milton Resnick Talks.” Art JournalVol. 63, No. 1: 98-100.
Wilkin, Karen. “A Nourishing Summer Meal.” The Hudson Review Vol. 57, No. 3: 491-495.
2007 Purdum, Rebecca. “Making Paintings.” New England Review Vol. 28, No. 4: 174-177
2008 Smith, Robert. “Wide World of Abstract Expressionism.” The New York Times 31 Dec. 2008: C1.
Micchelli, Thomas. “Milton Resnick: A Question of Seeing.” The Brooklyn Rail, June 2008: 51.
Nadelman, Cynthia. “Milton Resnick.” ARTnews Summer 2008.
Cohen, David. “Eluding the Canon.” The New York Sun: 29 May 2008: 27.
2010 Anfam, David. “Monet and Abstraction.” The Burlington MagazineJuly 2010: 490-92.
2011 Green, Penelope. “His and Hers Synagogues on the Lower East Side.”The New York Times 6 Oct. 2011
Wei, Lilly. “Milton Resnick.” ARTnews Dec. 2011.
Kalm, James. “Milton Resnick: The Elephant in the Room at CHEIM & READ.” Art Review: 24 Oct. 2011.
Baker, Brett. “Milton Resnick Speaks.” Painter’s Table: Oct. 21, 2011
Sutphin, Eric. “Maelstrom Gathering Energy: Milton Resnick in the Seventies and Eighties.” Artcritical: 10 Oct. 2011


1957 Passlof, Pat. The 30s: Painting in New York. New York: Pointdexter Gallery, 1957.
Seuphor, Michel. Dictionary of Abstract Painting. New York: Paris Book Center, 1957.
1959 Hess, Thomas B. Willem de Kooning. New York: George Braziller, Inc., 1959.
1963 Nordness, Lee, and Allen S. Weller. Art USA Now. New York: The Viking Press, 1963.
1964 Goodrich, Lloyd, and John I. H. Baur. American Art Of Our Century.New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1964.
1968 Woody, Russel O. Painting With Synthetic Media. New York: Reinhold Publishers, 1968.
1970 Sandler, Irving. The Triumph of American Painting. A History of Abstract Expressionism. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1970.
1971 Gross Landau, Ellen, and Barbara Rose. The Vincent Melzac Collection. Washington, DC: The Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1971.
Sandler, Irving. “Abstract Expressionism.” Abstract Art Since 1945, The New Internationalism, vol. I: Abstract Art. 1971.
Hopkins, Henry T. and Nancy Ellison. Milton Resnick: Selected Large Paintings. Milwaukee, WI: Fort Worth Art Center Museum and the Milwaukee Art Center, 1971.
1973 Baur, John I. H. Catalogue of the Collection. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1973.
Phaidon Dictionary of Twentieth Century Art. New York: Phaidon Publishers, Inc., 1973.
Rugoff, Milton, ed. The Britannica Encyclopedia of American Art.Chicago: Encyclopedia Britannica Educational Corporation, 1973.
1974 Plous, Phyllis. 5 American Painters: recent work; de Kooning, Mitchell, Motherwell, Resnick, Tworkov. Santa Barbara, CA: University of California, Santa Barbara Art Gallery, 1974.
1975 Rose, Barbara. American Art Since 1900. New York: Praeger Publishers, Inc., 1975.
Danoff, Michael. Milton Resnick. Milwaukee, WI: Milwaukee Art Center, 1975.
1977 Cummings, Paul. A Dictionary of Contemporary American Artists,3rd ed. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1977.
Goodall, Donald B. The James A. Michener Collection: Twentieth Century Painting. Austin, TX: University Art Museum, University of Texas, 1977.
Legg, Alicia, ed. Painting and Sculpture in the Museum of Modern Art, Catalogue of the Collection, January 1, 1977. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1977.
1978 Sandler, Irving. The New York School, The Painters and Sculptors of the Fifties. New York: Harper and Row, 1978.
1980 Wilmerding, John. American Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art. New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1980.
1981 Osborne, Harold, ed. The Oxford Companion to Twentieth Century Art. New York: Oxford University Press, 1981.
1982 Dorfman, Geoffrey, and Milton Resnick. Milton Resnick: A New Decade. New York: Max Huchinson Gallery, 1982.
1983 Seitz, William C. Abstract Expressionist Painting in America, The Alisa Mellon Bruce Studies in American Art. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1983.
Milton Resnick: paintings from 1962 – 1982. New York: Gruenebaum Gallery, 1983.
1984 Press, Jacques Cattell, ed. Who’s Who in American Art. New York: R.R. Bowker Co., 1984.
Robins, Corinne. The Pluralist Era. New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1984.
1985 Cathcart, Linda L. Milton Resnick: Paintings 1945-1985. Houston, TX: Contemporary Arts Museum, 1985.
Noll, Anna C. Collection Selections. Fort Wayne, IN: Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 1985.
1988 Cameron, Dan. Selections from the Collection of Marc and Livia Stratus. Ridgefield, CT: Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, 1988.
Westfall, Stephen. Milton Resnick: Paintings 1957-1960 From the Collection of Howard and Barbara Wise. New York: Robert Miller Gallery, 1988.
Yau, John. Milton Resnick. New York: Robert Miller Gallery, 1988.
1990 Shapiro, David, and Cecile Shapiro. Abstract Expressionism: A Critical Record. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990.
Stoops, Susan L. The Image of Abstract Painting in the 80s. Waltham, MA: Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, 1990.
1991 LeClair, Charles. Color in Contemporary Painting. New York: Watson-Guptill, 1991.
1992 Rattray, David. Milton Resnick: You and Me, The Judgement of Paris, Sphinx. New York: Robert Miller Gallery, 1992.
1993 Maxwell, Douglas F. Timely and Timeless. Ridgefield, CT: Aldrich Museum of  Art, 1993.
1994 Agee, William. Paths of Abstraction: Painting in New York 1944-1981, Selections from the Ciba Art Collection. New York: The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf
Art Gallery, Hunter College of the City University of New York, 1994.
Kertess, Klaus. The Shaman as Artist/The Artist as Shaman. Aspen, CO: The Aspen Art Museum, 1994.
Rubenstein, Meyer Raphael. Isn’t it Romantic. New York: On Crosby Street, 1994.
1997 Gomez, Edward M. Monuments. New York: Robert Miller Gallery, 1997.
Miller, Christopher R. Milton Resnick, October 7 – November 1, 1997. New York: Robert Miller Gallery, 1997.
1999 Phillips, Lisa. The American Century: Art & Culture 1950-2000. New York:   Whitney Museum of American Art, 1999.
Painters/Painters. San Jose, CA: Frederick Spratt Gallery, 1999.
Seidner David, and Diana Edkins. Artists at Work: inside the studios of today’s most celebrated artists. New York: Rizzoli, 1999.
Nonn, Thomas and Michael J. Amy. Material Abstraction: James Bohary, Tracey Jones, Pat Passlof, Milton Resnick. New York: Elizabeth Harris Gallery and Kingsborough Community College Art Gallery (CUNY), 1999.
2001 Action, David, David Amram, and  David Lehman. The Stamps of Impulse: Abstract Expressionist Prints. Worcester, MA: Worcester Art Museum, 2001.
Anfam, David, Neal Benezra, and Brooks Adams. Clyfford Still Paintings 1944-1960.  Washington, DC: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution/New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2001.
Gibson, Ann. “Things in the World: Color in the Work of U.S. Painters During and After the Monet Revival.” Karin Sagner-Duchting, ed.Monet and Modernism. Munich: Prestel, 2001.
2003 Dorfman, Geoffrey, ed. Out of the Picture: Milton Resnick and the New York School. New York: Midmarch Arts Press, 2003.
2004 Sayre, Henry M. A World of Art, Revised 4th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/ Prentice Hall, 2004.
2005 Landau, Ellen G., ed., Reading Abstract Expressionism: Context and Critique. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2005.
Passlof, Pat. Milton Resnick 1917-2004. New York: Pat Passlof, 2005.
2006 Brown, Pam, and Stephen Lamia, eds. Milton Resnick: The Life of Paint. Oakdale, NY: The Anthony Girodano Gallery, Downing College, 2006.
Resnick, Milton and Geoffrey Dorfman. Milton Resnick: Back on Tenth Street: Paintings from 1957 – 1959. Birmingham, MI: David Klein Gallery, 2006.
2007 Scoates, Christopher, Laurie J. Monahan and Anna-Marie Sanchez.Grand Gestures: The Gordon F. Hampton Collection. Long Beach, CA: University Art Museum, 2007.
Price, Marshall N. The Abstract Impulse: Fifty Years of Abstraction at the National Academy, 1956 – 2006. New York: National Academy Museum & School of Fine Arts in Association with Hudson Hills Press, 2007.
Tinterow, Gary, Lisa Mintz Messinger and Nan Rosenthal. Abstract expressionism and other modern works: the Muriel Kallis Steinberg Newman collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art/New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2007.
2008 Kernan, Nathan. Milton Resnick: A Question of Seein, Paintings 1959 – 1963. New York: Cheim & Read, 2008.
2009 Murphey, John. Gallery A Sydney 1964-1983. Campbelltown, Australia: Campbelltown Arts Centre, 2009.
Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery: American Abstractions – Works 1930’s – 1980’s, Recent Acquisitions & Works by Gallery Artists 2009. New York: Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, 2009.
Scarlata, Jessica, and Halley K. Harrisburg. Abstract Expressionsim: Further Evidence: Painting & Sculpture. New York, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, 2009.
2010 Walsh, Jim. Carl Plansky and Friends. New Berlin, NY: Sam & Adele Golden Gallery, 2010.
2011 Larratt-Smith, Philip. Milton Resnick: the elephant in the room: paintings from the 1960s to 1980s. New York: Cheim & Read, 2011.
Vicente, Esteban. Esteban Vicente in America: Collage, Color and Somewhere in Between. Dallas, TX: Meadows Museum, 2011.
2012 Finger, Brad. Modern Art: The Groundbreaking Moments. Munich, Germany: Prestel/New York: Random House, 2012.
Works of the 1960s and 1970s: Frieze Masters 2012. New York: Cheim & Read, 2012.


1958 Resnick, Milton and Irving H. Sandler, “Is Today’s Artist With or Against the Past?” ARTnews Summer 1958: 44.–. “Statement” It IsSpring 1958: 43.
1959 –. “Discussion: Is There A New Academy?: Part II.” ARTnews Sept. 1959: 36+.–. “Panel Non-American Painting: Six Opinions on Abstract Art in Other Countries.” It Is Winter-Spring 1959: 78.–. “What is Paul Goodman’s Picture?” ARTnews Apr. 1959: 41+.
1960 –. “I Confess” Scrap 9 Dec. 1960: 3.
1961 –, and Ad Reinhardt. “Attack” Scrap 20 Jan. 1961.–. “Report from The Club: Session of 4/6/62.” Scrap 8 14 June 1961: 5.
1961 Resnick, Milton. Journal of Voyages: Four Volumes of Poetry. New York: Pandemonium, 1961.–. Up and Down. New York: Pandemonium, 1961.


1988 Holland, B.C. Interview with Milton Resnick, School of the Art Institute of Chicago/ John M. Flaxman Library, Chicago, IL, 1988.


1988 Horsfield, Kate. Milton Resnick Interview. Video Data Bank, part 1 and part 2,  of the Art Institute of Chicago.


2006 “A World of Art” Annenberg Media 2006. 19 July 2006.