WILLEM DE LOOPER (1932-2009)

 

Born in The Hague, Netherlands

American University, BA, College of Arts and Science, 1957

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

1987-94 Consulting Curator of the Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

1982-87 Curator of the Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

 

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

 

Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2015 “Willem De Looper, Stained Paintings: 1964-1970” Hemphill Gallery, Washington DC

2013 “Willem de Looper: All That Jazz...Works from the 80s and 90s,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“Washington Art Matters: 1940s-1980s,” Katzen Arts Center, American University, Washington, DC

2012 “Willem de Looper: Paintings 1968-72,” Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington DC

“The Morris at Twenty,” Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA

2011 “The Big Reveal,” Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

2009 “Willem de Looper – In Memoriam,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“Memorial Exhibition,” The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

2008 “Willem de Looper,” Katzen Arts Center, American University, Washington, DC

PASS Gallery, Washington, DC

2006 PASS Gallery, Washington, DC

2002 “Willem de Looper: A Birthday Celebration,” The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

2001 “New Paintings,” Alex Gallery, Washington, DC

2000 “Art Paris,” Galerie Sacha Tarassoff, Paris, France

“Recent Paintings,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“Willem de Looper: Paintings 1998-2000,” Alex Gallery, Washington, DC

1998 “Willem de Looper: Recent Paintings,” Troyer Fitzpatrick Lassman Gallery, Washington, DC

“New Paintings,” PASS, Washington, DC

“Recent Work,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1997 Troyer Fitzpatrick Lassman Gallery, Washington DC

“Willem de Looper Retrospective,” University of Maryland, College Park, MD

1996 “Uno (only one),” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO (two-person exhibition)

Troyer Fitzpatrick Lassman Gallery, Washington, DC

“Sketchbooks and Works on Paper,” The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

“Paintings from 1960-1976,” Federal Reserve Board, jointly with the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC

1995 “New Work,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Troyer Fitzpatrick Lassman Gallery Washington, DC

“Willem De Looper: Paintings and Painted Objects,” Pavilion of Fine Arts, Montgomery College, Takoma Park, MD

“Willem de Looper: Sketchbooks and Small Paintings on Paper,” The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

1994 “Recent Work,” Watkins Gallery, American University, Washington, DC

1993 Troyer Fitzpatrick Lassman Gallery, Washington, DC

1992 Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Jones Troyer Fitzpatrick Gallery, Washington, DC

1991 Smith Andersen Gallery, Palo Alto, CA

1990 “Works on Canvas and Paper,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1989 B.R. Kornblatt Gallery, Washington, DC

Jones Troyer Fitzpatrick Gallery, Washington, DC

1988 Shippee Gallery, New York, NY

Tilghman Gallery, Boca Raton, FL

1987 B.R. Kornblatt Gallery, Washington, DC

Tilghman Gallery, Boca Raton, FL

1986 “Area Exhibitions,” Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1985 Montgomery College, Takoma Park, MD

B.R. Kornblatt Gallery, Washington, DC

“Area Exhibitions,” Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1983 B.R. Kornblatt Gallery, Washington, DC

1982 Wald, Harkrader, and Ross, Washington, DC

1980 McIntosh/Drysdale Gallery, Washington, DC

“Area Exhibitions,” Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1979 Sarah Y. Rentschler Gallery, New York, NY

Galerie L., Hamburg, West Germany

1978 Max Protech Gallery, Washington, DC

The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC

Montgomery College, Takoma Park, MD

Jean-Marie Antone Gallery, Annapolis, MD

1977 Max Protech Gallery, Washington, DC

Fraser’s Stable Gallery, Washington, DC

1976 Max Protech Gallery, Washington, DC

“The Golden Door: Artist Immigrants of America, 1876-1976,” Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC

Three-person exhibition, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1975 Max Protech Gallery, Washington, DC

“Large Paintings and Works on Paper,” The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

“Paintings from 1962-1975,” Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, VA

1974 Montgomery College, Takoma Park, MD

Jefferson Place Gallery, Washington, DC

1972 Jefferson Place Gallery, Washington, DC

1971 The Athenaeum of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

1970 Jefferson Place Gallery, Washington, DC

Philomathean Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

“Washington, Twenty Years,” Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD

1968 Jefferson Place Gallery, Washington, DC

“Group Seven,” Washington Gallery of Modern Art, Washington, DC

1967 Jefferson Place Gallery, Washington, DC

“Area Exhibitions,” Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1966 Jefferson Place Gallery, Washington, DC

1965 “Area Exhibitions,” Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2016 "From the Racks," Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2015 “Works on Paper,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2012 “RED,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2011 “The Big Reveal” Kemper Art Museum, Kansas City, MO

“SILVER,” 25th Anniversary Show, Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2010 “Art Chicago 2010,” Atrium Gallery, Chicago, IL

2009 “Art Chicago 2009,” Atrium Gallery, Chicago, IL

2008 “Choose One,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“Abstraction,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2007 “International Blitz,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2006 “Paper, Paper,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“Selections,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2005 “Holiday Group Show,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“With Spirit,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2004 CITIRAMA, St. Louis, MO

2004 Chesterfield Arts Gallery Exhibit, Chesterfield, MO

2004 “In the Cool of the Night,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2003 “Atrium at the Plaza,” St. Louis, MO

“Art Palm Beach,” Atrium Gallery, Palm Beach, FL

Atrium Gallery at HOK, St. Louis, MO

2002 “Scale It,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“Art Palm Beach,” Atrium Gallery, Palm Beach, FL

2000 “Recycled Paper III,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1999 “Recycled Paper II,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1998 “Recycled Paper,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1997 “Atrium Gallery at the Noonday Club,” St. Louis, MO

1996 “Inspiration: Collection,” 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1994 “Evolution of the Print,” Addison/Ripley, Washington, DC.

1993 “Dealer’s Choice,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“New Works on Paper,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1991 “Scale,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“5th Anniversary Exhibition,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1990 Smith-Anderson Gallery, Palo Alto, CA

1981-82 Janus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1979 Middendorf-Lane Gallery, Washington, DC
1978 Chuck Levitan Gallery, New York, NY

Fishbach Gallery, New York, NY

1974 Adams/Davidson Gallery, Washington, DC

1971 “Local Color,” Northern Virginia Arts Association

International Monetary Fund

Kingpitcher Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

 

 

 

PERFORMANCE

 

Participated in Art Now 74 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts with a sky-writing piece called “Sky Forms.”

 

SELECTED PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

 

A. G. Edwards, St. Louis, MO

American University Museum, Washington, DC

Arent, Fox, Kinter, and Plotkin

Atlantic Richfield Corporation, Los Angeles, CA

Belvedere, Inc., Belvidere, IL

Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA

Champion International, Inc., St. Louis, MO

Chicapee Manufacturing Company

Citicorp, New York, NY

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Cresap, McCormack and Paget, Inc.

Crowell and Moring

Deloitte, Haskins, and Sells

Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC

Emerson Electric, St. Louis, MO

Federal National Bank, Washington, DC
Federal Reserve Banks: Miami, FL and Richmond, VA

General American Life Insurance Company, St. Louis, MO

Goldman, Sachs, New York, NY

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC

Howard Hughes Medical Center, Bethesda, MD

Howrey & Simon, Washington, DC

IBM, Washington, DC

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

Kreeger Museum, Washington, DC

Krey Distributing Company, St. Peters, MO

Lowenstein, Newman, Reis, and Axelrod

Maritz, Wolff & Co., St. Louis, MO

Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA

Mudge, Rose, Guthrie, and Alexander

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC

National Science Foundation, Washington, DC

Owens Illinois, Toledo, OH
Patten, Boggs, and Blow

Peat, Marwick, Mitchell

Pepper, Hamilton, and Sheetz

Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Assoc., Washington, DC

Phillip Morris Corporation

Riggs National Bank, Washington, DC
Rosenthal Datseum, Fairfax, VA

Rozansky and Kay

Security Pacific National Bank

Squire, Sanders, and Dempsey

Sterling Federal Bank, Sterling, IL

Stone Carlie, St. Louis, MO

The Baltimore Museum of Art

The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

The World Bank, Washington, DC

United Savings Association, Rockville, MD

US Bank, St. Louis, MO

U.S. News and World Report Executive Apartment

Victor Shargai and Associates

Wald, Hackrader, and Ross

Washington Post Company, Washington, DC

Westinghouse Collection

Witowsky, Weiner, McCaffrey

 

 

REVIEWS AND ARTICLES

 

2015 Jenkins, Mark, “In the Galleries: A Painter’s Progress Revealed,” Washington Post, February 27

2013 Cohen, Jean Lawlor, et al. Washington Art Matters: Art Life in the Capital 1940-1990. Washington, DC: Washington Arts Museum

2012 Jenkins, Mark, “Willem de Looper: Paintings 1968-72,” Washington Post, February 10

2011 Thorson, Alice, “Kemper shows off new acquisitions in the ‘Big Reveal Exhibit’” Kansas City Star, November 11

2009 Holley, Joe, "D.C. Artist Shaped the Phillips Collection,” Washington Post, February 3

2008 Rasmussen, Jack. Willem de Looper. Washington, DC: American University Museum

Richard, Paul, "A Tribute for a Washington Painter by way of Holland,” Washington Post, April 13

“Willem de Looper: American University Museum,” ArtForum, September

2001 Dawson, Jessica, “A Southern Exposure for Finland’s Northern Lights,” Washington Post, October 25

2000 Baker, Devin, “Flights of Fancy,” St. Louis Magazine, June

Daniel, Jeff, “Willem de Looper; Bob Emser,” St. Louis Post Dispatch, June 25

Protzman, Ferdinand, “A Bright New Day: Willem de Looper Absorbs, Enhances Color School Lessons,” Washington Post, March 16

1998 St. Louis Post Dispatch, May

1997 Articulate, (contemporary art review), September/October

1996 Gips, Terry. Willem de Looper: A Retrospective Exhibition 1966-1996. College Park, MD: The Art Gallery at the University of Maryland at College Park

KOAN, Art Newsletter, November

Weil, Rex, “Willem de Looper,” Art News, November

1995 Bellos, Alexandra, “Common Denominator,” The Riverfront Times, May 3-9

Richard, Paul, “Soothing Jazzy Acrylics,” Washington Post, April 22

Shepley, Carol Ferring, “A Show of Color,” St. Louis Post Dispatch, May 4

1994 Fleming, Lee, “Galleries,” Washington Post, September 10

1992 Art News, June

Clark, Michael, “Willem de Looper: New Paintings,” Washington Review of the Arts, April

Duffy, Robert, “Tending the Fire of Abstractionism,” St. Louis Post Dispatch, May

Welzenbach, Michael, “For de Looper, a Change of Color,” Washington Post, January 11

“Willem de Looper: Painting,” The Riverfront Times, June 3-9

1991 The Washington Times

1990 Callahan, Teresa, “De Looper Finds Harmony in Contrast,” St. Louis Post Dispatch, July 12

1989 Art Forum

The Washington Times

1988 Art in America, February

1987 Museum and Arts, September/October

Museum and Arts Washington, November/December

The Washington Times

1986 Interior Design Magazine, July

1983 The Washington Times

1979 Die Welt, Hamburg, October 6

New York Arts Journal, September

1977 Schaff, David, Art International, December

1974 Art in America, Summer

Art News, Summer

1972 Art in America, January

1967 Art Forum

The Nation

1966-89 Washington Post

1966-79 The Washington Star

1965 Arts