Lester Goldman

Born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1942
Died Kansas City, Missouri, 2005

  • Education

  • MFA, Indiana University, Bloomington, Painting, 1966
  • BFA, Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) College of Art, Painting, 1964
  • Additional study:
  • Aspen School of Contemporary Art
  • Iowa University
  • Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

Teaching

  • Professor of Painting, Kansas City (Missouri) Art Institute, 1966-2005
  • Visiting artist and/or lecturer:
  • Alliance of Independent Colleges of Art-New York Studio Program
  • American University
  • Chautauqua Institute
  • Hobart College
  • Indiana University
  • University of Kansas
  • Vermont Studio School

Honors and Awards

  • 2005, Kansas City Art Institute, Distinguished Achievement Award
  • 2003, Kansas City Art Institute, Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 2001, Charlotte Street Foundation Award
  • 1992, 1988, 1987, 1984, Andrew W. Mellon Faculty Development Grant
  • 1989, NEA Senior Fellowship, Painting
  • 1986, NEA Grant for Painting

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2007, Lester Goldman: Selected Works, Review Studios, Kansas City, Missouri
  • 2006, Works on Paper, Albrecht-Kemper Museum, St. Joseph, Missouri
  • 2005, Issachar’s Surveillance, KCAI Crossroads Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
  • 2003, Boxcar: The Paintings, Joseph Nease Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
  • 2001, Welcome to the Ragball, Joseph Nease Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1998, Recent Paintings, Jan Weiner Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1990, Athena on Broadway, Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1989, Contemporary Art Center, Kansas City, Missouri (performance exhibition)
  • 1989, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville
  • 1987, Bowery Gallery, New York, New York

Group Exhibitions

  • 2003, Is Was, Joseph Nease Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
  • 2001, Charlotte Street Foundation Award Exhibition, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1999, Insite-Constructing the Johnson County Community College Collection, Gallery of Art, Overland Park, Kansas
  • 1992, Portrait, Blue Dolphin, Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1990, Print Invitational, Kansas City Artists Coalition
  • 1989, Jan Weiner Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1988, Leedy-Voulkos Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1987, Works on Paper, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • 1987, Looking at New Work, Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, New York

Collections

  • Albrecht-Kemper Art Museum, St. Joseph, Missouri
  • H & R Block
  • IBM
  • Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Kansas City Art Institute
  • Missouri State Historical Society, St. Louis
  • Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, Kansas
  • University of Maine

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MacMillan, Kyle, “Shopping Spree Nets Artworks for Joslyn,” Omaha (Nebraska) World Herald, 1994
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