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Nationality  American
Name  Walter Bannard

Role  Artist
Known for  Abstract art
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Born  September 23, 1934 (age 81) (1934-09-23) New Haven, CT
Movement  Lyrical Abstraction, Minimalism, Formalism (art), Post-painterly Abstraction
Artwork  Aqua Same, Liberty Garden, The Elders, Split Band
Education  Princeton University (1956), Phillips Exeter Academy
Periods  Formalism, Lyrical abstraction, Post-painterly abstraction, Minimalism
Awards  Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
Similar People  Peter Hide, Friedel Dzubas, Jules Olitski, Jack Bush, Kenneth Noland

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Walter Darby Bannard (September 23, 1934 – October 2, 2016) was an American abstract painter.


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Bannard was born in New Haven, Connecticut and attended Phillips Exeter Academy (class of 1952) and Princeton University, where he struck up a friendship and working relationship with Frank Stella, who was also interested in minimalist abstraction. He was associated with Modernism, Lyrical Abstraction, Minimalism, Formalism (art), Post-painterly Abstraction and Color Field painting.

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Bannard was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1968.

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Bannard’s first solo show was at the Tibor de Nagy gallery in January, 1965 and he had exhibitions there until 1970. He began showing at the Lawrence Rubin Gallery, and then in 1974 at the Knoedler Contemporary Gallery, where he showed for the next 15 years. Currently he shows at the Loretta Howard Gallery and the Berry Campbell Gallery in New York City, the Daniel Weinberg Gallery in Los Angeles and the Center for Visual Communication in Miami, Florida. He has exhibited in numerous museums and galleries nationally and internationally. In Europe, he is exclusively represented by Roberto Polo Gallery in Brussels. Bannard's last solo exhibition was within the context of Painting After Postmodernism | Belgium - USA, curated by Barbara Rose, and organised by Roberto Polo Gallery in collaboration with the city of Brussels. This venue opened at the historic Vanderborght building in Brussels on September 14th, 2016. Bannard had close to a hundred solo exhibitions, was included in several hundred group shows, and is represented in the collections of all the major New York museums and many others around the world. He was a prolific writer on art with over a hundred published essays and reviews; Bannard has taught, lectured and participated in panel discussions, and has been a Co-chair of the International Exhibitions Committee of the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Bannard was Professor and Head of Painting of the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Miami. Bannard died in Miami, Florida on October 2, 2016 at the age of 82.


Bannard's paintings from 1959 to 1965 contained few forms, as little as a single band painted around a field of color, and then developed into somewhat more complex geometric forms by the mid-1960s. The critic Phyllis Tuchman wrote about these works, "These colors are still radiant. And the artist’s pale palette is as uniquely personal today as it was fifty years ago. You can’t even apply a name to his hues."

In the late 1960s the forms dissolved into pale, atmospheric fields of color applied with rollers and paint-soaked rags. He began using the new acrylic mediums in 1970 and his paintings evolved into colorful expanses of richly colored gels and polymers applied with squeegees and commercial floor brooms.


Bannard's numerous essays appeared in Artforum, Art in America, and many other publications, including museum catalogs. He curated and wrote the catalog for the first comprehensive retrospective exhibition of the paintings of Hans Hofmann, at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C. Bannard's writings are collected at the Walter Darby Bannard Archive.

Selection public collections

  • Albright-Knox Art Gallery
  • Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Ohio
  • Baltimore Museum
  • Beaubourg, Paris
  • Blanton Museum of Art, The University at Texas, Austin
  • Boston Museum of Fine Arts
  • Brooklyn Museum
  • Cleveland Museum
  • Dallas Museum of Fine Art
  • Dayton Art Institute
  • Edmonton Art Gallery
  • Fogg Art Museum
  • Guggenheim Museum
  • Honolulu Museum
  • Houston Museum of Fine Arts
  • Indianapolis Museum of Art
  • Kenyon College Art Gallery
  • Larry Aldrich Museum
  • Lowe Art Museum
  • Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
  • Montclair Art Museum
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
  • National Museum of American Art
  • New Jersey State Museum
  • Newark Museum
  • Oberlin College
  • Portland (Oregon) Art Museum
  • Princeton University
  • Rose Art Museum
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC;
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
  • Storm King Art Center
  • Toledo Museum
  • University of Texas
  • Whitney Museum
  • Williams College Art Museum
  • References

    Walter Darby Bannard Wikipedia