Richard Hennessy
American, b. 1941
Abstract, Untitled
Oil on canvas
42 by 39 ¼ in.
Signed and dated 1973 on verso


From the estate of Christopher Scott, acquired from the artist. Note: Christopher Scott was a painter who was best known as curator/gadfly Henry, Geldzahler's partner. This relationship was immortalized in one of David Hockney's best portraits of 1969.

Inventory Number: Art H377
1950-present Abstract Subject American Period 1950-Present Abstract Contemporary

See Artist Bio below.

Richard Hennessy
American, b. 1941

Eastman School of Music, 1954-59
Columbia College, B.A., 1963
Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, 1963-66

Solo Exhibitions
1991 Margulies/Taplin Gallery, Bay Harbor Islands, FL
1989 Ball State University, Muncie, IN
1986 Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo
1986 John Good Gallery, New York
1985 Getler/Pall/Saper Gallery, New York
1983 Hamilton Gallery, New York
1982 Hamilton Gallery, New York
1981 Ivory Kimpton Gallery, San Francisco
1980 Hamilton Gallery, New York
1978 Robert Miller Gallery, New York
1976 Retrospective Exhibition, Grey Art Gallery, NYU, New York
1976 Olivier Bernier, Inc., New York
1970 Tibor De Nagy Gallery, New York
1969 Olivier Bernier, Inc., New York

Group Exhibitions
2006 “Abstract Landscapes”, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY
2006 “My Friends-Their Vision” , Weber Fine Art, Greenwich, CT
2000 “Aaron Copland’s America” The Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY
1997 “La Tentation du Livre”, Espace Culturel de Tinqueux, France
1992 The Artist, The Writer And The Book Design (Artists's Books from Collectif Génération), Columbia University, New York
1992 Group Show, Margulies/Taplin Gallery, Miami
1991 Abstract Painting: The 90's, Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York
1991 Livres d'Artistes of Collectif Génération, French Cultural Services, New York
1991 Contemporary Art, Samuel P. Harn Museum, University of Florida at Gainesville Gainesville, FL
1991 Richard Hennessy and Jeffrey Wasserman, Nina Freudenheim Gallery Buffalo
1990 The Painter and his Occasion, curated by Alan Jones, Marta Cervera Gallery New York
1989 Small Paintings, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo
1988 Five Painters, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo

Public Collections
Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
American Telephone and Telegraph
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York
Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Centro Cultural, Museo Contemporaneo, Mexico City
Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio
Dow Jones
Hecksher Museum of Art, Huntington, New York
I. T. & T.
Italian Relief Fund
J.P.Morgan Chase
Jack S. Blanton Museum,University of Texas, Austin
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
MoMA/P.S.1, stairwell mural
New York University, New York
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
Reader's Digest
Samuel P. Harn Museum, University of Florida at Gainesville
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Shimizu Construction, Tokyo
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
The Lannan Foundation, Los Angeles, California
The Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut