Robert Kipniss

Robert Kipniss (b.1931) a fine painter, but for decades one of America's finest painter-printmakers, whose masterful ...

WORKING DRAFT arrangements of simple elements and richly atmospheric ….. are still created using traditional, handworked limestone lithography, and perhaps the most difficultk of all print processes, hand burnished mezzotint etchings. His oils on canvas expand on these same themes primarily simly by moving his trademark arrangents from monochromatic inks to muted color.

He is in the permanent collections of virtually every major art museum in the United States and Europe and dozens of others around the world. In 1998 Kipniss recieived what is often consdiered the preeminent honor for an artist-pritnamer, election to the Royal Society of Painter-pritnamers in London.

Public Collections

America’s great living printmakers.   In 1998, he received the great honor of being elected to The Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, London.
Here are a few of the museums that hold Kipniss’ work in their permanent collections:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City
The British Museum, London, UK
The Art Institute of Chicago

Both a printmaker and a painter, Kipniss was born in New York in 1931.  He studied at the Art Students League, Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, and the University of Iowa.  Kipniss has had more than 50 one-man shows at both galleries and museums.  His museum credentials and holdings are exhaustive including The Art Institute of Chicago, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and London’s British Museum.  He was elected to the National Academy of Design in 1980, and to the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, London in 1998.  There are two books and numerous other publications on the artist’s work.

Selected Honors and Awards
Election to The Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, London, U.K. (1998)
National Academy of Design, New York City: The Cannon Prize
The Boston Printmakers: The Rembrandt Graphics Award
Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio, Honorary Doctorate
Selected Public Collections
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City
The British Museum, London, UK
Chicago Art Institute
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge University, UK
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Los Angeles County Museum
Yale Museum, New Haven, CT
New Orleans Museum of Art
Museum of Art of the Rhode Island School of Design
Albright-Knox Museum, Buffalo, N.Y.
Bodleian Library, Oxford University, UK
He is represented in several European museums, and in this country is in the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Fine Art.