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ID: 500007852
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500007852

 
Record Type: Person
Kitaj, R. B. (American painter and printmaker, 1932-2007)

Note: Studied at Cooper Union, New York City, and the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna in the early 1950s. He relocated to London in 1958, where he continued his studies at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford and the Royal College of London. His first solo exhibition was at Marlborough Fine Art, London, 1963. In 1976 he organized "The Human Clay" at the Hayward Gallery, London, in which he identified a 'School of London:' primarily figurative works by Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Frank Auerbach, and Leon Kossoff. He was elected to the Royal Academy in 1991. He returned to live in the United States in 1997 and remained there until his death.
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Names:
Kitaj, R. B. (preferred,V,index,LCO)
R. B. Kitaj (V,display)
Kitaj, Ron B. (V)
Kitaj, Ronald Brooks (V)
Kitaj, Ronald B. (V)
Brooks, Ronald (VBN)
Ronald Brooks Kitaj (V)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
painter
printmaker
draftsman
sculptor

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Chagrin Falls (Cuyahoga county, Ohio, United States) (inhabited place)
Died:  Los Angeles county (California, United States) (county)

Events:
active:   England (United Kingdom) (country)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
collaborated with ....  Paolozzi, Eduardo  
................................  (British sculptor and printmaker, 1924-2005) [500027981]
colleague of ....  Auerbach, Frank  
......................  (English painter and printmaker, born 1931) [500023601]
colleague of ....  Bacon, Francis  
......................  (English painter, 1909-1992, born in Ireland) [500021153]
colleague of ....  Freud, Lucian  
......................  (British painter, 1922-2011) [500116243]
colleague of ....  Hockney, David  
......................  (English painter, printmaker, and photographer, born 1937) [500017273]
colleague of ....  Kossoff, Leon  
......................  (English painter and draftsman, born 1926) [500004883]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Kitaj, R. B. (I)

Biographies:
(American painter and printmaker, 1932-2007) ..... [VP Preferred]
(American artist, 1933-) ..... [WCP]
(American painter, printmaker, b.1932) ..... [BHA]
(American artist, b.1932) ..... [WCI]
(American artist, born 1932) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(American sculptor, born 1932 or 1933) ..... [CL-Courtauld]
(American painter, 1932-2007) ..... [Grove Art]
(artist) ..... [GRL]
(artist, active 20th century) ..... [GRISC]
(American artist, 1932-2007) ..... [MoMA]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Brooks, Ronald ........ [VP]
..............................  Schwendener, R.B. Kitaj, New York Times (2007)
Kitaj, R. B. ........ [GRISC Preferred, GRL Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, MoMA, VP Preferred, WCP Preferred]
.........................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
.........................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
.........................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
.........................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
.........................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 50047202
.........................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) NAFL50047202, accessed 18 December 2006
.........................  Schwendener, R.B. Kitaj, New York Times (2007)
Kitaj, Ronald B. ........ [BHA Preferred, VP]
.................................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Kitaj, Ronald Brooks ........ [CL-Courtauld Preferred, GRL, Grove Art, WCI Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
.........................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
.........................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 50047202
.........................................  Witt Computer Index database
.........................................  Witt Library, Authority files
Kitaj, Ron B. ........ [VP]
...........................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) [from OCWA] accessed 18 December 2006
R. B. Kitaj ........ [GRISC, GRL, MoMA Preferred, VP]
.......................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
.......................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
.......................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
Ronald Brooks Kitaj ........ [VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

Subject: ........ [BHA, CL-Courtauld, Gallery Systems, GRISC, GRL, Grove Art, MoMA, VP, WCI, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
....................  Clark Art Institute Library
....................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n50047202
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) [from OCWA] accessed 18 December 2006
....................  Guide to Exhibited Artists: North American Painters (1985)
....................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n50047202
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) NAFL50047202, accessed 18 December 2006
....................  Schwendener, R.B. Kitaj, New York Times (2007) obit.
....................  Thurber, R.B. Kitaj, Los Angeles Times (2007) obit.
....................  Who's Who in American Art (1936-) 1989
....................  Witt Computer Index database
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [CL-Courtauld, VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......... Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 24 October 2007
.......... Schwendener, R.B. Kitaj, New York Times (2007)
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