Robert Ryman

Robert Ryman (* May 30, 1930 in Nashville, Tennessee) is an American painter.

Life and work

Ryman studied in 1948 at the " Polytechnic Institute " in Cooksville, Tennessee, and in 1949 at the Music " George Peabody College " in Nashville. From 1950 to 1952 he served in the U.S. Army as a saxophonist. Thereafter, he moved to New York and trained as a jazz musician. While working as a supervisor at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in the years 1953 to 1960, he learned many artists know and was in 1954 in favor of painting the music on.

Robert Ryman was a participant in Documenta 5 in Kassel in 1972 and at the Documenta 6 (1977 ) and the Documenta 7 in 1982 as an artist. He also exhibited at the Biennale di Venezia (1976, 1978 and 1980), and at the Whitney Biennial (1977, 1987 and 1995). His first retrospective dedicated to him in 1974 the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.

Ryman is considered a representative of Analytical painting. His life's work is in many conflict with the color white and is of international importance. His works include the Museum of Modern Art, Modern Art Gallery exhibited in Schaffhausen and the Metropolitan Museum of Art at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. The Haus der Kunst in Munich devoted to the artist a solo exhibition.

2005 Countryman was awarded the Praemium Imperiale and the Roswitha Haftman price.

Public collections

  • Modern Art Gallery, Schaffhausen
  • Migros Museum of Contemporary Art