Reinhardt’s influence as a teacher and writer was as significant as his art. He taught at Brooklyn College from 1947 to 1967. He also lectured at the California School of Fine Arts, San Francisco, in 1950; the University of Wyoming, Laramie, in 1951; Yale University, New Haven, from 1952 to 1953; and at Hunter College, New York, from 1959 to 1967.
Reinhardt was given his first solo exhibition at Columbia Teachers College in 1943, and by 1946 was showing regularly with the Betty Parsons Gallery, New York. Reinhardt was a pioneer of Hard-edge painting at this time. In the 1950s, he began to limit his palette to a single colour, moving from red to blue and then to his final stage of black paintings.
In 1966, the Jewish Museum, New York, organised an exhibition of Reinhardt’s paintings, which was accompanied by a catalogue with texts by Lucy Lippard and the artist – Reinhardt died the following year. In 1970, the Marlborough Gallery in New York exhibited the Black Paintings executed between 1951 and 1967. In 1972, the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf organized an exhibition of Reinhardt’s work, which traveled to the Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Kunsthaus Zürich; Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Paris; and Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts, Vienna. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, mounted an exhibition entitled Reinhardt and Color in 1980. Reinhardt’s essays continued to influence many Conceptual artists in the 1970s. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, organized a major exhibition of Reinhardt’s work in 1991. He died in 1967 in New York.
|1937 Untitled oil on wood|
|1938 Study for a Painting collage|
|1939 Paper Collage|
|1941 Red and Blue Composition oil on fibreboard|
|1941 Untitled paper collage|
|1946 Yellow Painting (Abstraction) oil on canvas|
|1950 Untitled (Red and Gray)|
|1950 Untitled (Yellow and White)|
|1951-52 Abstract Painting|
|1952 Abstract Painting Blue (2)|
|1952 Abstract Painting, Blue|
|1952 Abstract Painting, Red|
|1954-58 Painting oil on canvas|
|1955 Free and Fluid/Matisse Reclining Figure india ink on postacrd|
|1955 Front of Free and Fluid|
|1957 Abstract Painting|
|1958 Places He Travelled india ink on coloured pencil on postcard|
|1961 Abstract Painting No. 4|
|1962 Abstract Painting No. 5|
|1963 Abstract Painting|
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