Nicholas Krushenick was born in New York in 1929. He began his artistic career at the Art Students League after serving in World War II. Krushenick's early development coincided with the shift away from Abstract Expressionism and towards Pop that occurred in America in the late 1960s, and his use of strong colour and bold black outline in his graphic paintings and prints are indeed indicative of a Pop sensibility.

Farifax and mustard, a colour lithograph completed at Gemini Ltd in 1965, is a typical example of this tendency. 
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Chronology
 
1929
Born New York, New York, United States of America

1946-48
Serves in US Army

1948-50
Attends Art Student’s League, New York as part of GI Bill

1950-51
Attends Hans Hoffman School, New York

1951-57
Holds a variety of jobs in New York: constructs stage sets, creates department store window displays, works as framer at Museum of Modern Art, manages antique shop

1958-62
Co-founder of Brata Gallery, New York

1962
Solo exhibition, Graham Gallery, New York

1964
Included in exhibition, Post-Painterly Abstraction, organized by Clement Greenberg Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California

1965
Awarded fellowship at Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Los Angeles
Creates edition of Fairfax and mustard, Gemini Ltd, Los Angeles

1966
Included in exhibition, Systemic Painting, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; New Forms and Shapes of Colour, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

1968
Solo exhibition, Nicholas Krushenick, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; designs sets and costumes for Tyrone Guthrie Theater production of Franz Josef Haydn’s comic opera, Man in the Moon, Minneapolis

1969
Artist-in-residence with solo exhibition at Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire

1970
Solo exhibition, University of South Florida, Tampa

1973
Solo exhibition, University of Alabama, Birmingham

1974
Solo exhibition, Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Oregon

1975
Solo exhibition, California State College, San Bernadino

1976
Solo exhibition, State University of New York, Alfred

1977
Solo exhibition, Newport Art Association, Rhode Island

1977-91
Teaches, at University of Maryland, College Park

1979
Solo exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Miami, Florida

1981
Solo exhibition, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut

1988
Solo exhibition, Stamford Museum, Connecticut

1988
Solo exhibition, University of West Florida, Pensacola

1998
Nicholas Krushenick died in New York, New York, United States of America

Barbara Delano © Tyler Graphics Ltd., revised Kate Buckingham, 2007
This chronology provides an overview of selected biographical information, major solo and group exhibitions held within the artist's own lifetime.

Further information will be added to this site as the National Gallery proceeds with its research and documentation.

Last updated September 2014