Jon Schueler (1916-1992) – Artist

When I speak of nature, I speak of the sky, because the sky has become all of nature to me. But it is most particularly the brooding, storm-ridden sky over the Sound of Sleat in which I find the living image of past dreams, dreams which had emerged from memory and the swirl of paint. Here I can see the drama of nature charged and compressed. Lands form, seas disappear, worlds fragment, colors merge or give birth to burning shapes, mountain snows show emerald green. Or, for a long moment, life stops still when the gales pause and the sky clears after long days of careening sound and horizontal rain or snow.

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Upcoming One-person Exhibitions

Jon Schueler: Sky as Landscape [Summer Blues]

Summer Blues
oil on canvas 1981
69 x 76 inches o/c 1191

LewAllen Galleries, Santa Fe, NM
August 31-September 29, 2018
Reception August 31, 2018

New Traveling Exhibition

Lost Man Blues: Jon Schueler - Art and War [Lost Man Blues]

Lost Man Blues
oil on canvas 1988
18 x 16 inches o/c 1549

Opening October 2018, & touring 2019 through 2021. Curated by Marissa Roth.
For bookings and information, please contact The Jon Schueler Estate.
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Current Group Exhibitions

[Turbulence I]

Turbulence I
oil on canvas 1958
28 x 35 inches o/c 56-28

The Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn, NY is using its Jon Schueler oil, Turbulence I, 1958, 28" x 35" (o/c 56-28) as part of the exhibition Master Class: Hans Hofmann. Other artists include Lee Krasner, Wolf Kahn, Helen Frankenthaler and Fritz Bultman.
January 27 - June 3, 2018
Boundless Visions [The Sound of Sleat: Echo, I]

The Sound of Sleat: Echo, I
oil on canvas 1975
40 x 48 inches o/c 635

Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana
August 22, 2012 onwards

Upcoming Group Exhibitions

American Masters 1940-1980 [The First Day]

The First Day
oil on canvas New York 1956
48 x 90 inches o/c 56-30

The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
24 Aug - 11 Nov 2018
This exhibition examines how a generation of young Americans challenged local traditions and reinvented modern art.

Latest Museum Acquisitions

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watercolor on canvas 1978
6 1/2 x 10 inches w/c 398

Mills College, Oakland, CA
[Sun]

Sun
oil on paper 1959
20 x 26 1/4 inches o/p 59-10

de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA
[Storm: Red Shadow Over Sleat, II]

Storm: Red Shadow Over Sleat, II
oil on canvas 1974-75
52 x 60 inches o/c 568

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA

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The 19 Jon Schueler Oils in the Collection [Grey Snow Cloud]

Grey Snow Cloud
oil on canvas 1960
32 x 40 inches o/c 60-6

University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY
July 1-Sept 9, 2017
Jon Schueler: Weathering Skies [Winter Storm]

Winter Storm
watercolor on paper 1968
5 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches w/c 68-64

University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY
April 1-June 24, 2017.
Reception June 2, 2017
Jon Schueler: The Women Paintings of the 60s [Phyllis]

Phyllis
oil on canvas 1965
63 x 68 inches o/c 65-7

Berry Campbell, New York
November 17-December 23, 2016
Berry Campbell
530 West 24th Street, New York 10011
tel. 212-924-2178
Opening reception: Thursday, November 17, 6-8pm

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CCASM MODERN & CONTEMPORARY [Changes]

Changes
oil on canvas 1974
36 x 32 inches o/c 481

Chris Clifford and Stephen McCoubrey open a new gallery CCASM MODERN & CONTEMPORARY on the island of Jersey, off the coast of England. The opening exhibition, September 15 -November 3, 2017, showcases Jon Schueler, Helen Frankenthaler, Sam Francis and Robert Motherwell, with a small survey of Henri Matisse prints, 1920s to 1950s.
[Loch Scavaig]

Loch Scavaig
oil on canvas 1957
35 1/4 x 57 1/4 inches o/c 57-37

Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
A Schueler is included in Diebenkorn's Circle: Paintings by Abstract Expressionists of the California School of Fine Arts and Beyond,
Oct 8, 2017-January 7, 2018

[Schueler at the Crocker]

Art of Our Time [Winter Sunday]

Winter Sunday
oil on canvas 1958
80 x 71 inches o/c 58-5

Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL
Nov 4, 2016 - Oct 1, 2017
Out of the Frame [Storm at Sea Remembered]

Storm at Sea Remembered
oil on canvas 1974
69 x 76 inches o/c 531

The McManus, Dundee City Art Gallery, Scotland
November 3, 2016 to May 28, 2017
Selections from the Collection [Untitled]

Untitled
oil on canvas 1950
44 x 48 inches o/c 68-11

Turtle Bay Museum of Art, Redding, CA
October 1, 2016-January 15, 2017
A centenary display of the museum's two watercolors [Two watercolors]

Two watercolors
watercolor on paper 1972
11 3/4 x 15 5/8 inches (left) 11 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches (right) w/c 84 (left), w/c 85 (right)

Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, WI
November 3-December 30, 2016
Oversized: Contemporary Art from the Collection & New Acquisitions: The Museum Collection [The Sea is Red]

The Sea is Red
oil on canvas 1958
67 x 72 inches o/c 330

University of Wyoming Art Gallery, Laramie, WY
May 28-August 20, 2016
Gesture: Expression in Modern Art [Reflection]

Reflection
oil on canvas 1973
70 x 63 inches o/c 330

Paisley Museum and Art Galleries, Scotland
July 16-September 26, 2016
CLOUDS, TEMPORARILY VISIBLE [Sleat Remembered: Light, I]

Sleat Remembered: Light, I
1973
76 x 69 inches o/c 393

WEISMAN ART MUSEUM, MINNEAPOLIS, MN
JANUARY 30-MAY 22, 2016

Publications

Monograph – Jon Schueler: To the North [To the North - book cover]
Essays by Gerald Nordland and Richard Ingleby.
Merrell, October 2002.
ISBN 1 85894-177-6.
128 pages, 132 illustrations, 108 in color.
Price : £25, $35. paperback/flaps.
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Available at local bookstores in the US and UK and online at:
Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com (USA)
Amazon.co.uk/Waterstone's Bookstore (UK)

Autobiography

[Sound of Sleat - book cover] The Sound of Sleat: A Painter's Life,
Edited by Magda Salvesen and Diane Cousineau
Published by Picador USA, March 1999.

Hardcover, 359 pp.
16 pages color and 32 b&w photos.
ISBN 0-312-20015-3
$30 US, £20 UK.

"It is an amazing, totally peculiar piece of work. It may be the best thing ever written about the workings of a painter's mind and eye."
— The Atlantic Monthly, May 1999.
See more book reviews or the book index.

Videos and DVDs

"Jon Schueler: A Life in Painting"
An overview of his life and work. Made from archival and new material.
Winner of several awards.
More information on this and other videos on the Videos and DVDs page.