Past Solo Exhibitions

Al Held
Galerie Huit, Paris
April, 1952

Al Held
Poindexter Gallery, New York
January 18 – February 6, 1960

Al Held
Galería Bonino, Buenos Aires, Argentina
October 30 – November 11, 1961

Al Held
Poindexter Gallery, New York
May 1 – 20, 1961

Al Held
Poindexter Gallery, New York
November 13 – December 1, 1962

Al Held: Bilder
Galerie Renée Ziegler, Zürich
October 1964

Al Held
Galerie Gunar, Düsseldorf
1964

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Al Held
Galerie Müller, Stuttgart
January 21 – February 18, 1966

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Al Held
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
March 25 – May 1, 1966

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Photo Credits: Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam


André Emmerich Gallery/Al Held Studio, New York (simultaneous exhibitions in two locations)
April 15 – May 4, 1967

Al Held: Bilder
Galerie Renée Ziegler, Zürich
1967

Al Held
San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco (traveled to Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., March 16 – April 21, 1968)
January 9 – February 25, 1968

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Photo Credits: Courtesy of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Archives

Al Held
André Emmerich Gallery, New York
October 5 – 24, 1968

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Photo Credits: André Emmerich Estate

Al Held: Recent Paintings
Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (traveled to Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, January 9 – 26, 1969)
November 20 – December 26, 1968

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Photo Credits: Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania

Al Held: New Paintings
André Emmerich Gallery, New York
March 14 – April 1, 1970

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Photo Credits: André Emmerich Estate

Al Held: Bilder
Galerie Renée Ziegler, Zürich
May 1 – May 30, 1970

Al Held: Recent Paintings
Donald Morris Gallery, Detroit
October 16 – November 13, 1971

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Photo Credits: Donald Morris Gallery

Al Held: New Paintings
André Emmerich Gallery, New York
April 1 – 19, 1972

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Photo Credits: André Emmerich Estate

Al Held: New Paintings
André Emmerich Gallery, New York
October 5 – 24, 1973

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Photo Credits: André Emmerich Estate

Al Held
Galerie André Emmerich, Zürich
January 16 – February 16, 1974

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Photo Credits: André Emmerich Estate

Al Held: Recent Paintings and Drawings
Donald Morris Gallery, Detroit
June 8 – July 6, 1974

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Photo Credits: Donald Morris Gallery

Al Held [retrospective]
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
October 11 - December 1, 1974

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Photo Credits: Whitney Museum of American Art

Al Held
Galerie Müller, Cologne
October – November 1974

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Al Held: Drawings
André Emmerich Gallery, New York
March 15 – April 3, 1975

Al Held
Jared Sable Gallery, Toronto
April 26 – May 17, 1975

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Al Held
Adler Castillo Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela
September 1975

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Al Held: New Paintings
André Emmerich Gallery, New York
November 13 – December 1, 1975

Al Held
André Emmerich Gallery, New York
November 13 – December 1,1976

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Photo Credits: André Emmerich Estate

Al Held: Neue Bilder und Zeichnungen/Recent Paintings and Drawings
Galerie André Emmerich, Zürich
January 15 – February 19, 1977

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Photo Credits: André Emmerich Estate

Al Held: Fürhe Werke/Early Works
Galerie Renée Ziegler, Zürich
January 15 – February 19, 1977

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Al Held: New Paintings
André Emmerich Gallery, New York
April 29 – May 17, 1977

Al Held: Paintings and Drawings
Annely Juda Fine Art, London
May 10 – June 25, 1977

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Al Held
Donald Morris Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan
November 5 – December 10, 1977

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Photo Credits: Donald Morris Gallery

Al Held
Galerie Roger d'Arnecourt, Paris
1977

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Al Held: Paintings and Drawings 1973 – 1978
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
February 15 – April 1, 1978

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Photo Credits: Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

Al Held: New Paintings
André Emmerich Gallery, New York
April 29 – May 17, 1978

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Photo Credits: André Emmerich Estate

Drawings By Al Held
Mariannne Friedland Gallery, Toronto
May 1978

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Al Held: Drawings 1959 – 1976
Janus Gallery, Venice, California
October 13 – November 11, 1978

Al Held: New Paintings
André Emmerich Gallery, New York
February 17 – March 7, 1979

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Photo Credits: André Emmerich Estate

Al Held: Neue Bilder/Recent Paintings
Gimpel-Hanover & Galerie Andre Emmerich, Zürich
February 16 – March 22, 1980

Al Held: 1959-1961
Robert Miller Gallery, New York
March 29 – April 26, 1980

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Al Held: Recent Paintings
Annely Juda Fine Art, London
April 10 – May 10, 1980

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Al Held: Recent Paintings
Quadrat Bottrop Moderne Galerie, Bottrop, West Germany
May 18 – August 3, 1980

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Al Held: New Paintings 1980
André Emmerich Gallery, New York
November 22 – December 10, 1980

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Photo Credits: André Emmerich Estate

Al Held
Gimpel-Hanover & Galerie Andre Emmerich, Zürich
1981

Al Held
Grand Palais, Paris, FIAC (Foire Internationale d'Art Contemporain) exhibition with André Emmerich Gallery
1981

Al Held: Recent Paintings
Juda Rowan Gallery, London
February 2 – March 6, 1982

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Al Held: 1954-1959
Robert Miller Gallery, New York
March 6 – April 3, 1982

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Al Held: New Paintings
André Emmerich Gallery, New York
November 4 – 27, 1982

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Photo Credits: André Emmerich Estate

Al Held: Drawings
The American Academy in Rome, Rome
1982

Al Held: New Paintings
Donald Morris Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan
May 7 – June 4, 1983

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Al Held: New Editions, Stone Ridge
Pace Editions, New York
1983

Al Held: Zeichnungen von 1976
Gimpel-Hanover & Galerie André Emmerich, Zürich (traveled as 'Al Held: Drawings' from 1976 to André Emmerich Gallery, New York, March 22 – April 14, 1984)
February 1984

Al Held: Paintings
André Emmerich Gallery, New York
March 22 – April 14, 1984

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Photo Credits: André Emmerich Estate

Al Held: Major Paintings
Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago
March 28 – April 25, 1984

Al Held: Major Paintings and Works on Paper
Marianne Friedland Gallery, Toronto
opened November 10, 1984

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Al Held
André Emmerich, New York
April 25 – May 18, 1985

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Photo Credits: André Emmerich Estate

Al Held: New Paintings
André Emmerich Gallery, New York
October 2 – 26, 1985

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Photo Credits: André Emmerich Estate

Al Held: Recent Paintings
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco
April 16 – May 17, 1986

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Photo Credits: John Berggruen Gallery

Al Held: Drawings 1980-1986
André Emmerich Gallery, New York
October 15 – November 8, 1986

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Photo Credits: André Emmerich Estate

Al Held: Drawings
Juda Rowan Gallery, London
January 22 – February 28, 1987

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Photo Credits: Juda Rowan Gallery

Taxi Cabs 1959
Robert Miller Gallery, New York
March 4 – 28, 1987

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Photo Credits: Robert Miller Gallery

Al Held: Zu Zeigen
Galerie Renée Ziegler, Zürich
March 27 – May 2, 1987

Al Held: New Paintings
André Emmerich Gallery, New York
April 2 – 25, 1987

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Photo Credits: André Emmerich Estate

Al Held: New Paintings
Donald Morris Gallery, Inc., Birmingham, Michigan
April 23 – May 28, 1988

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Al Held: Watercolors
André Emmerich Gallery, New York
October 13 – November 5, 1988

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Photo Credits: André Emmerich Estate

Al Held: New Paintings
André Emmerich Gallery, New York
March 2 – 25, 1989

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Photo Credits: André Emmerich Estate

Al Held: Recent Paintings
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco
October 12 – November 11, 1989

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Al Held: Watercolors 1989
Marianne Friedland Gallery, Toronto
November 11 – 30, 1989

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Al Held
Galerie Renée Ziegler, Zürich
1989

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Al Held: After Paris, 1953 – 1955
Robert Miller Gallery, New York
January 4 – February 3, 1990

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Photo Credits: Robert Miller Gallery

Al Held Arbeiten von 1989
Galerie Renée Ziegler, Zürich
April 20 – May 23, 1990

Al Held: Neue Arbeiten
Galerie Hans Mayer, Düsseldorf
August 13 – September 17, 1990

Al Held: New Paintings
André Emmerich Gallery, New York
November 6 – December 1, 1990

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Photo Credits: André Emmerich Estate

Al Held: Etchings and Color Woodblock Prints
Crown Point Press, New York
November 10 – December 15, 1990

Al Held: Paintings 1990
Heland Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm
April 25 – May 20, 1991

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Al Held: The Italian Watercolors
André Emmerich Gallery, New York
September 10 – October 12, 1991

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Photo Credits: André Emmerich Estate

Harry, If I Told You, Would You Know?
André Emmerich Gallery/Galbreath Co. storefront 57th Street, New York
October – November 1991

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Photo Credits: André Emmerich Estate

Al Held
Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas
January 24 – March 8, 1992

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Al Held: Paintings and Works on Paper
Allene Lapides Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
August 21 – September 11, 1992

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Al Held: New Paintings
André Emmerich Gallery, New York
October 8 – November 7, 1992

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Photo Credits: André Emmerich Estate

Al Held
Hokin Gallery, Bar Harbor Islands, Florida
December 1992

Al Held: Etchings
Crown Point Press, New York
March 10 – April 17, 1993

Al Held: Watercolors and Acrylics
Landau Fine Art, Montreal
April 25 – June 15, 1993

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Al Held: Italian Watercolors
Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Aug. 27 – Sep. 26, 1993 (traveled to Adams Landing Contemporary Art Space, Cincinnati, October 6 – November 14, 1993; Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, January 4 – February 15, 1994)

Al Held: Painting in Paris 1950 – 1952
Robert Miller Gallery, New York
September 13 – October 8, 1994

Al Held: Time Past – Time Future
André Emmerich Gallery, New York
March 24 – April 22, 1995

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Photo Credits: André Emmerich Estate

Geometric Abstraction
Allene Lapides Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
1995

Al Held: Aquarelle
Hans Strelow, Dusseldorf
February 2 – April 13, 1996

Al Held: Graphite/Charcoal Drawings
André Emmerich Gallery, New York
April 4 – May 11, 1996

Al Held: Recent Paintings
André Emmerich Gallery, New York
March 27 – April 19, 1997

Al Held (The Last Series: 1964-65)
Robert Miller Gallery, New York
October 14 – November 14, 1998

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Al Held
Dorothy Blau Gallery, Inc., Bay Harbor Islands, Florida
May 25 – June 15, 1999

Al Held: Unfolding
Robert Miller Gallery, New York
October 21 – November 25, 2000

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Al Held: The Italian Watercolors
Ameringer/Howard Fine Art, Inc., Boca Raton, Florida
December 14, 2000 – January 6, 2001

Al Held: Large-Scale Watercolor Paintings
Pillsbury and Peters Fine Art, Ltd., Dallas (traveled to Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, October 12 – November 10, 2001)
Mav 18 – July 7, 2001

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Al Held in Black and White: Paintings and Works on Paper
Ameringer/Howard/Yohe, New York
September 4 - October 11, 2001

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Photo Credits: Ameringer McEnery Yohe Gallery

Expanding Universe: The Recent Paintings of Al Held
Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, January 12 – March 4, 2002 (traveled to Dennos Museum Center, Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, December 15, 2002 – March 9, 2003; Reed College, Portland April 12 – June 20, 2003; Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, August 3 – September 28, 2003; Boston University, November 7, 2003 – January 11, 2004; University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, January 22 – March 27, 2004)

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Al Held: Beyond Sense
Robert Miller Gallery, New York
November 20, 2003 – January 3, 2004

Al Held: Public Projects
Robert Miller Gallery, New York
January 11 – 15, 2005

Art in Architecture: Al Held
Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, Florida
February 26 – April 3, 2005

Al Held: Public Art
Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, Florida
September – October, 2005

Al Held: American Abstract Expressionist Painter, 1928 – 2005
J. Johnson Gallery, Jacksonville Beach, Florida
January 7 – March 17, 2006

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In Memory of Al Held 1928 – 2005
Galerie Renée Ziegler, Zürich, Switzerland
January 12 – February 26, 2006

The Watercolors of Al Held
Marianne Friedland Gallery, Naples, Florida
opened February 9, 2006

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Al Held: Gravity’s Strings
Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, Florida
September 15 – October 28, 2007

Al Held: The Watercolor Paintings
Marianne Friedland Gallery, Naples, Florida
February 7 – 28, 2008

Al Held: The Evolution of Style
University Art Museum, Long Beach, California
June 26 – August 10, 2008

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Al Held: Watercolors
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California
September 4 – October 4, 2008

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Al Held: Paintings 1979 – 1993
Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
November 10, 2008 – January 10, 2009

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Photo Credits: Paul Kasmin Gallery

Al Held: Paintings 1979 – 1993
Waddington Galleries, London
November 26 – December 19, 2008

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Photo Credits: Waddington Galleries

Al Held: Prints
Pace Prints Gallery, New York
February 5 – March 7, 2009

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Photo Credits: Pace Print Gallery

Al Held: Selected Works
Marianne Friedland Gallery, Naples, Florida
February 11 – March 12, 2010

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Photo Credits: Marianne Friedland Gallery

Al Held: Concrete Abstraction
Ameringer/McEnery/Yohe, New York
December 9, 2010 – January 29, 2011

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Al Held: Paintings 1959
Craig F. Starr Gallery, New York
June 6 – August 19, 2011

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Photo Credits: Craig F. Starr Gallery

Al Held
Pace Prints 26th Street (project room), New York
January 17 – March 28, 2012

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Photo Credits: Pace Print Gallery

Al Held: Space, Scale and Time
Marianne Friedland Gallery, Naples, Florida
February 9 – 29, 2012

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Al Held: Black and White 1967
Loretta Howard Gallery, New York
March 1 – April 14, 2012

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Photo Credits: Loretta Howard Gallery, New York

Al Held: Alphabet Paintings 1961-1967
Cheim & Read, New York
February 28 – April 20, 2013

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Photo Credits: Cheim & Read Gallery, New York

Installation of the Al Held room
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
July 4, 2013 – April 7, 2014

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Al Held: Scale
Marianne Friedland Gallery, Naples, Florida
February 6 – 28, 2014

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Al Held: Armatures
Cheim & Read at ADAA: The Art Show, New York
March 4 – 8, 2015

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Photo Credits: Cheim & Read Gallery, New York

Al Held: Marker Drawings 1972–1973
Van Doren Waxter at ADAA: The Art Show, New York
March 4 – 8, 2015

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Photo Credits: Van Doren Waxter Gallery

Al Held: Particular Paradox
Van Doren Waxter, New York, New York
May 6 – July 2, 2015

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Van Doren Waxter
Art Basel-Miami Beach/ Kabinett
December 3 - 6, 2015

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Photo Credits: Van Doren Waxter Gallery

Al Held: Black and White Paintings, 1967-1969
Cheim & Read, New York
February 18 – March 26, 2016

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Press Release
Video Walk Through
Panel Discussion
Catalog Available
Press

photos courtesy of Cheim & Read, New York

Al Held: Brushstrokes, India Ink Drawings from 1960
Van Doren Waxter, New York
May 12 – July 8, 2016

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New York Times T Magazine
American Fine Art Magazine
Brooklyn Rail

Photos: Van Doren Waxter, New York