ALBERT YORK: A LOAN EXHIBITION                          APRIL 27 - JUNE 21, 2013

Woman in brown dress and grey hat standing center left; black and white docg sitting at center right, in a landscape
ALBERT YORK (1928 - 2009)
Woman and Dog in Moonlit Landscape
Oil on masonite, 12 x 10 inches
Painted in 1977
Private Collection
Red geraniums and leaves in blue pot with single fallen leaf at left and bird with red head at right on brown table
ALBERT YORK (1928 - 2009)
Geranium in Blue Pot with Fallen Leaf and Bird
Oil on wood panel, 18 x 16 15/16 inches
Painted in June 1982
Private Collection
This loan exhibition will consist of 24 paintings borrowed from private collections; the works date from about 1963 until 1990. Although he did a number of drawings from about 2002 until 2005, he completed no paintings after 1992. Featured in this exhibition is YORK'S last, unfinished oil, on which he worked until shortly before his death; this remarkable picture has never before been seen. 

ALBERT YORK was born in Detroit in 1928 and studied at the Ontario College of Art and at the Society of Arts and Crafts in Detroit; he passed away in Southampton, New York in 2009. 

Davis & Langdale Company has represented YORK since 1963. In that time, YORK has had numerous one-man shows at Davis & Langdale (once Davis Galleries; then Davis & Long Company). A group of twenty paintings by YORK was exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in 1982. His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions, including the widely traveled American Still Life: 1945 - 1983, organized by the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas, in 1983 - 1984. In 1989, paintings by YORK were included in the Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York, exhibition Painting Horizons: Jane Freilicher, Albert York, April Gornik. In 1990, his work could be seen simultaneously at the Heckscher Museum, Huntington, New York, in Long Island Landscape Painting: The 20th Century, and at The Art Museum at Stonybrook, New York, in 20th Century Long Island Landscape Painting. More recently, in 1992, YORK was the subject of a solo exhibition at Mills College Art Gallery, Oakland, California, organized by Bill Berkson. YORK gave his only interview in 1995 to Calvin Tomkins, who subsequently wrote a profile of the artist for The New Yorker

YORK was selected by Werner Kramarsky to receive the 2001 Francis J. Greenburger Award. This award is given to artists who, in the opinion of the nominator, should be better known to the public.

ALBERT YORK is represented in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska, and the Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York.

Cut lemon next to fern in yellow pot on light blue saucer on light yellow table
ALBERT YORK (1928 - 2009)
Still Life with Plant and Lemon
Oil on canvas mounted on wood, 7 1/4 x 10 inches
Painted about 1964
Private Collection
Black and white cow facing left, with head turned right, in grassy landscape
​ALBERT YORK (1928 - 2009)
Oil on board, 9 x 10 inches
Painted about 1972
​Private Collection
NEW YORK, NY 10021