Kermit Oliver

Kermit Oliver


Born in Refugio; resides in Waco


Painted: Tyler SP and Dinosaur Valley SP



BA, Art Education, Texas Southern University, Houston, 1967

Artist Seminar with Elaine deKooning, Rice University, Houston, 1966


Career Highlights

Lifetime Achievement Award, Art League of Houston, 2013


Selected Exhibitions

Bayou City Chic: Progressive Streams of Modern Art in Houston, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, 2015 (catalog)

Lone Star Portraits, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, 2014

Kermit Oliver: Tracing Our Pilgrimage, Art League of Houston Gallery, Houston, 2013 (catalog)

Retrospective, Notes from a Child’s Odyssey: The Art of Kermit Oliver, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2005 (catalog)

Texas Myths and Realities, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1995 (catalog)

Texas Contemporary: Acquisitions of the 90s, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1993

Solo, Kermit Oliver: Current Allegories, Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont; Art Center of Waco, Waco, 1989–1990

Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston, 1980s to present

Fresh Paint: The Houston School, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, traveled to Institute for Art and Urban Resources, Inc. (MoMA PS1), Queens, New York; Oklahoma Contemporary Art Center, Oklahoma City, 1985 (catalog)

Art from Houston in Norway 1982, traveled to museums in the Norwegian cities of: Stavanger, Tromso, Christiansand, and Oslo, 1982 (catalog)

Doors: Houston Artists, Alley Theatre, Houston Festival, Houston, 1979 (catalog)

Solo, DuBose Gallery, Houston, 1971, 1978, 1981, 1983


Selected Public Collections

Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock

Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont

Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas

El Paso Museum, El Paso

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio



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