Richard Stout - Early Works

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Richard Stout - Early Works

 

Richard Gordon Stout (1934-2020)

Richard Gordon Stout was born in 1934 in Beaumont, Texas. He quickly discovered his interest in art and, while still in high school, studied at the Art Academy of Cincinnati during summer visits with family in Ohio. Stout received a scholarship to attend the School of Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, where he earned his bachelor of fine arts degree. He completed graduate studies and earned his master of fine arts degree at the University of Texas at Austin. From 1959 to 1967, Stout was an instructor at the Museum School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. After completing his MFA, he began teaching art at the University of Houston, a career he maintained until his retirement in 1996. 

 

Selected Biographical and Career Highlights:

1934          Born in Beaumont, Texas

1952–53    Art Academy of Cincinnati, Ohio

1957          BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois

1957          Yale-Norfolk, Norfolk, Connecticut

1959–67    Faculty, Museum School, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

1968          Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, New York

1969          MFA, University of Texas at Austin, Texas

1969–96    Professor, University of Houston, Texas

1976          Travel Grant, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

2004          Texas Artist of the Year, Art League of Houston, Texas

2010          Artist of the Year, Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art (CASETA) 

Resides in Houston, Texas

 

Selected Prizes, Awards:

1958         Houston Annual: Materials Prize

1962         Purchase Prize Texas General

1976         Prize Houston Area Exhibition

 

Selected Exhibitions:

1951-52    Beaumont Art League, Beaumont, Texas

1952-53    Cincinnati Art Academy, Cincinnati, Ohio

1953-57    School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois

1955–78    Tri-State Annual, Beaumont Art Museum, Beaumont, Texas (regular exhibitions)

1956          The 1014 Art Center, with Jack Beal, Chicago, Illinois

1957          Chicago and Vicinity Exhibition, Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois

1957          Denver Museum of Art, Annual Exhibition, Denver, Colorado

1957          Momentum, Mid-Continental Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois

1957-58    Wells Street Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

1957-58    Cushman Gallery, Houston, Texas

1958          Solo, Beaumont Art Museum, Beaumont, Texas

1958          Texas Oil ’58, A Salute to the Oil Industry of the State by Texas Painters, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, traveled to: Bank of the Southwest, Houston; Dallas Public Library, Dallas; Republic National Bank of Dallas, Texas (catalogue)

1958          (December) 33rd Annual Houston Artists Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas (materials award)

1958-59     Museum School, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

1958-60     New Arts Gallery, Houston, Texas

1959          Solo, New Arts Gallery, Houston, Texas

1959          34th Annual Houston Artists Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

1959          Solo, Hayden Calhoun Galleries, Dallas, Texas

1959          Made in Texas by Texans, Dallas Museum of Contemporary Art, Sheraton-Dallas Hotel, Dallas, Texas (catalogue)

1960          Delgado Museum of Art, Annual Exhibition, New Orleans, Louisiana

1960          35th Annual Houston Artists Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

1960          Butler Institute of American Art, Annual, Youngstown, Ohio

1960          American Provincetown Exhibition, Provincetown, Massachusetts

1960-61    Fifth International Hallmark Art Award Exhibition, Wildenstein Gallery, New York, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas in 1961

1960-70    Sun Carnival Annual Exhibition, El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, Texas

1960-80    Meredith Long & Company, Houston, Texas and New York, New York

1961          Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas

1961          Solo, Beaumont Art Museum, Beaumont, Texas

1961          Second Triennial of Original Watercolor Graphics, Basel, Switzerland

1961-70    Oklahoma Annual Exhibition, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

1962          24th Annual Texas Painting and Sculpture Exhibition 1962–1963, circulated: Witte Museum, San Antonio; Centennial Art Museum, Corpus Christi; Beaumont Art Museum, Beaumont; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas (purchase prize)

1962–63    Museum School Faculty Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

1963          13th Southwestern Exhibition of Prints and Drawings, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas

1963          25th Annual Texas Painting and Sculpture Exhibition 1963–1964, circulated: Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; Centennial Art Museum, Corpus Christi; Beaumont Art Museum, Beaumont; El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso; Witte Museum, San Antonio; University of Texas at Austin, Texas 

1963–85    Meredith Long & Company, Houston, Texas (solo and group exhibitions)

1964          Houston Dimension Exhibition, Houston, Texas

1964          Festival of the Bible in the Arts, Temple Emanuel, Houston, Texas

1964          Solo, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri

1965          Texas Painting & Sculpture Annual, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas

1966          100 Contemporary American Drawings, Museum of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

1967-80     Faculty Exhibition, University of Houston, Texas

1968          Solo, Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, New York

1968          The Sphere of Art in Texas, Texas Fine Arts Commission, Texas Pavilion, Hemisfair ‘68, San Antonio, Texas 

1968          Solo, McNay Art Institute, San Antonio, Texas

1968–70    Contemporary American Art, U.S. Department of Commerce, toured Australia

1970          Award Winners Exhibition, Museum of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

1970          The Larger Canvas, RepublicBank, Houston, Texas (catalogue)

1970          The Highway, Rice University, Institute for the Arts, Houston, Texas (catalogue)

1970-71    Texas Fine Arts Association, Austin, Texas

1971          Solo, McNay Art Institute, San Antonio, Texas

1971          Other Coasts Exhibition ‘71, California State University, Long Beach, California (catalogue)

1971          Larger Canvas Two, RepublicBank, Houston, Texas (catalogue)

1971          Main Street One, City of Houston, Texas

1971          New Works of Former Award Winners, Texas Fine Arts Association, Austin, Texas, traveling exhibition

1972          Three Americans, Texas Fine Arts Association, Austin, Texas, traveling

1973          Solo, Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas (catalogue)

1973          Houston Area Exhibition, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Texas

1974          Abstract Painting and Sculpture in Houston, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

1974          Davis and Long Gallery, New York, New York

1975          Richard Stout: Recent Paintings, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas

1975          Houston Area Exhibition, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Texas (catalogue) prize

1975          Five Painters, Pollock Galleries, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas

1976-78     Beaumont Art Museum, Beaumont, Texas

1977          Houston Area Exhibition, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Texas

1977          Texas Twenty, Nave Museum, Victoria, Texas

1977          Art Today: U.S.A. III, Tehran, Iran

1977          International Art Fair, Cologne, West Germany

1979          Doors: Houston Artists, Alley Theatre, Houston Festival, Houston, Texas (catalogue)

1979          Achenbach & Kimmerich, Dusseldorf, West Germany

1980          Solo, Jurgen Schweinebraden, Berlin, Germany

1980          Man and the Environment, International Graphic Portfolio, 50 invited artists, Jurgen Schweinebraden, East Berlin, Germany (catalogue)

1980          Eros, Julius Hummel Kunsthandlung, Vienna, Austria

1980          Gallerie Thommen, Basel, Switzerland

1981          Gallerie de Arti Pellegrino, Bologna, Italy

1982          Art from Houston in Norway 1982, Stavanger Kunstforening, Norway; Tromso Kunstforening, Norway; Christiansand Kunstforening, Norway; Oslo Kunstforening, Norway (catalogue)

1983          Solo, Touchstone Gallery, New York, New York

1983          Triennial, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana (catalogue)

1983          Southern Fictions, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas (catalogue)

1983          New Art From a New City: Houston,Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria, traveled to: Galerie an der Stadtmauer, Villach, Austria; Museum of Modern Art, Vienna; Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, West Germany (catalogue)

1984          Solo, M.S.C. Gallery, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

1984          1984, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas

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

1985          The Avant Old Guard, 1600 Smith, Houston, Texas

1985          Works on Paper: Eleven Houston Artists, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas (catalogue)

1985          25th Anniversary Exhibition, Meredith Long & Company, Houston, Texas

1986          The Texas Landscape, 1900-1986, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas (catalogue)

1987-89     Solos, W. A. Graham Gallery, Houston, Texas

1988          Houston ’88, 1600 Smith, Houston, Texas

1988          McNay Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas

1988          Drawn from Life, Sewell Art Gallery, Rice University, Houston, Texas

1988          Texas Art: An Exhibition selected from the Menil Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Trustee's Collection of the Contemporary Arts Museum, Menil Collection Richmond Hall, Houston, Texas

1989          Looking at Color, Transco Tower, Houston, Texas

1989          The Food Show, Grand Central Galleries, New York, New York

1989          Texas Figurative Art, Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas

1991          Texas Art Celebration ’91, Assistance League of Houston, Texas

1991          Solos, W. A. Graham Gallery, Houston, Texas

1992          Island Inspired, Galveston Art Center, Galveston, Texas

1993          Conventional Forms/Insidious Visions, Glassell School of Art, Houston, Texas

1993          Texas Art Celebration ’93, Assistance League of Houston, Texas

1994          Solo, Richard Stout’s Paintings, Davis-McClain Gallery, Houston, Texas

1995          Faith in Vision, Transco Tower Gallery, Houston, Texas

1996          Solo, Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, Texas

1996          Houston Area Exhibition, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Texas

1996          Texas Modern and Postmodern, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas (catalogue)

1997          Solo, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

1997          Richard Stout: Structures of Intimacy, Houston, Texas

1997          Richard Stout: Paintings & Drawings, Museum of East Texas, Lufkin, Texas

1998          Richard Stout, Galveston Art Center, Galveston, Texas

1998          Richard Stout: Paints, Mario Villa Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana

1998          Richard Stout: Paintings, Mulcahy Modern, Dallas, Texas

1999          Richard Stout: Intimate Journey, Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas; Brevard County Museum of Art and Science, Melbourne, Florida (catalogue)

1999          Richard Stout: Vernacular of Beauty, Houston, Texas

2000          Richard Stout, Art Museum of Melbourne, Florida

2000          Pillsbury & Peters Fine Art, Dallas, Texas

2001          Richard Stout: In Pursuit of the Sublime, Pillsbury and Peters Gallery, Dallas, Texas

2003          Richard Stout: Recent Work, Pillsbury and Peters Gallery, Dallas, Texas

2004          Richard Stout: Approaching the Limits of Space, Houston, Texas

2004          Richard Stout: Texas Artist of the Year 2004, Art League of Houston, Texas

2004          Richard Stout: 2004 Texas Artist of the Year, Chase Bank Heritage Hall, Houston, Texas

2004          A Selection of Art Made in Houston 1950-1965, Brazos Projects, Brazos Bookstore, Houston, Texas

2004          Richard Stout: New Photogravures, Tembo Collaborative Studio, Houston, Texas

2005          Inaugural Exhibition, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, Texas

2006          Houston Art in Houston Collections: Works from 1900 to 1965, Heritage Society Museum, Houston, Texas

2006          Richard Stout: Recent Paintings, Sculpture, Photogravures, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, Texas; Houston, Texas

2006          Richard Stout: The Arc of Perception, Artist’s home, Houston, Texas

2007          Jack Boynton and Richard Stout: Early Works in Houston, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

2007          Texas Modern: The Rediscovery of Early Texas Abstraction (1935-1965),Martin Museum of Art, Baylor University, Waco, Texas (catalogue)

2009          Painting West Texas: 35 Artists/100 Years, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas (catalogue)

2009          Solo, Gulf Coast Communion: 35 Impressions of the Texas Coast 1950-2009, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas (catalogue)

2009          A Texas Sampler: Vintage Paintings by Thirty Texas Artists, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

2009-10     The Texas Aesthetic: Contemporary Texas Regionalism, Annual Exhibition, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

2009          Back to the Future: Elements of “Modern” in Mid-Century Texas Art, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

2009          Texas Paper: Watercolors, Pastels and Drawings from the Lone Star State, 1938-2008, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

2009–10    Texas Art Seen, Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas

2010          Water Rites: Rivers, Lakes, and Streams in Texas Art, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

2010          Richard Stout: Alternate Realities, Beeville Art Museum, Beeville, Texas

2010          Third Anniversary Show: A Tribute to Houston Artists, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

2010          Richard Stout Paintings—Sky, Sea & Earth, UAC Gallery, Houston Baptist University, Houston, Texas

2010          The Presence of Light: Sky and Light in the Texas Landscape, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

2010          Texas Collages: A Tribute to Kurt Schwitters, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

2011          Southeast Texas Art: Cross-Currents and Influences 1925–1965, Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas

2011          Richard Stout: Painting and Sculpture from 2010 and 2011, Artist’s home, Houston, Texas

2011          Lone Star Modernism: A Celebration of Mid-Century Texas Art, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

2011          Richard Stout: The Early Years, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

2011          Portrait of Houston: 1900–2011, Alliance Gallery, Houston Arts Alliance, Houston, Texas (catalogue)

2011          Breakthrough: Sixty Years of Texas Abstraction, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

2012          A Survey of Texas Modernists, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

2012          Texas Expressionism, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

2013          Restless Heart: The Collectors’ Quest to Find Texas in Art, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas

2013          A Tribute to Texas Rivers, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

2013          Rhythms of Modernism, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

2013          Richard Stout: The Last Home Show, Artist’s home, Houston, Texas

2013          Summer Encore Exhibition, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

2013          Lives Played Out on Canvas: Paintings by Otis Huband, Richard Stout and Dick Wray, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

2014          Houston Founders at City Hall Art Exhibition, City Hall, Houston, Texas

2014          Pursuit of the Sublime: The Art of David Cargill & Richard Stout, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

2014–15    Macrocosm/Microcosm: Abstract Expressionism in the American Southwest, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

2014          A New Visual Vocabulary: Developments in Texas Modernism 1935-1965, One Allen Center, Lobby Gallery, Houston, Texas

2014          Lone Star Masters of Modernism, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

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

2015          Texas Modernists, The Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas 

2015          Return to the Sea: Recent Works by Richard Stout, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

2016          Texas Originals: Six Bayou City Expressionists, William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas

2016          This WAS Contemporary Art: Fine and Decorative Arts in Houston, 1945-1965, curated by Randy Tibbits and Tam Keihnhoff, The Heritage Society, Houston, Texas

2017          Transient Views: The Places of Our Lives, William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas

2017          Houston’s Expressionist Legacy: Richard Stout & Friends, William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas

2017-2018 Richard Stout: Sense of Home, traveling exhibition: Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas; Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas; and The O’Kane Gallery, University of Houston-Downtown, Houston, Texas 

2017-2018 A Food Affaire: Ceramics by Henri Gadbois & Still Lifes by Richard Stout, William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas

2018          South and North of the Border: Houston Paints Mexico,curated by Randy Tibbits and Tam Keihnhoff, The Julia Ideson Building, Houston Public Library, Houston, Texas 

2018          South and North of the Border: Houston Paints Houston, curated by Randy Tibbits and Tam Keihnhoff, The Heritage Society, Houston, Texas 

2018          Transformed: Jack Boynton & Richard Stout, William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas

2019          The New Show, Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas

2019          The Next Show, Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas

2019          Modernist Visions of the Southwest, Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas

 

Selected Public Collections:

Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas

Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas

Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio

Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas

Kupferstichkabinett, Museum of Fine Art, Dresden, Germany

McNay Museum, San Antonio, Texas

Menil Collection, Houston, Texas

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

University of Houston, Texas

University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama 

University of Texas at Austin, Texas

Welch Foundation, Houston, Texas

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