Paul Resika American, b. 1928


Resika once said that his paintings were never "of something; rather they are something - paintings that have their own very independent existence from the landscape they imagine."  A student of Hans Hofmann and his famed theory of color and with his first solo show at the George Dix Gallery in New York at the tender age of just nineteen, Paul Resika is known as an artist who always followed his own unique path. Resika was associated with the second generation of Abstract Expressionist artists in New York City who sought to meld the gestural emphasis and emotional immediacy of the Expressionists with their own representational subject matter. Resika's work succeeds in seamlessly incorporating the abstract and the figurative within the context of a highly keyed color palette.

Museums and Public Collections

American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY

Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR

Charles B. Goddard Center, Ardmore, OK

Chase Manhattan Bank, New York

Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME

Comcast Corporation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Exxon Corporation, New York

Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN

IBM Corporation, New York

Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

MetLife Collection, New York

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA

Mitsubishi Collections, New York

Municipal Gallery, Bordighera, Italy

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

National Academy Museum, New York, NY

National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC

Neuberger Museum of Art, State University of New York, Purchase, NY

Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Owensboro, KY

Palace of Culture, Warsaw, Poland

Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY

Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA

Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Time Warner Inc., New York

University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ

University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY

Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Wright State University Art Galleries, Dayton, Ohio

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