Richard Anuszkiewicz American, b. 1930


Anuszkiewicz was an integral member of the Op Art Movement, championing a visual style that made use of optical illusions. One of the foremost colorists in American art, Anuszkiewicz was mentored by Josef Albers, who influenced the young artist's interest in the effects of color on visual perception. Beginning in the 1960s, Anuszkiewicz created canvases boasting repetitive geometric patterns. A number of high profile exhibitions of his work at the Whitney during that decade sparked curatorial interest in his work. The exhibition Americans 1963 at the Museum of Modern Art, coupled with a Time Magazine article on the artist as well as the MOMA's 1965 exhibition The Responsive Eye cemented Anuszkiewicz' status as one of the preeminent American Op artists, if not its leader.


Museums and Public Collections

Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH

Albany State Capitol, Albany, NY

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

The Art Museum, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Birmingham Museum, Birmingham, AL

Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL

Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

Butler University Museum of American Art, Youngstown, OH

Canton Art Institute, Canton, OH

Canton Museum of Art, Ohio

Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art

Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA

Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences, West Virginia

Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH

Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH

Dallas Museum of art, Texas

Denver Museum of Art, Denver, CO

Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Ml

Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA

Elvehjem Museum of Art, Madison, WI

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California

Flint Institute of the Arts, Flint, Ml

Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Guggenheim Museum, New York City, NY

Guilford College Art Gallery, North Carolina

Hekscher Museum, Huntington, NY

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC

Hokkaido Museum of Modem Art, Sapporo, Japan

Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, HI

Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN

Indiana State University Art Collection

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN

Jacksonville Art Museum, Jacksonville, FL

LaJolla Museum fl Art, LaJolla, CA

Lockhaven Art Center, Orlando, FL

Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek, Denmark

Lowe Museum, Coral Gables, FL

Lyman-Allen, New London, CT

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Meade Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, MA

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City NY

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Missouri

Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC

Missoula Art Museum, Montana

Montclair Museum of Art, Montclair, NJ

Museo de Arte Modemo, Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela

Museum of American Art, The Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC

Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL

Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY

Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, West Germany

Museum of the National Academy of Design, New York

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma

Orlando Museum of Art, Florida

Philadelphia Museum of Art    

Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art

San Diego Museum of Art, California   

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.

Tate Gallery, London

University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum

Wichita Art Museum, Kansas

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