Raoul Middleman
Biography & Resume

Raoul Middleman was born in Baltimore in 1935. He has a BA in Philosophy from Johns Hopkins University, and has attended Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Skowhegan, and The Brooklyn Museum Art School. He has been teaching Painting and Drawing at The Maryland Institute College of Art since 1961. His murals of the different aspects of horseracing, done with his class at The Maryland Institute, are on permanent display at The Pimlico Racetrack in Baltimore. He was President of the National Academy of Design from 1998 to 2001. He has shown his work at The Allan Stone Gallery, The Ice Gallery, MB Modern, and The Kouros Gallery in New York; The Roger Lapelle Gallery in Philadelphia; The Troika Gallery on the Eastern shore; and The C.Grimaldis Gallery in Baltimore.

He has painted landscapes in oils, watercolors and pastels in France, in Brittany and the Ardeche; Germany, in Murnau with its impressive view of the Alps; Italy, with the classical light flowing over the hills of Tuscany and Umbria; the raw fractured shifting skies of Scotland; the canyonlands of southern Utah; the seacoast of Buzzard╩╝s Bay; and the embankments along the shores of the Susquehanna. The Katzen Gallery of American University has recently featured his paintings of Narratives, Portraits, and Cityscapes, entitled "City Limits". He is married to Ruth Channing, also an artist.

Raoul Middleman

Education:

  • 1959-1961:Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Full Scholarship
  • 1961:Brooklyn Museum Art School, Full Scholarship
  • 1960:Skowhegan Summer School, Full Scholarship
  • 1955:Johns Hopkins University, Bachelor of Fine Arts

Teaching Positions:

  • 2007:Visiting Artist, Jerusalem Studio School, Israel
  • 2006: Resident Artist, The International School of Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture, Umbria, Italy
  • 1961-present: The Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore,MD
  • 1997-2001: Artist in Residence, Hoffberger Graduate School, Maryland Institute, Baltimore
  • 1998-1999: Acting Director, Hoffberger Graduate School, Maryland Institute, Baltimore
  • 1985: Visiting Critic, Vermont Studio School Summer Program
  • 1981-1983: Resident Director, Summer Landscape Painting Program, Maryland Institute, Walpack, NJ Center
  • 1975-1978: Chairman, Painting Department, Maryland Institute, Baltimore
  • 1973-1974: Artist in Residence, Hoffberger Graduate School, Maryland Institute

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

  • 2015:University of Maryland University College, "Romantic Impressionism", Baltimore, MD
  • 2015:The Maryland Institute, College of Art, "Selfies", Baltimore, MD
  • 2013:C.Grimaldis Gallery," Mae West Suite", Baltimore, Md
  • 2012:City Limits, American University Katzen Gallery, Washington DC
  • 2011:The Century Association, NYC
  • 2011:Baltimore Babes, Kouros Gallery, NYC
  • 2010:Narrative Paintings, Howard Community College, Maryland
  • 2010:Scraps of Self , Prince Georges Community College, Maryland
  • 2009:Kouros Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2009:C.Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, Md
  • 2008:Troika Gallery, Easton, MD
  • 2008:Roger LaPelle Galleries, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2007:Kouros Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2007:Pop to Plein Air, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore
  • 2007:Kouros Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2005:C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore
  • 2005:Rodger Lapelle Galleries, Philadelphia
  • 2004:Kouros Gallery, New York
  • 2003:C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD
  • 2002:Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD
  • 2002:Troika Gallery, Easton, MD
  • 2001:C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD
  • 2001:Horse Drawings, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore
  • 2001:Rodger LaPelle Galleries, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2001:Bavarian Paintings, Murnau, Germany
  • 2001:Rodger LaPelle Galleries, Philadelphia
  • 2000:MB Modern Gallery, New York
  • 1999:C. Grimaldis Gallery , Baltimore, MD
  • 1999:Troika Gallery, Easton, Md
  • 1999:C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore
  • 1999:Rodger LaPelle Galleries, Philadelphia
  • 1999:University of Maryland, College Park, Md
  • 1998:Ice Gallery, New York
  • 1998:Steven Scott Gallery, Baltimore, MD
  • 1997:Ice Gallery, New York
  • 1996:Watercolors of Scotland, Resurgam Gallery, Baltimore, MD
  • 1996:Ice Gallery, New York
  • 1996:Steven Scott Gallery, Baltimore, MD
  • 1968-1996:Represented by Allan Stone Gallery, New York
  • 1993:Narrative Paintings, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD
  • 1991:Artshowcase, Baltimore, MD
  • 1991:Jewish Community Center, Baltimore, MD
  • 1989:Ingber Gallery, New York, NY Bendann Gallery, Baltimore, MD
  • 1988:Swanston Fine Arts, Atlanta, GA
  • 1988:Contemporary Realist Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 1985:Raoul Middleman & Wolf Kahn, Kornbluth Gallery, FairLawn, NJ
  • 1978-1984:Represented by C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD
  • 1983:Narrative Paintings, William Capro Gallery, New Bedford, MA
  • 1982:The Water Gap Art Gallery, Walpack, NJ
  • 1981:Boston University, Boston, MA
  • 1980:Yale Norfolk Summer School
  • 1980:Paintings of the Ardeche, Scott-McKennis Gallery, Richmond, VA
  • 1966:Krasner Gallery , New York, NY
  • 1963:The Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD

Selected Group Exhibitions:

  • 2007:Visions of the Susquehanna, Traveling
  • 2007:Fluid Fields, The Painting Center, New York, NY
  • 2003:Small Treasures, A & C Gallery, East Greenwich, RI
  • 2003:Inaugural Exhibition, A & C Gallery, East Greenwich, RI
  • 2001:Realism: The Art of Time and Place, Nichols Galleries, Barboursville, VA
  • 2001:176th Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York, NY
  • 2001:Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2000:175th Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York, NY
  • 2000:Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1999:Outward Bound, American Art on the Brink of the 21st Century, show travels US & Asia
  • 1999:Artists & Mentors, Denise Bibro, New York, NY
  • 1999:Presidents of the National Academy, National Academy Museum, New York, NY
  • 1999:174th Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York, NY
  • 1999:Ice Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1998:Fallen Angels, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD
  • 1998:The Painterly Landscape, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD
  • 1998:Ice Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1998:173rd Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York, NY
  • 1997:Ice Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1997:American Art Today: Images from Abroad, The Art Museum at Florida International University
  • 1995:Invitational Exhibition, American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York, NY
  • 1993:Invitational Exhibition, American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York, NY
  • 1993:168th Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York, NY
  • 1992:Masters, Mentors, & Makers, Artscape, Baltimore, MD
  • 1990:165th Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York, NY
  • 1990:The Landscape Observed, Maryland Institute, Baltimore, MD
  • 1989:The Landscape Revisited from Maine to Key West, Gaumman Cicchino Gallery, FL
  • 1986:Das Automobil in Der Kunst, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
  • 1985:Contemporary American Realists, W.C. Bradley Company, Columbus, GA
  • 1984:Primacy of Seeing, Thorpe Intermedia Gallery, Sparkill, NY
  • 1984:159th Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York, NY
  • 1984:Ingber Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1982:The Artists' Choice, William Capro Gallery, New Bedford, MA
  • 1982:Contemporary Watercolors, Goucher College, Towson, MD
  • 1982:The Painterly Landscape, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ
  • 1976:The Painterly Vision, Demock Gallery, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
  • 1975:Painterly Representations, Ingber Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1974:Figurative Painting, Queens College, New York, NY
  • 1973:Sense of Place, Midwest Travelling Show, Curated by Alan Gussow
  • 1971:Painters of Sea & Sky, Colby College, ME
  • 1970:Painterly Realism, American Federation of the Arts, New York, NY
  • 1969:Human Concern/Personal Torment, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
  • 1968:Wellington-Ivest Collection, Boston Museum of Art, Boston, MA
  • 1965:Pop Art, Chrysler Museum, Provincetown, MA
  • 1965:New American Realism, Worcester Museum, Worcester, MA
  • 1964:Contemporary Erotica, Van Bovenkamp, New York, NY
  • 1964:Anti-Sensibility, Traveling Show New York, NY

Awards & Prizes:

  • 2003:Edwin Palmer Memorial Prize, National Academy of Design, New York, NY
  • 2001:Artist in Residence, LMCC, World Trade Center, New York, NY
  • 1998-2001:President, National Academy of Design, New York, NY
  • 1997:Benjamin Altman Prize for Figure Painting, National Academy of Design
  • 1992:Artist in Residence, Chateau in Rochefort en Terre, France
  • 1990:Robert & Rochelle Philipp Prize, National Academy of Design, New York, NY

Selected Collections:

  • American Broadcasting Company, New York, NY
  • Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
  • Hamline University, St. Paul, MN
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
  • Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  • National Academy Museum, New York, NY
  • National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.
  • New York Public Library, New York, NY
  • Piper & Marbury, Baltimore, MD
  • RTKL, Baltimore, MD
  • Syracuse University, Baltimore, MD
  • Susquehanna Gateway River Heritage Center, PA
  • Towson University, Baltimore, MD
  • University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • W.C. Bradley Company, Columbus, GA

Selected Reviews/Writings:

  • 2011: David Cohen, "A Preface for Puritans", Artcritical.com.
  • 2002:Ted Rouse, "Baltimore Harbor Scapes"
  • 2001:Joe Shannon, ArtNews
  • 2001:Sylvia Fritsch, "Dramatik Der Landschaft"
  • 2001:W. Bowdoin Davis, "Raoul Middleman"
  • 2000:David Tannous, "Raoul Middleman"
  • 1999:Carl Schoettler, "Raoul Middleman"
  • 1999:Grace Glueck, New York Times, June 16
  • 1999:Edward Sozanski, Philadelphia Enquirer, May 28
  • 1999:Andrew Mangravite, Art Matters
  • 1998:John Dorsey, Baltimore Sun
  • 1994:Louis Finkelstein, "Raoul Middleman-Landscapes"
  • 1992:H. Cotter, New York Times, May 1
  • 1991:R. Haskins, Baltimore Sun, September 15
  • 1985:H. O. Beil, Arts Magazine, May
  • 1982:N. Turner, Arts Magazine, April
  • 1981:P. Mainardi, Arts Magazine, April
  • 1972:Gerrit Henri, ArtNews, April
  • 1969:R. Doty , "Human Concern/Human T orment, The Groteque in American Art", Whitney Museum Publication