Tom Nozkowski

1. – While I am sure we met casually before this, I first remember meeting Harry Roseman around 1980 at a dinner at Don and Micki Johnson’s house in High Falls. Joyce Robins and Catherine Murphy were also there. We watched fat snow flakes falling outside the glass wall of the Johnson’s dining area. A deer walked by. There was no back on my chair. A large and hairy dog that oddly smelled of garlic was very friendly. The meal was vegetarian, involving beans and tofu, and the conversation was excellent.

2. – Thomas Nozkowski is a painter who has had over sixty one-person shows of his work since 1979. His most recent exhibitions include a show of new work at the Max Protetch Gallery, New York (February, 2006); BravinLee Gallery, New York (May, 2006); Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles (April, 2005) and a ten-year survey of paintings at Haunch of Venison, London (April 2004). The New York Studio School presented a twenty-five year survey of his drawings in January 2003. In the Spring of 2008, the Musée d’art contemporain, Montreal, Canada will launch a career retrospective of Nozkowski’s work. He is represented in the collections of the Addison Gallery of American Art, The Brooklyn Museum, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, The High Museum of Art, The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art and The Phillips Collection among others. He is a Guggenheim fellow and has received the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award of Merit in Painting. He is Professor of Painting at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.

—- February, 2007