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R. B. Kitaj (aka Ronald B. Kitaj)

American painter and printmaker

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Kitaj studied at Cooper Union, New York City, and the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna in the early 1950s. He relocated to London in 1958, where he continued his studies at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford and the Royal College of London. His first solo exhibition was at Marlborough Fine Art, London, 1963. In 1976 he organized "The Human Clay" at the Hayward Gallery, London, in which he identified a 'School of London:' primarily figurative works by Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Frank Auerbach, and Leon Kossoff. He was elected to the Royal Academy in 1991. He returned to live in the United States in 1997 and remained there until his death.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500007852.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to R. B. Kitaj (aka Ronald B. Kitaj):

R. B. Kitaj Portrait of Robert Duncan, 20th century Etching printed in brown ink on laid paper
R. B. Kitaj Modern Painters, 1971 Screenprint printed in black, green, and tan inks on heavyweight wove paper
R. B. Kitaj Cutie; A Warm Mamma, 1974 Screenprint and collage, printed in red ink on thin wove chine collé on fibrous Asian paper
R. B. Kitaj Untitled, 20th century Screenprint on white wove paper
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