CAROLYN PLOCHMANN BIO

EDUCATION

1943-47  Toledo Museum of Art School of Design, Toledo, OH

1943-47   University of Toledo, B.A.

1947-49  State University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA; as George W. Stevens Fellow from Toledo Museum of Art; M.F.A.

1950  Instruction from Alfeo Faggi, Woodstock, NY

1951  Dissection Anatomy Course, Southern Illinois University Graduate School, Carbondale, IL

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019     Sheer Poetry, Paintings by Carolyn Plochmann, B. Deemer Gallery, Louisville, KY

2017     Carolyn Plochmann recent works, B. Deemer Gallery, Louisville, KY

2002    Carolyn Plochmann’s Gifts, Rend Lake, IL- 4 Illinois Museums

Between Two Worlds, Illinois State Museum, Southern Illinois Art Gallery, Rend Lake, IL

Intuitions, Woodstock Artists Association, Woodstock, NY

2001, 1998, 1995,  1994, 1992, 1989, 1987, 1983,1981, 1973   Kennedy Galleries, New York, NY

1990-91  Carolyn Plochmann: A Charmed Vision, Evansville Museum of Arts and Sciences, Evansville, IN (Retrospective)

1991   Carolyn Plochmann: A Charmed Vision, (Retrospective)

The Mitchell Museum, Mt. Vernon, IL,

The Center for Contemporary Art, University City, MO,

Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Owensboro, KY,

Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN

1983   Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL

1979, 1973, 1962    Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, Evansville, IN (Retrospective)

1978     Paducah Art Guild, Paducah, KY

1973     Paine Art Center, Oshkosh, WI (Retrospective)

1970    Philadelphia Water Color Club Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

1968    The Witte Museum, San Antonio, TX

1967     Laura Musser Museum, Muscatine, IA

1967   Southern Illinois University Student Christian Foundation, Carbondale, IL

1966   Paducah Art Guild, Paducah, KY

St. Louis Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1965, 1955    Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH

1963   Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

1959    Bergstrom Museum, Neenah-Menasha, WI

1958   The Bresler Galleries, Milwaukee, WI

1952    Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2009    LEGACIES; recent gifts of the work of Carolyn Plochmann and

Stephen S. Pace.  Evansville Museum, Evansville, IN                   

2007     Shining Spirit: Westheimer Family Collection, Catalogue Editor, Alison B. Amick, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK

2003    Carbondale Community Arts, Carbondale, IL

1999   Invitation to Biennale Internazionale dell’ Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy

1996   48th Annual Exhibition American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY 

American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY

Kutztown University, Group show

1993    A Procession of Spirits, Louisville Visual Art Association, Louisville, KY

45th Annual American Academy Purchase Exhibition, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY

1991, 1989, 1988   Arts in Celebration, Carbondale, IL

1979-89, 1976-77, 1973-74    Kennedy Galleries, New York, NY

1986    West ‘86/Art and the Law traveling exhibition: Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Great Hall; Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA; Blanden Memorial Art Museum, Fort Dodge, IA; Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul, MN; Sunrise Museum, Charleston, WV

1985    West ‘85/Art and the Law traveling show: Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.; Alexandria Courthouse, Alexandria, VA; Cedar Rapids

1983, 1957     State University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

1980    West ‘80/Art and the Law traveling show: State Bar Association, Omaha, NB; Tulane University, New Orleans, LA; State Bar Association, Raleigh, NC; City Hall, Dallas, TX; State Bar Association, Austin, TX; Bar

Association, St. Louis, MO; Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul, MN; Kennedy Galleries, New York, NY

1970    26th Illinois Invitational, Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL

1973  Illinois State Governor’s Mansion Invitational

1972   The Distaff Side, Mitchell Art Museum, Mt. Vernon, IL

1969    Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, Memphis, TN

1969    Sheldon Swope Art Gallery, Terre Haute, IN

Sneed Gallery, Rockford, IL

1969, 1962  Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA

1968  Weyhe Gallery, New York, NY

1967-68, 1964-65,1959, 1957, 1953-55, 1949-51, 1942-47  Toledo Federation of Art Societies, Toledo, OH

1967-65, 1958-55   Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, Evansville, IN 

1966   Kutztown University, Group Show

1965   Arnold Finkel Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL

1965, 1957, 1955, 1954, 1952, 1951  Ohio University, Athens, OH

1965, 1959-58    Temple Israel, St. Louis, MO

1964, 1961, 1959, 1957, 1953-55, 1951    Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH

1964   Eleven Women Painters, Jewish Community Center, St. Louis, MO

American Society for Church Architecture, Philadelphia, PA

1962     Forum Gallery, New York, NY

1959    Chautauqua Art Association, Chautauqua, NY

1958     Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH

1958, 1957    Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH

1957, 1954, 1952    City Art Museum of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

1954-55    American Federation of Arts Traveling Exhibition

1946     Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA

 

 

SELECTED AWARDS

1985     West Collection, St. Paul, MN. Purchase Award

1969     Philadelphia Water Color Club, Philadelphia, PA. M.V. Zimmerman Memorial Prize

25th Annual Wabash Valley Exhibition, Sheldon Swope Gallery, Terre Haute, IN. Kappa Kappa Kappa Merit Award

1968   Toledo Federation of Art Societies, Toledo, OH. First Award

1967    Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, Evansville, IN. Bronstein Award

Toledo Federation of Art Societies, Toledo, OH. First Prize in Drawing

1967-68, 1959, 1955, 1953,1950, 1949, 1946, 1942    Toledo Federation of Art Societies, Toledo, OH.  First Prize

1967, 1965, 1964, 1955-58     Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, Evansville, IN. 2nd Purchase Award          

1965  Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, Mid-States Exhibition, Evansville, IN. Junior League Award

Toledo Federation of Art Societies, Toledo, OH. First Prize in Drawing

1964   Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, Evansville, IN. Enlow Purchase Award

1959     Chautauqua Show, Chautauqua, NY. Ralph & Elizabeth C. Norton Memorial Award

Silvermine Guild, 10th Annual New England Exhibition, New Canaan, CT. New York Graphics Society Award

Temple Israel, 2nd Annual Old Testament Show, St. Louis, MO. 1st Prize Purchase Award

Toledo Federation of Art Societies, 41st Annual Show, Toledo, OH. Special Award

1958    Emily Lowe Tenth Annual Competition, New York, NY

Temple Israel, 1st Annual Old Testament Show, St. Louis, MO.  2nd Purchase Award

Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, Tri-State Exhibition, Evansville, IN. 1st Purchase Prize

Emily Lowe 10th Annual Competition, New York, NY

1957   Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, Evansville, IN. Annual Tri-State Museum Purchase Award

1955, 1953   Toledo Federation of Art Societies, Toledo, OH.  Roulet Medal for Most Outstanding Group

1955, 1946, 1942  Toledo Federation of Art Societies, Toledo, OH. 1st Prize in Oils

1954 & 1951   Ohio Valley Oil and Watercolor Show, Athens, OH.

1951    Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH. 2nd Purchase Prize

1950    Toledo Federation of Art Societies, Toledo, OH. 1st Award, Federation Purchase and Toledo Blueprint Prize

1947-49   Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH. George W. Stevens Fellowship

1947    Toledo Federation of Art Societies, Toledo, OH. Public Poll Prize

Outdoors Federated Artists, Toledo, OH. 1st Prize

1943, 1942    Scholastic National High School Exhibit, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA. Certificate of Merit and Gold Key

 

 

REVIEWS

2003   Epinions, “Hidden Treasure,” anonymous, full review, 27 May

Chicago Tribune, “Time and Distance Co-exist in Plochmann Exhibition,” Alan Artner. 10 July

Northeast, Woodstock, NY, anonymous review. P. 43

1992     Steiner, Raymond J., Art Times, review of September-October show, Kennedy Galleries; November

Twine, Tinker, “Exquisite Enigmas,” review of September- October show at Kennedy Galleries, Woodstock Times; 22 October

1991   Schmitendorf, Karen, “Constant Theme Flows Through Four Decades,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch; March

Nordmeyer, Chanda, article on region, Southern Illinoisan; 18 March

“Two Lifetimes Devoted to Art,” Southern Illinoisan; 22 February

Steiner, Raymond, review of “A Charmed Vision: The Art of Carolyn Plochmann,” The Art Times, Woodstock, NY; January-February

1990   Knipe, Sandra, “Essay Inspired by a Friend’s Art,” The Evansville Press, 14 December

McBain, Roger, “A Special Tie”, The Evansville Courier; 9 December

Gelman, Ben, “Book, Exhibit Showcase Artist Carolyn Plochmann,” Southern Illinoisan, 4 November

1989   Bruner, Louise, “Carolyn Plochmann’s Artistic Career Has Been Built on Talent Not Hype,” Toledo Magazine; Week of July 16-22

1989    Twine, Olivia, “Gotham’s Got Woodstock,” Woodstock Times; 6 April

1985    Tanner, Maria, Southern Illinoisan; August

1983     Green, Robert, Daily Egyptian; March

Fort, Ilene Susan, Arts Magazine; May

Hoving, Thomas, Connoisseur; March

1981   Arts Magazine; May

1979   Wick, Nancy, Evansville Courier; 9 September

Kennedy, Ridge, “Mid-states in Retrospective,” Evansville Press

Koplowitz, H.B., feature article Southern Illinoisan; 7 October

1978   Evans, Bob, Sun-Democrat, Paducah, KY; 8 May

Anonymous, Utopics, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH; September

Rodman, Selden, Horizons; 4 December

1973    Rodman, Selden, Kennedy Catalogue, 17 January

Kol Shalom, Jewish Student Press; April

Bock, Cynthia, Evansville Press, Evansville, IN; 18 January

Bruner, Louise, Toledo Blade, 28 January

Shearer, Mike, Southern Illinoisan, 4 February

1973     Amato,Glenn, Daily Egyptian,Southern Illinois University,Carbondale, IL, January

Art News, February

1972    Bruner, Louise, feature article Toledo Blade; 18 June

1968    Nickell, Tom, San Antonio News, 13 February

Meeker, James, Fort Worth Star-Telegram; 4 February

1967   Key, Donald, The Milwaukee Journal; 18 June

1965   Bruner, Louise, Toledo Blade; 10 October

1958  Tager, Stephen N., Mrs., Evansville Courier, Evansville, IN; 19 November

Evansville Press; 25 May

Getlein, Frank, Milwaukee Standard; 2 November

Anonymous, Milwaukee Sentinel; 31 October

Fish, Margaret, Milwaukee Sentinel; 28 October

Alexander, Mary L., The Cincinnati Enquirer; Cincinnati, OH; 1 June

Derrickson, Howard, St. Louis Post Dispatch; St. Louis, MO; June

1957   McCue, George, St. Louis Post Dispatch, St. Louis, MO; 14 August

1956   Anonymous, Milwaukee Journal, Milwaukee, WI; 1 April

1955   Bruner, Louise, The Toledo Blade; 11 March

1951   Anonymous, Toledo Blade, 30 December

Anonymous, Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, IL; 16 July

1950   Treanor, Aline, J., Toledo Blade, Toledo, OH; 5 May

1946   Anonymous, Toledo Times, Toledo, OH; 12 May

Klewer, Pauline, Toledo Times, Toledo, OH; 12 May

Elgutter, Ruth, Toledo Blade, Toledo, OH; 11 May

1943    Peterson, Arthur, Toledo Blade, Toledo, OH; 4 May

1942   Godwin, Blake-More, Toledo Blade, Toledo, OH; 24 December

Klewer, Pauline, Toledo Blade, Toledo, OH; 17 May

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

2008   “Carolyn Plochmann’s Lasting Legacy,” Copia, by John Streetman, Director of the Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, Evansville, IN. Fall pp. 7 & 8

2007   Shining Spirit: Westheimer Family Collection, Catalogue Editor, Alison B. Amick, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK

2003    “Enlightenment from Within,” essay by Kit Bernardi with reproductions, Chicago Home and Garden; Summer

2002  Between Two Worlds, catalogue essay for Illinois State Museum Show’s 4 venues, Introduction by Kent Smith and Curator’s notes by Debra Tayes

2000  American Masters Catalogue, 1999-2000, Kennedy Galleries, New York, NY

Messages from the Interior: American Artists, Kennedy Catalogue, New York, NY

1998   The Creative and Enigmatic Imagery of Carolyn Plochmann, by Michael Kammen, Cornell University, for Kennedy Catalogue of One-person Show

1997   Geniuses and Other Eccentrics: Photographing My Friends, by Selden Rodman, Green Tree Press, San Francisco, CA. page write-up and photo

Journal of American Medical Association, Interpretive essay by M. T. Southgate and reproduction of painting on cover. December

1996  Collector’s Choice Catalogue: Paintings & Sculpture,1845-1996, Kennedy Galleries, New York, NY, Who’s Who in American Art

1995   Specially Selected American Paintings, Kennedy Galleries, NY, NY. Spring

International Who’s Who of Professional and Business Women, 4th Edition, American Biographical Institute. Autumn

1993  Selected Highlights of American Art, Kennedy Galleries, New York, NY. Fall

Southern Illinoisan, review by Ben Gelman. 24 October

Illinois- Crossroads of a Continent, by Lois A. Carrier, Champaign-Urbana: University of Illinois Press. pg. 149, sole listing of Illinois painter

West/Art and the Law, 18th Annual Exhibition Catalogue, St. Paul, MN

International Who’s Who of Professional and Business Women

 

1992-93   Journal of the American Medical Association, interpretations by Therese Southgate, M.D., Cover paintings- Messages (16 December 1992), The Unanswered Question, (6 January 1993), (16 January 1991), (13 January 1993)

1992    Who’s Who in American Twentieth Century Art, R. R. Bowker

Open Air for Religion and Sexuality in American Literature by Ann-Janine Morey- jacket painting, New York: Cambridge University Press

1991   International Who’s Who of Professional and Business Women, 2nd Edition, Cambridge, England

Twentieth Century Watercolors: Realism and Modernism, Kennedy Galleries, New York, NY.

Specially Selected American Masters, 1751-1991, Kennedy Galleries, New York, NY. Commentary by Dr. William Innes Homer

Who’s Who of American Art, 19th Edition. R. R. Bowker

Ontario Review, eight black & white illustrations. Spring

1990    The American Artist, (magazine) feature article by Matthew Daub. November

Carolyn Plochmann: A Charmed Vision, essay by Matthew Daub, forward by Otto Wittmann, 95 pages, 32 color plates, 12 black & white, Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, Evansville, IN

1990  Shining Spirit: Westheimer Family Collection, curator and author, Alison Amick (Associate Curator Oklahoma City Museum of Art), catalogue Between Two Worlds, essay by Debra Loomistays (curator, Springfield Museum), introduction- Kent J. Smith, Director of Art

American Master Paintings, commentary by Dr. William Innes Homer, Chairman & H. Rodney Sharp, Professor of Art History, University of Delaware, Kennedy Galleries, New York, NY. November

1990    Richard McKeon: A Study, by George Kimball Plochmann, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, jacket illustration

Kennedy Galleries News brief, New York, NY; June

1988   Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, IL

The New York Art Review, Chicago, IL- American References

Who’s Who in the Midwest, 22nd Edition (A.N. Marquis)

Who’s Who in American Art, 18th Edition (New York: R.R. Bowker)

International Who’s Who of Professional and Business Women, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England, 1978-88

1987  Who’s Who in the Midwest, A.N. Marquis

1986   The West Collection, St. Paul, MN: West Publishing Co. Pg. 13

World’s Who’s Who of Women, 9th Edition

1985   American Master Paintings 1753-1985, Kennedy Galleries, New York, NY. Pgs. 42, 47

Who’s Who in the Midwest, 20th Edition

Caduceus: A Museum Quarterly for the Health Sciences, Vol. I, No. 2. Summer

West ‘85/Art and Law, catalogue, West Publishing Co., St. Paul, MN

1984   The Spontaneous Eye: American Drawings of the Twentieth Century, Kennedy Galleries, New York, NY

Profiles of American Artists, 2nd Edition by Gloria-Gilda Deak, Kennedy Galleries, New York, NY

Continuity and Diversity in American Art in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Kennedy Galleries, New York, NY

1983   Exhibition Catalogue of Recent Paintings, one-person show, Kennedy Galleries, New York, NY

The American Tradition of Realism, Part II, (Paintings and Sculpture of the 20th Century), catalogue, Kennedy Galleries, New York, NY

1982   Art of America: Selected Paintings and Sculpture: 1770-1981, Kennedy Galleries, New York, NY

1981-82   International Directory of Art, 15th Edition, Frankfurt-am-Main, Art Address Verlag, West Germany

1981   Profiles of American Artists Represented by Kennedy Galleries, 1st Edition, by Gloria-Gilda Deak, Kennedy Galleries, New York, NY

A Kennedy Galleries Selection of American Art for Public and Private Collectors, Kennedy Galleries, New York, NY

Catalogue for Exhibition of recent paintings, foreword by Martha Fleischman, Kennedy Galleries, New York, NY. One-person show

People Places and Things: American Paintings: 1750-1980, Kennedy Galleries, New York, NY

1980-81  Who’s Who in the Midwest, 17th Edition, Marquis Publications, Chicago, IL

1980   West ‘80/Art and the Law Catalogue, Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul, MN

Community Leaders and Noteworthy Americans, 11th Edition, American Biographical Institute, Raleigh, NC

Sixty American Paintings 1840-1980, Kennedy Galleries, New York, NY

1980, 1978, 1976,1973   Who’s Who in American Art, Cattell Press, Lancaster, PA

1979-80  International Directory of Arts, 14th Edition, Art Address-Verlag, Frankfurt-am-Main, West Germany

1979  Men and Women of Distinction, Int’l Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England

The Eyes of America: Art from 1792-1979, Kennedy Galleries, New York, NY

Dictionary of International Biography, 15th & 16th Editions, International Biographical Center, Cambridge, England

1979 & 1977   World Who’s Who of Women, 4th & 5th Editions, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England

1977   Who’s Who in the East, Marquis Publications, Chicago, IL 

1976   World Who’s Who of Women, Melrose Press

Women Artists in America,10th & 11th Editions, J. L. Collins, University of Tennessee Press

1975-76   Who’s Who of American Women, 9th Edition, 11th Edition 1980, Marquis Publications, Chicago, IL 

1975-76, 1969-1970   Dictionary of International Biography, London, England

1974   Unique Art Objects and Gifts, Kennedy Galleries, New York, NY

1973   World Who’s Who of Women, Melrose Press

Art in America, Art News, announcement by Kennedy Galleries, New York, NY. Jan / Feb

Catalogue, One-person Show, Kennedy Galleries, New York, NY

1969   Descriptive essay on “Manscape,” Seldon Rodman Collection, Fairlawn Library, New Jersey

1966   Cover article in Prize-Winning Graphics, Book Four, Allied Publications, Ft Lauderdale, FL

Article: Prize-Winning Paintings, Book Six, Allied Publications, Ft Lauderdale, FL

1963-64  International Directory of Art II, West Berlin, Germany

1963  Seldon Rodman Collection: The Insiders, Escuola National de Artes Plasticas, Mexico City

The Source of Human Good, paperback by Henry Nelson Wieman, Cover drawing, Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale, IL

1962   La Revue Moderne des Arts et de la Vie, Paris, France. February

1959  University Portrait: Nine Paintings by Carolyn Gassan Plochmann, Biographical sketch by Blake-More Godwin, Foreword by Buckminster Fuller, Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale, IL

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Southern Illinois University, Morris Library, Carbondale, IL

Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, Evansville, IN

Temple Israel, St. Louis, MO

Toledo Federation of Art Societies, Toledo, OH

Fleishmann Collection, Cincinnati, OH

Tupperware Art Museum, Orlando, FL

State University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL

Citizens National Bank of Evansville, Evansville, IN

North Side Old National Bank, Evansville, IN (mural)

Laura Musser Museum, Muscatine, IA

Joyce Carol Oates, Princeton, NJ

Curry Foundation, Charles E. Curry, Washington, D.C.

University of Chicago Libraries Collection, Chicago, IL

Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN

Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN

Woodstock Artists Association, Woodstock, NY. Woodstock: Quarry Woods 2000, Metamorphris 2002

Paine Art Center, Oshkosh, WI

Sangamo Club, Springfield, IL

State of Illinois Permanent Collection, Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, IL

Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ

 

REVIEWS & ESSAYS by Carolyn Gassan Plochmann

1963   Review of The Armory Show by Milton Brown, Daily Egyptian, Southern Illinois University

1972   Review of Gauguin by H. Perruchot, Daily Egyptian

1974   Essay on Picasso, Daily Egyptian, 28 January

1980   American Artist, “On Tour in the Midwest,” Summer. Quotation

 

JURY

1983  Juror, St. Louis Artists’ Guild Portrait Show, St. Louis, MO

1981   Juror, San Antonio Art League Annual, McNay Art Institute, San Antonio, TX

Juror, St. Louis Artists’ Guild Exhibition, St. Louis, MO

Juror, University of Evansville Art Show

 

ARCHIVES

The Woodstock Artists Association Archives, Woodstock, NY

Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, Evansville, IN

Archives of American Art, Smithsonian, Washington, D.C.