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1941

International Water Color Exhibition-Eleventh Biennial
The Brooklyn Museum, New York City, March 28-May 11

1943

Contemporary American Paintings from the Collection of the University of Arizona
Presented under the Auspices of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, April 3-May 13

1946

Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors and Drawings
Whitney Museum of American Art, February 5-March 13
The Pinacotheca, New York City, March 15-April 13

Five Major Works by Stella, De Kooning, Smith, Benn, Hesketh
Egan Gallery, New York City, closed September 30

1948

Abstract and Surrealist American Art Fifty-eighth Annual Exhibition of American Paintings and Sculpture
The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, 1947-1948

1949

Post Mondrian Painters
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York City, May 16-June 11

1952

Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, 1952-1953

1959

Project 1: An Exhibition
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NY

Longview Foundation Purchases in Modern American Painting and Sculpture for the Union Santorium Association of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, June 9-21

1960

Modern Classicism
David Herbert Gallery, New York City, February 8-27

Konkrete Kunst: 50 Jahre Entwicklung
Helmaus Zurich, Germany, June 8-August 14

1961-1962

Six American Abstract Painters
Arthur Tooth and Sons, London, January 24-February 18

Purism
David Herbert Gallery, New York City, October 2-28

American Abstract Expressionist and Imagists
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, October 13-December 31

The 1961 Pittsburgh International exhibition of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture
Pittsburgh Department of Fine Arts, Carnegie Institute, Pennsylvania, October 27-January 7, 1962

1962

65th Annual American Exhibition: Some Directions in Contemporary Painting and Sculpture
The Art Institute of Chicago, January 5 – February 18

Geometric Abstraction in America
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, March 20- May 13, 1962

1961
The Dallas Museum for Contemporary Arts, April 3 – May 13

1963-1964

Annual Exhibition 1962: Sculpture and Drawings
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, December 12, 1962 – February 3

Twenty-eighth Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting
The Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC, January18-March 3

Formalists
The Washington Gallery of Modern Art, June 6 – July 7

1963-65

Banners: A New Art Form
The American Federation of Arts, New York City, October 9, 1963 – April 28, 1965

1964

The New Formalists: Contemporary Amerian Painting
The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI, January 15 – February 9

The Classic Spirit in 20th Century Art
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York City, February 4 – 29

1964-65

1964 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, December 9, 1964 – January 31, 1965
Daniels Gallery, New York City, December 22, 1964 – January 23, 1965

1965

The Responsive Eye
The Museum of Modern Art, February 23 – April 25

Twenty-ninth Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting
The Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC, February 26 – April 18

An Exhibition of Retinal and Perceptual Art
The University Art Museum of The University of Texas, April 11-May 9

A Decade of American Drawings, 1955-1965
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, April 29-June 6

American Collages
Museum of Modern Art, New York City, May 11-July 25

Colorists, 1950-965
San Franicsco, Museum of Art, October 15-November 21

75th Anniversary Exhibition, Three Disinguished Artists from Oklahoma: Lee Mullican, Joseph Glasco, Leon Polk Smith
Museum of Art(Now Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art), University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

1966

Fifty Years of Modern Art, 1916-1966
The Cleveland Museum of Art, June 14-July 31

Twenty Drawings: New Acquisitions
The Museum of Modern Art, New York City, August 2-October 2

Systemic Paintings
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, September 21-November 27

1973

15 Artists Americains
Galerie Denise René, Paris, France

Visual R & D- A Corporation Collects
University Art Museum, University of Texas at Austin

Post-Mondrian Abstraction in America
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois

1974

Celebration, Sarah Scaife Gallery Museum, of Art
Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Contemporary Art I
Galerie Denise René-Hans Meyer, Dusseldorf, West Germany

Striped and Shaped Canvases
The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, New York City

Purism in New York, 1951-1963: Black and White
Buecher and Harpsichords, New York City

1975

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

American Art Since 1945
traveling exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, New York City
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts

1976

Contemporary Paintings
Joe and Emily Lowe Art Gallery, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse University, New York City
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland

1977

The Magic Circle
The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, New York City

Paris-New York
Musee National D’Art Moderns, Paris

Perspectives: Three/Three, Drawings 1919-1957: Le Corbusier, Heurtaux, Herbin, Kassak, Picabia; Collages 1940-1975, Leon Polk Smith
Pelham-Van Stoffler Gallery, Houston, Texas

Tenth Street Days, The Co-Ops of the 50s
Pleiades Gallery, New York City

American Geometric Abstract Painting of the 1950s
Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York City

Line-Weight -Color
Denise René Gallery, New York City

1978

Gallery Group Exhibition: Stable Plus Guests
Susan Caldwell, Inc., New York City

1979

Black and White are Colors, Paintings of the 1950s-1970s
Galleries of the Larchmont Colleges, Claremont, California

Collection: Art in America After World War II
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City

Paintings and Sculptures by Candidates for Art Awards
American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York City

Mondrian and Neo-Plasticism in America
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut

Hassum and Speicher Purchase Exhibition
American Academy for Arts and Letters, New York City

1980

Geometric Tradition in American Painting: 1920-1980
Rosa Esman Gallery and Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York City

Time and Space
Washburn Gallery, New York City

50th Anniversary-Gifts and Purchases Exhibition
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City

1981-82

Amerikanische Malerie 1930-1981
Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany

1982

Purism
Siegel Contemporary Art, Inc., New York City

Painted Objects
Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York City

1983

Subtleties
The Sutton Gallery, New York City

1990

42nd American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Purchase Exhibition
American Academy and Institute of Arts & Letters, New York City, NY

1991

43rd American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Purchase Exhibition
American Academy and Institute of Arts & Letters, New York City, NY

Drawings
Gallery North, Setauket, New York City

Post-War Geometric Concepts 1945-1990
Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York City

Between Mondrian and Minimalism: Neo-Plasticism in America
Whitney Museum of American Art, Federal Reserve Plaza, New York City

1993

Aus Der Sammlung IX
Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Germany

In a Classical Vein, Works From the Permanent Collection
October 1993- April 1994, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City

1994

The Constructive Vocabulary-An American Vision
Galerie Dr. Istvan Schlegl, Zurich

Eloquent Lines
Louis Stern Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Paths of Abstraction: Selections from the Ciba Art Collection
Hunter College of the City University of New York City

1996

Histoires de Blanc et Noir
Musee de Grenoble, France, May 23-August 19

Open Door
Konkrete Kunst International Barscay-Halle, Budapest, Hungary, Organized by Hoffmann Galeria, Friedberg, Germany

1997

Inaugural Exhibition
Jason McCoy, Inc. Chelsea, New York City

1998

Five Sides to a Square
Associated American Artist, New York City
in association with Galerie Denise René, Paris

Defining the Edge Early American Abstraction, Selections from the Collection of Dr. Peter B. Fischer
Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York City

Kunst in den Treptowers
Allianz Versicherungs, AG. Forster: Ursala Wenzel, Courtesy Gallerie Hoffmann Friedberg, Germany

Frederick Kiesler/Leon Polk Smith
Jason McCoy, Inc., New York City

Kunst im Aufbruch, Abstraktion Zwischen 1945 und 1959
Willem-Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany

1999

Severed Ear-The Poetry of Abstraction,
Creiger-Dane Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

De L’Expressionnisme Abstrait a L’Art Minimal: Peinture Abstraiter Aux Estas-Unis 1940-1960
Musee Fabre Montpellier, France, July 1-October 3

2008

Circa 1958: Breaking Ground in American Art,
Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina of Chapel Hill, North Carolina (September 21 – January 4, 2009)

2011

Raumformen / Spaceforms
Städtische Galerie KUBUS in Situation Kunst (für Max Imdahl), Hannover, Germany (May 5th – September 4th)

2012

The Geometric Unconscious: A century of Abstraction,
edited by Jorge Daniel Veneciano, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska and London, England

2014

Into the Future: New Gifts to Commemorate the Museum’s 75th Anniversary,
Palm Springs Museum of Art, Palm Springs, California

2017

Aspects of Abstraction
Lisson Gallery, New York City