LINCOLN PERRY                                 


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Born:                New York City, 1949

Education:      Columbia University, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, B.A., 1971

.                         Queens College, NYC, M.F.A., 1975






2000-2012   Cabell Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville; 22 panels roughly 12.5 high x 73 feet wide and two stairwells, 22 feet high.

2001   Lincoln Square, 555 11th St. NW, Washington DC; two panels, 9.5×17.5 feet.

1999   Federal Courthouse extension in Tallahassee, Florida: three panels 6×18 feet, two panels 6×27 feet.

1991   One Penn Plaza, Washington, DC, 2 panels 11 x 7 feet, 2 panels 12×7 feet.”

1989   1700 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC,  8 feet x40 feet

1989   Met Life Building, Metropolitan Center, St. Louis, MO, two panels 22 x 37 feet, five panels 22 x16 feet


Solo Exhibitions: (partial):

Tatistcheff Gallery, 50 West 57th Street, New York, NY, 1993, 1992, 1988, 1986, 1984,1982

Les Yeux du Monde Gallery, Charlottesville, VA, 2019, 2015, 2012, 2010

Lucky Street Gallery, Key West, FL, 2014, 2012, 2009,  2007, 2004, 2003, 2001,1998,

JAG Gallery, Key West, Florida, 2022, 2020, 2021

Marshall Store Gallery, York, Maine  2019, 2016, 2010

Jane Haslem Gallery, Washington, D.C., 2013

New Bern Art Works, New Bern, North Carolina, 2013

Gildea Gallery, Key West, Florida, January 2019,

SALT Gallery, Key West, Florida  2017

Mason Murer Gallery, Atlanta, with the art gallery of West Georgia University, Carrollton, Georgia. 2006



Solo Museum shows:

Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Sept 28 to October 31, 2007

Mason Murer Gallery, Atlanta, with the art gallery of West Georgia University, Carrollton, Georgia, 2006

Ogunquit Art Association, Ogunquit, Maine  2000

Washington and Lee University Art Museum,  Lexington, Virginia, 1995

Bayly Museum, Charlottesville, VA, 1985

Two-Man Exhibition with Elmer Bischoff, Fine Arts Gallery, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 1983

Walker Art Center, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME, 1981

Hildreth Gallery, Nasson College, Springvale, ME, 1980

Northampton College Gallery, Allentown, PA, 1979

Plus numerous group shows over the years



University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Distinguished Visiting Artist, 2001-2012

Caumsett Summer Program, LI, NY, 1986

University of Virginia, 1985

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, 1983-84

University of New Hampshire, Durham, 1975-80

Queens College, 1973-75


Select Bibliography: 

Seeing Like an Artist, a book of essays, Godine Books, October 2022

Lincoln Perry’s Charlottesville, with introduction & interview by Ann Beattie, 2005, UVa Press

The Murals of Lincoln Perry, a one hour documentary about the murals at UVa, shown on PBS

My essays in magazines: (most are now available on the web as well)

Yale Review, Making as Metaphor,  (October 2017)

The American Scholar: Frightfully Askew, (Spring 2022), Visual Music, (Autumn 2018), Some Perspective, Please (Spring 2017),review of Mark Rothko, Inside Out,(Spring 2016),States of Change (Spring 2015), The Music of Painting (Summer 2014), Letter from Italy (Spring 2010) published on paper, now on their website

Image Magazine, A Non-Believer Images the Bible  (2011)

Salmagundi: Is Drawing Dead? (Winter, 2018), Warm and Cool (Summer 2109)

Arion Magazine, Boston University: Only Connect (Summer 2021), Epiphany in Munich, (July 2019)

Gabriel Laderman, Unconventional Realist, catalog essay, Laderman, Cool and Hot, pp5-22

Rubaiyat, by Omar Khayyam, with an essay by Robert D. Richardson, watercolors by Lincoln Perry, W.W. Norton and Co., 2016

October, or Autumnal Tints, by Henry David Thoreau, with an introductory essay by Robert D. Richardson, watercolors by Lincoln Perry, W.W. Norton and Co., 2005


Essays about my work:

Paris Review, Portfolio of Lincoln PerryPaintings with essay, in print Summer 2016:

Bomb Magazine “Lincoln Perry” by Ann Beattie, Fall 2005

Post-Modernism, Jencks, Charles, Rizzoli Books, NYC, 1987, pp 106-108

Meridian, Fall 2000

Ontario Review, Fall 1999

Gettysburg Review, Winter 1996

American Artist, Agar, Eunice, June, 1984 (cover)

ARTS Magazine, Bolt, Thomas: ‘Uneasy Answers: Lincoln Perry’s Dialectical Narratives’, Nov. 1986

C’ville Weekly,Gore, Mary Jane, ‘Deconstructing Perry’,  January 16, 2001  pp. 16-19

People Magazine, Hubbard, Kim, ‘Couples’, February 5, 1990, pp 89-95, illustrated