Chaim Koppelman


Chaim Koppelman



1957    Tiffany Grant for printmaking
1959    Tiffany Grant for printmaking
1970    Nominated for American Academy & Institute of Arts and Letters
1976    New York State CAPS Grant (Creative Artists Public Service Grant) for suite of lithographs Closeness and Clash in Couples and Domestic Life
1992    NY Artists Equity Annual Awards Honoring Will Barnet, Robert Blackburn, Chaim Koppelman
2004    Lifetime Achievement Award, Society of American Graphic Artists  
2005    Purchase Prize, Annual SAGA exhibition, Art Students League, New York


Museum of Modern Art
Metropolitan Museum
Guggenheim Museum
• Whitney Museum
• Brooklyn Museum
Philadelphia Museum of Art
• National Gallery, Washington, DC
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Yale University Art Gallery
Library of Congress, Pennell Collection
Los Angeles County Museum
• Walker Art Center
• Albright-Knox Art Gallery
• Brooks Memorial Gallery, Memphis
Anchorage Museum
Syracuse University
California State College at Long Beach
Peabody Museum
Fifth Avenue Library, NYC 
Joseph Hirschhorn Collection
Hampton Institute
• University of Wisconsin, Green Bay
• United States Embassies in Europe
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Museum of Fine Arts, Caracas



1943    Outlines Gallery, Pittsburgh
1945    67 Gallery, NYC
1956    Terrain Gallery, NYC
1958    Philadelphia Art Alliance, Drawings and Prints
1964    Kornbluth Gallery, Patterson, NJ
1965    Roko Gallery, NYC
1973    Associated American Artists Gallery, NYC, Selection of prints covering 20 years AFS Gallery, Binghamton, NY
1974    Terrain Gallery, NYC
1983    Terrain Gallery, NYC, pastels
1985    Merida Rapp Graphics, Louisville, KY
2000    Beatrice Conde Gallery, NYC


1942    Guggenheim Museum, NYC
             Whitney Museum, Spirit of Aviation, Sculpture
1944    Art Centre, Ilfracombe, Devon, England, Two Man Show
1945    Wakefield Gallery, NYC, Group Show
1947    Weyhe Gallery, NYC, Three Man Show
1948    Whitney Museum, NYC, Sculpture and Drawing Annual
             Yale University Gallery, Drawings of Modern Masters
1950    Whitney Museum, NYC, Sculpture and Drawing Annual
             Pennsylvania Academy, Watercolor and Print Annual
1954    Society of American Graphic Artists Annual, Markel Prize
             Boston Museum, Boston Printmakers Annual
1955    Royal Ontario Museum, Print Annual, Society of Canadian Painter-Etchers
             Brooklyn Museum, National Print Exhibition
1956    Brooklyn Museum, National Print Exhibition
             Art Building, Pamona, California, Contemporary Arts, USA
             Brooklyn Museum, Golden Years of American Drawings, 1905-1956
1957    Oakland Museum, California, Bay Printmakers Exhibit
1958    Terrain Gallery, NYC, Three Man Show with Vincent Longo & Gerson Leiber
1959    Museum of Modern Art, NYC, Recent Print Acquisitions
             DOCUMENTA II, Kassel, West Germany,
             Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn & L.I. Artists Invitational, Honorable Mention
             Library of Congress, National Print Exhibit, Purchase Award
             Whitney Museum, NYC, American Prints Today
             AAA Gallery, NYC, 25th Anniversary Print Competition, Purchase Prize
1960    Whitney Museum, NYC, Sculpture and Drawing Annual
             Audubon Annual, NYC, Medal of Honor, Graphics
             Brooklyn Museum, National Print Exhibit
             Yale University Art Gallery, American Prints 1950-1960
             Free Library of Philadelphia, Print Fair, Honorable Mention
             Silvermine Guild, New Canaan, CT, National Print Exhibition
             U.S. Information Agency, Travelling Show Latin America, 75 US Printmakers
             Library of Congress, Print Exhibit
             University of Kentucky, Graphics '61
             De Cordova Museum, Lincoln, MA, Fifty American Printmakers
1961    Brooks Memorial Gallery, Memphis, TN, Print Invitational
             Mexico City, 2nd Inter-American Biennial
             Free Library of Philadelphia, The Fabulous Decade, Prints of the 1950s
1962    Museum of Modern Art, NYC, Recent Paintings USA: The Figure
             AAA Gallery, NYC, 100 Prints of the Year
             Whitney Museum, NYC, American Prints Today
             New School, NYC, Recent Drawings by New York Artists
             AAA Gallery, SAGA Annual, Harburg Prize
             Lincoln Gallery, NYC, Invitational Print Show, Best in Show Prize
             Syracuse University, American Printmakers, Purchase Award
             Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, 1st Print Annual, Purchase Award
1963    AAA Gallery, NYC, SAGA Annual, Turner Prize
             Graphics USA, USLA Exhibit, travelling through Eastern Europe 
             Otis Art Institute, LA, Print Invitational
             Pennsylvania Academy, Annual
             Terrain Gallery, NYC, Two Person Show with Dorothy Koppelman
             Library of Congress, National Print Exhibition
1964    New Forms Gallery, Athens, Greece, Contemporary American Printmakers
             Syracuse University, American Printmakers Invitational
             Brooklyn Museum, Print Exhibition
             DePaul University, Contemporary American Printmakers
             California State College, Long Beach, Print Invitational, Purchase Award
             Communication Arts Mag., 4th Ann. Exhib., CA, Award of Distinctive Merit
1965    Nice, France, Cote D'Azur International
             Visual Arts Gallery, NYC, 2nd Print Invitational
1966    SAGA Annual, NYC, Hirschhorn Foundation Prize
             College Museum, Hampton Institute, VA, New York '66 Exhibit
             Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City, American Graphics
             Saint Paul Art Center, Drawings, USA
             Brooklyn Museum, Print Biennial, Purchase Prize
             Print Collection, 5th Avenue Public Library, NYC
1967    Hinckley & Brohel Galleries, Washington, DC, Two Man Show
             Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada, Vancouver Print International Exhibit
             SAGA, AAA Gallery, List Prize
             De Cordova Museum, Lincoln, MA, Art Expo Exhibition
1968    AAA Gallery, 49th Annual SAGA Exhibition
             AAA Gallery, Photography in Printmaking
             TV, Channel 31, NYC, work shown & discussed
             IBM Gallery, Third International Miniature Print Exhibition, Prize
             Brooklyn Museum, 16th National Print Exhibition, Purchase Award
1969    Terrain Gallery, NYC, Two Person Show with Dorothy Koppelman
             Hofstra University, New Directions in American Printmaking
             AAA Gallery, 50th Annual SAGA Exhibition
             Brooklyn Museum, 16th National Print Exhibition, Purchase Award
             Library of Congress, 21st National Print Exhibition
             University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, WI, National Print Invitational
             W. New Mexico Univ., McGray Gallery, Graphics '69 Exhib., Purchase Prize
           Cranbrook Academy, 6th Biennial National Religious Art Exhibition
             Calif. State College at Long Beach, Nat'l Inv. Print Exhib., Purchase Prize
1970    Brooklyn Museum, 17th National Print Exhibition
             Bar Association, NYC, Law and Justice Graphics
             Brooklyn Museum, Thirty Years of Collecting Prints and Drawings
1971    American Federation of Arts, The Indignant Eye, circulating print exhibition
             San Diego Fine Arts Gallery, Second National Invitational Print Show
             Terrain Gallery, NYC, The Kindest Art: Three Man Show of Aesthetic Realism Consultation Trio
1972    Purdue University, Invitational Print Show
             Utah State Univ. Art Gallery, Logan, UT, 3rd Annual Nat'l Print Exhibition
             Anchorage Museum of Fine Arts, Anchorage, AK, Print Invitational
1974    Associated American Artists, NYC
             National Academy Museum, NYC, Annual
1976    Warwick Gallery, Warwick, England, Two Man Show
1977    National Academy, NYC, Annual
1978    P.S.1, NYC
            Arte Fiera, Bologna, Italy
            National Academy Museum, NYC
1979    Green Mountain Gallery, NYC
             National Academy Museum, NYC
1980    National Academy Museum, NYC, Annual
1981    Museum of City of New York, Prints of New York,
             National Academy Museum, NYC, Annual
1985    Hudson Guild Gallery, NYC
             National Academy Museum, NYC, Annual
1986    National Academy Annual, Cannon Prize
             New York University, International Small Works Show, Second Prize
1987    Hudson Guild Gallery, NYC
             Print Club, Philadelphia, PA, Philadelphia Museum Purchase Award
             National Academy Museum, NYC, Annual
1988    Print Club, Philadelphia, PA
             Alternative Museum, NYC
1989    Brooklyn Museum, Innovative Printmaking
             National Academy Museum, Annual, Cannon Prize
1993    Swiss Institute, NYC, Exquisite Corpse
             Drawing Center, NYC
1995    Susan Teller Gallery, NYC, Contemplating Cubism
1996    Chuck Levitan Gallery, NYC, The Invented Figure: Drawing
             Audubon Society, Annual, Silver Medal
Museum of Fine Arts, Bogota, Colombia
1997     National Academy Museum, Laufman Award for a Drawing
1998     National Academy Museum, Cook Award for Drawing, Work reproduced in New York Times
1999    Treasures Revealed: 19th and 20th Century Works on Paper
             National Academy Museum, Dessie Greer Prize for a Drawing
2000    National Academy Museum, Paper Trails: Prints, Drawings, and Watercolors in the National Academy of Design
             Terrain Gallery, NYC, 45th Anniversary Exhibition
2001    Terrain Gallery, NYC, The Opposites--2001: The Print
             Denise Bibro Fine Art, NYC, Prints & Prints 
             Etching, “Wings of the Dove,” acquired by Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
2002    Bronze Memorial Relief Sculpture of Eli Siegel, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD
2003    Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minn.
             International Print Center, New York, NY
             Library of Congress, Wash.D.C.
             Robert Blackburn, “Celebration of Life” at Cooper Union, NY, NY
2005    Terrain Gallery, NYC, 50th Anniversary Exhibition
             National Academy Museum, Disegno
2006    Whitney Museum, NY, Day for Night, Whitney Biennial 2006 Peace Tower
             National Academy Museum
             Atlantic Gallery, NYC
             NYAEA, Invitational
2007    National Academy Museum, 18th Annual,
             National Art Museum of Sport, Indianapolis, Juror: The Athlete & the Artist
2008    National Academy Museum, Recent Acquisitions


1969    This is the Way I See Aesthetic Realism, Artist’s Book, Terrain Gallery
1970    We Have Been There: Six Artists on the Siegel Theory of Opposites, Co-Author, Definition Press
1972    Damned Welcome, Aesthetic Realism Maxims by Eli Siegel, illustrator
2003    “Sculpture Gives Meaning to Our Lives,” article, Southampton Press
2004    Four Essays on the Art of the Print, Orange Angle Press

1969    The Indignant Eye, The Artist as Social Critic by Ralph Shikes, Beacon Press
1974    The New Humanism, Barry Schwartz, Praeger Publishing Company
1976    The Art of the Print, Fritz Eichenberg, Abrams
1980    American Prints and Printmakers: A Chronicle of over 400 Artists and Their Prints from 1900 to the Present by Una E. Johnson, Doubleday
1983    In Search of the Spirit in Art by Hilla Rebay, Braziller
1971–2007    Public seminars at the Aesthetic Realism Foundation on the lives and work of numerous artists, including Picasso, De Chirico, Masaccio, Toulouse-Lautrec, Lipschitz, Leger.
1983–2005    Talks in Terrain Gallery series, “Art Answers the Questions of Your Life”
2005    School of Visual Arts, NY, “Artists Talk on Art” series


Rhodes School, New York City; 92nd Street Y, NYC; New York University, Department of Art Education, 1947–55; New York State University, New Paltz, Graduate Extension Division, 1952–58; Instructor, School of Visual Arts, NYC, 1959–2007, including Head of Printmaking Section, 1959–1969; National Academy Museum and School of Art; Aesthetic Realism Foundation, 1971– 2009.


Chaim Koppelman attended the American Artists School; Art Students League, in NYC; Brooklyn College; The Art College of Western England, Bristol; Ecole des Beaux Arts, Rheims; Amedée Ozenfant School in NYC, where he was his assistant. He studied Aesthetic Realism with its founder, Eli Siegel, from 1940-1978, and with Chairman, Ellen Reiss from 1978-2009.
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