Norman Toynton

Pond Farm House

Hungry Hill


Norfolk, UK

NR27 0LW

Tel 01263 576872

Born City of London

Studied Hornsey College of Art, Royal College of Art, London

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Dadiani Fine Art, London

2009 A.P.T. Gallery, London

1993 Stux Gallery, New York

1991 Ohio State University Gallery, Columbus

1988 Stavaridis Gallery, Boston

1987 Daniel Newbury Gallery, New York

1986 Stavaridis Gallery, Boston

Daniel Newbury Gallery, New York

1985 Daniel Newbury Gallery, New York

1983 Brattleboro Museum, Brattleboro, Vermont

1982 Stux Gallery, Boston

1981 Stux Gallery, Boston

1979 Williams College Museum, Williamstown, Massachusetts

1977 Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

1976 Whitechapel Gallery, London

1971 University of Montana Gallery, Missoula

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015 APT Gallery, London: “Construction Industry”
2013 Yorkshire Sculpture Park: “Tom Hudson: Transition”

2012 Michael Richardson Contemporary Art, London: “Transition”

2012 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London

2012 The Politics of Loneliness, Kastellorizo, Greece

2011 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London

2010 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London

2007 Museum Stuki, Lodz, Poland: “Swinging London”

1996 Sound Shore Gallery, Cross River, New York: "Messages from the Interior'

1995 Blondie's Contemporary Art, New York; "Hand Eye Intellect"

Sound Shore Gallery; Cross River, New York; "New Abstraction"

Peabody's Art Factory. Columbus, Ohio: "In Memorium"

1994 Stux Gallery, New York: "Reveiihn '94

Blondie's Contemporary Art, New York; ' 'Spellbound 11, "Love and Hate"

1993 Barbican Art Gallery, London: "The Sixties Art Scene in London"

1992 Sound Shore Gallery, Stamford, CT: "Abstraction in the 90's"

Wexner Center, Columbus, Ohio; Prints

1991 Hunter College Gallery, New York: "Physicalities"

1989 Ruth Siegel Gallery, New York: "Small and Stellar"

Stux Gallery, New York: Invitational

1988 Stux Gallery, New York

Daniel Newbury Gallery, New York

Stavaridis Gallery, Boston

1987 DIA Art Foundation, New York: "Art Against AIDS", curated by Klaus Kertes

John Good Gallery, New York: "Rigor"

Basel Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland

Daniel Newbury Gallery, New York

Stavaridis Gallery, Boston

1986 Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University; "Selected 20th Century Paintings"

Ruth Segal Gallery, New York: "Materials"

Stux Gallery, New York: Invitational

Stavaridis Gallery, Boston

1985 Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University: "Selections from the Permanent Collection"

1983 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence: Invitational

Stux Gallery, Boston

1982 Stux Gallery, Boston

1980 Brooklyn Museum; "American Drawing in Black d White"

1979 Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University: "Possibilities"

1978 Atlantic Gallery. Boston

1977 Atlantic Gallery, Boston

1971 University of Montana Gallery, Missoula: "Post Cards"

1970 Bear Lane Gallery, Oxford

Ohio State University Gallery: "Dimensions/Boundaries"

Museum Schloss Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany: "Raume und Environmenten"

Richard DeMarco Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

1968 Belfast Museum, Belfast, Ireland: “'56 Group"

Lignano, Italy: Lignano Biennale

1967 ICA London, Touring Exhibition: "The New Scene"

Brighton Art Gallery, Brighton: "British Drawing Today"

The Arts Council of Great Britain: "Young Britain"

National Museum of Wales: Cardiff: "Contemporary Prints"

National Museum of Wales: Cardiff: "12th Open Exhibition"

Centre dei Mobile, Premio Lissone, Italy

1966 Zwemmer Gallery, London: "Essays in Narrative"

Galeria Milano, Milan, Italy: "London under Forty"

Howard Roberts Gallery, Cardiff: "Undefined Situation"

1965 Chateau de La Sarraz, Switzerland: "Prix Chateau de la Sarraz"

Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea: "Five Creative Statements"

Howard Roberts Gallery, Cardiff: "Trendsand Trendsetters"

1964 City Art Gallery, Leicester: "Cross Section"

London Galleries, Leeds University: "About Round"

Denison Hall, London: First London Happening, sponsored by Michael White

1963 Cartwright Museum, Bradford: Spring Exhibition

1962 Grabowski Gallery, London: "Image in Progress"

1961 Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool: "John Moore's Liverpool Exhibition"

1959 Royal Academy of Art, London: Summer Exhibition

RBA Galleries, London: "Young Contemporaries"

1958 Royal Academy of Art, London: Summer Exhibition

RBA Galleries, London: "London Group"

RBA Galleries, London: "Young Contemporaries"

Selected Bibliography

1996 New York Times, Sunday, May 12th. "Messages, Abstractly and Realistically", Vivien Raynor

1991 College Art Association Journal, Fall. Invitational Artists' Issue. "Painting & Pegboard"

1989 ArtForum, September. "Abstract Jestures", Kenneth Baker

Cover, June. Interview

1988 Art New England, May. Review, Eugene Narrett

Boston Phoenix. March 11. Review, David Bonetti

1987 The Nation December 26. Critics' Year-End Choices, Arthur Danto

Artnews, January. Review, David Bonetti

1986 The Nation December 27. Critics' Year-End Choices, Arthur Dan+o

Boston Herald, September 26. Review, Nancy Stapen

Boston Phoenix. September 16, Review, David Bonetti

Art New England, November. Review, Eugene Narrett

1984 Artnews, November. "19 Artists the Critics are Watching"

1983 Art in America. October. Review, Kenneth Baker

1982 Boston Phoenix. May 18. "Pegging Reality"

1981 ArtForum, September. "Norman Toynton's Grounds for Painting", Kenneth Baker

Art in America, Summer. Review, Michael Leja

Art New England. February. Review, Nancy Stapen

1977 Boston Globe. November 16. Review, Robert Taylor

Boston After Dark. December. "Pegboard King"

1976 London Times, February 8. "Norman Toynton at the Whitechapel"

Observer, February 6. Review

1970 Ohio Lantern, February 12. Review, Frank Johnston

1969 Leverkusner Rundschau, February 27. Review

Design 252. December. "When Attitudes Become Toys"

1968 Irish Times. November 16. "The Municipal Gallery, Wales"

1966 Pop Art. Praeger, New York. Lucy Lippard

Art International. May. "London Letter", Norbert Lynton

London Sunday Times. March 6. Review

1965 Daily Telegraph, September 15. "The Imagery of Youth"

Metro 7. "Will you be my Gorgonzola Baby", Jascia Reichardt


2012 Transition. Michael Richardson Gallery, London

2007 Swinging London. Museum Stuki. Lodz, Poland

1987 Norman Toynton. Daniel Newbury Gallery, New York. Essay by Lucy Flint-Gohlke

Art Against Aids. Preface, Elizabeth Taylor

1986 Norman Toynton. Rose Art Museum. Essay by Carl Belz

1977 Norman Toynton. Institute of Contemporary Art. Essay by Gene Baro

1976 Whitechapel Gallery, London.

1969 Raume and Environmenten. Museum Schloss Morsbroich. Leverkusen, Germany

1962 Image in Progress, London. Essay by Jascia Reichardt

Selected Collections

JP Morgan Chase, New York

Warner Communications, New York

Museum Narodowe, Warsaw, Poland

Arthur Anderson, Chicago

Pria Harmon Collection, Boston

Alfonso Ossorio Collection, East Hampton

Lignano Museum, Italy

Nottingham City Museum

National Library of Wales

Bradford Museum

Ohio State University

Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University

Williams College Art Museum

Visiting Artist Appointments

Royal College of Art

Rhode Island School of Design

Ohio State University

Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia

Pennsylvania State University

University of Vermont

Williams College

Minneapolis College of Art

California State University, PA

Corcoran Institute, Washington, DC

Illinois State University

University of Massachusetts

University of Denver

University of Colorado

University of Montana

Ontario College of Art, Toronto

Leeds College of Art

Portsmouth College of Art

Teaching Appointments

1973-81: Massachusetts College of Art, Boston. Chairman, Fine Arts Department

1970-72: University of Victoria, British Columbia. Chairman, Fine Arts Department

1969-70: Ohio State University. Artist in Residence

1964-69: Cardiff College of Art, Wales. Lecturer

1963-64: Leicester College of Art. Lecturer

1962-63: Croydon College of Art. Lecturer

Fellowships and Awards

Pollock-Krasner Grant

Gottlieb Award

Lignano Biennale Prize, Italy

Priz chateau dc la Sarraz, Switzerland