JACK BANKS

 

 

Solo exhibitions (paintings, drawings, sculpture, illustration)

 

•  2015  Original Art for WITCHES, (Erica Jong, author), Harry N. Abrams, Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, The Harbour, Boscastle, 

              Cornwall,UK

•  2007  Walter Gropius Master Artist Series,  Huntington Museum of Art. Huntington, WV

•  2005 “Innerscapes”, Martin Art Gallery, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA

•  2004 “Two faces of Jos. A. Smith – Illustrator and Surrealist,” Dodd Center Gallery, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

•  2003 “Selected Fantasies – Paintings, Drawings, Illustrations” Art Gallery, Kingsborough Community College, CUNY, Brooklyn, NY

•  2001 “Original Art and Illustrations for THE YELLOW HOUSE: Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin Side by Side," (Susan Goldman 

              Rubin, author), Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

•  2001 “Original Art for Children’s Books,” Sewickley Library, Sewickley, PA

•  2001 “Selected Fantasies: 1979-2001” Gallery 20, New York, NY

•  2000 “Recent Work ll,” The Esther Allen Greer Museum, University of Rio Grande, Rio Grande, OH

•  2000 “Recent Work,” The Esther Allen Greer Museum, University of Rio Grande, Rio Grande, OH

•  1997 “Selected Fantasies,” the Dean’s Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY (works on paper)

•  1988  The Visual Arts Gallery, Adirondack Community College, Glens Falls, NY

•  1982  Newhouse Gallery, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY

•  1978  Bethel Gallery, Bethel, CT

•  1972  Chambers Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

•  1971  Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

•  1968  Bloomsburg State College, Bloomsburg, PA

•  1966  Staten Island Museum, Staten Island, NY

•  1965  Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

•  1964  Janet Nessler Gallery, New York, NY

•  1964  Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

•  1963  Janet Nessler Gallery, New York, NY

•  1962  Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

•   1961  Samuel S. Fleischer Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

 

   Smith was one of three artists invited to exhibit work in THREE: ARTISTS, VISIONARIES, TEACHERS, the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art ,    nBiloxi MS in 2002. 

   Participated in over one hundred group exhibitions at museums, universities and galleries around the United States and The National      Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC

 

 

Collections

 

•   The Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV

•   The Pennsylvania academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

•   The Library of Congress, Washington, DC

•   The Print Club, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS

•   Ministry of Education, Mexico City, Mexico

•   Rutgers University, Camden, NJ

•   University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS

•   The New York Stock Exchange, New York, NY

•   TIME MAGAZINE, New York, NY

•   The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA

•   The Lauren Rogers Museum, Laurel, MS

•   The Library of Congress, Washington, DC

•   Kassel Documenta Archiv, Kassel, Germany

•   Koln Ludwig Museum, Koln, Germany

•   Stuttgart Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, Germany

•   Ministry of Education, Nicosia, Cypress

•   The Northeast Children’s Literature Collection, University of Connecticut, Storrs,CT

•   ATCO, NY, NY

•   Private collections: in the U.S., England, Japan and Union of South Africa

 

 

Juror

 

•   Annual Painting Exhibition, Ocean Grove, MS 1990

•   One-person Jury of Selection and Awards, 10th Annual Painting Exhibition, Staten Island Museum, SI, NY 1973, 1974

•   3rd Annual Arts Festival Exhibition, Professional Category, Pennsylvania State University, 1971

•   2nd Annual Arts Festival Exhibition, Professional Category, Pennsylvania State University, 1970

 

 

Curator

 

   Works on Paper, Newhouse Gallery, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY 1980

•   1st Annual Painting and Drawing Exhibition, C.G. Jung Foundation, NYC, NY 1979

 

 

Panels

 

•  “Educating the Illustrator,” NY Society of Illustrators, NYC, NY 1996

•  “The creative Process: Words and Images,” The Rubelle and Norman Schafler Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY 1992

•   Artists Talk on Art Series, “Manifestations of Drawing,” 22 Wooster Gallery, NYC 1985

 

 

Author

 

•   THE PEN & INK BOOK, Materials and Techniques for Today’s Artist, Watson-Guptill Publications, 1992,

•   CIRCUS TRAIN, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 2001 (author/illustrator)

•  “THE TRAIN –  A Work In Series,” American Artist WATERCOLOR, Spring 2006.

 

 

Illustration – Books

 

•  JOSEPH CONRAD Heart of Darkness and Other Tales, a limited edition, The Franklin Library, 1982

•  ANDERSONVILLE, by MacKinlay Kantor, a limited edition, The Franklin Library, 1976

•  Twenty-eight children’s books etc for Greenwillow Books, Morrow Junior Books, Margaret K. McElderry Books, Atheneum Books for    

    Young Readers, Abrams Books for Young Readers, and Grosset & Dunlap, Publishers.

 

 

Editorial Illustration

 

•  Cover artist for TIME, editorial illustrations for HARPERS, TIME and NEWSWEEK, NEW TIMES MAGAZINE, OPEN SPACE ACTION, THE

    NEW YORK TIMES, and was the NEWSWEEK courtroom artist at the Watergate Trials

 

 

Publications

 

•   2013 ENTARTETE “KUNTS,”  by Dennis Dread, AJNA pub.

•   2014 100 BEST 2014, CREATIVE QUARTERLY The Journal of Art & Design

•   2013 100 BEST 2013, CREATIVE QUARTERLY The Journal of Art & Design

•   2013 DRAWING, Vol. 10 – Issues 37 (Spring), 38 (Summer), Drawing Materials 101 parts l & ll, by Lauren Kirchner

•   2005 Courtroom Artists by Joseph C. Skrapit, DRAWING, Spring issue

•   1997 TIKVA: Perspectives On Human Rights, University of Connecticut Press

•   1991 The Reenchantment of Art, by Suzi Gablik, Thames and Hudson

•   1988 The Reenchantment of Art, by Suzi Gablik, The World and I (Dec.)

•   1988 Learning to Dream, by Suzi Gablik, Psychological Perspectives (Fall-Winter), v20(2)

•   1986 Figure Drawing Comes To Life, 1st ed. 1957, 2nd ed. 1986, by Calvin Albert, Dorothy Gus Seckler and Martha Albert, Prentice

              Hall Press

•   1981 The Imaginary Drawings Of  Jos. A. Smith, by Jane Cottingham, American Artist Magazine (July)

•   1978 Modern Living Magazine, The News-Times, (Danbury, CT), April 16

•   1978 The Sunday Post, Bridgeport, CT, April 9

•   1966 The New Bulletin, Staten Institute of Arts and Sciences

 

 

Listings

 

•  1975 Who’s Who in the East

•  1968 Who’s Who in the East

•  1966 Who’s Who in American Art

 

 

Merit Awards

 

•  2015 CQ372015 Award of Excellence in Fine Art (two awards)

•  2014 CQ353014 Award of Excellence in Fine Art

•  1998 New York Society of Illustrators

•  1991 Certificate of Excellence for Distinguished Achievement in Children’s Literature (Parenting’s Reading-Magic Awards)

•  1991 National Works on Paper, University Museums, Univ. of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, Purchase Prize

•  1979 The Andy Award of Merit (three awards), The Advertising Club of New York

•  1976 Federal Design Council

   The Bicentennial in Print, Art Director’s Club of Metropolitan Washington, Washington, D.C., The Federal design Council

•  1975 “To Catch The Eye,” American Institute of Graphic Arts

•  1975 New York Society of Illustrators

•  1973 New York Society of Illustrators

•  1972 New York Society of Illustrators

•  1971 National Art Director’s Club, Washington, D.C.

•  1967 Honorable Mention – watercolor, 162nd Annual Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

•  1967 Mary S. Litt Award, American Watercolor Society, NYC

 

 

Teaching

 

•  Professor of Fine Art, School of Art & Design, Graduate and Undergraduate Fine Arts, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, 1962 – Present: 

    Painting, Drawing, Figure Sculpture, Illustration & Symbolic Imagery, Anatomy, Senior Independent Project Seminar.

•  Visualization for Artists, The Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV, 2007

•  University of Rio Grande, Rio Grande, OH, summer 2000, 2001: Graduate: Children’s Book Illustration, Visualization, Landscape    

    Drawing.

•  Visiting Artist, painting workshop: Mississippi Art Colony, 1992, 1998

•  Visiting Artist, Art Institute of Chicago, Oxbow, MI, 1990

•  Visiting Professor of Fine Art, Richmond College, London, UK 1984

•  Visualization Workshop, Wainwright Center for Human Resources, Rye, NY 1975

•  Summer Painting Workshop, Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania, 1969 – 1971

•  Lecturer in Drawing, Wagner College, Staten Island, NY 1965, 1966

•  Staten Island Museum Painting Workshop, S. I., NY 1964

 

 

Education

 

•  Pratt Institute, MFA program, 1960-61

•  BFA Pratt Institute, 1958 (Dean’s Medal Award)

•  Pennsylvania State University, summers 1960, 1961 under Hobson Pittman

•  New York University

•  New School for Social Research

•  Roscoe Center, Roscoe, NY (under Stanley Krippner, PhD.)

•  Wainwright Center for Human Resources, Rye, NY

•  Pierpont Morgan Library, NY, NY (Paper Conservation)

 

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