American Color Field painter Kenneth Noland was born in Asheville, North Carolina. He studied at Black Mountain College in North Carolina. He taught at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Washington, DC; at the Catholic University in Washington, DC; and at the Washington Project for the Arts. Noland served as the Milton Avery Professor of the Arts at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. He also helped establish the Washington Color School movement in the 1950s. Noland received the North Carolina Award in Fine Arts and an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from Davidson College in North Carolina.
He exhibited his work in institutions throughout the United States and internationally including Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, Museo de Bella Artes in Bilbao, Spain; Gana Art Gallery in Seoul, South Korea; Bernard Jacobson Gallery in London, Museum of Fine Art in Houston, Texas; “XXXII Biennale” in Venice, “34th Biennial of Contemporary American Painting” at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC; and Museo de Bellas Artes in Caracas.
Noland’s work is in the collections of institutions including Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York; Australian National Gallery in Canberra, Gallery of South Australia in Adelaide, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC; Kunstmuseum in Basel, Switzerland; Louisiana Museum of Modern in Humlebaek, National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC; Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and the Tate Gallery in London.