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Alan Feltus

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Alan Feltus

A longtime resident of Assisi, Italy, American-born painter Alan Feltus creates works filled with subdued light, rich, monochromatic hues and a sense of unspoken narrative. Based on the artist’s own image, his canvases’ poignant figures—eloquent in gesture and glance—invite contemplation while seeming lost in their own worlds of memory.

He was born in Washington, D.C. and studied at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia before earning a bachelor’s degree in fine art from Cooper Union in New York City and a master’s degree in fine art from Yale University. Since 1987, Alan has live in Assisi with his wife, artist Lani Irwin. He has had one-person gallery exhibitions in New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Boca Raton, Wichita, and Washington, D.C., as well as in Chicago, San Francisco, New Orleans and Rome. 

He has received numerous grants and prizes, including two Pollock-Krasner Foundation grants, a Raymond P.R. Neilson Prize, a National Endowment for the Arts Individual Fellowship, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation grant, and a Rome Prize Fellowship.

Alan’s paintings are in many important public collections, such as the American Academy in Rome, California Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, National Academy Museum and The Cooper Union in New York, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and the Smithsonian Museum of Art, all in Washington, D.C.



SOLO EXHIBITIONS (through 1990)



Forum Gallery, New York, NY



Alan Feltus and Lani Irwin, traveling exhibition:

University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK 

American University Museum, Washington, DC

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA


Space 301, Mobile, AL


SoFA Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN



Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO 

Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL



Silent Dreams, Forum Gallery, New York, NY 

Forum Gallery, New York, NY



Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL



Forum Gallery, New York, NY

Forum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA



Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, D.C.



Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL

Huntington Art Museum, Huntington, WV



Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL, 

Forum Gallery, New York, NY



Galerie Timothy Tew, Atlanta, GA

Contemporary Realist Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Forum Gallery, New York, NY



Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL

Forum Gallery, New York, NY



Kendell Gallery, Willfeet, MA

Louis Newman Galleries, Los Angeles, CA



Forum Gallery, New York, NY


GROUP EXHIBTIONS (through 1990)



Contemporary Figurative Art in USA, A Selection, Casa Dell' Arte, Istanbul, Turkey



The Platonic Ideal, Forum Gallery, New York, NY

A Figural Presence, Chapel Art Center, Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH

Rifrazioni, Galleria Don Chisciotte, Rome, Italy

40 X 40 Autoritratti Come Pretesto, Spazio Espositivo, Bastia Umbra, Italy

184th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, National Academy Museum, NYC



Feltus Feltus Irwin Feltus, Barocco Americano, Cinema Teatro Comunale Esperia, Bastia Umbra, Italy



Figure it! The Human Factor in Contemporary Art, Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences, Charleston, WV

About Face: Portraiture Now, Long Beach Museum of Art, CA

Art Across Arkansas, Clinton Collection of the William J. Clinton Foundation



Why the Nude, Art Students League of New York, NY

Galerie Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands

The Figure in American Painting and Drawing, 1985 – 2005, the Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, ME



Enduring Roles and Realism; Building on the Murray Collection, Everlast Museum, Scranton, PA

Collectors’ Show, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK

Janus, American Academy in Rome and Fendi Stores, New York, NY

Between Perception and Invention: Three Generations of Figurative Artists, Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough, NH

Disegno; 128th Annual Exhibition, National Academy Museum, NY

Art in the Family, Arts Club of Washington, Washington, DC



176th Annual Exhibition, National Academy of
 Design, New York, NY (Awarded the Raymond P. R. Neilson prize)

Between Heaven and Earth: New Classical Movements in the Art of Today,
 Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Oostende, Belgium

Artist Couples, Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, New York, NY



Interiors, The Gallery on the Hudson, Irvington, New York

Looking at Contemporary Art from a Figurative Perspective, Gallery of Contemporary Art, 
Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT



Contemporary Realism, Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis, TN

174th Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York, NY



Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection from the National Museum of American Art, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL

Madison Art Center, Madison, WI

Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ga

Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY

Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY



1998 Collector's Show, Arkansas Arts Center,
Little Rock, AK

It's Still Life, Forum Gallery, New York, NY

Realism Knows No Bounds, Van de Griff Gallery,
Santa Fe, NM

The Figure, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA

The Figurative Impulse, Miami Dade Community College, Kendall Campus Art Gallery, Miami, FL

Embodied Fictions, Dwight Frederick Boyden Gallery of 
Saint Mary's College of Maryland, St. Mary's City, MD

Self-Portraits, Kragsdale Corporation at Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY



172nd Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design,
New York, NY

Artisti Stranieri in Mostra, Comune di Bastia Umbra, Italy

Realism in the 20th Century American Painting, Ogunquit Museum of Art, Ogunquit, ME

Dramatic Realism: The New Baroque, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA



Classicism in the Twentieth Century, Lizan-Tops Gallery, East Hampton, NY

Derrier Guard Festival, The Kitchen, New York, NY



U.S. Artists '95, 33rd Street Armory, Philadelphia, PA

Collection Update 1994, National Academy of Design, 
New York, NY

The 170th Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York, NY (Awarded the Joseph S. Isidor Memorial Medal)

Nine Fellows of the American Academy in Rome, Pensel Gallery, Washington, D.C.



Aspects of Realism, Laura Craig Galleries, Scranton, PA

Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY



Self-Portraits from the James Goode Collection, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.

Interior Outlook, The Gallery at Hastings-on-Hudson, Hastings, NY



62-92, The Cooper Union, New York, NY



165th Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design,
New York, NY (Awarded the Benjamin Altman Figure Prize)


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