Born 1923, Westchester, NY 

Died 2003, New York City 


The Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY 

The Belk Gallery, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC

Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

The Corporation of Yaddo, New York, NY

The Hirshhorn Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

The McCoy Institute

Museum of Art, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT 

National Academy of Design, New York, NY

Portland State University Art Museum, Portland, OR

The Neuberger Museum, SUNY Purchase, Purchase, NY

Trenton Museum

The University of Nebraska

Queens College Art Center, Flushing, NY

Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA

Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY 



2015 “Lyric Truth,” Portland State University (three-venues), Portland, Oregon

2013 “Le Maquillage/Magdalen,” Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, New York, NY

“Paintings from the 60s,” The National Arts Club, New York, NY

2012 "Rosemarie Beck: Embroidered Mythologies," Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York. 

2007 “Abstraction into Figuration, Paintings 1952­-1965,” Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York 

2004 “Thirty Years of Embroideries,” Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York

  • New York Studio School of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture, New York 

2003 Belk Gallery, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC

  • Knox College, Galesburg, IL
  • Jaffe­-Friede & Strauss Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
  • Rider University Art Gallery, Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ 

2002 University Galleries, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 

1999 Retrospective Exhibition, Queens College, New York

  • Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA 
  • Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
  • Ralph Greene Gallery, Albuquerque, NM 

1992 Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 

1989 Ingber Gallery, New York 

1985 New York Museum Annex, Brooklyn, NY Ingber Gallery, New York 

1980 Poindexter Gallery, New York

  • Ingber Gallery, New York
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 
  • Weatherspoon Gallery, Greensboro, NC 

1979 Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT

  • Marl Galleries of Westchester, NY 

1975 Poindexter Gallery, New York,

  • Paul Klapper Library, Queens College, Travel Sketches 

1972 Peridot­-Washburn Gallery, New York 

1971 Zachary Waller Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

  • Duke University Museum, Chapel Hill, NC 
  • Kirkland College, Clinton, NY 

1970 Peridot Gallery, New York 

(Solo shows at Peridot in 1968, 1966, 1965, 1963, 1960, 1959, 1956, 1955, 1953) 

1962 State University at New Paltz, NY 

1961 Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY 

1960 Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, 12 year retrospective 

1957 Vassar College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY 

1952 Copper Shop, Woodstock, NY 

1949 Copper Shop, Woodstock, NY 

1948 Woodstock Artists Association Maverick Concert Hall, Woodstock, NY 

1944 Allen Art Museum, Oberlin, OH



2018 "Refigured: Glass. Paper. Thread." The Hudson Guild Eliot Center, New York, NY

2017 "Two in a Room" (2-person presentation for SPRING/BREAK Art Fair with Angela Dufresne), New York, NY

2015 “9 Self Portraits,” Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, New York, NY

2011 "Summer Paper," Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York 

2010 “Oil and Water,” Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, New York, NY

  • "Portrayals," Lohin Geduld Gallery, New York 
  • "North of New York: The New York School Generation in the Hudson Valley Region," The Kleinert ­James Art Center, Woodstock­ Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY 

2007 “Anniversary: Ten Years of Gallery Art and Artists,” Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York 

2006 Gallery Selections, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York 

2004 “Women by Women,” Butler Gallery, Marymount College of Fordham University, Tarrytown, NY

  • “Lovers: Drawings by Rosemarie Beck and Paul Resika, 1968-­69,” Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, NY 

2003 Works on Paper, Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, CT 

2001 National Academy, NY, 176th Annual Exhibition 

  • Maryland Institute, benefit exhibition for Klotz Chateau
  • Bowery Gallery, NY, benefit exhibition for New York Studio School
  • Klotz Chateau at Rochefort en terre 

2000 National Academy, 175th Annual Exhibition

  • Studio School of Washington, D.C. 
  • “Invitational: 50 Years of Faculty Art,” Middlebury College 

1999 American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York 

  • “Ten Contemporary Painters,” Delaware College of Art and Design, Wilmington, DE
  • State University of Western North Carolina
  • New York Studio School, New York 

 1998 National Academy, New York, NY

1997 National Academy, New York, NY

  • New York Studio School, New York 

1996 Still Life, Marymount College

  • American Institute of Arts and Letters
  • Drawing Invitational, Smith College
  • National Academy, Altman Prize for Landscape 
  • 1994 New York Studio School, benefit exhibition
  • Vermont Studio Center, benefit exhibition
  • National Academy 

1992 New York Studio School, two­-person exhibition 

  • National Academy 

1991 National Academy 

1990 American University, Washington, D.C., three­ person exhibition 

1989 National Academy, Altman Figure Prize 

1988 Joel Becker Gallery, Provincetown, MA, four­-person exhibition 

1987 Joel Becker Gallery, Provincetown, MA, two-­person exhibition 

1986 National Academy, Altman Figure Prize 

1985 “Survival of the Fittest,” Ingber Gallery, New York National Academy 

1984 Artists’ Choice Museum, Painted Light 

1983 Deutsch Gallery, New York 

  • National Academy 
  • Queens Museum 

1982 National Academy (Inducted into the National Academy as Academician)

  • Moorhead Gallery, Greensboro, NC 

1980 National Academy 

1979 “Contemporary Painting and Sculpture,” Ingber Gallery, New York

  • National Institute of Arts and Letters (1968, 1969, 1972, 1973, 1978) 

1978 Bond Street Gallery, Works on Paper 

  • Xavier Fourcade, benefit exhibition for the New York Studio School
  • “Painterly Representation,” Ingber Gallery, New York 
  • Yale University, Yale Art Students’ Choice
  • Artists’ Choice Museum 

1975 Poindexter Gallery 

  • Landmark Gallery 

1972 National Academy of Design

  • “Erotic Art,” New School for Social Research 
  • Queens College Faculty Exhibition 

1970 “Painterly Realism,” American Federation of Arts, a traveling exhibition

  • Bowery Gallery, New York
  • Contemporary Women Artists, National Arts Club 

1966 Pennsylvania Academy

  • Landscape Exhibition, School of Visual Arts, New York 

1965 65 Self­Portraits, School of Visual Arts, New York 

  • Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, MD 

1963 Kansas City Art Institute 

  • Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT 

1962 The Arts Club of Chicago

The Figure, Felix Landau Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

1961 Art Institute of Chicago 

1960 Nebraska Art Association

  • American Still Life Painting, Peridot Gallery, New 
  • Art Institute of Chicago 

1958 “Nature in Abstraction,” Whitney Museum, New York (traveled to Tate Gallery, London and the University of Nottingham)

  • The Seagram Building Inaugural Exhibition 

1957 Woodstock Artists Association

  • "Young America", Whitney Museum, New York, (5 paintings included)
  • Trends in Watercolor Today, Brooklyn Museum, NY 
  • American Exhibition, Art Institute of Chicago 
  • Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, MD 

1956 "New Talent in the USA", Martha Jackson Gallery (show traveled extensively)

  • 66th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Nebraska Art Association
  • Stable Gallery Annual
  • Woodstock Artists Association
  • American Exhibition, University of Wisconsin 

1955 Contemporary American Painting, Whitney Museum, New York

  • Stable Gallery Annual
  • Art Institute of Chicago 

1953 Stable Gallery Annual

  • Pennsylvania Academy
  • Woodstock Artists Association

1951 "Young Talent", Kootz Gallery, New York 

1946 Woodstock Artists Association



1944 Oberlin College, B.A.

1945 Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

  • Arts Students League

1946 Studio Assistant to Kurt Seligmann

1948 Beck attended Motherwell’s "The Subjects of the Artist,” an informal “school’ located on 8th Street

1948-1950 mentored by Philip Guston and Bradley Walker Tomlin