Neil Jenney

American, b. 1945

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Neil Jenney

American, b. 1945

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Curator Marcia Tucker described Neil Jenney's visionary style of realism, developed in the late 1960s, as "Bad Painting". Reacting against the Photorealism and Minimalism of the time, Jenney pared down features to their most essential colors and forms (green grass, blue water, a brown wood floor), rendering simple relationships among humans, objects, and landscape in large, visible brushstrokes. His faux-naive oil-on-wood paintings, enclosed in heavy frames of his own design, anticipated the Neo-Expressionist movement and were influential in setting a new course for representative art.

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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 4 more
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Tate, and 1 more
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
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Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 1 more
Biography

Curator Marcia Tucker described Neil Jenney's visionary style of realism, developed in the late 1960s, as "Bad Painting". Reacting against the Photorealism and Minimalism of the time, Jenney pared down features to their most essential colors and forms (green grass, blue water, a brown wood floor), rendering simple relationships among humans, objects, and landscape in large, visible brushstrokes. His faux-naive oil-on-wood paintings, enclosed in heavy frames of his own design, anticipated the Neo-Expressionist movement and were influential in setting a new course for representative art.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 4 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 1 more