Warner Friedman 

Warner Friedman frames his meticulously detailed realist paintings of landscapes with architectural elements such as doors, fences, balconies, or bridges. Working in the liminal space between interior and exterior affords him the opportunity to study the interplay between natural light and shadow, artificial light, architecture, and landscape. He works from photographs and models, enjoying the precision they enable. Friedman left his job as an engineer at the end of World War II and integrated the profession’s geometric forms into his early abstract work. In the 1960s, he incorporated these abstract elements into large-scale realist paintings, which he has continued to develop ever since. Friedman has cited the lines and flat color planes of Piet Mondrianas a major influence on his practice.



2012 Massachusetts Cultural Council, Painting Award

2006 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant 

1996 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

1993 Richard Florsheim Art Fund Grant

1990 Massachusetts Artist Fellowship


Selected one-person exhibitions

2014  Warner Friedman Paintings 2014, Clark Gallery, Lincoln

2010 Clark Gallery (Lincoln, MA) – Exhibition “Places in the Sun”

2010 Morrison Gallery (Kent, CT) – Exhibition of Recent Work

2008 New Arts Gallery (Litchfield, CT) – Exhibition of Recent Work

2007 Ferrin Gallery (Pittsfield, MA) – Exhibition “Black White and Blue”


Selected group exhibitions

2014 Salon Show: 2014, Clark Gallery, Lincoln

2011 The Morrison Gallery (Kent, CT) – “Group Exhibition 6”

2010 Ferrin Gallery, (Lenox, MA) – “Couples”

2009 The Morrison Gallery (Kent, CT)

2007 Ferrin Gallery, (Lenox, MA) – “We Are There”

2006 Scott Richards Contemporary Art (San Francisco, CA)

2005 Berkshire Museum (Pittsfield, MA) – “The Power of Place”

2005 Ferrin Gallery, (Lenox, MA) – “House of Wonder”

2005 Elaine Baker Gallery, (Boca Raton, FL) – “The New Realism”, Curated by L.K. Meisel 

2004 New Arts Gallery (Litchfield, CT) – “Drawing Today”

2004 Armory Art Center, (Palm Beach, FL) – “Bakers Dozen” 

2004 Ferrin Gallery, (Lenox, MA) – “Winter Light”

2003 New Arts Gallery (Litchfield, CT) – “Clear Vision”

2001 Hoorn-Ashby Gallery, (N.Y.C) – “The Discerning Eye”

2001 Louis K. Meisel Gallery, (N.Y.C) –“Near and Far, Perspective & Structure”

1999 Geoff Young Gallery, (Gt. Barrington, MA)

1999 The Albany Center Galleries, (Albany, N.Y.) – “Berkshire Artists”

1998 Cristinerose Gallery, (N.Y.C)

1998 Elaine Baker Gallery, (Boca Raton, FL)

1997 Krasdale Foods Inc.

1997 Westunberg Gallery, (Gt. Barrington, MA) – “The Alphabet of Trees”

1996 Robert Kidd Gallery, (Birmingham, MI)

1995 The Springfield Museum of Fine Art, (Springfield, MA) – “The New Landscape”

1994 Bachelier-Cardonsky Gallery, (Kent, CT) – “Viewpoints”

1993 Carone Gallery, (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)

1992 Robert Kidd Gallery, (Birmingham, MI)

1992 Spazzi Fine Art, (Housatonic, MA) – ”Cacophony”

1992 Five Points Gallery, (Chatham, N.Y.) – ”Spirituality and Symbols of Eroticism”

1991 Schillay & Rehs Gallery, (N.Y.C.)

1990 Ted Gallery, (Albany, N.Y.) – ”Aspects of Realism”

1989 Berkshire Artisans Gallery, (Pittsfield, MA)

1987 Leonarda Di Mauro Gallery, (N.Y.C.)

1985 Civilization, (N.Y.C.) – Benefit Exhibition of Small Works

1981 Berkshire Museum, (Pittsfield, MA) – First Annual Invitational Exhibit, Curated by Debra Balken

1978 Susan Caldwell Gallery, (N.Y.C.) – ”Towards the Monochromatic”, Curated by Michael Walls

1975 Contemporary Gallery, (Dallas, TX)

1973 University of Connecticut – Faculty Show

1972 Wadsworth Atheneum – Connecticut Academy

1970 Wadsworth Atheneum – ”Black, White & Grey”, Curated by Sam Wagstaff

1966 Corcoran Gallery, (Washington, D.C.)

1966 Park Place Gallery, (N.Y.C.)

1964 Pennsylvania Academy

1963 Brata Gallery, (N.Y.C.) – ”Friends of the Tenth Street Co-ops”