Thomas Nozkowski, Untitled (9-55), 2016, oil on linen on panel, 22" × 28" (55.9 cm × 71.1 cm) © Thomas Nozkowski

Thomas Nozkowski


b. 1944, Teaneck, New Jersey
d. 2019, Rhinebeck, New York

Thomas Nozkowski is recognized for his richly colored and intimately scaled abstract paintings and drawings that push the limits of visual language.

An awareness of perception and the desire to explore the possibilities of seeing, is at once grounded in reality for the artist and released from specific legibility. His concurrent practices of painting and drawing reflect on specific places and experiences—from the deeply symbolic to the notational—translating sensations and memories into abstract compositions.

Nozkowski began exhibiting in group shows in 1973 and made his solo debut in 1979. By 1982, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, had acquired a painting from an early one-person exhibition for their permanent collection. To date, Nozkowski’s paintings have been featured in more than 300 museum and gallery exhibitions worldwide, including over 80 solo shows.


Thomas Nozkowski, Untitled (9-35), 2014, oil on linen on panel, 22" x 28" (55.9 cm x 71.1 cm) © Thomas Nozkowski


Thomas Nozkowski, Untitled (P-59), 2009, oil on paper, 22-1/4" x 30" (56.5 cm x 76.2 cm) © Thomas Nozkowski