Acclaimed representational artist focusing on the still-life, landscape, and figure through the media of drawing, painting, and watercolor.

 

Statement

For many years I have been preoccupied with focusing my field of vision on the iconography of the still-life and the landscape through the media of painting and drawing. Painting and drawing in a representational manner is an attempt to develop a visual vocabulary of symbols and forms which, as Giacometti wrote, “makes me discover more of the world and reveal signs of life and the human condition.” Rainer Marie Rilke believed that “as soon as an artist has once found the living center of his activity, nothing is so important for him as to remain in it.”

For me, this “living center” is the still-life and the landscape, which continually stir my interest and offer me countless possibilities and constant scrutiny based upon direct observation from nature, psychological ideas derived from memory experience, and analytical organization. The landscape motif has always fascinated me and has appeared as background imagery within many of my works. This discovery led me to shift my focus in recent years to drawing the landscape as an image in its own right. Following trips to Costa Rica, the countryside of Italy, and living for many summers at the New Jersey shore, my drawings became less literal and more involved with the abstract qualities of form and shape. I began to create landscape images in ink that were a response to these qualities.

At a certain point in my development of the landscape I decided that a pen – specifically a felt-tipped pen – allowed me, in an ironic way, more freedom to draw. I realized that I could not erase easily. This experience forced my drawing process to become more spontaneous and continuous. I became increasingly aware of the beauty and the purity of single and overlapping marks and lines. At first, the landscape images depicted were traditional vistas. As I continued to draw and investigate, the landscape became visually closer and denser, as if the viewer were in the landscape. This perspective allowed me to become more aware, involved, and concerned with the abstract qualities of nature and mark making.

In my drawings, I want the viewer to experience a visual excitement through an appreciation of the pure raw marks beyond the depiction of the scene: to recognize that from the variety of marks can emerge a clarity of lines, shapes, and forms that describe and reveal an idea about nature and life. As John Berger noted, this “discovery” shows how marks made in a particular way can reveal new ideas about perception.

-Harry I. Naar, 2006

 

Education

1968 B.F.A., Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA. Studied with: Larry Day, Joe Fiore, Robert Keyser, Eugene Baguskas, Jean Cohen, Ruth Fine Lehrer, Paul Keene, Claire VanVliet.

1970 M.F.A., Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. Studied with: William Bailey, James McGarrell, Robert Barnes, Marvin Lowe, Rudy Pozzatti.

1970-71 Paris, France. Studied with the French painter Jean Helion.

 

Selected Awards, Scholarships, and Honors

2005 Rutgers University Center for Innovative Print and Paper, Printmaking Grant

2002 Trenton City Museum, Trenton, NJ, "Best in Show"

2001 Trenton City Museum, Trenton, NJ, “Best in Show”

2001 Rider University, Summer Research Grant

1999 Rider University, Summer Research Grant

1997 Rider University, Paid Research Leave (Spring)

1994 Rider University, Summer Research Grant

1992 Dorothy Malloy Memorial Award for Painting, The Trenton City Museum, Trenton, NJ

1990 TAWA-Soviet Exchange Program Summer

1989 Elected to AANJ (Associated Artists of New Jersey)

1988 Rider College, Summer Research Grant

1984-86 Elected to Board of Directors, Printmaking Council of NJ

1984 Elected to “Who’s Who in American Art” 16th Edition 1982 Rider College, Summer Research Grant

1968-70 Teaching Associate, Indiana University Graduate Representative to Departmental Steering Committee, Indiana University

1968-69 Fellowship, Indiana University

1967 Aspen Painting Award, Philadelphia College of Art

 

One-Person and Group Exhibitions

ONE-PERSON:

2007 Bowery Gallery, New York City, NY “Harry I. Naar, Landscapes and Still Lifes – Drawings and Paintings”

2005 Roman Gallery, Blair Academy, Blairstown, NJ “Drawings and Watercolors”

2000 Sussex County Community College, Newton, NJ, “Drawings”

1999 Les Malaut Art Gallery, Union, NJ “Paintings and Drawings”

1995 The Gallery of South Orange, South Orange, NJ, “Interiors/Exteriors” Paintings and Drawings

1994 Rowan College, Glassboro, NJ “Westby Art Gallery”

1994 Syska & Hennessy, Princeton, NJ “Paintings and Watercolors”

1993 Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ Rider University Art Gallery “Paintings and Drawings” Catalogue essay by Robert Godfrey, Head, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC

1992 The National Institute of Health Clinical Center Galleries, Bethesda, MD

1991 Johnson & Johnson Hospital Services, Piscataway, NJ “Watercolors”

1990 Rabbet Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ “Still Lifes – Paintings and Drawings”

1990 Riverside Studio, Pottersville, NJ “Watercolors”

1989 Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC, Chelsea Gallery “Drawings & Watercolors” Catalogue essay by Zoltan Buki, Curator of Art, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ

1988 Johnson & Johnson Corporate Center, New Brunswick, NJ

1986 The Back Door Gallery, Princeton, NJ, “Paintings”

1985 Claremont Gallery, Bedminster, NJ Clarence Dillon Library

1980 Warner-Lambert Corporation, Morris Plains, NJ

1980 City Hall, New Brunswick, NJ, “The Mayor’s Exhibition”

1980 Barbara Glaberson Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ, “Drawings and Watercolors”

1980 Rider College, Lawrenceville, NJ Rider College Art Gallery “Watercolors and Drawings”

1980 Gill/St. Bernard’s School, Gladstone, NJ, The Mortimer Gallery

1979 Princeton Gallery of Fine Art, Princeton, NJ “Recent Oil Paintings”

1978 Somerset Art Association, Bernardsville, NJ, Balcony Gallery

1977 New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ

1976 Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY, Houghton House Gallery

1976 Beaver College, Glenside, PA Eugenia Fuller Atwood Gallery

1970 Gallery 100, Princeton, NJ “Watercolor Show”

1968 Highland Park Library, Highland Park, NJ


GROUP:


2008 D&R Greenway Land Trust Gallery, Princeton, NJ, “A Matter of Perspective – Our Personal Landscape”

2008 The Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ, “Homer’s Odyssey”

2008 The Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, Princeton, NJ, “The Artist’s Eye: The Princeton Artists Alliance and the Collections of the Princeton University Art Museum

2007 The Monmouth Museum of Art, Lincroft, NJ, “Marsh Meditations”

2007 Trenton City Museum, Trenton, NJ, “25th Ellarslie Open”

2006 Bristol-Myers Squibb Gallery, Princeton, NJ, “Marsh Meditations”

2006 D&R Greenway Land Trust, Johnson Education Center, Princeton, NJ, “Land Preservation”

2005 The Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ, “A Sense of Place

2005 The Trenton City Museum, Trenton, NJ, “Ellarslie Open XXIII”

2005 The New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ, “Vision & Voices:" Dialogue with Artists and Contemporary New Jersey Poets

2004 The Trenton City Museum, Trenton, NJ, Two-person exhibition

2004 Dana Gallery, The Phillips Museum of Art Steinman College Center Franklin Marshall, Lancaster, PA

2004 Rabbet Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ, “Focus New Brunswick”

2004 Chauncey Stillman Gallery, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Lyme, CT, “Artists Talk”

2004 The Foundation for Hellenic Culture, New York, NY, “Homer’s Odyssey”

2004 Trenton City Museum, Trenton, NJ, "Ellarslie Open XXII”

2004 Piero Gallery of South Orange, Baird Center, South Orange, NJ, “Piero @ 10”

2004 University College Art Gallery, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ, “The Contemporary New Jersey Landscape”

2004 Eisenstrager-Howard Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, “All About Drawing”

2003 Holman Hall Gallery, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ, “Homer’s Odyssey”

2003 Bradley University, Peoria, IL, 29th Bradley National Print and Drawing Exhibition

2002 The Pringle Gallery, Princeton, NJ

2002 Trenton City Museum, Trenton, NJ, "Ellarslie Open XX"

2002 The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ, Mutual Benefit Life Community Gallery, "Homers Odyssey"

2002 The Dutot Museum, Delaware Water Gap, PA, "The Contemporary New Jersey Landscape"

2002 Mercer County Community College, Trenton, NJ, "Line of Inquiry," art celebrating the elements of "Line."

2002 Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD, "Fields of Vision"

2001 The Trenton City Museum, Trenton, NJ, “Ellarslie Open XIX”

2001 New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ, “TAWA”

2001 The Gallery of South Orange, South Orange, NJ, “Earthline/Landscape”

2001 Blair Academy, Blairstown, NJ Romano Gallery “The Contemporary New Jersey Landscape”

2000 Holman Hall Art Gallery, The College of New Jersey, Trenton, NJ “National Drawing 2000”

2000 The Considine Gallery, Stuart Country Day School, Princeton, NJ “Regeneration”

2000 Montgomery Cultural Center, Skillman, NJ, “Visual Variations”

1999 Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ “New Jersey Landscapes” Curated by Lois Dodd

1998 Bristol-Myers Squibb Gallery Princeton, NJ, “Homer’s Odyssey” 1997 Riverrun Gallery, Lambertville, NJ “On Line” Princeton Artists Alliance

1997 Hardcastle Gallery, Wilmington, DE “Glimpses of Spring,” Princeton Artists Alliance

1997 Rider University Art Gallery, Lawrenceville, NJ, “Two Person Show Two Points of View” Harry I. Naar (catalogue) Deborah Rosenthal

1997 Firehouse Gallery, Bordentown, NJ “Contemporary Landscapes”

1996 Rabbet Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ “Beyond The Image” The Princeton Artists Alliance

1996 The Lobby Gallery, New York, NY “Fields of Vision” The Princeton Artists Alliance

1996 Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton, NJ

1996 Arts Works Trenton, Trenton, NJ Princeton Artists Alliance

1995 The Bowery Gallery, Wooster St., New York, NY, “Group Invitational”

1995 Scanticon, Princeton, NJ, “A Visual Feast”

1994 Prallsville Mills, Route 29, Stockton, NJ, 23 Artists in Exhibition: Paints, Sculpture, Graphics, Photography and Mixed Media

1994 Scanticon, Princeton, NJ, “Art Now”

1994 Rabbet Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ “Rabbet At Ten,” an Anniversary Celebration

1994 Nabisco Gallery, Hanover, NJ, The Princeton Artists Alliance Mixed Media Exhibition

1994 Merrill Lynch & Co., Princeton, NJ “The First Five Years, A Celebration by The Princeton Artists Alliance”

1993 Scanticon, Princeton, NJ, “Going Places”

1993 YMYWHA of Bergen County Princeton Arts Alliance Invitational

1992 William Paterson College, Wayne, NJ Ben Shahn Galleries, “Painting: New Jersey”

1992 Schering-Plough Corporation, “Early April Arts Benefit”

1992 Mercer Medical Center, Trenton, NJ “Works of the Art Faculty of Area Colleges”

1992 Trenton City Museum, Trenton, NJ “Ellarslie Open XI”

1992 Scanticon, Princeton, NJ, “Global Influences”

1992 Trenton State College, Trenton, NJ “Invitational Watercolor Exhibition”

1991 Trenton City Museum, Trenton, NJ “Ellarslie Open X”

1991 Trenton State College, Trenton, NJ Holman Hall Gallery, “Voyages”

1991 Cornell Gallery, Lambertville, NJ “Alternate Views”

1991 ALJIRA, Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ, “Collaboration: The Capital City Meets the Renaissance City”

1991 Trenton City Museum, Trenton, NJ “The Artist’s Personal Metaphor”

1991 Glassboro State College, Glassboro, NJ Wilson Art Gallery “The Artist’s Personal Metaphor”

1990 Hunterdon Art Center, Clinton, NJ “50th Anniversary Exhibition Associated Artists of New Jersey”

1990 USSR Artists Union Gallery, Moscow, USSR, TAWA Soviet Exchange, Trenton, NJ

1990 Hunterdon Art Center, Clinton, NJ “Feast Your Eyes”

1990 United Jersey Bank, Princeton, NJ “Emerging Artists”

1990 Artworks Trenton, Trenton, NJ “Feast Your Eyes and Please Your Palate”

1989 Raritan Valley Community College, Hunterdon, NJ

1989 Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC Belk Art “Drawing: Points of View” Catalogue essay by Gene Thornton

1989 Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC, Belk Art Gall “Decade of the Eighties” Catalogue essay by John Perreault

1989 Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, Loveladies, NJ “Associated Artist of New Jersey” (Summer)

1989 Art Works Trenton, Trenton, NJ “Twenty Five Years of Teaching Art”

1989 Princeton Artists Alliance, Forrestal Village, Princeton, NJ

1988 Rabbet Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ “New Jersey Masters”

1988 Princeton Gallery of Fine Arts, Princeton, NJ, “Emerging Artists”

1987 Bergen Museum of Art & Science, NJ

1987 Gill/St. Bernard’s School, Gladstone, NJ, The Mortimer Gallery

1987 Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL, “American Drawing: Realism/Idealism” Representative Drawing by Contemporary Artists

1987 Hunterdon Art Center, Clinton, NJ “34rd Annual Juried Paintings & Pastels”

1986 Hunterdon Art Center, Clinton, NJ “33rd Annual Juried Exhibition, Drawing and Small Sculpture”

1986 Nabisco Brands Gallery, East Hanover, NJ, “The Food Show”

1986 The Back Door Gallery, Princeton, NJ

1984 Carimor Galleries, 20 E. 76th St., New York, NY “Still Life Contemporary Approaches”

1984 Printmaking Council of New Jersey, Somerville, NJ, “Works of the 80’s”

1984 Lever House, New York, NY “Selections from the Printmaking Council of New Jersey”

1984 Gill/St. Bernard’s School, Gladstone, NJ, The Mortimer Gallery, “Visual Situations”

1984 Morris Museum of Arts & Sciences, Morristown, NJ, “American Drawings from Neo Classicism to the Avant-Garde”

1984 David Adamson Gallery, Washington, D.C.

1983 Signatures Gallery, Far Hills, NJ “Artists on Artists”

1983 Trenton State College, Trenton, NJ Holman Hall Art Gallery “National Drawing Exhibition ‘83”

1982 The More Gallery, Inc. Philadelphia, PA “Group Portrait Show”

1982 Gill/St. Bernard’s, Gladstone, NJ, The Mortimer Gallery, “Inaugural Exhibition”

1981 Barbara Glaberson Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ “In the Figurative Tradition,” Landscape – Robert Godfrey; Still Life – Harry I. Naar; Figure – Donald Perlis

1981 Artspace Middlesex, Kendall Park, NJ “Art on Paper”

1981 Barbara Glaberson Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ “Intimacies/Portraits” Lennart Anderson, Jack Beal, Sidney Goodman, Alfred Leslie, Ed Meneely, Grace Graupe-Pillard, John Mendelsohn, Sharon Moody, David Saunders, Harry I. Naar

1981 American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T), Basking Ridge, NJ “Two Person Show, William Nies and Harry I. Naar”

1980 “Artists’ Choice Museum, Younger Artists: Figurative/Representational Art,” benefit exhibition for the Artists’ Choice Museum at five New York City locations: Tibor de Nagy and A.M. Sachs Galleries – Still Life and Sculpture; Fischbach Gallery – Landscape; Dintenfass and Frumkin Galleries – Figure.

1979 Thompson Park, Newman Springs Rd., Lincroft, NJ, Visitor Center Galleries “Accomplishments in Arts” Series, Two-Person Show

1979 Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA, “Opens Friday”

1979 E. R. Squibb and Sons, Princeton, NJ “New Jersey Sites by New Jersey Artists” Landscape Show

1979 A.J. Wood Galleries, Philadelphia, PA

1979 Princeton Gallery of Fine Art, Princeton, NJ

1979 The New Jersey State Museum and The Newark Museum at New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ “2nd Biannual NJ Artists Exhibition”

1978 PA, “Group Show”

1978 Artists League of Central New Jersey, Old Bridge, NJ

1978 Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA “Six Artists, Drawings From the Figure:” Charles Cajori, Gretna Campbell, Andrew Forge, James McGarrell, Wayne Morris, Harry I. Naar

1978 Capricorn Galleries, Bethesda, MD “Group Show, Paintings, Watercolors”

1978 The Hull Gallery, Inc., Washington, D.C.

1978 Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA “Invitational Group Show”

1977 Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1977 “Faculty Show”

1977 NJ, “Tri-State Exhibition”

1977 Hunterdon Art Center, Clinton, NJ “Painting Show”

1977 Beaver College, Glenside, PA, Eugenia Fuller Atwood Gallery, “Eastern Pennsylvania Artist Drawing Show”

1976 Somerset County College, Somerville, NJ

1976 Schering-Plough Corporation, Madison, NJ

1976 Middlesex County College, Edison, NJ, “Faculty Show”

1975 Drew University, Madison, NJ “Printmaking Council Show”

1975 Hunterdon Art Center, Clinton, “Nineteenth National Print Exhibition”

1975 New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ, “Art from New Jersey #10”

1975 Beaver College, Glenside, PA

1974 New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ, “Art from New Jersey”

1974 Princeton Art Association, Princeton, NJ “Instructor’s Show”

1974 Hunterdon Art Center, Clinton, NJ “New Jersey Landscape Show”

1974 Middlesex County College, Edison, NJ, “Faculty Show”

1974 Rider College, Lawrenceville, NJ “State N J A A P L Show”

1973 Princeton Art Association, Princeton, NJ, “Watercolor Show”

1973 Somerset Art Association, Bernardsville, NJ “Annual State Exhibition”

1972 Middlesex County College, Edison, NJ, “Faculty Show”

1970 Indiana University, Bloomington, IN “Three Man Show”

1970 Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN “Regional Drawing Society National Exhibition”

1970 American Federation of the Arts, Drawing Society National Exhibition, Circulating Exhibition: Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; University of Cincinnati, Fine Arts Collection, Cincinnati, OH; The Canton Art Institute, Canton, OH; The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

1969 Monmouth College, Monmouth, NJ

1967 Nexus Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1967 Gallery 100, Highland Park, NJ

 

Selected Permanent and Public Collections

Morris Museum of Arts and Sciences
The New Jersey State Museum
Trenton, NJ

The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum
Rutgers, The State University
New Brunswick, NJ

Hunterdon Museum of Art
Clinton, NJ

Jersey City Museum
Jersey City, NJ

Montclair Art Museum
Montclair, NJ

The Newark Art Museum
Newark, NJ

The Noyes Museum of Art
Atlantic City, NJ

New Jersey Public Library
Newark, NJ

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts
Lyme, CT

Indiana University
Bloomington, IN

Narbest Corporation
Somerset, NJ

The Continental Life Insurance Corporation
Piscataway, NJ

Management Science America
Piscataway, NJ

Ingersoll Publication Company
Princeton, NJ

Johnson & Johnson Corporate Headquarters
New Brunswick, NJ

Bristol Myers Squibb
Plainsboro, NJ

American Council on Education
1 Dupont Circle NW
Washington, DC

 

Interviews and Articles

Adelson, Fred B. “From Waves of Grain to the Shore,” The New York Times, January 15, 2006.

Weaver, A.M. A Sense of Place, The Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ, October 15, 2005 (color catalogue).

St. Martin, Victoria, “Rider Professor Snags Art Fellowship,” Trentonian, July 3, 2005.

“Rider Professor Selected for Rutgers Fellowship,” The Lawrence Ledger, June 9, 2005.

“‘Vision & Voices:’ Princeton Artists’ Alliance in Dialogue with Contemporary New Jersey Poetry,” New Jersey State Museum, Friends’ News, Spring 2005 (work reproduced).

Van Dongen, Susan, “Words and Images,” Princeton Packet, February 11, 2005 (work reproduced).

Duke, Ilene, “Face to Face,” Princeton Packet, December 3, 2004.

Dewey, David, “Artists Talk five years,” 2004 (catalogue).

Jasch, Mary J., “Focus on New Brunswick,” The Times, Trenton, NJ, 2004.

“Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts Exhibits 30 Representational Artists,” Antiques and the Arts Weekly, September 3, 2004.

Purcell, Janet, “Two Views,” The Times, Trenton, NJ, November 12, 2004.

Dube, Ilene, “The Lion and the Line,” Princeton Packet, November 12, 2004.

Plett, Nicole, “Line of Inquiry at MCCC,” U.S.1, Princeton, NJ, December 11, 2002.

Yabu, Atsushi, “Exploration of Line Expression,” College Voice, Edition 7, Volume 40, Mercer County College, Trenton, NJ.

Van Dongen, Susan, “Swept Away,” The Times, Time Off, Trenton, NJ, October 4, 2002.

“Best in Show at Ellarslie Open,” The Times, Trenton, NJ, May 20, 2002.

Purcell, Janet, “Best of the Best of Area Artists Come to Ellarslie,” The Times, Trenton, NJ, April 26, 2002.

Purcell, Janet, “Bound to Open Some Eyes – State Museum Hosts Eyes on Trenton,” (A Juried Exhibition Showcasing the Talent of 53 Area Artists), The Times, Trenton, NJ, February 9, 2001.

Purcell, Janet, “Princeton Arts Alliance Explores Regeneration,” The Times, Trenton, NJ, March 24, 2000.

Purcell, Janet, “Drawing Exhibit Makes Its Mark,” The Times, Trenton, NJ, February 4, 2000.

Purcell, Janet, “Plein-air Triumphs at the State,” The Times, Trenton, NJ, April 1999.

“Escape from the Cyclops,” U.S. 1, Princeton, NJ, March 24, 1999, Photo: View of Long Beach Island (drawing reproduced).

Purcell, Janet, “Artistic Sojourn: Princeton Artists Alliance Traces Odysseus’ Epic Journey with Works of Art in Exhibit in Lawrence,” The Times, Trenton, NJ, March 19, 1999.

Plett, Nicole, “An Odyssey for All Time,” U.S. 1, Princeton, NJ, March 17, 1999 (drawing reproduced).

Watkins, Eileen, “Gallery Marks Anniversary with a Special Show,” The Star Ledger, Newark, NJ, June 12, 1994.

Watkins, Eileen, “Hotel Lobby Becomes Gallery for Works by Princeton Artists,” The Star Ledger, Newark, NJ, May 8, 1994.

Watkins, Eileen, “Naar’s Still Lifes Serve Up Visual Feast Drawn from Nature’s Mysteries,” The Star Ledger, Newark, NJ, September 26, 1993.

Viskjo, Cathy, “Human Presence Contributes to Mystery of Humble Icons,” The Times, Trenton, NJ, September 19, 1993.

Fuller, Marion, “Harry Naar Gives Still Lifes New Meaning,” Daily Record, Morris County, NJ, June 2, 1992.

Viksjo, Cathy, “Simple Art Drawing Collectors,” The Times, Trenton, NJ, April 12, 1992.

Viksjo, Cathy, “Handling Rejection as Artist,” The Times, Trenton, NJ, December 8, 1991.

Viksjo, Cathy, “How Artists See the Art of Others,” The Times, Trenton, NJ, October 27, 1991.

Zimmer, William. “Food Made Larger Than Life,” The Times, October 18, 1990.

Heisler, Wendy. “Appealing Still Lifes,” Lawrence Ledger, Time Off section, February 28, 1990.

Viksjo, Cathy, “Harry Naar: ‘Art is not a Fluff Thing, Its Thinking,’” The Times, Trenton, NJ, March 18, 1990.

Haller, Emanuel, “Capturing a Moment,” Courier-News, Bridgewater, NJ, March 18, 1990.

Watkins, Eileen, “‘25 Years of Teaching’ on Display in Trenton,” The Star Ledger, Somerville, NJ.

Russo, Lorie, “The Manipulative Post-Impressionist,” The Hills-Bedminster Press, Bedminster, NJ, November 16, 1989.

Rossiter, Al, “Lunchtime Series on Art Ends with Rider Professor’s Bold Strokes,” The Star Ledger, Somerville, NJ, Friday, November 10, 1989.

Godfrey, Robert, “Naar’s Art Influenced by French,” The Arts Asheville Citizen-Times, Asheville, NC, January 22, 1989.

Mullen, Rachel, “Harry Naar Still Lifes Glow with Color and Light,” The Bernardsville News Observer-Tribune, Bernardsville, NJ, March 1985.

Poroner, Palmer, “Still Life State of the Art,” Artspeak, Volume V., Number 19, New York, NY, June 1984.

Cook, Louis, “Art on Paper,” P.S., North Brunswick, NJ, March 25, 1981.

Watkins, Eileen, “Art Back to Reality,” The Star Ledger, Newark, NJ, March 8, 1981.

Shirey, David L., “Art Sampler,” The New York Times, March 8, 1981.

Brown, Doris, “Bond of Paper is Common Thread,” The Sunday Home News, New Brunswick, NJ, March 1, 1981.

Brown, Doris, “Trend Toward Photos – State Museum Readies Major Art Exhibition,” The Sunday Home News, New Brunswick, NJ, October 14, 1979.

Brown, Doris, “Artists Canvas New Jersey From Beaches to Cities in Gallery Exhibition,” The Sunday Home News, New Brunswick, NJ, May 20, 1979.

Brown, Doris, “Focus on Still Life: Art Fixed on Nature’s Changeability,” The Sunday Home News, New Brunswick, NJ, May 20, 1979.

Mullen, Rachel, “Two Contrasting Shows at SAA,” The Bernardsville News Observer-Tribune, Bernardsville, NJ, January 12, 1978.

Watkins, Eileen, “Somerset Gallery Offers a Three-Pronged Display,” The Star Ledger, Newark, NJ.

Mullen, Rachel, “Strength from Nature,” The Bernardsville News Observer-Tribune, Bernardsville, NJ, April 1977.

Reynolds, Maxine, “Into the Womb,” Beaver News, Vol. 11, No. 16, Glenside, PA, March 2, 1976.

Oram, Paula, “Naar to Display Seashell Paintings in Atwood,” Beaver News, Vol. 11, No. 14, Glenside, PA, February 17, 1976.

Halasz, Piri, “State Artists Display Stills,” The New York Times, July 6, 1975.

Brown, Doris, “Artist Picks Showings, Steers Clear of Schlock,” The Sunday Home News, New Brunswick, NJ, July 7, 1974.

Salny, Nacie, “Emerging Talent Marks Show,” The Sunday Daily Record, Newark, NJ, June 29, 1974.

 

Publications

Burger, W. Carl, "New Jersey Landscapes," Rider University Art Gallery, Lawrenceville, NJ, January 2007.

Weld, Alison, “The Figurative Impulse in Abstraction,” Rider University Art Gallery, Lawrenceville, NJ, September 2006.

George, Thomas, "New Work – Drawings and Pastels," Rider University Art Gallery, Lawrenceville, NJ, March 2006.

Kearns, James, “Continuities Fifty + Years,” Drawings and Paintings, Rider University Art Gallery, Lawrenceville, NJ, January 26, 2006.

Goodyear, John, “The Elemental Series,” Catalogue interview, Rider University Art Gallery, Lawrenceville, NJ, September 2005.

Manusov, Aleksandr, “The Tree of Life, The Russian School of Painting at the End of the Twentieth Century,” Catalogue interview with Regina Solovieva-Manusova, Rider University Art Gallery, Lawrenceville, NJ, November 2005.

Witkin, Isaac, “Out of the Crucible: Images Born of Fire and Water,” Catalogue interview, Rider University Art Gallery, Lawrenceville, NJ, March 2005.

Burko, Diane, “Landscapes: ‘Paint/Pixel,’” Catalogue interview, Rider University Art Gallery, Lawrenceville, NJ, January 2005.

Johnson, Margaret Kennard, “‘From Stone to Mesh:’ Sixty Years,” Catalogue interview, Rider University Art Gallery, Lawrenceville, NJ, September 2004.

Finaldi, Daniel and Linda Pochesci, “Two Views of Paintings, Process and Ideas,” Catalogue interview, Rider University Art Gallery, Lawrenceville, NJ, March 2004.

Fiore, Joseph, “25 Years of Painting from Rock Fragments,” Catalogue interview, Rider University Art Gallery, Lawrenceville, NJ, February 2004.

McVicker, Lucy Graves and Charles Taggart McVicker, “Two for the Show,” Catalogue interview, Rider University Art Gallery, Lawrenceville, NJ, November 2003.

Brodsky, Judith K., “Memoir of an Assimilated Family,” Catalogue interview, Rider University Art Gallery, Lawrenceville, NJ, September 2003.

Ramus, Michael, “‘This and That:’ The Art of Michael Ramus,” Catalogue interview, Rider University Art Gallery, Lawrenceville, NJ, November 2002.

Konrad, Adolf, “A Tribute,” Statement published as part of catalogue for Adolf Konrad Exhibit, 2002.

Aixinjuelo, Hengyi, “Paintings,” Catalogue interview, Rider University Art Gallery, Lawrenceville, NJ, March 2001.

Dewey, David, “Past and Present Oils and Watercolors.” Catalogue interview, Rider University Art Gallery, Lawrenceville, NJ, February 2001.

Anderson, Lennart, “Drawings and Paintings.” Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ. Catalogue introduction, 2000.

Finkelstein, Louis, “Paintings 1971-1999,” Catalogue interview, Rider University Art Gallery, Lawrenceville, NJ, November 1999.

Finkelstein, Louis, “Paintings 1971-1999,” Catalogue essay. Show traveled to: Knox College, Gallsburg, IL; Haverford College, Haverford, PA; Yale University, New Haven, CT; New York Studio School, New York, NY Fox, Carson, “Beauty Queens,” Catalogue interview, Rider University Art Gallery, Lawrenceville, NJ, September 1999.

Epstein, Jeff, “‘Rider and Other Places:’ The Paintings and Monotypes,” Catalogue interview, Rider University Art Gallery, Lawrenceville, NJ, November 1998.

Day, Larry, (Essay on His Paintings), Trenton City Museum, Trenton, NJ, June 1996.

Gettinger, Lilli, “‘Memory Transformed:’ The Reliefs and Pastels,” Catalogue interview, Rider University Art Gallery, Lawrenceville, NJ, March 1997.

Mandelbaum, Stefanie, “‘ARThematics:’ The Paintings and Sculpture,” Catalogue interview, Rider University Art Gallery, Lawrenceville, NJ, March 1996.

Fox, Sonia and Kimberly Kiser, “Two Views,” Catalogue Interview, Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ, 1995.

Ross, Romano, “Two Generations: Paintings, Drawings, Prints and Artists’ Books,” Catalogue Interview, Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ, 1994.

Catalogue Essay, “Leon Bibel: Then and Now, Enduring Talent,” Hunterdon Art Center, Clinton, NJ, 1993.

Shahn, Bernarda Bryson, “Images and Ideas: ‘An Interview with Bernarda Bryson Shahn,’” Rider College, Lawrenceville, NJ, 1993.

Malarcher, Patricia, “Progression/Digression: ‘An Interview with Patricia Malarcher,’” Catalogue Interview, Rider College, Lawrenceville, NJ, 1993.

Dodd, Lois, “Paintings – Views of Windows and Doors, ‘A Conversation with Lois Dodd,’” Catalogue Interview, Rider College Gallery, Lawrenceville, NJ, 1992.

“‘Evolution of a Painter:’ The Paintings of David Z. Orban, Issues and Ideas,” Catalogue Interview, Rider College Gallery, Lawrenceville, NJ, 1992.

“... The Gesture of Landscape” (Ruth Fine, California Landscapes), Artimes, The Magazine of the Visual Arts in New Jersey, April 1991.

“Ruth Fine, California Landscapes, ‘... The Gesture of Landscape,’” Catalogue Interview, Rider College Gallery, Lawrenceville, NJ, 1991.

“A Conversation with Robert Godfrey,” Artimes, The Magazine of the Visual Arts in New Jersey, October 1990.

“Reginald Neal: Works from 1958 to the Present,” Catalogue essay, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ, 1989.

“‘A Natural Thing:’ Jean Helion’s Representational Paintings,” Arts Magazine, April 1984.

“‘Enjoyable to Sense, Beautiful to See:’ Prich Matthews’ Paintings,” Essay, Ericson Gallery, New York, NY, November 1983.

“An Idea About Contemporary Drawing,” Essay published in Graphite: A Collector’s Choice The Art Gallery, Art Department, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD, November 1983.

“Prich Matthews Color in Space,” Introduction to catalogue, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ, June 1982.

 

Honoraria and Lectures

2001, 2005 Blair Academy, Blairstown, NJ, Visiting Artist – Drawing Class

2001 The Ponds at Clear Brook, Jamesburg, NJ - 3 lectures: 1) The Art of Seeing, 2) The Portrait – “Face Value,” 3) The Female Figure – “How Revealing”

2000 Sussex County Community College, Newton, NJ “Ideas About Drawing”

2000 Jurer, Somerset Art Association Bernardsville, NJ, “Annual Members Show”

2000 The Ponds at Clear Brook, Jamesburg, NJ - 3 lectures: (1) Picasso and the Visual Language of Guernica, (2) Cezanne – A Vision of the Cone, the Cylinder and the Sphere, (3) Matisse – The Modern Master of Pure Color and Line.

1999 Jurer, Trenton City Museum, Trenton, NJ, “Ellarslie Open XVII”

1999 Barnes & Noble, Princeton, NJ “Homer’s Odyssey”

1999 The Ponds at Clear Brook, Jamesburg, NJ, “The Discovery of Art and the Art of Discovery,” Three lectures – January 1999

1998 Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ ACE-NIP Luncheon Speaker “Russian Fiber Art”

1998 Barnes & Noble, Princeton, NJ, “The Nude in Art”

1998 Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ, “The Lunch Box Series: ‘From Scribbles to Meaningful Scribbles: Drawing is Discovery’”

1998 Whittingham Homeowners’ Association at Greenbriar, Jamesburg, NJ, “The Art of Drawing”

1997 Encore Books & Music, Princeton, NJ, “Drawing: An Investigation of Paper”

1994 Juror, Pictures at a Westminster Conservatory of Music Children’s Concert Series

1994 Juror, “21st Group Members’ Show” Printmaking Council of NJ

1992 Juror, “Art of the State: Pennsylvania 92” The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA.

1991 Visiting Artist-Juror, “Youth Art Month” Princeton Regional High School, Princeton, NJ

1991 Juror, TAWA-Trenton, NJ New Member Group Show

1990 Juror, 7th Annual Juried Miniature. Art exhibition at Jane Law Art Gallery, Long Beach Island, NJ

1989 Somerset Art Association, Far Hills, NJ Lecture “Understanding the Visual Arts, 19th Century Art Movements, Post-Impressionism”

1989 Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC, Public lecture in conjunction with one person exhibition at Chelsea Gallery “The Creative Process”

1988 Kean College, Newark, NJ, Lecture “The Creative Process”

1983 Panel Member, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD “A Symposium: Graphite a Collector’s Choice”

1978 Guest Lecturer, Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA. Participated on a panel discussing “Art Experiences,” delivered a lecture on “Influences Upon My Work.”

1977 The New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ “One Person Show.” Invited to participate in a public “Conversation with the Artist” program and reception sponsored by the Friends of the Museum. Lectured on “Inspiration and Direction Within My Work.”

1976 Guest Lecturer, Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA. Invited to spend two days with art majors. Individual and group critiques were given as well as lecture on my own work, “Figurative Art - Reasons For.”

1975 Juror, Gill/St. Bernard’s Upper School, Gladstone, NJ, “Student Annual Fine Arts Exhibition”

 

Teaching

1993-Present Professor of Fine Arts, Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ

1986-93 Assoc. Professor (Tenured), Rider College, Lawrenceville, NJ

1983-86 Assistant Professor 2, Rider College, Lawrenceville, NJ

1980-83 Assistant Professor 1, Rider College, Lawrenceville, NJ

1984 Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA: Visiting Artist Teaching – “Principles of Organization” (Spring)

1978-80 Rutgers University, Newark, NJ: Intermediate Painting, Beginning Drawing

1978 Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA: Analytical Studio”; “Artists’ Writings: 1850-1977”

1977-78 Somerset Art Association, Bernardsville, NJ: Painting, Drawing Workshop

1976 Princeton Adult School, Princeton, NJ: Painting, Drawing Workshop (Fall, Spring)

1975-78 Beaver College, Glenside, PA: Visual Fundamentals, Representational Drawing, Summer Workshop in Painting (Advanced Undergraduate, Graduate)

1975-76 Art Center of Northern New Jersey, Tenafly, NJ, Life Drawing

1974-76 Princeton Art Association, Princeton, NJ: Painting Workshop for beginning and continuing student (Summer) Beginning Drawing

1972-77 Middlesex County College, Edison, NJ: Painting Workshop 1, Advanced Workshop; Painting 2, Drawing, Introduction to Art, Art History (Renaissance to Modern), 2-D Design

1972-74 Gill/St. Bernard’s, Upper School, Gladstone, NJ: Introduction to Painting, Drawing

1968-70 Indiana University, Bloomington, IN: Teaching Associate (Free-Hand Drawing), Foundation Program in Design (2D, 3D Design)