Morton Bartlett

1909-1992

Born in Chicago, Illinois, 1909
Passed away in 1992

Education

Attended Phillips Exeter Academy and Harvard University for two years

Solo Exhibitions

2015
Family Planning: early photographs and archival materials, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

2014-2015
Playthings: The Uncanny Art of Morton Bartlett, LACMA, Los Angeles, California

2013
Morton Bartlett, The Horse Hospital, London, U.K.

2012
Secret Universe III, Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany

2008
Without Borders, Melbourne, Australia

2007
Morton Bartlett, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Morton Bartlett - The Sweethearts of Mr. Bartlett, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, New York
Family Considered, Framingham, Massachusetts

2000
Morton Bartlett, Galerie Susanne Zander, Cologne

Group Exhibitions

2016
The Museum of Everything, The Kunsthal Rotterdam, Netherlands

2015
Grand Illusions: Staged Photography from the MET Collection, The Metropolitan
Museum of Art, New York, NY
System and Vision, David Zwirner, New York, NY

2013
Alternative Guide to The Universe, Hayward Gallery, London
Venice Biennale, Italian Pavilion curated by Massimiliano Gioni

2012
Read Into My Black Holes, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Rosemarie Trockel: A Cosmos, Museo Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
Secret Universe III, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany
8th International Biennal of Photography and Visual Arts, Liège, Belgium
Toy Stories, Westport Arts Center, Westport, Connecticut

2011
25 Years/25 Artists, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
Beautiful Vagabonds: Birds in Contemporary Photography, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, U.S.
Naked, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, U.S.
The Birds and the Bees, Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens, Oakville, ON, Canada

2010
8th Gwangju Biennale - 10,000 Lives, Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju
The Museum of Everything, Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, Turin

2009
Heads, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, New York
Outsider, Galerie Klaus Gerrit Friese, Stuttgart, Germany
Künstler der Gallerie, Galerie Susanne Zander, Cologne, Germany

2008
Without Borders: Outsider Art in an Antipodean Context, Monash University Museum of Art, Clayton, Australia
Good Doll, Bad Doll, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, California

2007
Empty Nest: The Changing Face of Childhood in Art, 1880 to the Present, Nathan A. Bernstein Co. Ltd., New York, NY

2006
Accrochage, Galerie Susanne Zander, Cologne, Germany
Create and Be Recognized: Photography on the Edge, UCR / California Museum of Photography, Riverside, California

2005
Mixed-up Childhood, Auckland, Australia
Create and Be Recognized: Photography on the Edge, George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, New York

2004
Create and Be Recognized: Photography on the Edge, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California

2003
Innocence & Transgression, The Proposition, New York, NY

2001
Double Take, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY

1999
Obsession, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany

1995
Maux Faux, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Inc, New York, New York

Selected Collections

Collection de l'Art Brut Musée, Lausanne, Switzerland
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, USA
The Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California, USA

Publications and Reviews

2015
Goings on About Town, "Morton Bartlett", The New Yorker, December, 2015
Halle, Howard, "Photo Finish", Time Out New York, November 18-24, 2015
Kail, Ellyn, "The Mysterious Life and Work of Morton Bartlett and his 'Family' of Dolls", October 26, 2015
Frank, Priscilla, "Meet Morton Bartlett, The Harvard Man Who Secretly Made Life-Size Dolls Very, very accurate dolls", November 4, 2015
2012 Kittlemann, Udo and Claudia Dichter, "Secret Universe 3 Morton Bartlett", January 6, 2012

2008
Leffingwell, Edward, "Morton Bartlett at Julie Saul", Art in America, February 2008
Halle, Howard, "The Best (and Worst) of 2007", Time Out New York, December 27, 2007-January 2, 2008

2007
Saltz, Jerry, "Best Gallery Show (Mad Genius Division) Morton Bartlett at the Julie Saul Gallery", New York Magazine, December 17, 2007
Smith, Roberta, "Doll, You Oughta Be in Pictures", The New York Times, August 8, 2007
Hello Dolly, "Morton Bartlett's Outsider Visions Get Exposed", Time Out New York, July 26-August 1, 2007
Ruas, Charles, "Morton Bartlett - Julie Saul", ARTnews, September 2007
Harris, Jane, "Morton Bartlett", Time Out New York, July 26-August 1, 2007
Camhi, Leslie, "All Dolled Up", The Village Voice, July 10, 2007
2007 Galleries - "Chelsea: Morton Bartlett", The New Yorker, August 8, 2007
Johnson, Ken, "The Man Who Played With Dolls", The Boston Globe, July 29, 2007

2005
Rexer, Lyle, "The Question of Outsider Photography", Art on Paper, January/February 2005
Kogan, Lee, "Self & Subject", Folk Art, Summer 2005
Cerio, Gregory, "INNER VISIONS", House and Garden, April 2005
Raynor, Vivien, "An Artist's Way With Obsession That Leaves No Scandal", The New York Times, April 2005

2003
Simmons, Laurie, "Guys and Dolls", Artforum, September 2003

2000
Smith, Roberta, "Museum Gets Works of a Self-Taught Artist", The New York Times, October 2000
Saltz, Jerry, "Substitute for Love", The Village Voice, July 2000
Sims, Carol, "Metropolitan Museum Buys Five Morton Bartlett Photographs", Antiques And The Arts Weekly, June 30, 2000
Halle, Howard, "America Undercover", Time Out New York, June 2000
Albers, Anni, "Photography Guys and Dolls", The New York Times, May 2000

1997
Pederson, Victoria, "Outsider Art Raw Power", Art & Auction, October 1997

1996
Kogan, Lee, "The Secret Children of Morton Bartlett", Raw Vision, Fall 1996

1995
Folk Art Finder, January-March 1995

1994
Harris, Marion, "Family Found: The Lifetime Obsession of Self-Taught Artist, Morton Bartlett, The Outsider," December 1994
"A Forlorn Little Family That Was Seen But Not Heard", Antiques And The Arts Weekly, October 7, 1994

1993
"Triple Pier Expo Provided a Variety for Different Tastes", Antiques And The Arts Weekly, December 17, 1993
Van Norman Turano, Jane, Expect the Unexpected at Triple Pier, 1993

1962
Tatistcheff, Michael A., "The Sweethearts of Mr. Bartlett", Yankee Magazine, April 1962

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