Jonathan Novak has been an important source for contemporary American and European art since 1978. With a wide-ranging inventory consisting of paintings, drawings, sculpture, and prints, one may find significant examples by Milton Avery, John Baeder, Robert Bechtle, Fernando Botero, Alexander Calder, Joseph Cornell, Richard Diebenkorn, Jim Dine, Jean Dubuffet, Richard Estes, Sam Francis, Helen Frankenthaler, Ralph Goings, David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Motherwell, Mimmo Paladino, James Rosenquist, Ed Ruscha, Saul Steinberg, Frank Stella, Donald Sultan, Wayne Thiebaud, Andy Warhol, and Tom Wesselmann.
Jonathan has been an inveterate exhibitor at international art fairs in Chicago, Miami, Palm Beach, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York and is a member of the Private Art Dealers of America (PADA), the International Fine Print Dealers of America (IFPDA) as well as the Fine Art Dealers Association (FADA).
Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art is located in Century City, California, one-half mile west of the Beverly Hills Penninsula Hotel.
Tony FitzpatrickBiography of the Artist
Chicago Night Sky #3
11-7/8" x 15-7/16"
Self-taught, Chicago based artist, Tony Fitzpatrick (born 1958) referred to as "larger than life", is a former prizefighter, poet, radio talk-show host, and occasional movie actor. With a gift for imagery and detailed drawing in both small and large scales, Tony Fitzpatrick's characteristic style is informed by sources such as children's books, field guides, circus posters, tattoo designs, and folk art. Biography Tony Fitzpatrick (1958 -) Born in Chicago in 1958, Tony Fitzpatrick is a former prizefighter, poet, occasional movie actor and self-taught artist. Fitzpatrick has many national solo shows to his credit. His work is in the collections of (among others) the Art Institute of Chicago; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C. From 1990-94 he operated the World Tattoo Gallery in Chicago and co-founded Big Cat Press in 1992. His bleak and iconic works are influenced by Haitian artistic sources and reveal the darker aspects of American culture. The President's Artist in Residence program was created at the University of Nebraska in 1993 to encourage a cooperative initiative between the fine and performing arts units on the Lincoln, Omaha and Kearney campuses. Each artist spends time on each campus and does a public presentation in each venue. Curriculum Vitae Tony Fitzpatrick Selected Exhibitions 2000 Max & Gabby's Alphabet, MCA, Chicago, IL 1999 Bum Town, Bill Maynes Gallery, New York 1998 New Etchings, Marguerite Oestriecher Gallery, New Orleans New Etchings, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston Work from Big Cat Press, Davidson Gallery, Seattle 1997 The Holy Slang, Augen Gallery, Portland, Oregon Recent Prints, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston The Dope Drawings, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York Recent Prints, Fleisher Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia 1996 Salvation & Damnation, Crossman Art Center, Whitewater, Wisconsin Joes Garden, Augen gallery, Portland, Oregon Davidson Gallery, Seattle The contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati Morgan Gallery, Kansas, City Thomas Barry Gallery, Minneapolis Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, New York 1995 Art Institute of Chicago 1994 The Son of a Sailor, Richmond Arts Center, Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor, Connecticut The Secret Birds, Augen Gallery, Portland, Oregon Tony Fitzpatrick: Prints, Davidson Gallery, Seattle 1994 Circus, Janet Fleisher Gallery, Philadelphia 1993 White 1992 Bridgewater Lustberg Gallery, New York Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, New York New Prints, Land Fall Press, New York Lorenzo Rodriquez Gallery, Chicago New Prints from Landfall Press, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas New Prints from Landfall Press, Barry Whistler Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan Hard Angels and Other Subjects, Augen Gallery, Portland, Oregon 1991 Red Circus, Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago 1990 American Mysteries: The Diaries, Janet Fleisher Gallery, Philadelphia Schmidt Markow Gallery, St. Louis 1989 Radio Birds, Mincher/Wilcox Gallery, San Francisco 1988 Hard Angels, Janet Fleisher Gallery, Philadelphia Bad Blood, Portraits of Murderers, Todd Capp Gallery, New York 1987 1987 Carnival at Midnight, Janet Fleisher, Philadelphia Coney Island the Ghost, Todd Capp Gallery, New York 1986 Phoenix Gallery, New York 1985 Phoenix Gallery, New York Public Collections 1995 The Art Institute of Chicago Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago Museum of Modern Art, New York Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C. Philadelphia Museum of Art Portland Art Museum, Oregon Milwaukee Museum of Art, Wisconsin Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL