Born St. Louis, MO, 1939


Yale University, New Haven, CT, M.F.A., 1964

Washington University, St. Louis, MO, B.F.A., 1962


2013 CHURNER & CHURNER, New York


1990 JASON McCOY, New York

1986 JASON McCOY, New York


1974 O.K. HARRIS GALLERY, New York

1971 O.K. HARRIS GALLERY, New York

1969 O.K. HARRIS GALLERY, New York


2013 Still Life: 1970’s Photorealism, YALE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, New Haven, CT

2009 Picturing America Photorealism in the 1970s, DEUTSCHE GUGGENHEIM, Berlin, Germany

2007 Bloomingdales Collaboration, Zac Posen & Stephen Posen, BLOOMINGDALES, New York

2004 American Photorealism, IWATE MUSEUM OF ART. Traveled to: Iwaki City Art Museum, Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art, Hakodate Museum of Art, Hokkaido, Japan

2003 Iperrealisti, CHIOSTRO DEL BRAMANTE, Rome, Italy

1997 Intimate Universe [Revisited]: Seventy American Painters, ROBERT STEELE GALLERY, New York

1989 Two Centuries of Creativity, 80 WASHINGTON SQUARE EAST, New York

1986 More Than Meets the Eye: The Art of Trompe L’Oeil, COLUMBUS MUSEUM OF ART, Columbus, OH. Traveled to: Norton Gallery and School of Art, West Palm Beach, FL

1985 American Realism: Twentieth-Century Drawings and Watercolors, SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART. Traveled to: De Cordova and Dana Museum, Lincoln, MA; Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, Austin, TX; Mary and Leigh Block Art Gallery, Evanston, IL; Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA, Akron Art Institute, OH, Madison Art Center, WI,

1983 American Super Realism from the Morton G. Neumann Family Collection, TERRA MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, Evanston, IL

1981 Contemporary American Realism since 1960, PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF THE FINE ARTS. Traveled to the Virginia Museum and Oakland Museum of Art,

1981 The Image in American Painting and Sculpture – 1950/80, AKRON ART MUSEUM, OH

1981 Real, Really Real and Super Real: Directions in Contemporary American Realism, SAN ANTONIO MUSEUM OF ART, TX. Traveled to: Indianapolis Museum of Art, Tucson Museum of Art, AZ, Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA

1981 Twenty Artists: Yale School of Art, 1950-70, YALE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, New Haven, CT

1980 Realism-Photorealism, PHILBROOK ART CENTER, Tulsa, OK

1979 Flowers IV, EVERSON MUSEUM OF ART, Syracuse, NY

1979 Reality of Illusion, DENVER ART MUSEUM, CO. Traveled to: University Art Galleries, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Honolulu Academy of Art, Hawaii, Oakland Museum, CA, University Art Museum, University of Texas in Austin, TX, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY, Toledo Art Museum, Toledo, OH

1977 Eight Contemporary American Realists, PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF THE FINE ARTS, Philadelphia, PA

1977 Materei Und Photographie Im Dialog, KUNSTHAUS, Zurich, Switzerland

1977 Illusion and Reality, AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL GALLERY, Canberra, Australia. Traveled to: Western Australian Art Gallery, Perth, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, Australia

1975 Trompe l’Oeil, TAFT MUSEUM, Cincinnati, OH

1974 New Realism Revisited, NEW YORK STATE UNIVERSITY AT POTSDAM, Brainard Hall Art Gallery

1974 Seventy-First American Exhibition, THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, Chicago, IL

1974 Tokyo Biennale 1974, Tokyo, Japan

1974 New Realism, THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, Chicago, IL,

1974 Seven Realists, YALE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, New Haven, CT

1973 Hyperrealisme, GALERIE ISY BRACHOT, Brussels, Belgium

1973 Hyperrealistes Americains, GALERIE ARDITTI, Paris, France

1973 The Super-Realist Vision, DeCORDOVA MUSEUM, Lincoln, MA

1973 Amerikansk Realism, LUNDS KONSTHALL, Lund, Sweden

1973 Art in Evolution, XEROX CORPORATION, Rochester, NY

1973 Realism Now, NEW YORK CULTURAL CENTER, New York

1973 Image Ready, Super-reality, THE ART COUNCIL OF GREAT BRITAIN, London, 1973

1973 Realism Now, KATONAH GALLERY, Katonah, NY

1972 32 Realists, CLEVELAND INSTITUTE OF ART, Cleveland, OH

1972 Documenta 5, Kassel, Germany

1972 Whitney Museum Painting Annual, WHITNEY MUSEUM, New York

1972 Sharp Focus Realism, SIDNEY JANIS GALLERY, New York

1972 Contemporary reflections 1971-1972, THE ALDRICH CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM, Ridgefield, CT

1971 Highlights of the 1970-71 Art Season, THE ALDRICH CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM, Ridgefield, CT

1971 Radical Realism, CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM, Chicago, IL


1969 The Inflated Image, MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York


ASHTON Dore, Stephen Posen Dancer / Mirror The Drawing Center’s Drawing Papers 62 (cat.) The Drawing Center, NY 2006

ASHTON Dore, RUBINSTEIN Raphael, Stephen Posen Drawings 2003-2005, New York, Pragati 2006

American Photorealism, (cat.) Iwate Museum of Art, The Hokkaido Shimbun Press, Hokkaido 2004

MERCURIO Gianni, Iperrealisti, (cat.) Chiostro del Bramante, Viviani Arte, Rome 2003

SEDOFSKY Lauren, Stephen Posen. New Paintings, (cat.) Jason McCoy Gallery, Jason McCoy, Inc., printed by Thorner-Sidney Press, New York 1990

MARTIN Alvin, American Realism: Twentieth-Century Drawings and Watercolors, (cat.) San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco 1985

SHESTACK Alan, SANDLER Irving, Twenty Artists: Yale School of Art, 1950-70, (cat.) Yale University Art Gallery, Library of Congress Card Catalogue Number 80, New Haven 1981

GOODYEAR Frank H. J., Contemporary American Realism since 1960, (cat.) Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia 1981

Real, Really Real and Super Real: Directions in Contemporary American Realism, (cat.) San Antonio Museum of Art, TX, San Antonio 1981

NAYLOR Colin and ORRIDGE P., Genesis. Contemporary Artists. St. Martin’s Press, New York 1977

GOODYEAR Frank H. J., 8 Contemporary American Realists, (cat.) Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia 1977

STRINGER John, GOODYEAR Frank H. J, Illusion and Reality, (cat.) Australian National Gallery, Gardner Printing & Publishing Pty. Ltd / Australian Gallery Director’s Council, Sydney 1977

BOYLE Richard J., GOODYEAR Frank H. J., Eight Contemporary American Realists (cat.) Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts / Library of Congress Catalogue Number 77, Philadelphia 1977

BATTCOCK Gregory, Super Realism, E.P. Dutton & Co., New York1975

CHASE Linda, Tokyo Biennale 1974, (cat.) The Mainichi Newspaper / Japan International Art Promotion Association, Tokyo 1974

LYNTON Norbert, Image Ready, Super-reality, (cat) The Art Council of Great Britain, London, NY 1973

SAEGER Peter, Neue Formen des Realismus, Verlag M. DuMont Schauberg, Germany 1973

Sharp Focus Realism, (cat.) Sidney Janis Gallery, New York 1972

BELLAMI Richard, Art in Evolution, (cat.) Xerox Corporation, Rochester, NY  1973

Photographers Sculptures Painters Printmakers 1972 -73, Creative Artists Program Service, Gallery Association of New York State Inc. NY 1973

KULTERMANN Udo, WASMUTH Verlag Ernest, Radical Realism, Türingen, Germany 1972

ALDRICH Larry, Contemporary Reflections 1971-1972, (cat.) The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT  1972

GOLDSMITH Benedict L., New Realism, (cat.) State University College at Potsdam, NY, 1971

WARD John L., American Realism: 1945-1980, UMI Research Press, Ann Arbor 1989

ALLEN Martin, American Realism. Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York 1986

ARTHUR John, Realism/Photorealism. (cat.) Philbrook Art Center 1980


ILIEV, Nico: The Posens: A Family Affair, FLATT Book 6, March 2014

GOOSSENS Tim, Conversation with Stephen Posen, Document Magazine 2012

GOLDSTEIN Richard, The Evolution of Stephen Posen, Bomb Magazine August 8, 2012

KIRSCHENBAUM Susan, The Structuralists: Stephen Posen and Zac Posen in Whitewall, Contemporary Art and Lifestyle Magazine, Fall 2008

HONIGMAN FINEL Ana, All in the Family, in, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007

LEFFINGWELL Edward, Stephen Posen at the Drawing Center in Art in America, Dec. 1, 2006

VIVIAN Gordon, Mirror Dancers in, May 2006

STOFFLET Mary, Contemporary American Realism since 1960, in Southwest Art, May 1982

ALWYNNE Mackie, Dialectic in Modernism: The Paintings of Stephen Posen, in Art International, Nov 1979, pp. 56-61

ASHTON Dore, Stephen Posen and Mixed Metaphor, in Arts, Oct., 1978, pp. 134-37 GOODYEAR Frank H. J. Frank, Contemporary Realism: The Challenge of Definition, in American Art Review, Special Issue: Contemporary Realist, Nov 1978

ALWYNNE Mackie, Dialectic in Modernism: the Painting of Stephen Posen in Art International, Volume XXIII, editor James Fitzsimmons, December 1979

CANADAY John, Posen’s Two Paintings a Year Are Well Worth Waiting For, in The New York Times, Sept 21, 1975

PETER Frank, The Soho Weekly News, March 21, 1974

PERREAULT John, New Wrinkles in Realism, in The Village Voice, March 14, 1974

ROSENBERG Harold, in The New Yorker, February 5, 1972, p. 88

CHASE Linda, McBURNETT Ted, Stephen Posen, in Art in America, Nov-Dec, 1972, pp. 85-87

CANADAY John, in The New York Times, Sunday Edition, February 6, 1972, p. 23

PARSI, Jeanne, in Long Island Press, January 30, 1972, p. 23

THORNTON Gene, in The New York Times, January 25, 1972

KARP Ivan, Rent is the Only Reality, in Arts Magazine, Dec. 1971, pp. 47-51

St. Louis Post Dispatch, March 21, 1971

DOMINGO Willis, in Arts Magazine, May 1971, p. 56

SCHWARTZ Barbara, in Art News, April 1971, p. 66

SHIREY David, Downtown Art Scene: Celebrities and Horses, in The New York Times, April 3, 1971, p. 24

PAULL Nina, in East Village Other, March 23, 1971

PERRAULT John, in The Village Voice, March 25, 1971


1986-87 Guggenheim Fellow

1972 CAPS Grant

1964-66 Fulbright Grant

1964 Milliken Scholarship


Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA

Guggenheim Museum, New York

J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY

MoMA, New York

Museum of Art at Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

State University of New York at Potsdam, New York

The Chase Manhattan Bank, New York

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Virginia Museum of Fine Art. Richmond, VA