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Alan Boyd Kleiman, American artist. Recipient 1st prize Boston Arts Festival, 1954; New York State Council Arts grantee, 1977-1978; Curtral Council Foundation awardee, 1978; grantee Esther and Adolph Gottleib Foundation, 1985, Pollack-Krasner Foundation, 1987, National Endowment of the Humanities, 1989-1990.


Kleiman, Alan Boyd was born on February 20, 1938 in Brooklyn. Son of Louis and Alfreda (Belowsky) Kleiman.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1951. Master of Fine Arts, Cranbrook Academy Art, 1953. Student, Oscar Kokoska's School of Seeing, 1956.


Assistant publicity director, Artist Tenents Association, 1960-1967;vice president, Grand St. Artist Group, 1970-1975;chairman Soho Artifacts, 1971-1975.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Painting Provincetown Water, 1961, Investigations into the Light of Red Color, 1968, Light, Dazzle and Glow, 1970. One-man shows include Michigan State College, 1952, Sun Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts, 1959, Nexus Gallery, Boston, 1959, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York City, 1995, Ohara Gallery, New York City, 1996, Robert Steel Gallery, New York City, 1997, 2003, 04, 06, Kouros Gallery, New York City, 2000. Group shows include Nexus Gallery, Boston, 1959, Betty Parsons Gallery, New York City, 1961, 79, Sun Gallery, 1962, New Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts, 1961-1962, Marino, New York City, 1966, Warren Benedek, New York City, 1972, Landmark Gallery, New York City, 1975-1976, Renaissance Society, Chicago, 1979, Art United States of America '80, United States, Canada, Sweden, Siegel Gallery, New York City, 1983, Michael Walls Gallery, New York City, 1989, Robert Steel Gallery, New York City, 1997, 2003-2004, 05, 06.

      Represented in permanent collections Museum Modern Art, Whitney Museum, American Arts, Metropolitan Museum Art, New York City, Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, Boston Museum Fine Arts, William Patterson College, Wayne, New Jersey. 169 self portraits at Clocktower, New York City, since 1985. Retrospective 1960-1986 at P.S.I., New York City, 1986.

      Traveling exhibition, China, 1988. With traveling acting group including Harvey Firestein, 1971-1976. Performer last production of AIDA, Old Metropolitan Opera, 1962.


Served with United States Army, 1953-1955. Member Theatre of Artists League (vice president 1972), Organisation Indiana Artists, American Abstract Artists, National Endowment for Arts.


Married Audrey Barbara Code, February 9, 1963. 1 daughter, Andrea Kristin.

Louis Kleiman

Alfreda (Belowsky) Kleiman

Audrey Barbara Code