Education

1976

M.F.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

1968-71

Pratt Graphics Center, New York, NY

1968

B.F.A. Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Experience

1976-2011

Teaching, The Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford
Rank: Professor Emeritus, Printmaking

One Person Shows

2016

Eternal Beauty: Egg Tempera Paintings by Fred Wessel, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI

2016

Constellations: The Night Sky, The Arden Gallery, Boston, MA

2012

Constellations and Other Recent Work, The Arden Gallery, Boston, MA

2010

New Works in Egg Tempera, The Arden Gallery, Boston, MA

2007

Silver and Gold, The Arden Gallery, Boston, MA

2006

An Exercise in Grace…the Art of Fred Wessel, The Evansville Museum of Art & Science, IN

2004

New Figurative Works in Tempera, The Arden Gallery, Boston, MA

2002

The Renaissance Revisited, The Arden Gallery, Boston, MA

2000

New Figural Work, Sherry French Gallery, New York, NY

1999

The Arden Gallery, Boston, MA

1997

Renaissance Rediscovered, The Sherry French Gallery, New York, NY
Predellas: New Paintings, The Arden Gallery, Boston, MA

1995

The Arden Gallery, Boston, MA

1994

The Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, MA

1993

The Arden Gallery, Boston, MA

1989

The Connecticut Gallery, Marlborough, CT
The Union League Club (through Printworks Gallery), Chicago, IL

1988

Printworks Gallery (Paintings, Drawings & Prints), Chicago, IL
Stonepress Gallery, Seattle, WA

1986

Stonepress Gallery, Seattle, WA

1985

Stonepress Gallery, Seattle, WA

Invitational Exhibitions

2017

Art from the Egg-Five Tempera Painters, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, NC

2016

Figure This, Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT

2014

“Il Cosmo” Viaggio tra Scienza e Arte, Villa Scaccabarozzi, Italy
The Figure, S.R. Brennen Galleries, Santa Fe, NM

2013

LA Art, exhibited with S. R. Brennen Gallery
Brandywine Workshops-A Unique Vision, Snyderman-Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Untarnished, Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor, CT

2012

Gold!, The Belvedere Museum, Vienna, Austria

2011

ArtLA, Exhibited with Skotia Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Egg Tempera-A Special Exhibition of Contemporary Master Egg Tempera Painters,
Saks Galleries, Denver, CO

2010

Egg Tempera: Contemporary Masters, The Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, VT
Realism Invitational, Skotia Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2009

Layered Luminescence: The Art of Egg Tempera, 4 Person Show, ACA Galleries, New York, NY
The Luster of Silver, Silverpoint Drawings, The Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, Evansville, IN

2008

Tempera: Ten, Westfield State College, MA

2006

The Art of Tempera, 3 Person Show, R. Michelson Galleries, Northampton, MA

2005

Seventh Annual Realism Invitational, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Precious Metals, Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2004

Exquisite Snake, Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL
February Flowers, Sherry French Gallery, New York, NY
Precious Metals, Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2003

Magic Realism: The New Generation, Sangre de Cristo Art Center, Pueblo, CO

2002-03

Tempera/New Temperaments, 6 artists, 5 pieces included, Evansville Museum, Evansville, IN (Sept 22-Nov 3, ’02), Catalogue. Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM (Dec-Jan ’03);
Frye Museum, Seattle, WA (Mar 7-Jun 1, ’03)
Contemporary American Images All’Italiana, Seton Hall College
Still Lifes-Florals-Interiors, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Egg Tempera, An Enduring Tradition II, Miami-Dade Community College (May-Jun ’02); Mary Washington Museum Gallery, Fredericksburg, VA (Sept-Oct ’02); The Wisteriahurst Museum, Holyoke, MA
Inventing Reality, Elements Gallery, Rockland, ME
The Figure, Sherry French Gallery, New York, NY

2001

Egg Tempera: An Enduring Tradition I, Anna Maria College, Paxton, MA
From the DeCordova Collection, Brodeur Worldwide-Through the DeCordova Museum
Focus on the Collection: Recent Acquisitions, The Art Gallery, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

1999-2000

Religion 2000, Mary Washington College, VA, (Nov ’99-Mar ’00) through Sherry French Gallery, March 2000 at Sherry French Gallery, New York, NY (12 Pieces)
February Flowers, Sherry French Gallery, New York, NY
New Realism for a New Millenium, Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester

1999

Small Sizes-Precious Pieces, Sherry French Gallery, New York, NY
February Flowers, Sherry French Gallery, New York, NY

1998

February Flowers, Sherry French Gallery, New York, NY
Small Sizes-Precious Pieces, Sherry French Gallery, New York, NY

1997

Dramatic Realism, The New Baroque, Southern Alleghenies Museum, PA (catalogue)
Re-presenting Representation, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY (’97-’98; catalogue)
Realism, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
February Flowers, Sherry French Gallery, New York, NY
Small Sizes-Precious Pieces, Sherry French Gallery, New York, NY
Gallery and Invited Artists’, Sherry French Gallery, New York, NY
Brandywine Workshop, 25 Years of American Printmaking, Printed Image Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1996

2 Person Show, Dec ‘95 The Arden Gallery, Boston, MA

Public Collections

The Museum of Modern Art, NY; The Brooklyn Museum, NY; The Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA; The Library of Congress; Evansville Museum of Art and Science IN; The Mackintosh Museum, Scotland; The DeCordova and Dana Museum of Art, MA; The Wichita Museum of Art, KS; Smith College Museum, MA; The University of Tianjin Fine Arts College, People’s Republic of China; The University of Glasgow, Scotland; Galleries Tolbuchin and Lovetch, Bulgaria; The Honolulu Academy of the Arts, HI; The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL; Harvard University, MA; R.J. Reynolds Collection; Shawmut Bank of Boston; The Kemper Insurance Group; First National Bank of Seattle; The Continental Bank; The International Mineral and Chemical Corporation; Lake Shore National Bank of Chicago; The Frito Lay Corporation, Dallas, TX; Standish, Ayer, and Wood; The Index Group; The Oppenheimer Co. Chicago; United Airlines; M.B.N.A Bank; University of Dallas; Miami University, OH; The Dulin Gallery of Art; S.U.N.Y. Pottsdam; S.U.N.Y. Albany; Edinborough College; University of Rhode Island; University of Connecticut; University of Maine (Orono); University of Vermont; University of Massachusetts; University of New Hampshire; Westfield State College, University of Chicago Hospital, Newhouse, Wynn & Lily, Kalamazoo Institute for Arts, MI.

Articles, Reviews & Books

Fred Wessel, ConstellationsAmerican Art Collector April 2016
American Arts Quarterly, Spring 2016
Fred Wessel, On Painting Flesh Tones, International Artist Magazine, December/January 2015
Using Pigment Dispersions in Tempera Paintings by Fred Wessel — Natural Pigments, Artists Materials Articles
Ancient Roots: Koo Schadler and Fred Wessel, American Art Collector Magazine, December 2012
Vienna Review, Going for the Gold, the arts and crafts of precious metal:
A Klimt Year compendium at the Lower Belvedere
, April 2012

Creative Quarterly – The Journal of Art and Design #20, Fall 2011 (Two paintings reproduced)
American Arts Quarterly, Review, Cover. Summer 2010
Creative Quarterly – The Journal of Art and Design #16, Fall 2009 (Two paintings reproduced)
Seeking Pure Light, the Work of Fred Wessel, Preview Massachusetts, August, 2009
Layered Luminescence, Review, ARTNEWS, June 2009
Layered Luminescence: The Art of Egg Tempera, Review, American Arts Quarterly, Spring 2009
The Masters of Tempera, American Art Collector Magazine, March issue, 2009
Fred Wessel, Masters of Realism Collection, American Artist Magazine, 12 pp. Fall/Spring 2008-2009
Fred Wessel, Renaissance Wonder, Article and Cover, American Art Collector Magazine, April issue, 2007
Using Egg Tempera & Gold Leaf to Achieve Renaissance Luminosity,
Feature Article and Cover, American Artist Magazine, July/August issue, 2006

Atlas Coelestis-il Cielo Stellato nella Scienza e nell’arte — Felice Stoppa, Univesità Annunzio Press,
Chieti, Italia Becca (Sundial) p. 85

Contemporary American Oil Painting, a book published by Jilin Fine Arts, China
(4 full page reproductions and biography) 2000

City Secrets Guide to Italy, The Little Bookroom, NYC (Contributor)
City Secrets Guide to New York City, The Little Bookroom, NYC (Contributor)
Colors, a publication authored by Ginny Baier, published by American Artist Magazine,1999
The Visual Poetry of Gold Leaf, Feature Article, American Artist Magazine, April issue, 1995
Learning from the Italian Masters, Feature Article, American Artist Magazine, March issue, 1995

Visiting Artist / Critic

2010

Visiting Professor, University of Georgia Studies Abroad in Cortona, Fall Semester

2007

Visiting Professor, University of Georgia Studies Abroad in Cortona, Fall Semester

2006

Martha and Merritt deJong Foundation Artist-in-Residence, Evansville Museum of Art & Science, IN

2004

Visiting Professor, University of Georgia Studies Abroad in Cortona, Fall Semester

2002

Lecture, The History of Egg Tempera in Renaissance Italy, Evansville Museum of Art & Science, IN