Deborah Remington

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Deborah Remington
Deborah Remington "Haddonfield," 1965, Whitney Museum of American Art.jpg
‘’Haddonfield’’, 1965, Oil on Canvas, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Born Deborah Remington
Haddonfield, New Jersey, United States
Died April 21, 2010 (age 79)
Moorestown, New Jersey
Nationality American
Education Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art, San Francisco Art Institute,
Known for Abstract painting
Movement Abstract Hard-edge painting

Deborah Remington (1930 – April 21, 2010) was an American abstract painter. Her most notable work is characterized as Hard-edge painting abstraction.[1] Born in New Jersey, she became a part of the San Francisco Bay Area’s Beat scene in the 1950’s. In 1965, she moved to New York where her style solidified and her career grew substantially. A twenty-year retrospective of her work was exhibited at the Newport Harbor Art Museum in California, in 1983.[2] Remington’s work was a part of more than thirty solo exhibition and hundreds of group exhibitions including three Whitney Museum of American Art annuals.[3] She was the descendant of artist Frederic Remington.[4]


Deborah Remington was born in 1930 and grew up in Haddonfield, New Jersey. She was the daughter of the late Malcolm VanDyke and Hazel (née Stewart) Remington.[5] With an early inclination towards art, she enrolled in classes at the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art as a teenager. In 1955, she received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute where she studied under Clyfford Still.

By the time she graduated from the institute, she had become affiliated with the Bay Area's Beat scene. In 1954, she was one of six painters and poets, and the only woman, who founded the now legendary Six Gallery in San Francisco.[1]

After graduation, Remington spent two years traveling and living in Japan, Southeast Asia, and India. Returning to the United States, she took up painting more seriously. She began to exhibit her work at the Dilexi Gallery in San Francisco and had solo shows in 1962, 1963, and 1965.

In 1965, Remington moved to New York City. She had her first solo exhibition in New York City in 1966 at the Bykert Gallery at 15 W. 57th Street in Manhattan. She had four solo shows there between 1967 and 1974.

In 1983 Remington had a twenty-year retrospective exhibition that opened at the Newport Harbor Museum in California. This exhibition later traveled to the Oakland Museum of California and other venues. In 1984, she received a Guggenheim Fellowship.

In 1999 She was elected to the National Academy of Design and received a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant that same year.

Remington died April 21, 2010 in Moorestown, New Jersey of cancer, aged 79.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Deborah Remington Bio". John Natsoulas Center for the Arts. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Deborah Remington Bio". Deborah Remington Charitable Trust for the Visual Arts. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Deborah Remington CV". David Richard Gallery. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "NY Times Obituary". New York Times. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Notes for Deborah W. Remington". The Pennocks of Primitive Hall. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 

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