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JESSE REICHEK
BIOGRAPHICAL RESUME


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Personal

 

Born Brooklyn New York 1916
Married two children

Education

 

1941-1942

Institute of Design, Chicago

 

1947-1951

Academie Julian, Paris (Diploma)

Positions Held (Teaching, etc.)

 

1960–1986

Professor of Design, Department of Architecture and City and Regional Planning, College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley

 

1958–1960

Associate Professor of Design, College of Architecture and Department of City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley

 

1953–1958

Lecturer in Design, College of Architecture and Department of City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkley

 

1951–1953

Assistant Professor of Design, Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago

 

1946–1947

Instructor in Design, College of Architecture and Design, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

 

1942–1946

Military Service, U.S. Army, Corps of Engineers, Captain

 

1939–1941

Designer, C. Coggeshall Designs, New York City, NY

 

1934–1939

Designer, Rite Furniture Factories, Inc.  Brooklyn, NY

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One–Man Exhibitions

 

1951

Galerie Cahiers D’Art, Paris (paintings)

 

1954

University of California, Berkeley (Paintings)

 

1958

Betty Parsons  Gallery, New York (drawings)

 

1959

Betty Parsons  Gallery, New York (paintings)

 

1959

Galerie Cahiers D’Art, Paris (drawings)

 

1960

Betty Parsons  Gallery, New York (drawings)

 

1962

Wittenborn and Co., New York (etchings)

 

1962

Molton Gallery, London (paintings)

 

1963

The New Gallery, Bennington College (paintings)

 

1963

Betty Parsons  Gallery, New York (paintings)

 

1964

American Cultural Center, Florence (drawings)

 

1965

Betty Parsons  Gallery, New York (paintings)

 

1966

University Art Museum, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque  (paintings)

 

1967

Betty Parsons  Gallery, New York (paintings)

 

1967

Galerie Cahiers D’Art, Paris (paintings)

1967 University Art Museum, University of Southern California, Los Angeles          (10 year retrospective)

 

1968

Axiom Gallery, London  (paintings)

 

1968

Yoseido Gallery, Tokyo (lithographs)

 

1968

Betty Parsons  Gallery, New York (paintings)

 

1969

Galeria Van Der Voort, San Francisco (lithographs)

 

1970

Betty Parsons  Gallery, New York (paintings)

 

1971

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
 (paintings, silk-screens and film)

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Group Exhibitions  (by invitation – partial list)

 

1959

Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn NY

 

1962
1965
1969

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

 

1965

Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY

 

1965
1968

Museum of Art, University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Museum of Art, University of Michigan Ann Arbor

 

1965

Far Gallery, New York, NY

 

1965

The Byron Gallery, New York, NY

 

1966

Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio

 

1966

Baltimore Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland

 

1966

Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

 

1967

Cranbrook Academy, Cranbrook, Michigan

 

1967

Finch College, New York, New York

 

1967

University Art Museum, University of Texas, Austin, Texas

 

1967

University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, California

 

1968

Art Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

 

1969

University Art Museum, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

 

1969

San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, California

 

1969

Museo de Belles Artes, Caracas, Venezuela

 

1970

Le Grand Palais, Paris, France

 

1970

National Museum of Art, Santiago, Chile

 

1971

Maeght Foundation, St. Paul de Vence, France

 

1971

Museum of Modern Art, Paris, France

 

1980

Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France

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Museum Collections

 

Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, Fort Worth, Texas

 

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

 

Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France

 

Grunwald Graphic Arts Foundation, University of California, Los Angeles, California

 

La Jolla Art Center, La Jolla, California

 

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California

 

Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York

 

Pasadena Museum, Pasadena, California

 

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California

 

University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, California

 

University Art Museum, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England

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Publications

       Books:

 

Jesse Reichek – Dessins, 48 plates, texts by Christian Zervos (French) and Saul Bellow (English), Editions Cahiers D’Art, Paris, 1960

 

La Montee de la Nuit, 4 etchings as illustrations for a poem by Rene Char,
deluxe limited edition (60), P. A. Benoit, Alex, 1961

 

Fontis, a portfolio of 14 etchings with a poem by Rene Char,
deluxe limited edition (25), P. A. Benoit, Ales, 1961

 

Etcetera, a book of drawings, paperback original, New Directions, New York, 1965

 

The Architect and the City, edited by M. Whiffen, M.I.T. Press, 1966,
contributed article, “Education for Designing”

 

e.g., a book of drawings, paperback original, Smith Anderson Gallery, San Francisco, 1977

 

Hommage a Kandinsky, 24 lithographs, deluxe limited edition,
Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Los Angeles, 1966

 

Hommage a Klee, 24 lithographs, deluxe limited edition,
Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Los Angeles, 1966

 

Hommage a Mondrian, 24 lithographs, deluxe limited edition,
Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Los Angeles, 1966

 

e.g., a . . . . . , 6 lithographs, deluxe limited edition,
Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Los Angeles, 1966

 

e.g., b . . . . ., 6 lithographs, deluxe limited edition,
Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Los Angeles, 1966

 

Le Bulletin des Baux, 6 gouaches, an illustrated manuscript, poem by Rene Char, 1971

 

L’Arte Moderna, Vol. 37, text by D. Ashton, Fabbri Editori, Milano, 1967

      Periodicals:   (partial list)

 

Arts and Architecture, March 1951, reproduction of paintings, text by J. Reichek

 

Arts and Architecture,, June 1962, reproduction of drawings, text by C. Zervos

 

Cahiers d’Art, 1951, reproduction of paintings, text by C. Zervos

 

Domus, June 1957, reproduction of paintings, text by E. Ritter.

Journal of the American Institute of Planners, August 1961, guest editor, special issue, “Steinberg on the City”.
Journal of the American Institute of Planners,, May 1961, “On the Design of Cities”.

 

Architektura-Urbanizam, Bros 7, 1961, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, “On the Design of Cities”, reprinted from Journal of A.I.P.I

 

Transactions, Vol. 5, 1966–67, Bartlett School of Architecture, University College, London, contributed article: “Additional Remarks on the Design of Cities”

 

Art in America, Sept.–Oct. 1968 (illus. interview discussing my painting,
conducted by Peter Selz)

 

The Geijutsu Seikatsu, March 1968 (the same article described above translated into Japanese)

 

Daedalus, Summer 1969, contributed article: “A Painter and Teacher as Amateur Humanist”

 

Art International, 1967, text by R. C. Kenedy.

 

Art Forum, 1967, text by Jane Livingston

 

The Observer, 1968, text by Nigel Gosling

 

Studio International, 1968, text by D. Ashton

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Special Projects

       Exhibition Design:

 

“The San Francisco Environment”, commissioned by the San Francisco Museum of Art,
June 1962.

       Films:

 

“Etcetera”, 7 minutes, black and white, in collaboration with Yona Friedman
(distributed by the Media Center, University of California Extension), May 1964

 

“Reichek–IBM”, 20 minutes, color, produced by IBM, 1971

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Awards

 

Graham Foundation Grant, co-participant for the purpose of
“The Development of a System for Architectural Practice and Education”, 1962

 

Research Professor, Creative Arts Institute, for travel, University of California, Summer 1963

Artist-in-Residence, Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Los Angeles, California, July and August 1966

 

Film, “Etcetera”, shown at The Edinburgh International Film Festival, August 1966

 

Film, “Etcetera”, shown at Vancouver International Film Festival, October 1966

 

Research Professor, Creative Arts Institute, University of California, 1966–67

 

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Art and Technology Project:
Artist-in-Residence at IBM, Los Angeles Scientific Center, 1970–71

 

Artist/Architect-in-Residence, American Academy in Rome, 1971–72

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Lectures and Conferences

       Lectures:

 

American Cultural Center, Paris. Three-day seminar for 30 selected students
of the Ecole de Beaux Arts, February 1960.

 

American Cultural Center, Paris, public talk, March 1960.

 

American Cultural Center, Marseille, public talk, April 1960.

 

Societa Degli Ingegneri e Degli Architetti e Instituto Nazionale de Uranistica
(Sezione Piemontese), Turin, April 1960.

 

L’Insituto Nazionale di Architettura, Rome, April 1960.

 

Faculty of Architecture, University of Florence, Florence, Italy, May 1960.

 

Faculty of Architecture, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel,
visiting critic for one month, May 1960.

 

Israel Association of Engineers and Architects, Tel Aviv, Israel, June 1960.

 

The Greek Architectural Society, Athens, Greece, June 1960

 

Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, June 1960

 

Annual American Institute of Architects–Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Teachers Seminar, Cranbrook Academy, Cranbrook, Michigan, June 1962

Park and Recreation Administrators Institute, University of California Extension, November 1962

 

Producer’s Council, Seattle, Washington, March 1963

 

School for Advanced Study in Engineering, Ahmedabad, India, November 1963

 

The Gujarat Institute of Civil Engineers and Architects, Ahmedabad, India, November 1963

 

American Cultural Center, Florence, Italy, January 1964

 

American Cultural Center, Paris, France, March 1964

 

College of Fine Arts, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, November 1964

 

Department of Architecture and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Cambridge, Massachusetts, April 1965

 

University of California Extension Institute of “The Design of the Urban Environment”, Berkeley, California, June 1964

 

Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, June 1967

 

Bartlett School of Architecture, University College, London, June 1967

 

Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, June 1967

     Conferences:

 

Conference on World Affairs, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, April 1961

 

Annual Urban Design Conference, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University,
Cambridge, Massachusetts, April 1962

 

Symposium on Architectural Education, School of Architecture, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, December 1962

 

Conference on “The Future of the Humanities”, American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Cambridge, Massachusetts, December 1967

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Consultant

 

Department of Architecture, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, March 1963. Advise concerning content and method for first year architecture design courses.

 

National Design Institute (Ford Foundation Project), Ahmedabad, India, July–December 1963. Develop academic program and procedures, and administrative organization for the
post-graduate training of Indian designers.

 

College of Fine Arts, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, November 1964. Advise concerning content and method for first year architecture design courses.

 

San Francisco Redevelopment Agency.
Design consultant for Embarcadero Center Project, 1966.

 

Visiting Professor, Department of Architecture, University of Washington,
Seattle, Washington, 1969.

 

Center for Environmental Structures, Berkeley, California,
Member, Board of Trustees, 1968–71.

 

Canada Council, Humanities & Social Sciences Division, Ottawa, Canada, 1972.

 

Ceres, Publication of United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization, Rome, Italy, 1972.

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Travel

 

1947–1951

Residence:     Paris, France

Travel:           France, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Belgium, England, Holland
 

 

1959–1960

Residence:     Paris, France

Travel:           France, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Belgium,  Holland, Greece, Yugoslavia, Israel

 

1963–1964

Residence:     Ahmedabad, India, July–Dec. 1963
                Paris, France, Jan.–Aug. 1964

Travel:           India, Japan, Thailand, Turkey, Greece, Yugoslavia, Italy, France, Spain, England

 

   1967

Travel:           France and England
 

 

1970–1971

Residence:     Rome, Italy

Travel:           Spain, Yugoslavia, Holland, England
 

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