Jay Milder
Painter / Pittore

Mr. Milder was born in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1934. His grandparents, who came from the Ukraine, were descendants of the Hasidic mystic, Rabbi Nachman. As he listened to family stories his interest in spiritualism and mysticism increased, and became an important influence on his philosophy of life and art. He traveled widely, studying and gaining inspiration in Paris, Morocco, at the Chicago Art Institute, in Mexico, and finally landing in New York City where he has taught for many years. He has taught as a professor of art at CCNY - City College of New York - since 1982, and has become the head of the graduate painting department.

Milder received the Walter Gutman Award in 1963. In 1964, he was given the State of Ohio’s Painter’s Award for first prize in painting. He went to Mexico for an exhibition of his work, in 1965, where he received a Rainbow Arts Foundation Award at Exhibition Museum, Guadalajara, Mexico. He received a National Graphics Award, first prize for a print that exhibited nationally with a traveling print show, in 1966.  In 1999 he became the Cultural Exchange representative between America and Brazil at Belles Artes Museum, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Selected Exhibitions:
2005 Celebration, Lohin Geduld Gallery, New York, NY
2004 Lohin Geduld Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2003 Museum of Modern Art, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil (solo)
Selections, Lohin Geduld Gallery, New York, NY
2001 Andre Zarre Gallery, New York, NY (solo) 2000
Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, Spain
1999 Museum of Fine Arts, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (solo)
Hugo Pagano Gallery, New York, NY
1998 Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY
1997 Retrospective show, Hugo Pagano Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1996 Horace Richter Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel (solo)
1995 Kathleen Ross Gallery Soho, New York, NY
1994 Alitash Kebede Gallery, Los Angelos, CA (solo)
1993 Greenville Museum, Greenville, SC
1992 Retrospective 1958-92, tour (solo)
1991 Private Stories, Alitash Kebede Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
1990 Horace Richter Gallery, Jaffa, Israel
The Expanding Figurative Imagination, Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY
1988 Girgis & Klym Gallery, Fitzroy, Australia (solo)
Eleonore Austerer Fine Art, San Mateo, CA (solo)
1987 “Jay Milder–Messiah on the IND”, tour
1986 Sid Deutsch Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Richard Green Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Gallery Four, Charlotte, VA (solo)

Sart life