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Donald Sultan (1951)


‚Mimosa with Red‘

Silk screen with enamel inks, flocking, and tar-like texture on museum board
edition  40
size 106,7 x 213,4 cm
signed and numbered





The American painter, sculptor and graphic artist Donald Sultan (* 1951 Ashville, North Carolina) is known for large format still lifes and his use of unusual materials. These are industrial materials such as putty, tar, enamel or even vinyl tiles. His works can be found in international museum collections.

The printmaker Donald Sultan has been working with lithography, etching, screen printing, woodcuts and simple linocuts for decades. Among his works are complex, large-scale aquatint etchings that mimic soft-edged charcoal drawings. The art world sometimes speaks of printed marvels that remotely hint at the graphic element.

The draftsman Donald Sultan remains connected to nature and shows in partially silhouette-like charcoal drawings and compositions in colored chalk – or flock on paper – monochrome forms reminiscent of fruits and flowers. Floating, his motifs move up to the edges of the sheet, which sometimes makes them appear surreal.


Donald Sultan said of his still lifes with flowers:

“I’ve been using floral imagery for 40 years…because in the 1970s I began to see the urban environment as a source of new growth. Back then, nobody of my generation painted flowers; today … (are) of course they all are.”


Solo exhibitions by Donald Sultan


Houston Museum of Contemporary Art

Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art

Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Brooklyn Museum

New York Museum of Modern Art

Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center


Donald Sultan in international collections and museums


Honolulu Museum of Art

New York Museum of Modern Art

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum,

New York Metropolitan Museum of Art

das Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Boston Museum of Fine Arts

Whitney Museum of American Art

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Portland Museum of Art , das Dallas Museum of Art

das Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Reina Sofia in Madrid

Tate Modern in London

National Museum of Modern Art in Tokio

Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris


Donald Sultan received numerous awards and honors for his works


Creative Artists Public Service Grant, New York, NY  (1979)

National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowship (1980)

Distinguished Alumnus Award, University of North Carolina (1992)

Ehrendoktorwürde, Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC (2000)

Ehrendoktorwürde, New York Academy of Art, NY (2002)

Ehrendoktorwürde, University of North Carolina, Asheville (2007)

North Carolina Award für die Künste (2010)

Lifetime Achievement Award, Houston Fine Art Fair, Houston, TX (2011)


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