Pat Steir

American, Born 1940

Pat Steir was born in Newark, New Jersey, and currently lives and works in New York City. She holds a Bachelor of Art degree from Boston University and a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from Pratt Institute, New York. Steir has received numerous grants and awards including two National Endowment for the Arts grants, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an honorary doctorate from Pratt Institute. Steir combines interests in Minimal and Conceptual art with Abstract Expressionism and Chinese landscape painting. She was introduced to the Vogels, who collected many of her waterfall paintings, by Sol LeWitt. Her work is in the collections of major national and international museums, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Tate Collection, London, among many others.

Delaware Art Museum, January 2010
All works by Pat Steir

Arbitrary Order: Paintings by Pat Steir. Houston, TX: Contemporary Arts Museum, 1983.

Pat Steir: Moon Mountain Ghost Writer. New York: Marlborough Chelsea, 2000.

Pat Steir, Waterfalls: Robert Miller Gallery, New York, September 1990. New York: Robert Miller Gallery, 1990.

Six Visions: Ronald Cohen, Ann McCoy, Richard Nonas, Katherine Porter, Douglas Sanderson, Pat Steir. Philadelphia: Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, 1973.

von Drathen, Doris. Pat Steir: Paintings. Milano: Charta, 2007.

Westmacott, Jean. Women Artists in the Vogel Collection, with essays by Ruth E. Fine and Molly Donovan. Gainesville, GA: Brenau University, 1998.