Robert Ryman

Circle Lithograph
Lithograph (Korn's autographic ink) and graphite on Rives BFK with torn deckle edges

Edition of 50
Image size: 11 1/2 x 10 15/16 inches (29.2 x 27.8 cm)
Paper size: 20 inches diameter (50.8 cm diameter)
Frame size: 22 1/4 x 22 1/4 inches (56.5 x 56.5 cm)
Signed and dated bottom margin, centered to the right; numbered bottom right margin below image in graphite
(Inventory #32413)

Untitled [5]
Aquatint (ink: White Lead) on Rives BFK with deckled edges

Edition of 50, AP
Image/plate size: 11 13/16 x 11 7/8 inches (30 x 30.2 cm)
Paper size: 19 1/2 inches diameter (49.5 cm diameter)
Signed and dated bottom margin, centered to the right; numbered top margin, to the top left edge
(Inventory #32756)

Etching with aquatint

Image/paper size: 32 15/16 x 32 15/16 inches (83.7 x 83.7 cm)
Frame size: 39 1/4 x 39 1/4 inches (99.7 x 99.7 cm)
Edition of 80
Signed, dated and numbered
(Inventory #25334)

Untitled [2] (from Seven Aquatints)
Etching and aquatint on Rives BFK with deckled edge

Image size: 13 7/8 x 13 9/16 inches (35.2 x 34.4 cm)
Paper size: 24 1/16 x 23 1/2 inches (61.1 x 59.7 cm)
Edition of 50
Signed and dated ‘Ryman72’ and numbered lower left
(Inventory #27357)

Painting Without Paint
Two-color screenprint on Inomaki Handmade Japan paper with cut edge

Edition of 100
Image/paper size: 23 7/8 x 18 inches (60.6 x 45.7 cm)
Signed ‘RYMAN’, dated and numbered top left
(Inventory #31835)

Inked aquatint on Twinrocker Buff paper

Image/plate size: 12 7/8 x 12 7/8 inches (32.7 x 32.7 cm)
Paper size: 13 1/2 x 16 5/8 inches (34.3 x 42.2 cm)
Edition of 75
Signed along left edge, numbered upper left and dated bottom in image
(Inventory #29421)

Additional Information

Robert Ryman was born May 30, 1930 in Nashville, Tennessee. Ryman studied at the Tennessee Polytechnic Institute and the George Peabody College for Teachers, Nashville, before serving in the United States Army from 1950 – 1952. In 1952, Ryman relocated to New York where he made his first paintings while working as a security guard at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in the early 1950s. Ryman was intrigued by the abstract expressionist works of Rothko, de Kooning, Still and Pollock and became curious about the act of painting and began experimenting in 1955. Ryman reduces his paintings to the bare minimum: the square format and white color (he uses an extremely reduced vocabulary) but his work is varied because he changes the scale and the texture. Close to minimal art, his work may be distinguished from it by the importance he gives to the painted surface and to the painter’s touch.
Ryman’s work is shown in a permanent exhibition at the Hallen für neue Kunst in Schaffhausen, installed in 1983. His first solo exhibition was at the Paul Bianchini Gallery in 1967. A traveling exhibition in 1993-1994, organized by the Tate Gallery in London and the Museum of Modern Art in New York included venues such as the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. A recipient of numerous honors, Ryman has been awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Scholarship (1974), the Skowhegan Medal from the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (1985), and he was elected in 1994 to The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York.
Robert Ryman currently lives and works in New York City.

International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) Fair Fall 2021 Online Edition

October 15, 2021
- October 31, 2021

Robert Ryman: The First 25 Years of Prints: 1969-1994

June 22, 2019
- July 26, 2019

International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) Art Fair, New York 2017

October 26, 2017
- October 29, 2017

Equal Dimensions

December 12, 2015
- January 30, 2016

Featuring works by Josef Albers, Richard Artschwager, Robert Barry, Mel Bochner, Peter Downsbrough, Erwin Heerich, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, Allan McCollum, Giulio Paolini, Liliana Porter, Stephen Prina, Kay Rosen, Robert Ryman, and Fred Sandback

Cornering the Round

October 25, 2015
- November 21, 2015

Featuring works by Robert Mangold, Brice Marden, Robert Ryman, and Kate Shepherd

International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) Art Fair, New York 2015

November 4, 2015
- November 8, 2015

Sylvia Plimack Mangold and Robert Ryman

November 29, 2014
- January 24, 2015


April 28, 2012
- June 16, 2012

Featuring works by Stephen Antonakos, Richard Artschwager, Sylvia Plimack Mangold, and Robert Ryman

Surface Area

September 10, 2011
- October 15, 2011

Featuring works by Peter Downsbrough, Ellsworth Kelly, Sol LeWitt, Kay Rosen, Robert Ryman, and James Turrell

Lines, Shapes and Shadows

March 20, 2010
- May 1, 2010

Featuring works by Robert Ryman, Fred Sandback, Richard Tuttle, and Sol LeWitt


December 11, 2004
- February 2, 2005

Featuring works by Tara Donovan, Carroll Dunham, Donald Judd, William Kentridge, Sol LeWitt, Brice Marden, Sarah Morris, Julian Opie, Robert Ryman, Fred Sandback, Richard Tuttle, and Terry Winters