since his arrival in the US have been replete with major exhibits and
awards. Albert Alcalay has exhibited at major art museums, including the
Institute of Contemporary Art, in Boston, at the DeCordova Museum, at
the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, at Harvard University, The
Museum of Modern Art, New York City, at the Whitney Museum of American
Art, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., and the American Academy
of Arts and Letters in New York City. He has also shown his work at
galleries throughout the United States, and in South Africa, Venice,
Rome, Canada, and Vienna. Alcalay received a Guggenheim Fellowship in
1959, and the Boston Arts Festival Prize, as well as the New Talents-Art
in America Prize in the same year.
Albert Alcalay is represented in the
collections of many prestigious institutions, including the Museum of
Modern Art (NY), the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, the
University of Rome, the Galleria Nazionale dell’Arte Moderna (Rome), the
Addison Gallery of American Art (Andover, MA), the collection of the
Boston Public Library, the De Cordova Museum (Lincoln, MA), Rose Art
Museum, University of MA, Smith College, Colby College, and in numerous
private collections in the United States and abroad.
Sunset Over the Tiber
Alcalay has been critically acclaimed
by many outstanding reviewers and writers. These include Dorothy Adlow,
Rudolf Arnheim, Marcello Camilluci, John Canaday, Robert Gardner,
Virgilio Guzzi, Ann Jencks, Howard Mumford Jones, Gyorgy Kepes, Oskar
Kokoschka, Carlo Levi, Romeo Luchese, Robert Taylor and Frederick
Albert Alcalay lives in Brookline, MA.
Though dealing with the effects of loss of vision and other physical
ailments, at the age of 86, he is still painting, still teaching, and
still thoroughly enjoying life.