Maury Lapp: New Paintings
May 1 - May 31, 2003
exhibition artwork




I have known Maurice Lapp since 1952 when he came to the Bay Area to live from Chicago by way of Mexico City. We have been friends for over fifty years and over these years he has continued to be a painter of credibility. The first works that I saw of his were internalized reflections of what I thought to be Chicago...row after row of block buildings with seemingly thousands of windows, a reflection of the complicated Urban existence that we were beginning to see and feel. He continues to paint the city and these new paintings become a composite of all his experiences within the idea of "The City". Maury is an Urban man and he lives within this new place that he has painted and I can see him there.

—Nathan Oliveira






2002 Robert Mondavi Winery, Oakville, CA
2002 Washington Square Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2000 San Francisco Modern Art Rental Gallery, Fort Mason, SF, CA
1996 The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
1993 Santa Rosa Junior College Art Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA
1989 Jan Holloway Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1988 Robert Mondavi Winery, Oakville, CA
1985 City Lights Books Store, San Francisco, CA
1984 Stevenson College Gallery, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
1983 Walnut Creek Civic Arts Center, CA
1981 Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, VA
1979 Capricorn Asunder, San Francisco Art Commission Gallery
1975 Humboldt Gallery, New York City, NY
1968 California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA
1962 M.H. DeYoung Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA
1956 California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA
1954 Gump's, San Francisco, CA
1952 American Cultural Institute, Mexico
1950 Esquire Gallery, Chicago, Ill



Art Institute of Chicago
Whitney Museum, New York
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Detroit Institute of Arts
Oakland Art Museum
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
California Palace of the Legion of Honor, SF, CA
Denver Art Museum
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Expo 1970, Osaka, Japan

California Palace of the Legion of Honor
Oakland Museum
City of San Francisco
City of Santa Rosa


Chicago, Illinois, 1925

Art Institute of Chicago, B.F.A., M.F.A., 1952

Edward L. Ryerson Foreign Travel Fellowship, 1950
Fulbright Grant, 1956

Drawing & Design Program, Santa Rosa Junior College, 1991-present
Art Department, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA, 1956-1991
California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA 1952-1953