Selected Bibliography

Halasz, Piri, “From the Mayor’s Doorstep,” no. 89, 2010

Perry, Vicki, “Abstract Painting,” Watson-Guptill Publications, 2005, p. 19

Halasz,Piri, NY Arts. June 1998, p 34

Wilkin, Karen, “At the Galleries,” Partisan Review, Vol. LZ III, no. 3, 1996, pp. 538-539

Moffett, Kenworth, “Abstract Art, The Present Situation,” Moffett’s Artletter, Special Supplement #2,

March 1986

Moffett, Kenworth, “Post Color Field Painting,” Moffett’s Artletter, Special Supplement #1,

March 1986

Moffett, Kenworth, “John Adams Griefen,” Moffett’s Artletter, Vol. 1, no. 2, April 1986

Glaser, David J., “John Adams Griefen,” Arts Magazine, Vol. 60, no. 1, September 1985, p. 17

Matousek, Phyllis, “New York Artist,” The Edmonton Journal, November 24, 1984

Who’s Who in America, “John Adams Griefen,” 1984-present, Marquis Press

Who’s Who in American Art, “John Adams Griefen,” 1984-present, Whitney Press

Moffett, Kenworth, “Abstract and Middlebrow Art,” Partisan Review, Vol. L, no. 2, 1983, p.257

Jablons, Pamela, “Collecting with a Tradition,” Diversions, August 1982

Bingham, Russell, “The Threshold of Color,” Update, Vol. 3, no. 3, May/June, 1982, p.8

Fenton, Terry, Update, cover, #6, Winter 81/82, “New York,” p. 36

Tatransky, Valentin, “John Griefen,” Exhibition Catalogue, Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, Inc.,

New York, November 1981

Moffett, Kenworth, “Larry Poons,” Catalogue to the Exhibition, The Boston Museum of Fine Arts,   1981, p. 4

Fenton, Terry, “The New Historical Pantheon,” Update, July/August 1981,

The Edmonton Art Gallery, Canada

Richards, Jean, “Lyrical Acrylics,” Edmonton Journal, March 7, 1981

Moffett, Kenworth, The New Generation: A Curator’s Choice, Rhineburg Press, Inc., 1980

North Adams Transcript, “John Adams Griefen at Williams College,” June 4, 1980

Tatransky, Valentin, “Art Reviews John Griefen,” Arts Magazine, Vol. 54, no. 6,

February 1980, p. 36

Antiques and the Arts Weekly, “John Griefen Paintings,” June 13, 1980, p.9

Coffey, John, “Griefen ‘66 Works Are Displayed here,” Williams Alumni Review, Vol. LXXII, no. 3,    Spring 1980, p. 24

Faison S. Lane Jr., John Adams Griefen, Exhibition Catalogue, Williams College Museum of Art,    Williamstown, Mass. 1980

Meyer, Michel R., “New York Exhibitions,” Art World, Vol. 4, no. 3, p.6, November/

December 1979

Stone, Linda, “Opening Gallery Doors,” The Boston Monthly, Oct., 1979

Powell III, Earl, Catalogue for the James Michener Collection, University of Texas, Austin, 1979

Pidgeon, W.E., “Griefen, A Rising Star,” Sunday Telegraph, Sydney, Australia, March 4, 1979

McGrath, Sandra, “Watters Does It Again,” Australian, March 13, 1979

Borolase, Nancy, “At Home on the Large Scale Canvas,” S.M.H., Sydney, Australia,

March 10, 1979

Powell III, Earl, “John Griefen,” Arts Magazine, Vol. 52, no. 8, May 1978

Gold, Barbara, Baltimore Sun, April 16, 1978

Zimmer, William, “John Griefen,” Arts Magazine, Vol. 50 no. 7, March 1976

Lorber, Richard, “Arts Reviews,” Arts Magazine, Vol. 50 no. 7, March 1976

Kramer, Hilton, The New York Times, January 13, 1973

Goldman, Judith, “Prints and Portfolios Published,” The Print Collector’s Newsletter, Vol. III,   no. 1, March/April 1972

Preston, Malcolm, Boston Herald Traveler, July 9, 1971

Linville, Kasha, Artforum, Vol. VII, no. 4, December 1970

Arts Magazine, Review, Vol. 45, no. 2, November 1970

Art News, Review, Vol. 69, no. 7, November 1970

Lanier, Richard, Catalogue Introduction for the American Federation of the Arts, Circulating   Exhibition, “New Work: New York,” 1970, p. 9

Aldrich, Larry, “Lyrical Abstraction,” Catalogue Introduction, Whitney Museum of American Art,  New York, 1970

Krauss, Rosalind, Artforum, Vol. VIII, no. 4, December 1969

Aldrich, Larry, “Lyrical Abstraction,” Art in America, Nov./Dec., 1966



Griefen, John Adams, “Approaching Art,” Update, Vol. 6, no. 6, November/December 1985, p.14

Griefen, John Adams, The Poetry of Painting, Galerie .M., 2012, ISBN: 978-2-9525888


Print Editions

2008              House of (Post) Cards, Purgatory Pie Press, New York, N.Y.

2007              Lithographs, Atelier “A fleur de pierre,” Paris, France

2004              Lithographs, Jacques de Champfleury, printer, Paris, France

1982              Etching: Untitled, Eldinidein Press, New York, N.Y., Anthony Kirk, printer

1982              Monoprints, Eldinidein Press, New York, N.Y.

1980              Silkscreen: Algae, Chiron Press, New York, N.Y.

1980              Untitled, Chiron Press, New York, N.Y.

1969              Lithographs: two Untitled, Jack Lennon, printer, Nova Scotia College of Art, Halifax,  Nova Scotia, Canada

1996              VOIR DIRE MALSTROM, Printed book, Purgatory Pie Press, New York, N.Y.




Esther Forbes Award for Personal Achievement,

1996 DISTINGUISHED ARTIST, Ramapo College, Ramapo, N.Y.

Visiting Artist, Emma Lake, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada