Julian Schnabel


Julian Schnabel, born 1951 in New York, is an American painter and film director, co-founder of Neo-Expressionism and one of the most famous representatives of this movement. Schnabel participated in the independent study program of the Whitney Museum of American Art in Manhattan in the late 1970s, an exclusive support program that was an important career start for numerous artists, critics, and curators. In the 1990s Schnabel devoted himself to feature films. In his paintings Schnabel’s gestural application of paint to large canvases, his use of unconventional materials and his style, both abstract and figurative, is comparable to the artistic practice of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Eric Fischl and David Salle. He paints on broken glass and porcelain, on velvet, used canvas, tent tarpaulins or on fluffy carpets.

Schnabel lives and works in New York.


His works have been shown at various institutions such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), The Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), The Museum of Modern Art (New York), The Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), Museo Reina Sofia (Madrid), The Tate Modern (London) and Centre Pompidou (Paris).




Julian Schnabel, Hall Art Foundation, Schloss Derneburg



Julian Schnabel. Aktion Paintings 1965-2017, Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus

Orsay Vu Par Julian Schnabel, Musée d’Orsay, Paris

Julian Schnabel, Legion of Honor Museum, San Francisco



Julian Schnabel, Hall Art Foundation, Schloss Derneburg



Julian Schnabel, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen

Julian Schnabel. Palimpsest Printed Works 1983-2016, Ludwig Museum, Koblenz



Julian Schnabel, University of Michigan Art Museum, Ann Arbor

Julian Schnabel: Portrait of Olatz, NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale



Julian Schnabel: LA NIL – Pinturas 1988-2014, Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand, Sao Paulo

Julian Schnabel: View of the Dawn in the Tropics: Paintings 1989-1990, Gagosian Gallery, New York

An Artist Has A Past (Puffy Clouds and Strong Cocktails): 15 Paintings over the Last Decade, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas



Julian Schnabel, The Brant Foundation Art Study Center, Greenwich

Julian Schnabel, Centro Italiano Arte Contemporanea, Foligno



Julian Schnabel: Polaroids, NRW-Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft, Düsseldorf



Julian Schnabel, Museo di Capodimonte, Naples



The Conscious Gaze of Frightened Young Nuns, Contemporary Art Museum Kiasma, Helsinki

Julian Schnabel: Untitled (Chinese Paintings), The Saatchi Gallery, London

Julian Schnabel, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills

Julian Schnabel, Himalayas Art Museum (the former Zendai Museum of Modern Art), Shanghai



Schnabel in Beijing, Beijiing World Art Museum, Beijing

Summer: Julian Schnabel, Tabacalera – International Contemporary Culture Center, San Sebastian

Julian Schnabel: Paintings 1968-2006, Palazzo Reale, Milan

Julian Schnabel: Paintings 1978-2006, Museo Nazionale del Palazzo di Venezia, Rome

Julian Schnabel: Versions of Chuck and Other Works, Schloss Derneburg, Derneburg

Julian Schnabel: Paintings 1976-2006, Palazzo Venezia, Rome



Julian Schnabel: Selected Paintings, Mnuchin Gallery, New York



Julian Schnabel: Sculpture, Mnuchin Gallery, New York

Julian Schnabel: Pinturas 1978-2003, The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid

Julian Schnabel: paintings 1978-2003, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main

Julian Schnabel: Malerei/Paintings 1978-2003, The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid



Julian Schnabel: Big Girl Paintings, Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles

Julian Schnabel: Big Girl Paintings, Gagosian Gallery, New York



Julian Schnabel: Plate Paintings 1978-1997, PaceWildenstein, New York

Julian Schnabel, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London

Julian Schnabel: New paintings, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg



Julian Schnabel, Guid Hall Museum, East Hampton

Julian Schnabel: Portrait Paintings, PaceWildenstein, Los Angeles



Julian Schnabel: Portrait Paintings, PaceWildenstein, New York



Julian Schnabel: The Conversion of St. Paolo Malfi, PaceWildenstein, New York

Frühe Werke 1972-1982, Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich



Julian Schnabel: 200 Paintings for CRIA, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York

Julian Schnabel, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris

Julian Schnabel: Retrospectiva, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City

Julian Schnabel, Fundacio Joan Miro, Barcelona

New Paintings, Herning Kunstmuseum, Herning

Des and Gina Paintings, Daniel Templon Gallery, Paris



Julian Schnabel: Retrospective, Museo de Monterrey, Monterrey

Julian Schnabel: Jane Birkin Paintings, PaceWildenstein, New York

Cy and Olmo, Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich



Los Patos del Buen Retiro, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid



Julian Schnabel, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City



Julian Schnabel: Tati Paintings, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris

Julian Schnabel, Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, St. Moritz



Julian Schnabel, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato

Julian Schnabel: The Kabuki Paintings, Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo

Julian Schnabel: Arbeiten auf Papier 1975-1988, Museum für Gegenwartskunst – Emanuel Hoffmann-Stiftung, Basel

Julian Schnabel: Oeuvres Nouvelles (Cheers to an Empty Glass), Musée d’Art contemporaine, Bordeaux



Julian Schnabel: Crows Flying the Black Flag of Themselves, Blaffer Art Museum of the University of Houston, Houston



Julian Schnabel, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf

Julian Schnabel, Centre Pompidou – Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris

Julian Schnabel, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris

Julian Schnabel, Matrix 51 – Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley



Julian Schnabel, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Julian Schnabel, Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco

Julian Schnabel, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Julian Schnabel, Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich



New Paintings and Sculptures, Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich

Julian Schnabel, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York

Julian Schnabel, Akron Museum, Ohio

Julian Schnabel, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris



Julian Schnabel, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt

Julian Schnabel, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Julian Schnabel, Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich

Julian Schnabel, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Julian Schnabel, University Art Museum, Berkeley

Julian Schnabel, The Tate Gallery, London



Julian Schnabel, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York

Julian Schnabel, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel

Julian Schnabel, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York



Julian Schnabel, Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich



Julian Schnabel, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston