Alvin Loving

Abstract painter and printmaker Alvin Loving was born in Detroit, MI. He earned a BFA from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and an MFA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. In the late 1960s Loving joined the Once Group Organization in New York City, which included artists Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol. 

Loving had solo exhibitions at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Whitney Museum of American Art, and Fischbach Gallery, New York City; Elizabeth Harris Gallery, Boston; University of Vermont, Burlington; University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN; Ohio State University, Columbus; and Gertrude Kasle Gallery, Detroit, MI. His work was featured in group exhibitions at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Kenkeleba Gallery, and Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City; Detroit Institute of Arts; San Jose Museum of Art, CA; and Albright-Knox Art Gallery, NY.

His work is in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art and Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City; Detroit Institute of Art; National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; and Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE. 

Loving received three National Endowment for the Arts fellowships and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He lived in New York City. 
—From Brandywine Workshop and Archives records

Artist Info


September 19 1935


June 21 2005

New York City






African American