The Work of John Wilcox

John Wilcox, Untitled: Paradise, 1989, acrylic on canvas, 96 x 96 inches

Since 2013, the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History has collaborated with The Ioannes Project to study, document, and exhibit the work of the painter John Wilcox (1954-2012).

This collaboration has resulted in a series of six installations of Wilcox’s paintings and works on paper, which took place in the artist’s former studio in Dallas between 2013 and 2018, and the accompanying six-volume catalogue, published between 2015 and 2022.

The O’Donnell Institute continues to collaborate with the Ioannes Project to steward the archive and database that supports study and exhibition of Wilcox's work.


John Wilcox, a six-volume catalogue

The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History at the University of Texas at Dallas and The Ioannes Project are pleased to announce the publication of John Wilcox, a six-volume catalogue of the paintings of John Wilcox. Produced by Lucia | Marquand, this intensively researched and richly illustrated series forms the foundational source for the study of the artist’s work and life.

John Wilcox presents new research on Wilcox’s career and opens a range of perspectives on his work and life. The series includes essays by art historians, curators, artists, and conservators, color plates of individual works, documentation of the exhibitions, material from the painter’s archive, and a narrative chronology.

Volume I   The Art of John Wilcox: An Introduction, curated by Barry Whistler

Volume II   John Wilcox: The Works from 1980 to 1981, California to Texas, curated by Rick Brettell

Volume III   Private Words: Selected Works of John Wilcox, curated by Leigh Arnold

Volume IV   John Wilcox: Diptychs and Polyptychs, curated by Sarah Kozlowski and Benjamin Lima

Volume V   Relinquishing Time: Selected Works of John Wilcox, curated by David Wilcox

Volume VI   Elements and Process: Selected Works of John Wilcox, curated by Laura Hartmann and Arthur Peña

Six volumes in slipcase, 9” x 9 ½”, 511 pages, 77 plates, 217 figures and images

For inquiries or to obtain a copy of the catalogue, please write to the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History at [email protected].


John Wilcox: The Relinquishment of Time

We invite you to view the award-winning documentary of John Wilcox’s life and work, The Relinquishment of Time at the Exploredinary website.