Harold Altman has been recognized by critics as one of the top graphic artists in the United States and ranked among the finest printmakers in the world. Altman studied at the Art Students League, Black Mountain College, the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere, and the Cooper Union Art School.
New York’s Museum of Modern Art has over 40 of Altman’s works in their permanent collection, and the Whitney and Brooklyn Museums each have more than 50 examples of Altman’s works on paper. His work can be found in prominent institutions worldwide, including the Victoria and Albert Museum of London, the Stedelijk Museum of Amsterdam, the Kunst Museum of Basel, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Copenhagen, and the Bibliotheque Nationale of Paris.
Amongst Altman’s numerous commendations are two Guggenheim Fellowships, a Tamarind Lithography Fellowship, a National Institute of Arts and Letters Award, a Fulbright-Hayes Senior Research Fellowship for work in France, and a National Endowment for the Arts Grant.