Artist Biography: Peter Busa

PETER BUSA
(1914-1985)

EDUCATION:Carnegie Institute of Technology, with Simboli, Rosenberg, Kostello, Benton
Art Students League
Hans Hofmann School of Fine Art

MEMBER:

College Art Association of America
Artists Equity Association (president, Minnesota Chapter, 1962-65)
Art Students League

TEACHING POSITIONS:

1945-1953
New York University

1945-1954
Cooper Union

1954-1957
State University of New York at Buffalo

1960-1983
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

1939
Worlds Fair, New York.

1940
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois.

1946
Art of this Century, Peggy Guggenheim, New York.
Young Painters USA, American Federation of Arts, New York.
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Carlebach Gallery, New York.
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. Also 1951-1954.

1949
Bertha Schaefer Gallery, New York. Through 1951.

1954
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York.

1959
Chrysler Art Museum, Norfolk, Virginia (retrospective).

1962
Ford Foundation, New York, Prize recipient.

1972
Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York.
Selections from Permanent Collections, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

1977
Parsons School of Design, New York.

SELECTED COLLECTIONS:

Smithsonian Institution
Guggenheim Museum
Walker Art Center
Whitney Museum of American Art
Chrysler Museum
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Everson Museum
Butler Institute of American Art
Dayton Art Institute
Parrish Art Museum
Portland Art Museum
Tweed Museum of Art
Rutgers University
University of North Carolina
University of Minnesota
Syracuse University
Smith College
Cornell University
Brandeis University
Provincetown Art Association and Museum
Colby College
Cooper Union Museum
Cornell University
University of Massachusetts
Minneapolis Art Institute
Michigan State University

PROVINCETOWN PAINTERS 2005

10 February – 19 March, 2005

ACME Fine Art’s annual exhibition featuring notable twentieth century artists who worked in Provincetown Massachusetts will open with a reception on Thursday evening 10 February from six to eight p.m. The salon style exhibition will feature artwork dating 1907 to 2004 and will include a stylistically diverse selection of work by more than twenty artists.

One particularly noteworthy painting that will be of interest to those who collect early Provincetown paintings is a rare 1916 oil of the waterfront by Reynolds Beal titled The Red Inn, Provincetown. This remarkable example of American impressionist painting is an unusually fine representation of the Provincetown shoreline. Other artwork from the first half of the century will include paintings by, Oliver Chaffee, Howard Gibbs, Blanche Lazzell, Agnes Weinrich, Edwin Dickinson, Grace Martin Taylor, Abraham Walkowitz, Vaclav Vytlacil, and Michael Loew.

From the group of artists associated with Hans Hofmann in Provincetown the exhibition will also include an important 1968 canvas depicting Provincetown rooftops by Robert DeNiro Sr. and summer studio paintings by William Freed and Lillian Orlowsky. Other mid-century artists whose work will be represented include: Karl Knaths, Philip Malicoat, Herman Maril, George McNeil, Fritz Bultman, Peter Busa, Paul Burlin, Nanno de Groot, Kenneth Stubbs, Jim Forsberg, and Leo Manso among others. ACME will also feature a fine selection of paintings by late twentieth century and contemporary artists such as Robert Beauchamp, Tony Vevers, Myrna Harrison, and Rose Basile.

Provincetown Painters 2005 will be on view from 10 February to 19 March 2005.