Artist Biography: Boris Margo

Boris Margo (1902-1995)

Education:
Polytechnik Art School, USSR
Futemas,USSR
Pavel Filonov School, USSR

Exhibitions:
Roerich Museum, 1932 (solo)
Cincinnati Art Museum, 1939
Art of This Century, Peggy Guggenheim, 1943
Critics Choice, Cincinnati, 1945
Whitney Museum of American Art, 1946-66
National Academy of Design, 1946
Library of Congress, 1944, 1946
Armory Show NY, 1945
American University, 1946
Betty Parsons Gallery, 1947-62
San Francisco Art Museum, 1944
Art Institute of Chicago, 1947 (prize)
Brooklyn Museum, 1947 (retrospective)- 68
Carnegie Institute, 1952
Corcoran Gallery of Art, biennials 1947-63
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, 1962
Venice Biennales, 1956, 1970
Sao Paulo Biennale
Associated American Artists

Member:
MacDowell Colony fellow

Collections:
Museum of Modern Art
Collections Continued:
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Art Institute of Chicago
Addison Gallery of American Art
National Museum of American Art
Brooklyn Museum
Sao Paulo Museum of Art
Provincetown Art Association and Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artist Biography: James Gahagan

James Gahagan (1927 – 1999)

Following in Hofmann’s footsteps, James Gahagan was an accomplished painter as well as a beloved teacher and mentor to others. Inspired by nature, his sensitivity to color relationships and spatial dynamics made him one of the most skillful American colorists.

Born in Brooklyn in 1927, Gahagan claimed that his serious interest in art did not manifest until he was in high school, though some of his earliest memories included selling large scale, hand-drawn renditions of Disney characters to his family members for twenty-five cents.

Gahagan’s ideas about color challenged the accepted norms of the day, even at an early age. Arguing emotionally with a high school art teacher about his use of “invented colors” in a landscape painting, he defended his artistic license: “To me it just seemed the natural thing to do. I just perceived color as beautiful and used it freely, even as I tried to capture the scene I was viewing or imagining.”

Gahagan was one of the many artists in the late 1940s that were able to pursue their studies thanks to the G.I Bill. After serving in the Navy during World War II, he attended Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont (1947-51) where he studied with two former Hofmann students. He soon moved to New York, where he himself began attending the Hans Hofmann School of Art and became involved with the then-burgeoning abstract movement. His visual vocabulary developed during his years as Associate Director of the Hofmann School and as Hofmann’s assistant during the creation of two major mosaic murals in New York City.

A staunch activist for artists’ rights, Gahagan was a motivating force among his New York contemporaries, acting as a principal organizer and the first elected President of the Artist Tenants Association. In this role, Gahagan led a successful strike by artists to win zoning for artists’ lofts in New York in 1962. This resulted in the establishment of several early artists’ buildings, including the Westbeth, one of the largest artist’s community buildings in the world. In a 1962 article in the New York Times Magazine, the artist spoke for many of his colleagues when he described the artist’s classic battle between a life of financial stability and one of artistic integrity: “It becomes a sort of contest of values… Do we give up our personal freedom and artistic goals and a way of life for job security, a developmental higher salary, Blue Cross insurance policies and a new car? And is it a fair trade? We’ve decided it isn’t. In the end, we feel we have more, not less.”

Gahagan taught painting at Pratt Institute (1965-1971), Columbia University Graduate School of the Arts (1968-1971), and Goddard College (1971-1979), where he became Chairman of the Art Department. He opened the James Gahagan School of Fine Arts in Woodbury, Vermont during the summers of 1971-1974 and was invited to be a visiting artist at Notre Dame University (1978) and at Humboldt State University in California (1989). He was invited to teach at the founding of the prestigious Vermont Studio Center (1984-1999) and in 1991-92 became the resident Artist/Critic at the International Art Workshop in New Zealand.

He has exhibited his work extensively in New York and Provincetown, and has also periodically shown in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Paris. His work is represented in the public collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, Virginia; and the University Art Museum in Berkeley, among others.

He died at his home in Woodbury, Vermont in 1999 at the age of 71.

Education:
Hans Hoffman School of Fine Arts
Goddard College, Plainfield, VT
School of Printing Trades, New York

Awards:
Longview Purchase Grant, 1959
Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Award, 1984

Selected Exhibitions:
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA, 1954
James Gallery (founding member) NYC, 1954 (solo), 1955 (solo), 1956, 1957
Sun Gallery, Provincetown, MA 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959
H.C.E. Gallery, Provincetown, MA, 1956, 1957
Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown MA, 1956, 1978, 1981,
1990, 2000, 2001
United Nations Sponsored Traveling Exhibit to 64 Nations, 1957
University of California Berkeley, 1960
Museum of Modern Art, NYC, 1960
Chrysler Museum, Provincetown, MA, 1962
Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, 1963
Bradford College, MA, 1967 (solo)
Bundy Museum, Waitsfield, VT, 1967 (solo), 1976
Bard College, 1968 (solo)
The Fleming Museum, Burlington, VT, 1976
Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY, 1977
Goddard College, VT, 1978, 1970, 1951 (solo)
Tirca Karlis Gallery, Provincetown, MA, 1981, 1982 (solo), 1983, 1984 (solo),
1985 (solo), 1986 (solo)
Dibden Gallery, Johnson College, VT, 1984 (solo)
Vermont Council on the Arts, Governors Pavilion Building, Montpelier VT, 1989
The Hillyer Gallery, Smith College, 1994
Clarke Galleries, West Palm Beach, FL, 2000 (solo)
James Gahagan & Hank Jensen, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, 2002
James Gahagan at Mid-Century, ACME Fine Art, Boston, MA, 2008

Selected Collections:
Metropolitan Museum Archives, New York, NY
The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA
Berkeley Museum, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA
Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis MA

 

 

Artist Biography: Mary Hackett

Mary Hackett (1906-1989)

Mary Hackett was born in 1906 in New York City. Her father Cleveland Moffett was a writer and journalist, author of children’s books and mysteries, and an editor at the Paris Herald. She attended Brearley and Lincoln schools and briefly Cornell University, but she never had any formal art training.

In 1926 in Paris she married Chauncey Hackett, a Washington, D.C., lawyer. They had three children, Wendy, Thomas and Patrick. In the early 1930s the Hacketts visited Provincetown for the first time. After several summers renting various houses around town they bought the house on Nickerson Street where she lived until her death.

From the 1930s on she showed regularly at the Provincetown Art Association and during the 1940s at Don Witherstines’ Shore Studios in the West End. In 1970 she had a show at the studio of Jack Gregory on Nelson Avenue. In 1981 she had a large retrospective at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum and another in 1987 at the Chandler Gallery in Wellfleet. She was included in the Long Point Gallery invitational “75:A Celebration” in 1989. She died in September of 1989.

Artist Biography: Richard Baker (1959- )

 

EDUCATION:

1977-79
Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD.

1979-81
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.

FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS:

1989-90
Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship, Provincetown, MA.

1990-91
Fine Arts Work Center, Second Year Fellowship, Provincetown, MA.

1992
New England Foundation for the Arts Grant.

1995
Academic Appointment, Ohio Art Council Grant Review Panel.

2000
Academic Appointment, Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship Review Panel.

2002
Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant.

VISTING ARTIST:

1986
Norwich School of Art, England.

1994
School of Visual Arts, New York.
Boston University, School of Fine Arts, MA.
Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY.

1995
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.
School of Visual Arts, New York.

1997
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

1988
Provincetown Group Gallery, MA, through 1991.

1992
Universal Fine Objects, Provincetown, MA.

1993
The Southeast Center for Contemporary Art, Winston, Salem, NC.
Universal Fine Objects, Provincetown, MA.

1994
Louis Stern Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA.
Universal Fine Objects, Provincetown, MA.

1995
Washburn Gallery, New York.
Universal Fine Objects, Provincetown, MA.

1996
Universal Fine Objects, Provincetown, MA.
Washburn Gallery, New York.

1997
Albert Merola Gallery, Provincetown, MA.
Washburn Gallery, New York.

1998
Albert Merola Gallery, Provincetown, MA.
Washburn Gallery, New York.

1999
Albert Merola Gallery, Provincetown, MA.
Washburn Gallery, New York.

2001
Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Albert Merola Gallery, Provincetown, MA.
Washburn Gallery, New York.

2002
Albert Merola Gallery, Provincetown, MA.
Washburn Gallery, New York.

2003
Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Washburn Gallery, New York.

2004
Albert Merola Gallery, Provincetown, MA.

2005
Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York.

2006
Albert Merola Gallery, Provincetown, MA.

2007
Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York.

2009
Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York.

2010
Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

1983
Van Buren-Brazelton-Cutting Gallery, Cambridge, MA.

1985
Boston Center for the Arts, MA.
Provincetown Art Association and Museum, MA.

1987
East End Gallery, Provincetown, MA.

1989
Provincetown Art Association and Museum, MA.

1990
East Hampton Center for Contemporary Art, NY.

1991
Boston Center for the Arts, MA.

1992
Bard College, Annandale on Hudson, NY.
Associated American Artists, New York.
Neilsen Gallery, Boston, MA.
Cape Cod Museum of Fine Arts, Dennis, MA.
Hunter College, New York.
Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA.

1993
Provincetown Art Association and Museum, MA.
David Beitzel Gallery, New York.
Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, CT.
Tower Fine Arts Gallery, SUNY Brockport, NY.
Higgins Gallery, Cape Cod Community College, MA.
Washburn Gallery, New York.
Karl Drerup Fine Arts Gallery, Plymouth State College, MA.

1994
L’École des Beaux-Arts de Lorient, France.
Fine Arts Center, University of Rhode Island, Providence, RI.

1995
O’Hara Gallery, New York.
Kraushaar Galleries, New York.

1997
Robert Steele Gallery, New York.
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Louis Stern Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA.

1998
Beth Urdang Gallery, Boston, MA.
Castle Hill Center for the Arts, Truro, MA.

1999
Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY.

2001
Kraushaar Galleries, New York.
Neilson Gallery, Boston, MA.
Provincetown Art Association and Museum, MA.
Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA.
Cape Museum of Fine Art, Dennis, MA.

2002
Connecticut Graphic Arts Center, Norwalk, CT.
Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Cape Museum of Fine Arts, Dennis, MA.
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT.

2003
Westbeth Gallery, New York.
Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA.
Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY.
JG Contemporary, New York.

2006
Summer Light, Brick Walk Fine Art, West Hartford, CT.
Zeuxis: Facets of Perception, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Staten Island, NY.

2007
Eliminate, curated by John Waters, Albert Merola Gallery, Provincetown, MA.

2010
Reader’s Delight, McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY.
Sweetness and Light & Where There’s Smoke, Hampden Gallery, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA.
Night, Albert Merola Gallery, Provincetown, MA.
Works on Paper Invitational, ACME Fine Art, Boston.

SELECTED COLLECTIONS:

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts.
Newark Museum, New Jersey.
Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Massachusetts.

Artist Biography: DANIEL “ALAIN” BRUSTLEIN

DANIEL “ALAIN” BRUSTLEIN
(1904-1996)

EDUCATION:

École de Arts & Metiers, Geneva
École de Beaux Arts, Geneva

AWARDS:

5th Annual International Hallmark Prize, 1960.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

1952
Peintures de Alain Brustlein, Galerie Jeanne Bucher, Paris, France, June  10–July 5.

1955
Daniel Brustlein, Stable Gallery, New York, NY, October 17-November 5.

1959
Daniel Brustlein, Stable Gallery, New York, NY, March 16-April 4.

1960
Galerie Hautefeuille, Paris, France.

1962
Daniel Brustlein, Entre Culturel Americain, Paris, France, May 9-May 29.

1964
Daniel Brustlein: Exhibition of Paintings, Saidenberg Gallery, New York, NY,   November 10-December 5.

1969
Brustlein: Peintures Recentes, Galerie Jacob, Paris, France, May 28-June 28.

1971
Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, Parc Floral de Vincennes, Paris, France, May 13-June 13.

1975
Brustlein: L’Autobus, Peintures Récentes, Galerie Jacob, Paris, France, October 7-November 8.

1977
Livingstone-Learmont Gallery, New York, NY, April 9-April 30.

1978
Daniel Brustlein: New Paintings, A.M. Sachs, New York, NY, May 6-June 1.

1980
A.M. Sachs Gallery, New York, NY, May 6-June 1.
Learmont Gallery, New York, NY.

1981
Daniel Brustlein: Quadriga Series and Other New Paintings, A.M. Sachs, New
York, NY, April 25-May 21.

1984
Daniel Brustlein: Paintings of Paris, Venice, Provincetown, Grüenebaum Gallery,
New York, NY, March 6-March 31.
Daniel Brustlein: Vernissage, Musée Savoisien, Chambéry, France, September 8-October 29.

1988
Galerie Jeanne Bucher, Paris, France.

1990
Daniel Brustlein: Recent Paintings, Kouros Gallery, New York, NY, October 17-November 10.

1997
Kouros Gallery, New York, NY.

1999
Daniel Brustlein: Paintings, Kouros Gallery, New York, NY, May 20-June 26.

2002
Daniel Brustlein: Interiors and Landscapes, Kouros Gallery, New York, NY, October 17-November 16.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

1925
L’Exposition Internationale des arts décoratif, France, Italy.

1942
Exhibition to Aid the Work of United China, Grand Central Art Galleries, New York, NY, January.
Cartoons Against the Axis, American Society of Magazine Cartoonists, Art Students League, New York, NY, January 17 – February 28.
Cartoons of the Day, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, May.

1948
Salon des Surindépendants, Paris, France. Also 1949, 1950, 1951.

1951
American Fortnight, Festival at Knokke le Zoute, Beligum, August.

1952
Stable Annual, Stable Gallery, New York, NY. Also 1953.
Recentes Peintures, Galerie Jeanne Bucher, Paris, February 1–March 8.
Rythmes et Couleurs, Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts: Lausanne,” Lausanne, Switzerland, June 20–September 14.
Prix de la Critique Selection, Galerie Saint-Placide, Paris, France, July 5–30.

1955
Fourth New York Artist’s Annual, Stable Gallery, New York, NY, May.

1957
Portraits, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY, May-June 1.

1958
Retour a la Peinture, Galerie Hautefeuille, Paris, January 15–February 5.
Les Partenaires Artistiques, La Main Gauche, Paris France, June.
Corcoran Gallery of Art Annual, Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C.
École de Paris, Galerie Charpentier, Paris, France (catalogue).

1959
Contemporary Americans, The Spook Farm Gallery, Far Hills, NJ, February 22–March 31.

1960
Retour a la Peinture, Galerie Hautefeuille, Paris, January 15–February 5.
Constances de la Peinture, Galerie Hautefeuille, Paris, March 25–April 23.
Fifth International Hallmark Art Award Show, Wildenstein Gallery, New York, NY, October 4–October 22.
Corcoran Gallery of Art Annual, Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C.

1961
The Figure: Then & Now, The Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY, November 20–December 15.
École de Paris, Galerie Charpentier, Paris, France, October–December.

1962
Trois Peintres Américains, Musée de Rennes, France, June 20–July 22.
École de Paris, Galerie Charpentier, Paris, France (catalogue).

1963
CORE, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY, May.

1965
Portraits from the American Art World, New School Art Center, New York, NY, February 2–27.
50 Artistes: Exposition Inagurale. Galerie Lutece, Paris, France, November.

1966
10 Américains de Paris, American Cultural Center, Berlin, Germany, March–April.
Cinq Siecles de Dessin, Galerie Lutece, Paris, France, April 19–May 28.
Art Contemporain: Hommage a Marquet, Salon de Montrouge, France, May 2–22.
USA: Arte Vivant, Musée des Augustins, Toulouse, France.

1966–67
Maison de la Culture, Le Havre.

1967
Les Attractions Attentives, Galerie Jacob, Paris, France, January 15.
Peinture Ininterrompue I, Galerie Pierre Domec, Paris, France, January 27–February 25.
An Exhibition of Contemporary Painting, Sculpture and Graphic Art, Academy Art Gallery, National Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, March 3–April 2.
Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, Salles Wilson, Paris, France, April 1–23.
Art Contemporain et Hommage a Manguin, Salon de Montrouge, May 18–June 4.
Les Artites Solidaires d’Israel, Fonds de Solidarite avec Israel, June.
La Galerie Jacob, Galerie Jacob, Paris, France, December 3, 1967– January 5, 1968.
Comparaisons, Paris, France.

1968
Grands & Jeunes d’Aujourd’hui, Paris, France.
Salon IX: Grands et Jeunes D’Aujourd’hui, Salles Wilson, Paris, France, January 1968.
De La peinture avant toute chose, Galerie Yonne, Burgundy, France, August.

1969
Traveling exhibition organized by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, to seven American museums and universities.

1970
108 Portraits de L’Oiseau–Qui-N’Existe-Pas, Musée des Beaux-Arts, January 17–February 22.

1971
Prix de Portrait, Musée Marmottan, Paris, France.
Les Cinq ans de la Galerie Jacob, Galerie Jacob, Paris, France, October 22–November 13.

1972
Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, Theatre Municipal d’Esh–sur-Aizette, Paris, France, July.

1973
Musee Cantini, Marseilles, France.
Inaugural Exhibition, Galerie Jacob, Paris, France, May.

1976
Les Dix ans de la Galerie Jacob, Galerie Jacob, Paris, France, April 29–May 29.
4 Pintores de Paris en Galeria Ponce, Galeria Ponce, Madrid, Spain, November–December.

1977
Quelques Peintres Américains a Paris, (Oeuvres des collections Nationales), Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France.
Collectors Gallery XI, McNay Art Institute, San Antonio, TX.

1978
Summer Group Show, Shippee Gallery, New York, NY.

1979-80
La Famille des Portraits, Musee des Arts Decemberoratifs, Paris.

1983
Tenth Anniversary Exhibition of Major Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, Grüenebaum Gallery, New York, NY, September 10–October 15.

1984
Gallery Group Show, Grüenebaum Gallery, New York, NY. Also, 1985-87.
Daniel Brustlein, Musee Savoisien, Chambery, France, September 8–October 29.

1987
Janice Biala & Daniel Brustlein, Grüenebaum Gallery, New York, NY, May 7–May 30.

1988
The Art of Music, Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY, November-December 16.

1992
Janice Biala and Daniel Brustlein, Sala Pares, Barcelona, Spain, September 29–October 18.

1994
A Family: J. Biala, D. Brustlein, H. Ford, E. Moskowitz, R. Moskowitz, J. Tworkov, Kouros Gallery, New York, NY, March 10-April 9.

1996
Les Trente Ans de la Galerie Jacob, Galerie Jacob, Paris, France, April.

2001
Pour Janice Biala et Daniel Brustlein, Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre, Paris, France.
Biala and Daniel Brustlein: A Selection of Paintings, Kouros Gallery, New York, NY. January 10–February 10.

2004
Biala and Daniel Brustlein: A Marriage in Art and Life, The Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale, NY, January 13–February 29.

2007
A Life in Art and Letters: Priscilla Morgan, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, September-December.

Selected Public Collections:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
Musee Cantini, Marseilles, France
Musee d’Ingres, Montalban, France
Hallmark First International, New York
Hebrew Home for the Aged, Riverdale, New York
National Bank of Chicago, Paris
Réunion des Musee Nationaux, Paris, France

Artist Biography: Charles Duback

CHARLES DUBACK
(1926-)

Education:
Whitney School of Fine Arts, New Haven, CT
Newark School of Fine & Industrial Arts, Newark, NJ
Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
Brooklyn Museum Art School, Brooklyn, NYSelected Group Exhibitions:
Collage and Construction, Union College, 1959
Twentieth Biennial International Watercolor Exhibition, Brooklyn Museum, 1959
Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, 1959-60
Modern Classicism, David Herbert Gallery, NY, 1960
Recent Painting: The Figure, Museum of Modern Art, 1962
Group Show, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, NY, 1966
Four Directions, Carleson Gallery, NY, 1967
Horizon Gallery, NY, 1968
Print Show, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, 1970
Hassam Purchase Fund Exhibition, American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY, 1973
Landmark Gallery, NY, 1973
Maine Coast Artists, Rockport, Maine, 1974
Soho and So, 20th Annual Contemporary American Painting Exhibition, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, 1974
A Soho Sampler, 63rd Annual Contemporary American Painting Exhibition, Randolph Macon Woman’s College, Lynchburg, VA, 1974
Works on Paper, Weatherspoon Gallery, Greensboro, NC, 1975
Drawing Show, Landmark Gallery, NY, 1975
118 Show, Landmark Gallery, New York, 1975
Subject Matter, Landmark Gallery, New York, 1975
Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN, 1976
Verle #2, Hartford, CT, 1976
118 Show, Landmark Gallery, New York, 1976
Hadassah, Westwood, NJ, 1977
10 Downtown, P.S.1., Institute for Art & Urban Resources, Queens, New York, 1977
Maine Coast Artists, Rockport, Maine, 1977
10 Painters of Maine, Landmark Gallery, NY, 1977
Painting and Sculpture Today, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN, 1978
Sculpture, Landmark Gallery, New York, NY, 1979
Art Fellows Summer Invitational, Belfast, ME, 1981
New Dimensions in Drawing, Aldrich Museum, CT, 1981
The Chair Show, Thorpe Intermedia Gallery, Sparkill, NY, 1981, 1982
Tenth Anniversary Exhibition, Landmark Gallery, New York, NY, 1982
National Academy of Design, New York, NY, 1982
Kornbluth Gallery, New York, NY, 1984
Invitational, Art Fellows Gallery, ME, 1985
Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL, 1985
The Artist Native, Contemporary Images, New York, NY, 1984-86
Marden Fine Arts, New York, NY, 1984-86
Betsy Marden Gallery, New York, NY, 1986
Ingber Gallery, New York, NY, 1986
Group Show, Art Fellows Gallery, ME, 1987
Farnsworth Museum Auction, Rockland, ME, 1987
Maine Nuclear Referendum CT, Portland, ME, 1987
3rd Annual Wildlife & Sporting Art Show, Augusta, ME, 1987
Hobe Sound Gallery, Portland, ME, 1987, 1989
National Drawing Show, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN (Took Purchase Prize both years), 1987-89
National Academy of Design, New York, NY, 1990
National Academy, 167th Annual Exhibition, New York, NY, 1992
The Maine Legacy, Portland Museum of Art, ME, 1996
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME, 1997
Maine Art Gallery, Wiscassett, ME, 1997
Maine Mountain Group Show, O’Farrell Gallery, Brunswick, ME, 2000
Maine & The Modern Spirit, Katonah, Katonah, NY, 2000
Maine Coast Artist, Rockport, ME, 1993, 1994, 2001
Ernden Gallery, Provincetown, MA, 2002
Finn Gallery, Greenwich, CT, 2002-03
River Tree Gallery, Kennebunk, ME, 2004
Center for Maine Contemporary Arts, Rockport, ME, 2002, 2004
Greenhut Gallery, Portland, ME, 2004
Round Top Gallery, Damariscotta, ME, 2005
Maine Discovery Museum, Bangor, ME, 2005
Audubon Society, Falmouth, ME, 2006
National Academy, New York, NY, 2006
Greenhut Gallery, Portland, ME, 2006
Downtown Gallery, Washington, ME, 2007
Gallery 6170, Damariscotta, ME, 2007
Landing Gallery, Rockland, ME, 2008

Selected Solo Exhibitions:
Roko Gallery, NY, 1955
Tanager Gallery, NY, 1958
’59 Area Gallery, NY, 1959, 1961
Louis Alexander Gallery, NY, 1962
Green Mountain Gallery, NY, 1971
Watercolor Show, Horizon Gallery, NY, 1971
Carlson Gallery, Arnold Bernhard Arts & Humanities Center, Bridgeport, CT, 1976
Landmark Gallery, NY, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979
Jorgenson Gallery, University of Connecticut, Storrs, 1979
Charcoal Drawings, Landmark Gallery, 1979
Drawings, Landmark Gallery, New York, NY, 1981
Suzanne Gross Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 1983
Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL, 1985
Anne Weber Gallery, ME, 1986
Bell Gallery, Rhinebeck, NY, 1987
Seraphim Gallery, Englewood, NJ, 1988
Patrucci Gallery, Saugerties, NY, 1998
Frick Gallery, Belfast, ME, 1998
Maine Art Gallery, Wiscassett, ME, 1999
O’Farrell Gallery, Brunswick, ME, 2001
Ernden Gallery, Provincetown, MA, 2002, 2003
Round Top Center for the Arts, Damariscotta, ME, 1998, 2003
Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME, 2003
Greenhut Gallery, Portland, ME, 2003, 2006
Jameson Modern, Portland, ME, 2008

Selected Collections:
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
New Britain Museum, Hartford, CT
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME
Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC
The Butler Museum of American Art, CT
New York City Center Gallery, New York, NY
Art in Embassies Program, Washington, DC and abroad
Boston Mutual Life Insurance Company, Canton, MA
Junior College of Albany, Albany, NY
Emory Collection, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Prudential Insurance, Newark, NJ
Port Authority, New York, NY
Citibank, New York, NY
AT&T, New York, NY
University of West Virginia, Morgantown, WV
Austin Peay State University, Clarkesville, TN
Westchester University, Westchester, PA
International Nickel Co., New York, NY

Artist Biography: Fritz Bultman

FRITZ BULTMAN
(1919-1985)

EDUCATION:Private study with Morris Graves, 1931
New Orleans Arts and Crafts School, 1937-38
New Bauhaus, Chicago
Hans Hoffman School, NYC & Provincetown, MA, 1938-41

TEACHING POSITIONS:

Pratt Institute, 1958-63
Hunter College, NY, 1968-72
Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA, 1968-72

AWARDS:

Exchange Fellowship, Italian Government Grant, Florence, 1950-51
Art Institute of Chicago, American Show Sculpture Award, 1964
Fulbright Fellowship, 1964-65
Solomon R. Guggenheim Grant, 1975

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

Hugo Gallery, 1947, 1950
The Kootz Gallery, 1952
The Stable Gallery, 1958
Martha Jackson Gallery, 1959, 1973, 1976, 1977
Issac Delgado Museum of Art, New Orleans, 1960
Gallery Stadler, Paris, 1960
Michael Warren Gallery, 1960
Gallery Mayer, New York, 1960
Weatherspoon Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1963
Tibor de Nagy Gallery, 1963, 1964
The Arts Club of Chicago, 1965
Oklahoma Art Center, 1974
Newport Art Association, 1974
New Orleans Museum of Art, 1974,1993 (retrospective)
Cherry Stone Gallery, Wellfleet, MA, 1977, 1986
Long Point Gallery, Provincetown, MA, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1984
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1978
Andre Zarre, New York, 1978
Landmark Gallery Inc., NYC, 1979, 1982
Galerie Schlesinger-Boisanté, NYC, 1982, 1986, 1987
Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA, 1986
Portland Museum of Art, 1987
Hunter College, NY, 1987
William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut at Storrs, 1989
University of Connecticut, 1989 (retrospective)
Tilden-Foley Gallery, New Orleans, 1989, 1991, 1993
Galerie Schlesinger, NY, 1989-2004
Kouros Gallery, NY, 1991
Gallery Schlesinger, 1997, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2005
Kendall Campus Art Gallery, Miami-Dade Community College, FL, 1998, 1999
Gallery of the College of Staten Island, CUNY, NY, 1999
Albert Merola Gallery, Provincetown, MA, 1999-2004
Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans, LA, 1999
Shannon Foley Fine Art, New Orleans, LA, 2003

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

Whitney Museum of American Art, 1950, 1952, 1955
Stable Gallery, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956
Art Institute of Chicago, 1964
Museum of Modern Art, 1964
International Institute of Education, 1975
New York University, 1981
City University of New York, 1985
Provincetown Art Association and Museum, 1994

SELECTED COLLECTIONS:

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of Art, New York
Museum of American Art, Washington, DC
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, DC
Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans
University of California, Berkeley
McCrory Corporation, New York
Ciba-Geigy Collection, Ardsley, New York
Williams College, Williamstown, MA
Montclair Museum of Art, Montclair, NJ
Reynolds Aluminum Collection, Richmond, VA
Prudential Life Insurance Collection, NJ
Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA
Kalamazoo College Collection, Kalamazoo, MI

Artist Biography: Wolf Kahn

Wolf Kahn
(1927-)

Born in Stuttgart in 1927, Wolf Kahn fled Germany at age 12 and moved to the United States in 1940. After attending the High School of Music and Art in New York City, he continued his studies at the Hans Hofmann School, becoming Hofmann’s studio assistant. His native tongue was often an advantage in Hofmann’s classroom, as he frequently translated the teachers’ signature mix of German and English for his fellow students. After over two years of training under Hofmann, Kahn later relocated to Chicago where he received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Chicago.

Influenced by Hofmann’s practice of using nature as the starting point for a painting, Kahn’s work encompasses both pictorial landscape and painterly abstraction. Converging color and light to create atmospheric and sensual pictorial fields, his paintings evoke the ethereal world of nature even when they are non-representational. Although they are a departure in temperament from Hofmann’s “explosive” compositions, Kahn’s paintings incorporate many of Hofmann’s principles of chromatic tension and movement. Often juxtaposing saturated magentas, pinks and oranges with cool, muted pastels, Kahn achieves a balance that transports the viewer into his tranquil world.

Kahn has received honors such as the Fulbright Scholarship, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and an Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His works are in the permanent collections of major museums, including the National Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. He recently returned to Germany for the first time since his childhood for an exhibition of his pastels at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg.

 

Education:
1947-49 Hans Hofmann School of Fine Art
1949-51 University of Chicago

Awards
1963 Purchase Award, Ford Foundation
1963-65 Fulbright Scholar Award to Italy
1966 Guggenheim Fellowship
1998 Lifetime Achievement Award, Vermont Council on the Arts

Member:
National Board of the College Art Association
National Academy of Design Board Member
American Academy and Institute of Arts & Letters

Selected Exhibitions:
1957 Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. Also 1958, 1960, 1961
Jewish Museum, New York, NY
De Moines Art Center, IA
1958 Albright-Knox Art Gallery, New York, NY
1958-60 University of Illinois Biennial, IL
1959 Corcoran Gallery Biennial, New York, NY
1961 Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, PA. Also 1962, 1965.
1962 Dallas Museum of Contemporary Art, TX
1963 Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Kansas City Art Institute, OH
1964 Cincinnati Museum of Art
1971-72 Americans in Europe, American Federation of the Arts
1972 New England Art, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Chrysler Museum
1979 Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Corcoran Gallery, New York, NY
1970s Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York, NY
Meredith Long Gallery, Houston, TX
1979 Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design
1985 San Francisco Museum of Art, CA
1987 San Diego Museum of Art, CA
1990 Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art, FL
1993 Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain, Paris, France
Thomas Segal Gallery, Boston, MA
1994 Nerberger Museum of Art, SUNY Purchase, NY
Art 25, Basel, Switzerland
The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA
Selected Exhibitions Continuted:
1994 Cove Gallery, Wellfleet, MA
1995 Thomas Segal Gallery, Boston, MA
Stremmel Gallery, Reno, NV
Grace Borgenicht Gallery, NY
Carone Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Marianne Friedland Gallery, Naples, FL
Gallery 30, Burlingame, CA
Walker Kornbluth Gallery, Fairlawn, NJ
Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, MO
1996 Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
Rediscovering the Landscapes of the Americas, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1998 Centennial Exhibition, American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York, NY
1999 Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA
Works on Paper, New York, NY
Art Palm Beach ’99, Palm Beach, FL
Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charleston, SC
2000 Addison/Ripley Gallery, Washington, DC
Beadleston Gallery, New York, NY
Kunsthaus Buhler, Stuttgart, Germany
Fifty Years of Pastels, Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NC
Museum Fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
2001 Galerie Brokstedt, Hamburg, Germany
Connecticut Graphic Arts Center, Norwalk, CT
Drabinsky & Friedland Gallery, Toronto, ONT
Marianne Friedland Gallery, Naples, FL
Museum fur Kunst und Gerwerbe, Hamburg, Germany
Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA
Thomas Segal Gallery, Baltimore, MD
Stremmel Gallery, Reno, NV
2002 Ameringer Howard Yohe Fine Art, Boca Raton, FL
Beadleston Gallery, New York, NY
2003 Wolf Kahn: Continuity and Change, Paintings and Works on Paper 1958-66, Ameringer & Yohe Fine Art, New York, NY
2004 Wolf Kahn: Recent Paintings, Ameringer & Yohe Fine Art, New York, NY
2005 Wolf Kahn, Ameringer & Yohe Fine Art, New York, NY
2006 Vision in Granite, The Banks Gallery, Portsmouth, NH
2007 Yosemite – Art of an American Icon, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
Wolf Kahn: Sizing Up: Part II, Pastels, Ameringer & Yohe Fine Art, New York, NY
Collections:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
National Academy of Design, Washington, DC
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Whitney Museum, New York, NY
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
The Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY
The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Boca Raton Museum of Art, FL
Memorial Gallery and Permanent Collection, University of Rochester, NY
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Minnesota Museum of American Art, MN
Houston Museum of Fine Arts, TX
St. Louis Museum of Art, MO
Dallas Museum of Art, TX
Cleveland Museum of Art, OH
Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC
Dartmouth College, Dartmouth, NH
Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
New Orleans Museum of Art, LA
Springfield Museum of Art, OH
The State University of New York, Purchase, NY
University of California at Berkeley, CA
University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
University of Nebraska, NE
Williams College, Boston, MA
Worcester Art Museum, MA

Artist Biography: Giorgio Cavallon

Giorgio Cavallon (1904-1989)

Education:
National Academy of Design New York, NY, 1926.
Charles W. Hawthorne Provincetown, MA, 1927.
Hans Hofmann School of Fine Art, New York, NY, 1934.

Awards:
Louis Comfort Tiffany Fellowship, 1929.
John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, 1966.

Selected Solo Exhibitions:
Bottega d’Arte, Vicenza, Italy, 1932.
A.C.A. Gallery New York, NY, 1934.
Eighth Street Playhouse Gallery New York, NY, 1940.
Egan Gallery New York, NY, 1946, 1948, 1951, 1954.
Kootz Gallery, New York, NY, 1961, 1963, 1965.
Weatherspoon Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC, 1964.
A.M. Sachs Gallery, New York, NY, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1976.
Gruenebaum Gallery, New York, NY, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1986.
Patricia Learmonth Gallery, New York, NY, 1977.
Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY, 1977.
Paintings: 1952-1989, Manny Silverman Gallery Los Angeles, CA, 1989.
Paintings from the 1960’s, Jason McCoy Inc. New York, NY, 1989.
Giorgio Cavallon (1904-1989): A Retrospective View, The William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.

Selected Group Exhibitions:
Biennale, Ca’Pesaro Venice, Italy, 1932.
Bottega d’Arte Vicenza, Italy, 1932.
American Art Today, New York World’s Fair New York, NY, 1939.
Post-Abstract Painters, France, America, Hawthorne Memorial Gallery
Provincetown, MA, 1950.
Young Painters in the U.S. and France, Sidney Janis Gallery New York, 1950.
Abstract Art in America, Museum of Modern Art New York, NY, 1951.
Drawings and Watercolors, Museum of Modern Art New York, NY, 1952.
Italy Rediscovered, Munson-Williams Proctor Institute, Utica, NY, 1955.
University of North Carolina, Greensboro Greensboro, NC, 1956.
Stable Gallery New York, NY, 1957, 1959.
Whitney Museum Annual, Whitney Museum of American Art New York, NY, 1959, 1961, 1965.
Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, IL, 1959, 1961, 1965.
Documenta II, Kassel, Germany, 1959.
Five Contemporary Painters in a Twenty-Five Year Retrospective, Camino
Gallery New York, NY, 1959.
60 American Painters, Walker Art Center Minneapolis, MN, 1960.
American Abstract Expressionists and Imagists, The Solomon R. Guggenheim
Museum, New York, NY, 1961.
Carnegie International, Pittsburgh, PA, 1959, 1961, 1962.
Art in Embassies, Museum of Modern Art Bogota, Colombia, 1963, 1964.
Fourteen Americans, Abstract Watercolors, Museum of Modern Art, New York,
NY, 1963.
Contemporary American Painting and Sculpture, Krannert Art Museum
University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, 1963.
Recent American Paintings, Art Museum, University of Texas Austin, TX, 1964.
Large Scale American Paintings, The Jewish Museum New York, NY, 1966.
Annual Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Philadelphia, PA, 1966.
From Synchronism Forward- A View of Abstract Art in America, The American
Federation of Arts Circulating Exhibition, 1968.
The 1930’s, Painting and Sculpture in America, The Whitney Museum of
American Art New York, NY, 1968.
Betty Parsons Private Collection, Finch College Museum New York, NY, 1968.
Painting as Painting, The Art Museum University of Texas, Austin, TX, 1968.
American Geometric Abstraction/ 1930’s, Zabriskie Gallery, American Federation of Arts, New York, NY, 1972.
Bicentennial Exhibition, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Smithsonian
Institution, Washington, D.C., 1976.
Three Italo-American Artists, Peggy Guggenheim Collection Venice, Italy;
Castello Svevo, Bari, Italy, 1988.
The Provocative Years 1935-1945: Hans Hofmann School and Its Students in
Provincetown, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA, 1990.
Giorgio Cavallon (1904-1989): A Retrospective View, The William Benton
Museum of Art University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 1990.
Paintings from the 1950’s, Jason McCoy Inc. New York, NY, 1990.
Watercolors, Jason McCoy Inc. New York, NY, 1991.
Giorgio Cavallon and Giuseppe Santomaso, Manny Silverman Gallery Los
Angeles, CA, 1991.
Summer Group Show, Jason McCoy Inc. New York, NY, 1991.
Baruch College Art Gallery, New York, NY, 1992.
Seven Paintings from the 1950’s, Jason McCoy Inc. New York, NY, 1996.

Permanent Collections:
Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York.
Museum of The Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.
Grey Gallery, New York University, New York.
University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA.
The Michener Collection, The University of Texas at Austin, TX.
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
Hilles Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC.
Union Carbide Corporation, New York.
Continental Grain Corporation, New York.
Chase Manhattan Bank, New York.
Singer Manufacturing Company, New York.
Ciba-Geigy Corporation, Ardsley, New York.
Marine Midland Trust Company, Ardsley, New York.
Marine Midland Trust Company, Buffalo, New York.
Acvo Delta Corporation.
Tishman Corporation, New York.
American Republic Insurance Company, Des Moines, IA.
Avon Products, Incorporated, New York.
The Bank of New York, New York.
Prudential Insurance Company of America, Newark, NJ.

Giorgio Cavallon, a pioneer Abstract Expressionist who brought to American painting a Mediterranean feeling for color and light, died last night at New York Hospital. He was 85 years old and lived in Manhattan.

While not widely known to the general art public, Mr. Cavallon’s airy, luminous, cautiously daring work has long had a llllowing among poets and painters. ”There are those who escape fame, but not respect,” wrote the Abstract Expressionist scholar Francis V. O’Connor in a poem to Mr. Cavallon that was published in the Art Bulletin last year.

William Agee, a historian of American art, said: ”He never made the official list of the big-name artists of that generation of Abstract Expressionists. I had conditioned myself to think of him as a lesser artist. But he kept showing us to be wrong in that.”

In Mr. Cavallon’s paintings, rectangles of color, their edges soft and irregular, are woven into screens or veils that seem diaphanous yet impenetrable, light, yet capable of absorbing all the space behind and in front of the surface. Allowing Colors to Relate
The paintings are carefully but intuitively balanced. Learning from Cezanne and Mondrian and then studying with Hans Hofmann, Mr. Cavallon put down one color here and another there, then tested and expanded their relationship and opened it up into others, finally tying everything together with a precision few of his peers could match.

Writing about the experience of a Cavallon exhibition, Frank O’Hara, the poet and critic, wrote in 1958: ”It resembles a town in southern Italy the walls of which have absorbed the sunlight for centuries and even on a cloudy or raining day give off the intense light of what they have absorbed.” The ”final luminosity,” Mr. O’Hara wrote, is ”achieved by white.”

Mr. Cavallon was born on March 3, 1904, in the village of Sorio in the province of Venice. His parents were Augusto Cavallon, a cabinetmaker who worked in both Italy and the United States, and Agnese Scarsi.

When Augusto served in the Italian Army during World War I, he sent his two daughters to a convent and his son to the farm of his brother-in-law, Dominico Cavallon. A Farm Child’s Life

”When Giorgio was a small child,” said the painter Vita Petersen, a longtime friend, ”he had to get up at 4 and bring the cows to the field and he was so tired that he took the oxen by the horns and went to sleep, swinging between the horns.”

During the war Mr. Cavallon drew in the earth. Sometimes he scratched drawings on bombshells.

He came to the United States in 1920 with his father and two sisters and settled in Springfield, Mass. In 1926, he moved to New York, where he remained – except for 1930 to 1933, when he returned to Italy.

He began as a figurative painter and studied at the National Academy of Design. He began exploring abstraction in the 1930’s but like other Abstract Expressionists, did not take the full plunge until the late 1940’s.

In 1936 he was a founding member of the American Abstract Artists group, a contentious and polemical organization that championed the cause of abstract art. The group’s link between political radicalism and abstraction helps explain Mr. Cavallon’s unshakable faith in abstraction and the consistently upbeat, almost utopian feeling of his paintings. He Did It His Way

Mr. Cavallon was remarkably self-reliant. He preferred to do everything by himself, by hand. He built his own freezer, stove and sofa, made his duck press, motorized his pasta machine and was known to spend days disassembling and assembling cars.

He made his own paints. ”He ground his own pigments, mixed it with oil and put it in the tubes,” Mrs. Petersen said.

He had a reputation as an excellent cook. Mushrooms were a passion, and he used to hunt for them with the composer John Cage. His recipes for spaghetti with clam-and-anchovy sauce, for spit-roasted leg of lamb and for risotto with mussels found their way into Craig Claiborne’s cooking column in The New York Times in 1969.

Mr. Cavallon exhibited with several New York galleries, including Egan, A. M. Sachs, Gruenebaum and Jason McCoy. He was given a retrospective by the Neuberger Museum in Purchase, N.Y., in 1977. Works in Many Collections

Last year, his work was shown at the Peggy Guggenheim Foundation in Venice. His work is in the collection of numerous major museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art. In March there is to be a Cavallon retrospective at the William Benton Museum of the University of Connecticut at Storrs.

In 1983 he was given the Marjorie Peabody Waite Award, granted to an ”older artist for continuing achievement” by the American Institute of Arts and Letters.

His marriage to Fabiola Caron, a singer, ended in divorce. He later married Linda Lindeberg, a painter, who died in 1973.

He is survived by his sisters, Domenica Italia Shulman of Storrs, Conn., and Marie Ida Kitzmeyer of West Brookfield, Mass., and St. Petersburg, Fla.

Artist Biography: Charles Hawthorne

Charles Webster Hawthorne
(1872-1930)

Charles Webster Hawthorne was an American portrait and genre painter and a noted teacher who founded the Cape Cod School of Art in 1899. He was born in Lodi, Illinois, and his parents returned to Maine, raising him in the state where Charles’ father was born. At age 18, he went to New York, working as an office-boy by day in a stained-glass factory and studying at night school and with Henry Siddons Mowbray and William Merritt Chase, and abroad in both the Netherlands and Italy. He studied painting under several notable artists at the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League. Among his teachers were Frank Vincent DuMond and George de Forest Brush. But Hawthorne declared that the most dominant influence in his career was William Merritt Chase, with whom he worked as both a pupil and assistant. Both men were naturally talented teachers and figurative painters who were drawn to rich color and the lusciousness of oil paint as a medium. Chase passed on a Munich tradition of tone values and tone painting, and Hawthorne learned all he could. While studying abroad in the Netherlands as Chase’s assistant, Hawthorne was influenced to start his own school of art. His winters were spent in Paris and New York City, his summers at Provincetown, Massachusetts, the site of his school. In addition to founding the Cape Cod School of Art, Hawthorne was also a founding member of the Provincetown Art Association established in 1914. While in Paris Hawthorne became a full member of the French Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts in 1917.
The Cape Cod School of Art was the first outdoor summer school for figure painting and grew into one of the nation’s leading art schools. Under thirty years of Hawthorne’s guidance, the school attracted some of the most talented art instructors and students in the country including John Noble, Richard Miller, and Max Bohm. At his school, Hawthorne gave weekly criticisms and instructive talks, guiding his pupils and setting up ideals but never imposing his own technique or method.

Education
National Academy of Design
Art Students League
Shinnecock Summer School of art with W.M. Chase

Member:
National Academy of Design, Associate Member, National Academician
Salmagundi Club
Lotos Club
Artists Fund Society

Selected Exhibitions
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 1900-31 (prize in 1915, 1923)
National Academy of Design, 1900-26 (prize in 1904, 1906, 1911, 1924, 1926)
SC, 1904
Carnegie Institute, 1908, 1925
Buenos Aires Expo, 1910
Brooklyn Art Association, 1912
Newport Art Association, 1912, 1928
Art Institute of Chicago, 1917, 1923
Concord Art Association, 1922, 1925
Philidelphia exposiion, 1923
Corcoran Gallery, 1908-30 (prize in 1923, 1926)

Selected Collections:
Museum of Modern Art
Syracuse Museum of Fine Art
Rhode Island School of Design
Worcester Art Museum
Buffalo Fine Arts Academy
Detroit Institute of Art
Chicago Art Institute
Peabody Institute, Baltimore
Herron Art Institute
Brooklyn Museum of Fine Art
Houston Museum of Fine Art
Cincinnati Museum
High Museum of Art, Atlanta
Hackley Art Museum, Muskegon, Michigan
Dayton Art Institute, Ohio
New Britain Institute, Connecticut
Museum of Art, Fort Worth, Texas
Union League, Chicago
National Academy of Design
National Arts Club
Lotos Club
Town of Provincetown, MA
Denver Art Museum
University of Illinois, Champaign
Carnegie Institute
Mulvane Museum, Washburn College, Topeka, Kansas