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PERSONAL HISTORY

1931 Born in New York City
1953 A.B. Harvard College
1953-56 U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, Captain
1955-59 The Art Student's League, New York City (Studied with Edwin Dickinson and Robert Beverly Hale)
1992 The National Academy of Design, Elected Associate
1994 The National Academy of Design, Elected Academician

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2004 “From Israel to Iceland” (Online exhibition) Laurel Tracey Gallery, Red Bank, New Jersey
2004 “Summer in the Berkshires” Laurel Tracey Gallery, Red Bank, New Jersey
2003 “Dealer’s Choice” Laurel Tracey Gallery, Red Bank, New Jersey
2002 “Forty Years of Painting” Laurel Tracey Gallery, Red Bank, New Jersey
2000 “Landscapes” Laurel Tracey Gallery, Red Bank, New Jersey
1998 Pro Persona Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
1995 Gallerihuset, Copenhagen, Denmark, Life Size Nudes
1989 Marsh Gallery, University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia
1987 Danish Consulate, Icelandic and Danish Landscape, New York City
1982 New Brooklyn School of Life Drawing, Painting and Sculpture: Life-size figure paintings, New York City
1975 Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York City
1971 Welles Gallery, Lennox, Massachusetts
1971 Michelson Gallery, Washington D.C.
1970 Distelheim Galleries, Chicago, Illinois
1970 Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York City
1969 The Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
1967 Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York City
1966 Harry Salpeter Gallery, New York City
1964 Waverly Gallery, New York City

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2004 “Conversations” Maryland, Delaware, Connecticut and New York
2004 “Bread and Fruit” Laurel Tracey Gallery, Red Bank, NJ
2003 “Recent Landscape Paintings” Laurel Tracey Gallery, Red Bank, NJ
2003 Pennsylvania Academy, Pennsylvania
2003 National Academy of Design, NYC
2002 “Paintings of Israel” Gallerie Susanne Hojriis, Copenhagen, Denmark
2002 Federation of Modern Painters, New York City
2002 “Painting” Laurel Tracey Gallery, Red Bank, NJ
2002 “Using Double Vision”, Manhattan, NY
2001 “Creative Mind”, Manhattan, NY
2001 “Summer Landscapes” Laurel Tracey Gallery, Red Bank, New Jersey
2001 “50th Anniversary” Federation of Modern Painters, ASL, NYC
2001 Art Students League of New York, New York, NY (Instructors and Hale Invitational)
2001 Federation of Modern Painters, New York, NY
1999 The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel (4 American and selected Israeli Landscapes)
1995 First Street Gallery, New York, NY: The Human Presence (4 Person Show)
1986-present The Century Association, New York City (Annually)
1969-present National Academy of Design, New York City (Annuals)
1994 Hunter College, New York City. Invitational
1994 Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, Virginia: The Allegorical Table
1993 Hunter College, New York City. Invitational
1993 Franciscan Province, New York, NY. Saints and Monastics (2 person)
1989 Art 54, New York City, Figure, Form and Landscape
1980 Harmon Gallery, Naples, Florida: Contemporary American Realists
1979 Forum Gallery, New York City, Landscapes (two man show)
1974 Butler Institute of American Art, Toungstown, Ohio
1974 Lowe Art Museum, Tampa, Florida: Contemporary Portraits
1973 Lincoln, Nebraska: The Sense of Place
1972 Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio
1971 Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Realist Invitational
1971 Suffolk Museum, Stonybrook, New York: The Contemporary Figure
1967 Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio
1966 Pennsylvania Academy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1966 Flint, Michigan: Realism Revisited

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2004 Benjamin West Clinedinst Medal, Artists Equity, New York
1998 Giula Palermo Award
1998 Giula Paleruo Award
1997 Fellow, Bogliasco Foundation, Italy, New York
1997 Audubon Artists Annuals, New York
1993 Mervin Honig Award
1985 Joseph Raskin Award
1980 Certificate of Merit
1977 Minnie Stern Award
1977 Salmagundi Award
1974 Artist in Residence, The Sense of Place, Manhattan, Kansas
1973 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant
1968 Purchase Award, Berkshire Museum
1965 Peebles Award, Berkshire Museum

PUBLICATIONS

1998-present Articles in Linea, The Art Students League of New York
1964 Illustrated Fundamentals of Roentgenology, By Dr. Lucy Frank Squire, Harvard University Press
1962 Polykleitos' Diadoumenos': Measurement and Animation, with D.E. Gordon, The Art Quarterly, 1962

TEACHING

2004-present Occasional master classes at the Art Students League; The National Academy of Design; Betzalel, Jerusalem; The Jerusalem Studio School, Jerusalem
1983-1985 Founder and Co-director, The New York Academy of Art
1980-1983 Founder and Co-director, The New Brooklyn School of Life Drawing, Painting and Sculpture
1980-1983 The Art Students League of New York
1962-1980 The Brooklyn Museum Art School
1962-1965 The City College of New York