Bradley Walker Tomlin  (American, 1899-1953) 


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Bradley Walker Tomlin Biography
1899   Born, Syracuse, NY
1913   Scholarship, Sculpture Studio of Hugo Gari Wagner
1917 - 1921   Studied painting at Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
1921   Magazine illustration commissions from Conde Nast, New York, NY (including Vogue and Town & Country)
1921   Hiram Gee Fellowship to study at Académie Colarossi and Académie de la Grande Chaumière, Paris, France
1922   Louis Tiffany Foundation Scholarship
1923 - 1924   Traveled to England and France
1925   First summer in Woodstock, NY
1926   Traveled to England, Italy, Switzerland, France
1927   Returned to the US
1924 - 1929   Returned to New York and worked as an Illustrator
1932 - 1933   Taught at The Buckley School, New York, NY
1933 - 1934   Taught at The Dalton School, New York, NY
1936 - 1937   Visited Museum of Modern Art's exhibition "Fantastic Art, Dada, and Surrealism"
1932 - 1941   Taught at Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY
1945   Met and was influenced by Adolph Gottlieb, Robert Motherwell, Phillip Guston, and Jackson Pollock
1950   Participated in a three-day symposium at Studio 35 with William Baziotes, James Brooks, Willem de Kooning, Herbert Ferber, Theodoros Stamos, David Smith, and Hans Hoffman
1953   Died, New York, NY
Selected Exhibitions
2006   "MoMA in Berlin," Neue Nationalgalerie, Kulturforum, Berlin, Germany
1994   "Raoul Hague, Arshile Gorky, Bradley Walker Tomlin, Philip Guston: An Exhibition in Memory of Raoul Hague," Lennon Weinberg, New York, NY(solo)
1989   Retrospective, Baruch College Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1969   "New American Painting and Sculpture," Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1959   "Documenta II," Kassel, Germany
1957 - 1958   "Bradley Walker Tomlin," the Art Galleries of the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY (solo)
1956   "Large Scale Paintings II," Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
1955   Phillips Memorial Gallery, Washington D.C. (solo)
1955   Musée d’Art Moderne Paris, France
1954 - 1955   "The New Decade," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1953   Betty Parsons Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1953   "Second Annual Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture Stable Gallery," Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
1953   “São Paulo Bienal”, São Paulo, Brazil
1952   "Fifteen Americans," Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1952   Pittsburgh International Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA
1951   "Ninth Street" Show, 60 East 9th Street, New York, NY
1951   "Abstract Painting and Sculpture in American," Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
1951   University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign
1951   “São Paulo Bienal”, São Paulo, Brazil
1950   Betty Parsons Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1949   University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1944   Frank K. M. Rehn Galleries, New York, NY (solo)
1931   Frank K. M. Rehn Galleries, New York, NY (solo)
1927   Montross Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1926   Montross Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1925   Anderson Galleries, New York, NY (solo - watercolors)
1925   Whitney Studio Club, New York, NY
1922   Skaneateles, NY (solo - watercolors)
1922   Cazenovia, NY (solo - watercolors)
1957   Baur, John I. H., "Bradley Walker Tomlin," Whitney Museum of American Art / The Macmillan Company 1957, New York (with notes on the artist by Philip Guston, Robert Motherwell, Duncan Phillips, and Frederick S. Wight)