Timeline

1906
Born: New York, NY
1925–1927
Attended Michigan State University, Lansing, MI
1928–1933
Attended the Art Students League, New York, NY
1934
Supervisor for Mural Painting, Emergency and Temporary Relief Administration (ERA), (TERA), NYC
1937
Founding Member, American Abstract Artists group
1939
Liaison between the Federal Arts Project and The New York World's Fair
1935–1940
Supervisor of the Mural Division of the WPA Federal Art Project, New York, NY
1940
Assistant Technical Director of the WPA Federal Art Project in New York City
1941–1945
Director of the WPA New York City War Service Art Project
1946–1963
Taught Art at Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY

Exhibitions

2001
Burgoyne Diller: The 1930s, Cubism to Abstraction, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Vital Forms: American Art and Design in the Atomic Age, 1940-1960, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY (traveled)
1999
The American Century: Art and Culture 1900-2000, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (group)
Burgoyne Diller: Collages, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1998
Burgoyne Diller: The Third Dimension, Sculpture & Drawings, 1930–1965, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1996
Abstraction Across America: American Abstract Artists & Transcendentalists, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY (group)
1995
Burgoyne Diller-Pioneer of Abstraction, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1990
Burgoyne Diller: Retrospective, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (solo)
1985
Contrasts of Forms: Geometric Abstract Art 1910–1980, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (group)
1973
Post-Mondrian Abstraction in America, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL (group)
1971
Burgoyne Diller: Retrospective, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Dallas (solo)
Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA (solo)
1968
Burgoyne Diller: Retrospective, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1966
Burgoyne Diller: Retrospective, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ (solo)
1962
Geometric Abstraction in America, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (group)
1951
Abstract Painting and Sculpture in America, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (group)
1947
Abstract and Surrealist American Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (group)
1946
Contemporary Sculpture, Objects, Constructions, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT (group)
Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, NY (solo)
1937
Annual Exhibition of the American Abstract Artists, Squibb Galleries, New York, NY (group)
1932
Exhibition of Paintings: Fifth New Group, G.R.D. Studio, New York, NY (group)
Cathedral Branch Library, New York, NY (solo)

Literature

2001
Burgoyne Diller: The 1930s, Cubism to Abstraction. New York, NY: Michael Rosenfeld Gallery
1999
Burgoyne Diller: Collages. New York, NY: Michael Rosenfeld Gallery
1997
Burgoyne Diller: The Third Dimension, Sculpture and Drawings, 1930-1965. New York, NY: Michael Rosenfeld Gallery
1990
Haskell, Barbara. Burgoyne Diller. New York, NY: Whitney Museum of American Art