Burgoyne Diller  (American, 1906-1965) 

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Burgoyne Diller Biography
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
Selected 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)
  Public Collections (selection)
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
New York University Art Collection
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Walker Art Gallery, Minneapolis
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
Cleveland Museum of Art
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts, New York
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska
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

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