Fairfield Porter  (American, 1907-1975) 

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Fairfield Porter Biography
1907   Born in Winnetka, IL
1928   Studied Philosophy and Art at Harvard, Cambridge, MA
1930   Studied at the Art Students League, New York, NY
1931   First lithographed illustration for The Possessed by Dostoyevsky, Italy
1932   Married poet Anne Channing, New York, NY
1975   Died in Southampton, NY
Selected Exhibitions
2010   Fairfield Porter: Raw—The Creative Process of an American Master, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY (solo)
Fairfield Porter (1907-1975), Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1995   Fairfield Porter : Drawings and Poetry, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1993   On Paper: The Figure in Twentieth Century American Art, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY
1991   Drawings By, Proctor Art Center, Bard College, Annadale, NY
1987   Still Life, Rahr-West Art Museum, Manitowoc, WI
Compass Rose Gallery, Inaugural Exhibition, Chicago, IL (solo)
1986   The Late Watercolors, Katonah Gallery, Katonah, NY (solo)
Art Museum of Florida International University, Miami, FL
Objects Observed, Summit Art Center, Summit, NJ
Drawings and Drawings, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY
1985   The Realist Landscape, Robeson Center Gallery, Newark, NJ
Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, NY (solo)
1984   Whitney Museum of American Art, Fairfield County, CT (solo)
Paintings and Works on Pater', Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL (solo)
Art and Friendship: A Tribute to Fairfield Porter, Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY
1983   Retrospective, organized by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA (solo)
1982   Haus Olen Kunst, Munich, Germany
1981   Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
The Contemporary American Landscape, Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, NY
1979   Mickelson Gallery, Washington, DC (solo)
Artist's Choice Museum, New York, NY (solo)
Hull Gallery, Washington, DC (solo)
Gross-McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (solo)
1989   Arthur, John. Spirit of Place. Boston: Bullfinch Press, 1989.
1979   Downes, Rackstraw. Art in Its Own Terms: Selected Criticism, 1935-1975. Boston: MFA Publications/artWorks, 1979.