Giorgio Cavallon  (American, 1904-1989) 

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Giorgio Cavallon Biography
1904   Born: in Sorio, Italy
1920   Immigrated to the United States
1926   Enrolled in the National Academy of Design, New York, NY
1927   Studied during the summer with Charles W. Hawthorne, Provincetown, MA
1936   Joined other like-minded artists in founding the American Abstract Artists group
1988   Inducted into the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
1989   Died: in New York, NY
Selected Exhibitions
2009   James Brooks and Giorgio Cavallon, Jason McCoy Inc., New York, NY
2006   Summer Exhibition: Recent Acquisitions, Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York, NY
2005   Giorgio Cavallon: Paintings, Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, New York, NY (solo)
2000   Kouros Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1996   Seven Paintings from the 1950's., Jason McCoy Inc., New York, NY (solo)
1995   Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, New York, NY (solo)
1994   New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT (solo)
1992   Baruch College Art Gallery, New York, NY
1991   Summer Group Show, Jason McCoy Inc., New York, NY
Giorgio Cavallon and Giuseppe Santomaso, Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Watercolors, Jason McCoy Inc., New York, NY (solo)
1990   Paintings from the 1950's, Jason McCoy Inc., New York, NY
Giorgio Cavallon (1904-1989): A Retrospective View, The William Benton Museum of Art University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT (solo)
The Provocative Years 1935-1945: Hans Hofmann School and Its Students in Provincetown, Provincetown Art Association and Museum Provincetown, MA
1989   Paintings from the 1960's, Jason McCoy Inc., New York, NY (solo)
Paintings: 1952-1989, Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1988   Three Italo-American Artists, Peggy Guggenheim Collection Venice, Italy; Castello Svevo, Bari, Italy
1986   Gruenebaum Gallery, Gruenebaum Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1985   Gruenebaum Gallery, Gruenebaum Gallery, New York, NY
1983   Gruenebaum Gallery, Gruenebaum Gallery, New York, NY
1981   Gruenebaum Gallery, Gruenebaum Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1978   Gruenebaum Gallery, Gruenebaum Gallery, New York, NY
1977   Gruenebaum Gallery, Gruenebaum Gallery, New York, NY
Patricia Learmonth Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1976   A.M. Sachs Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Bicentennial Exhibition, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
1974   A.M. Sachs Gallery, A.M. Sachs Gallery, New York, NY
1972   A.M. Sachs Gallery, A.M. Sachs Gallery, New York, NY
American Geometric Abstraction/ 1930's, Zabriskie Gallery, American Federation of Arts, New York, NY
1971   A.M. Sachs Gallery, A.M. Sachs Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1970   Exhibition of Contemporary Artists Eligible for Awards, Academy of Arts & Letters, New York, NY
1969   A.M. Sachs Gallery, New York, NY
1968   Painting as Painting, The Art Museum University of Texas, Austin, TX
Betty Parsons Private Collection, Finch College Museum, New York, NY
The 1930's, Painting and Sculpture in America, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1966   Annual Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Large Scale American Paintings, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
1965   Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Whitney Museum Annual, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Kootz Gallery, Kootz Gallery, New York, NY
1964   Weatherspoon Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC (solo)
Art in Embassies, Museum of Modern Art, Bogota, Colombia
Recent American Paintings, Art Museum, University of Texas, Austin, TX
1963   Art in Embassies, Museum of Modern Art, Bogota, Colombia
Kootz Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1963   Contemporary American Painting and Sculpture, Krannert Art Museum University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
Fourteen Americans, Abstract Watercolors, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1962   Carnegie International, Pittsburgh, PA
1961   Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Carnegie International, Pittsburgh, PA
Whitney Museum Annual, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
American Abstract Expressionists and Imagists, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Kootz Gallery, New York, NY
1960   60 American Painters, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
1959   Carnegie International, Pittsburgh, PA
Whitney Museum Annual, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Stable Gallery, New York, NY
Five Contemporary Painters in a Twenty-Five Year Retrospective, Camino Gallery, New York, NY
Documenta II, Kassel, Germany
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1957   Stable Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1956   University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
1955   Italy Rediscovered, Munson-Williams Proctor Institute, Utica, NY
1954   Egan Gallery, New York, NY
1952   Drawings and Watercolors, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1951   Abstract Art in America, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Egan Gallery, New York, NY
1950   Young Painters in the U.S. and France, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY
Post-Abstract Painters, France, America, Hawthorne Memorial Gallery Provincetown, MA
1948   Egan Gallery, New York, NY
1946   Egan Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1940   Eighth Street Playhouse Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1939   American Art Today, New York World's Fair, New York, NY
1934   A.C.A. Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1932   Bottega d'Arte, Vicenza, Italy (solo)
Biennale, Ca'Pesaro, Venice, Italy
  SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:
  Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Fogg Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Museum of the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
The Museum of Modern Art, New York , NY
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
University Art Museum, Berkeley, California
Literature
1990   Giorgio Cavallon, 1904-1989, A Retrospective View. Storrs, CT: William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, 1990 (catalogue)