Ida Applebroog  (American, 1929) 

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Ida Applebroog (American, b. November 11, 1929) is a celebrated feminist artist. Born in the Bronx, NY, Applebroog attended New York State Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences in the late 1940s. In 1956, she moved to Chicago, where she attended the Art Institute in the late 1960s. She then moved to San Diego, CA, where she participated in an all female artists show called 21 Artists - Invisible/Visible at the Long Beach Art Museum in 1972. After teaching at the University of California in San Diego for a year, Applebroog returned to New York. She began work on a series of self-published books, such as Galileo Works (1977), which she mailed out to friends, galleries, and other people in the art world. These books were the foundation for her larger sequential works such as Sure I’m Sure (1980). In 1977, Applebroog joined Heresies/A Feminist Journal on Art and Politics. By 1981, she had held her first solo show at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, NY, entitled Applebroog: Silent Stagings.

Applebroog is best known for her multi-partite paintings of everyday life, which she represents as traditional history paintings. The artist is not afraid of any subject matter; she frequently paints subjects of illness, aging, and sexual assault. In her works, Applebroog portrays what she sees as social immorality, and gives a bigger importance to smaller events and people she views as victims of society, especially women. Famous artists such as Edouard Manet (French, 1832–1883), Paul Cézanne (French, 1839–1906), and Giotto (Italian, 1266–1336) have had a significant influence on Applebroog’s compositions. The series of paintings Modern Olympia (1997–2001) depicts abused and abusive nude figures, mostly women, based on compositions by these male artists of the past.

Throughout the 1990s, Applebroog received the College Art Association Distinguished Art Award for Lifetime Achievement, an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from New School for Social Research/Parsons School of Design, and the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. Recently, Applebroog worked on a series of “Photogenetics,” a combination of photography, sculpture, painting, and digital media. She currently lives and works in New York, NY.

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Ida Applebroog, Jessika

 

Ida Applebroog
Jessika
2007

Hauser & Wirth Zürich London New York
Ida Applebroog, Potatoe

 

Ida Applebroog
Potatoe
1992

Barbara Gross Galerie
Ida Applebroog, Happy Birthday to Me

 

Ida Applebroog
Happy Birthday to Me
1982

Ronald Feldman Fine Arts
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Ida Applebroog, Untitled (from portfolio of 10: Artist as Catalyst)

 

Ida Applebroog
Untitled (from portfolio of 10: Artist as Catalyst), 1992
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Ida Applebroog, Untitled (from the portfolio, 10: Artist as Catalyst)

 

Ida Applebroog
Untitled (from the portfolio, 10: Artist as Catalyst), 1992
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Ida Applebroog, Couple

 

Ida Applebroog
Couple, 1974
mixed media w/paint and honey on paper

 

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1929   Born in Bronx, NY
1948 - 1950   Attended the New York Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences
1965 - 1968   Attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1973   Taught at the University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA
1995   Received the College Art Association's Lifetime Achievement Award
1997   Awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
1998   Received MacArthur Foundation Fellowship
  Lives and works in New York, NY
2010   Ida Applebroog: Monalisa, Hauser & Wirth, New York, NY (solo)
2009   Ida Applebroog: l’histoire par la fenêtre, Nathalie Parienté, Paris, France (solo)
2007   Photogenics, Rowland Contemporary, Chicago, IL (solo)
2006   Girlpower and Boyhood, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
2005   Inside Out Loud: Visualizing Women’s Health in Contemporary Art, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
2003   Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY
Splat Boom Pow! The Influence of Comics in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX and travelled to ICA, Boston, MA; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH; Henie Onstad Kunstentet, Norway
2002   New York Renaissance: Masterworks from the Whitney Museum of American Art, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy
Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY
2001   Humor and Rage, Fundacio Caixa Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY
2000   Works on Paper from the 1980's, Galerie Nathalie Pariente, Paris, France
1999   The Time of Our Lives, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
A Sange y Fuego, Espai d'Art Contemporani de Castelló Girona, Castellon De La Plana, Spain
Ida Applebroog: Nothing Personal, Paintings 1987-1997, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
1996   Interstices: A(a)rt the A(a)rtist and the A(a)udience, Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, NC
Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY
1994   Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY
43rd Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Painting, Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC
Establishing the Legacy, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC
Orchard Gallery, Derry, Northern Ireland and travelled to Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland and Cubitt Street Gallery, London, England
1993   Everything is Fine, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
The Whitney Biennial, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1992   Parallel Visions: Modern Artists and Outsider Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Devil on the Stairs: Looking Back on the Eighties, ICA Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA and travelled to Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA
Ida Applebroog: UlmerMuseum, Ulm, Germany and travelled to Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany and NGBK Berlin, Berlin, Germany
1991   Prospects: Selected Work from the Colledtion and Possible Acquisitions, Bavarian State Collection of Paintings, Munich, Germany
Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY
1990   Happy Families, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
1989   Art at the Edge: Ida Appelbroog, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY
1987   Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY
1986   Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY
1984   Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY
1982   Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY
1981   Applebroog: Silent Stagings, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY (solo)
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The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
The Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, DC
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Cincinnati Museum of Art, Cincinnati, OH
Milwaukee Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI
Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
Arizona State Art Museum, Tempe, AR
Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
Chase Manhattan Bank, New York
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY
New School University, New York, NY
Northern Illinois University Art Museum, DeKalb, IL
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
Australia National Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Bayerische Staatsgemaldesammlungen, Munich, Germany
Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Wien, Austria
Pushkin State Museum, Moscow, Russia
Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo, Japan
Ulmer Museum, Ulm, Germany
2010    Bryan-Wilson, Julia. Ida Applebroog: Mona Lisa. New York: Hauser & Wirth, 2010
2002    Lignel, Benjamin. Ida Applebroog: Are You Bleeding Yet? New York: La Maison Red, 2002
1998    Sultan, Terrie, Arthur Danto, and Dorothy Allison. Ida Applebroog: Nothing Personal, Paintings 1987-1997. Washington, DC: The Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1998
1991    Storr, Robert, Brigitte Reinhardt, and Annelie Pohlen. Ida Applebroog. Berlin, Germany: Ulmer Museum, Bonner Kunstverein and Realismus Studio de Neuen Gesellschaft fur Bildende Kunst, 1991
1990    Zeitlin, Marilyn, Thomas Sokolowski, and Lowery Sims. Ida Applebroog: Happy Famililes, A Fifteen-Year Survey. Houston, Texas: Contemporary Arts Museum, 1990
1989    McCormick, Carlo. Ida Applebroog, Nostroms, Belladona. New York: Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, 1989