Timeline

1902
Born in Cincinnati, OH
1918
Moved to New York, NY
1918–1920
Studied illustration at the New York School of Applied Design for Women, New York, NY
1920–1924
Studied with Kenneth Hays Miller at the Art Students League, New York, NY
1931
Traveled with Kenneth Hays Miller and Reginald Marsh in Europe to study the Old Masters
1934
Leased a studio on Union Square (New York, NY) where she worked for the remainder of her career
1936–1937
Taught at the Art Students League as the only female full-time instructor
1938
Worked as a Muralist for the W.P.A., and did a mural for the US Post Office in New Lexington, OH
1943
Academy of Arts and Letters Award
1946
First woman to hold an executive position in the National Institute of Arts and Letters as vice-president
1979
Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts presented by President Jimmy Carter
Honorary Doctorate Degree, Syracuse University
Honorary Degree of Doctorate of Fine Arts Mount Holyoke College
Benjamin West Clinedist Memorial Medal
Benjamin Franklin Fellow, Royal Society of Arts, London, England
Gold Medal of Honor, National Arts Club
Honorary Doctorate Degree of Fine Arts Bates College

Exhibitions

2000
Figures and Forms: Selections from the Terra Foundation for the Arts, Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago, IL
2000
The Figure: Another Side of Modernism, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY
1999
Life of the People: Realist Prints and Drawings form the Ben and Beatrice Goldstein Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
1999
The American Century 1900-1950, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1998
Isabel Bishop, DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY
1997
Between the Wars: Women Artists of the Whitney Studio Club and Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art at Champion Stamford, CT
1996
Women's Work: A Century of Achievement in American Art, The Columbus Museum, Columbus, OH
1992
The Creative Process: Isabel Bishop's Dante and Virgil in Union Square, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE
1991–1992
Midtown Payson Galleries, New York, NY
1987
American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
1983
St. Gaudens Museum, NH
1977
Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC
1960
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
1945
Smithsonian Institiute, Washington, DC