Jack Tworkov  (American, 1900-1982) 

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Jack Tworkov Biography
1900   Born Biala, Poland
1913   Emigrated to the United States
1923   Begins summering in Provincetown, MA
1923 - 1925   Studied at National Academy of Design
1928   Becomes a United States citizen. Member of New England Society of Contemporary Art
1934   Works on the Federal Art Project of the WPA (Easel Division), New York. Begins long association with Willem de Kooning
1949   Becomes a member of "The Club" and "New York School"
1952   Teaches Black Mountain College, NC
1948 - 1953   Shares adjoining studios with Willem de Kooning
1963   Appointed Chairman of the Art Department Yale University
1971   Doctor of Fine Arts, Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore, MD
1972   Doctor of Human Letters, Columbia University, New York
1974   Medal for Painting, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, ME
1976   Distinguished Teaching Art Award, College Art Association of America, New York, NY
1979   Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
1981   Elected member American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York
1982   Dies Provincetown, MA
Selected Exhibitions
2010   Early Figuratives by Jack Tworkov from the 1940's and 1950's (directly from The Estate of Jack Tworkov), Open Art, American Contemporary Art Gallery, Munich
2010   Le Grand Geste, Sammlung Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf, Germany
2009   American Contemporary Gallery, Munich (solo)
2009   Jack Tworkov: Against Extremes/Five Decades, UBS Art Gallery, New York, NY
2008 - 2009   Peggy Guggenheim e la nuova pittura Americana, ARCA, Ex-Chiesa di San Marco, Vercelli, Italy
2008   The Late Paintings of Jack Tworkov, ACME Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2007   Jack Tworkov: Rythm, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, NY
2006   Jack Tworkov: Paintings 1929-1949, Valerie Carberry Gallery, Chicago, IL
2005 - 2006   Ecole de New York – Expressionisme abstrait américain – oeuvres sur papier, Galerie contemporaine du musée d’Art moderne et d’Art contemporain, MAMAC Nice, France (cat.)
2005 - 2006   Ecole de New York, MAMAC Nice, France
2005   Ecole de New York: Expressionnisme abstrait Americain, Musee d'Art, Moderne, Nice
2001   Jack Tworkov, Ameringer/Howard/Yohe Fine Art, New York, NY (solo)
2000   (to Present) Jack Tworkov, Mitchell-Innes and Nash
2000   Conrad Marca-Relli, Institut Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt
2000   Jack Tworkov: Works from 1940-1966, American Contemporary Art Gallery, Munich, Germany (solo)
1998   Twentieth Century American Drawings, The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, traveling exhibition
1994   Jack Tworkov, Manny Silverman, Los Angeles, CA
1990 - 1992   Jack Tworkov, Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York
1987   Jack Tworkov, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
1974 - 1985   Jack Tworkov, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1982   Jack Tworkov, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
1981   American Drawing in Black and White: 1970-1980, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York
1981   Annual Exhibition, Whitney Museum of Fine Arts, New York, USA
1979   Art in America after World War IISolomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
1979   Jack Tworkov, Third Eye Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, traveling exhibition to Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland; Academy Gallery, Liverpool, England; Ulster Museum, Belfast, Ireland; Hatton Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
1976   Jack Tworkov, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1976   The Golden Door: Artist-Immigrants of America, 1876-1976, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Washington, DC
1974   Painting and Sculpture Today, Indianapolis of Art, USA (cat.)
1972   Annual Exhibition, Whitney Museum of Fine Arts, New York, USA
1972   Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio (solo)
1971   Jack Tworkov, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (solo)
1958 - 1965   Jack Tworkov, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
1964   Jack Tworkov, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, traveling exhibition to Washington Gallery of Modern Art, DC; San Francisco Museum of Art, CA (solo)
1964   Recent Paintings by Jack Tworkov, Yale Art Gallery, New Haven (solo)
1962   Annual Exhibition, Whitney Museum of Fine Arts, New York, USA
1961   Annual Exhibition, Whitney Museum of Fine Arts, New York, USA
1961   The Collection of Mr. And Mrs. Ben Heller, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (cat.)
1961   Leo Castelli Gallery, New York (solo)
1960   Annual Exhibition, Whitney Museum of Fine Arts, New York, USA
1959   New York and Paris: Painting in the Fifties, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
1958 - 1959   The New American Painting as Shown in Eight European Countries, International Program of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (cat.)
1958   The New American Painting, International Program of the Museum of Modern Art New York, NY, traveling exhibition to eight European countries
1957 - 1958   Jack Tworkov, Stable Gallery, New York
1957   Paintings by Jack Tworkov, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (solo)
1957   Annual Exhibition, Whitney Museum of Fine Arts, New York, USA
1947 - 1954   Jack Tworkov, Charles Egan Gallery, New York
1953   Annual Exhibition, Whitney Museum of Fine Arts, New York, USA
1952   American Vanguard Art for Paris, organized by the Sidney Janis Gallery for Galerie de France, Paris
1951   Annual Exhibition, Whitney Museum of Fine Arts, New York, USA
1949   The One Hundred and Forty-Third Annual Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, USA (cat.)
1948   The One Hundred and Forty-Third Annual Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, USA (cat.)
1948   Paintings of Jack Tworkov, Baltimore Museum of Art (solo)
1941   New Directions in American Painting, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
1941   Two Hundred American Watercolors, Whitney Museum of Fine Arts, New York (cat.)
1940   Jack Tworkov: Paintings, ACA Gallery, New York
1931 - 1935   Dudensing Gallery, New York
1926 - 1928   Provincetown Art Association, Provincetown, MA

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