John Jonas Gruen  (American) 


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John Jonas Gruen Biography
1926   Born: Paris
1948   Married Jane Wilson, painter.
1947 - 1949   BA, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
1949 - 1950   MA Degree, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
1950 - 1960   Photographed New York City's and the Hamptons' artists and writers during the 1950s: his photographs, especially his portraits, stand as a definitive record of the East End art colony since 1957.
1955 - 1960   Worked for Rapho-Guillumette Photo Agency in New York
1960 - 1990   Art and music Critic for leading publications such as The New York Herald Tribune, New York magazine, The New York Times, Vogue, ARTnews and Dance Magazine
Selected Exhibitions
2007   Classic Sag Harbor Houses - Photographs by John Jonas Gruen. The Gallery, Sag Harbor, New York, NY (solo)
2005   The Artist's Gaze - Photographs by John Jonas Gruen. Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Young in the Hamptons - Photographs by John Jonas Gruen. Hampton Road Gallery, southampton, New York, NY (solo)
the Comfort of Sameness - Photographs by John Jonas Gruen. The Gallery, Sag Harbor, New York, NY (solo)
2004   Red, White and Blue in Black and White - Photographs of the American Flag by John Jonas Gruen. Southampton Historical Museum, Southampton, NY (solo)
2003   Facing the Artist - Photographs by John Jonas Gruen. McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX (solo)
2001   Streets and Public Places. Candace Dwan Gallery, Katonah, NY (group)
2000   Land/Sea/Sky – Paintings by Jane Wilson, photographs by John Jonas Gruen. Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY
Carl van Vechten/John Jonas Gruen. Pfizer Learning Center, New York, NY; Hammond Museum, North Salem, NY
1999   Facing the Artist - Photographs by John Jonas Gruen. Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY (solo)
1997   The Artist Observed - Photographs by John Jonas Gruen. Earl McGrath Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1994   Jason McCoy Gallery, New York, NY
1993   Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, East Hampton, Long island
Bianca Lanza Gallery, Miami, FL
  Public Collections:
The Whitney Museum, New York, NY
The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY
2006   John Jonas Gruen, The Sixties Young in the Hamptons. Milan-New York: Charta, 2006
1999   John Jonas Gruen, Facing the Artist. Munich-London-New York: Prestel Verlag, 1999
1991   John Jonas Gruen, Keith Haring: The Authorized Biography. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991
1972   John Jonas Gruen, The Party's Over Now: Reminiscences of the Fifties. New York: Viking Press, 1972
1968   John Jonas Gruen, The Private World of Leonard Bernstein. New York: Viking Press, 1968)
1967   John Jonas Gruen, The New Bohemia. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1967