Timeline

1925
Born: in Los Angeles, CA
1947–1949
Studied at the Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA
1949–1950
Studied at the Art Center, Los Angeles, CA
1950
Studied at the Chounard Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA
1969
Died: in Los Angeles, CA

Exhibitions

2008
The Box Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Paintings and Works on Paper 1963-1968, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Paul McCarthy’s Low Life Slow Life: Part 1, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2007
Coming Attractions: Gallery Group Show, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2006
Los Angeles 1955-1985: The Birth of an Artistic Capital, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
California Modern, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
California Art from the Permanent Collection – Part II, 1930s to 1950s, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
2005
John Altoon: Paintings and Drawings 1961-1967, Luise Ross Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Semina Culture – Wallace Berman and His Circle, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
2002
Ferus, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
Revisited, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1998
A Critical Survey, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
Sunshine and Noir: Art in L.A. 1960-1997, Castello Rivoli-Museum d'Arte Contemporanea, Italy
1997
John Altoon, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA (solo)
Sunshine and Noir: Art in L.A. 1960-1997, Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg, Germany
1994
Abstract Works: 1960-66, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
1992
Female Nudes: 1962-66, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
1990
Abstract Painting on the West Coast, The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga, Japan; Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya, Japan; The Hara Museum, Tokyo, Japan
1986
12 Paintings, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
1985
New Acquisitions, De Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA
1983–1984
The First Show, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, CA
The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL (solo)
Nelson Fine Arts Center at Matthews Center, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ (solo)
Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL (solo)
Museum of Fine Arts, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT (solo)
John Altoon: Works on Paper. Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL (solo)
John Altoon: 25 Paintings, 1957-1969. Baxter Art Gallery, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA (solo)
1983
Drawings 1964-66, Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV (solo)
The First Show, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
1981
California State University at Fullerton, Fullerton, CA (solo)
John Altoon: Advertising Satire Series, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
Santa Barbara University Art Museum, Santa Barbara, CA (solo)
1980
De Saisset Museum, University of Santa Clara, Santa Clara, CA (solo)
1979
Drawings, Edward Throp Gallery, New York, NY
John Altoon: Drawings and Temperas, La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA (solo)
1977
The Last Time I Saw Ferus 1957-1966, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA
1976
Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
1975
Images of Women, Linda Farris Gallery, Seattle, WA
1974
Eight from California, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
1973
Felicity Samuels Gallery, London, UK
1973
San Jose State College Gallery, San Jose, CA (solo)
John Altoon (1925-1969), Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA (solo)
1972
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (solo)
John Altoon – Drawings and Prints. Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. (solo)
1971
John Altoon-Drawings and Prints, Whiney Museum of American Art New York, NY
1969
John Altoon - Memorial Exhibition, La Jolla Museum of Art, La Jolla, CA (solo)
1968
The Princess and the Frog Series and Cowboys and Indians Series, Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
1967
John Altoon, San Francisco Museum of Art San Francisco, CA (solo)
Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA (solo)
John Altoon: Ocean Park Series. Art Gallery, University of California, San Diego, CA (solo)
1966
Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
1965
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA (solo)
1963
M.H. de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA (solo)
1961
Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1960
The Art Center in La Jolla, La Jolla, CA (solo)
1958
John Altoon: Paintings, Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1953
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA (solo)