John Altoon  (American, 1925-1969) 

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John Altoon Biography
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
Selected 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)
  Selected Public Collections:
  Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.
The National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Birmingham Museum of Art, AL
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Tate Britain, London, UK
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

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