Louis Schanker (American, 1981)

Timeline

1903
Born: Bronx, NY
1918
Quit school and joined the Sparks Circus in Macon, GA
1919
Studied at Cooper Union, New York, NY
Studied at the Art Students League with Barnett Newman, Mark Rothko and Milton Avery, New York, NY
Studied at the Educational Alliance, New York, NY
1931–1932
Studied at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière, Paris, France
1933–1934
Public Works Administration Project, PWAP, Washington, D.C.
1935
Became a member of "The Ten", New York, NY
Studied Woodcuts with Werner Drewes, New York, NY
1937
Founding Member, American Abstract Artists, New York, NY
Commissioned casein wax mural: WNYC radio station, New York, NY
1939
Commissioned mural, New York World's Fair (Science and Health building), New York, NY
1938–1941
Graphic Arts Supervisor (Murals Division) for the Works Progress Administration-Federal Art Project, New York, NY
Member of the Mural Painters Guild, New York, NY
1942–1943
Instructor at the New School of Social Research, New York, NY
1959
Instructor at the Walker Art Centre, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
1949–1964
Instructor, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
1981
Died: New York, NY

Exhibitions

1978
Retrospective, Associated American Artists, New York, NY (solo)
1974
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
1959
Walker Art Centre, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (solo)
1943
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
1937
American Abstract Artists' (AAA) first annual exhibition, New York, NY
1936
Gallery Secession, New York, NY
Whitney Annual, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1935
Montrose Gallery, New York, NY
1933
Contemporary Arts Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Art Centre Gallery, New York, NY
Bibliotheque Nationale, Madrid, Spain
1930
Marie Harriman Gallery, New York, NY
1929
Marie Harriman Gallery, New York, NY
1922
Anderson Galleries, New York, NY
The Morton Gallery, New York, NY