Paul Wonner  (American, 1920) 

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Paul Wonner Biography
1920   Born: Tuscon, AR
1941   B.A., California College of Arts and Craft, Oakland, CA
1947   Attended Art Students League of New York, New York, NY
1952   B.A., University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
1953   M.A., University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
2008   Died: San Francisco, CA
  M.L.S., University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Selected Exhibitions
2004   John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco (solo)
2000   Interiors, The Gallery on the Hudson, Irvington, NY (solo)
1999   The Painted Canvas, John Berggruen Gallery San Francisco, CA (solo)
Views form the Bay Area: The Shift Towards Figuration, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington Seattle, WA
DC Moore Gallery New York, NY (solo)
1998   Paul Wonner: Still Lifes, Art Institute of Southern California Laguna Beach, CA
1997   Important Bay Area Paintings, 1954-1960, John Berggruen Gallery San Francisco, CA
1996   Paul Wonner: Small Format Paintings and Watercolors, 1958-1965, John Berggruen Gallery San Francisco, CA (solo)
1995   A Bay Area Connection:Works from the Anderson Collection, 1954-1984, Trinton Museum of Art Santa Clara, CA
1994   John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
1993   Still Life, 1963-1993, Gerald Peters Gallery Santa Fe, NM
1992   Coe Kerr Gallery New York, NY (solo)
1991   American Realism and Figurative Art, 1952-1990, Miyagi Museum Sendai, Japan
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
1990   John Berggruen Gallery San Francisco, CA (solo)
1988   John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
1987   Hirschl and Adler Modern New York, NY (solo)
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
1985   John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
1983   Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, NY (solo)
1982   Realism and Realities: The Other Side of American painting, 1940-1960, Rutgers University Art Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ
1981 - 1982   Contemporary American Realism since 1960, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
1981   The Art Museum Galleries, California State University, Long Beach, CA (solo)
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
Paul Wonner: Abstract Realist, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA (solo)
1979   James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1978   John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
1976 - 1977   Painting and Sculpture in California: The Modern Era, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
1975   The Art Museum Galleries, California State University, Long Beach, CA
1974   Charles Campbell Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
1973   Jodi Scully Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1972   Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA (solo)
Fresno State University, (with William Theophilus Brown) Fresno, CA (solo)
Charles Campbell Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
1971   Felix Landau Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Poindexter Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1968   Felix Landau Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1967   Landau-Alan Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1958 - 1965   John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute, San Antonio, CA (solo)
Waddington Galleries, London, UK (solo)
1964   Felix Landau Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Poindexter Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Esther Bear Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA (solo)
Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
1963   Felix Landau Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1962 - 1963   Recent Paintings USA: The Figure, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1962   Felix Landau Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA
Poindexter Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1960   Felix Landau Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA (solo)
1959   Felix Landau Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1957 - 1958   Contemporary Bay Area Figurative Painting, Oakland Art Museum, Oakland, CA
1956   San Francisco Art Association Gallery, California School of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA (solo)
M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA (solo)
1955   III Bienal, Museu de Arte Moderna, Sao Paulo, Brazil
1954   Younger American Painters, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
  SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
  Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
California State University Art Museum, Long Beach, CA
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
The Oakland Museum Pacific Bell Collection, Los Angeles, CA
The Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK
Museum of Modern Art, Santa Barbara, CA
Museum of Art, Salt Lake City, UT