Timeline

1908
Born May 1, in Boston, MA
1920
Studied at the Art Students League in New York, NY with Kimon Nicolaides
1935
Enrolled in Arts Students League
1935–1939
Studied under Hans Hoffman in the late 30s in New York, NY and Provincetown, MA
1940
Joins American Abstract Artists
1951
An early member of 10th St. "The Club"
1954–1966
Associate Professor of Art at Hofstra University, Long Island, NY
1970
Breaks with Hofmann's theories and begins to focus on spare, geometric works called Accordments
1988
Died May 31, in East Hampton, NY

Exhibitions

2009
Retrospective, Hofstra University, New York (solo)
"Modern and Postwar American Art," Valerie Carberry Gallery, Chicago, IL
2008
"Abstraction: Summer 2008," Thomas McCormick Gallery, Chicago, IL
"From Berlin to New York: Karl Nierendorf and the Guggenheim," Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
2007
"Perle Fine," Thomas McCormick Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
2006
"Paper Works by Abstract Masters," Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY
2004
"New York School Artists: Work of the 50's & 60's," Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY
1994
"Reclaiming Artists of the New School Toward a More Inclusive View of the 1950's" Baruch College City Univeristy, NY
"New York-Provincetown: A 50's Connection" Provincetown Art Association and Musuem, MA
1990
"East Hampton Avant-Garde; A Salute to Signa Gallery" Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY
1984
"The Return of Abstraction" Ingber Gallery, NY
1978
"Major Works: 1954-1978, A Selection of Drawings, Paintings, and Collages" Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY (solo)
1972
Joan Washburn Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
The Whitney Museum of American Art Annuals and Biennials, NYC
1967
Graham Gallery, New York, NY
"Hans Hoffman and His Students" Museum of Modern Art, NYC
1964
Graham Gallery, New York, NY
1963
Graham Gallery, New York, NY
1961–1962
"The Art of Assemblage" traveling exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, New York
1961
Graham Gallery, New York, NY
The Whitney Museum of American Art Annuals and Biennials, NYC
1958
Tanager Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
The Whitney Museum of American Art Annuals and Biennials, NYC
"Nature in Abstraction; The Relation of Abstract Painting and Sculpture to Nature in 20th Century Art" The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1957
"New York Painting and Sculpture Annual" Stable Gallery, NY
1956
"New York Painting and Sculpture Annual" Stable Gallery, NY
1955
Tanager Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
"New York Painting and Sculpture Annual" Stable Gallery, NY
The Whitney Museum of American Art Annuals and Biennials, NYC
1954
"New York Painting and Sculpture Annual" Stable Gallery, NY
The Whitney Museum of American Art Annuals and Biennials, NYC
1953
Betty Parson Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
"New York Painting and Sculpture Annual" Stable Gallery, NY
1952
Betty Parson Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
The Whitney Museum of American Art Annuals and Biennials, NYC
1951
Betty Parson Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
"9th Street Show" first and 5 subsequent
"New York Painting and Sculpture Annual" Stable Gallery, NY
The Whitney Museum of American Art Annuals and Biennials, NYC
1950
"American Painting Today 1950" The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
1949
Betty Parson Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
The Whitney Museum of American Art Annuals and Biennials, NYC
1947
M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA (solo)
1946–1947
Nierendorf Gallery, New York NY (solo)
The Whitney Museum of American Art Annuals and Biennials, NYC
1946
The Whitney Museum of American Art Annuals and Biennials, NYC
1945
Marian Willard Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
"Art of this Century" Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum