Joseph Stella

(American, 1877–1946)

dandelion and roses by joseph stella

Joseph Stella

Dandelion and Roses, ca. 1925

Biography

Timeline

1877
Born June 13 in Muro Lucano, Italy
1896 - 1897
Emigrates to New York in 1896; studies at The Art Students League, New York, 1897
1898 - 1900
Studies under William Merritt Chase at the New York School of Art
1900 - 1905
Lives in Lower East Side, Manhattan
1901
Attends Chase’s summer school in Shinnecock, Long Island
1905 - 1908
Works as illustrator to earn money
1909 - 1910
Travels to Europe, primarily Italy
1910
Solo show of drawings at Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh; exhibition travels to Chicago and New York
1911
Lives in Paris; meets avant-garde artists, including: Modigliani, Matisse, Carra, and most likely Severini and Boccioni
1913
Participates in Armory Show, New York

Exhibitions

2008
Paradigms and the Unexpected: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Shey Collection, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL
2007
The Societe Anonyme: Modernism for America, First Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN
Modernisms, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
2006
Seletions from the Baker/Pisano Collection, Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY
Measure of Time, Berkeley Art Museum and pacific Film Archive BAM/PFA, Berkeley, CA
Villa America - American Moderns - 1900-1950, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach
Art In Bloom - Works from the Permanent Collection, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
2005
Macchine Naturali, Peter Freeman, Inc., Ner York City, NY
Still Life - A Vital Theme, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
2004
American Modernism, Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York City, NY