Amy Wolf Fine Art

John McCracken

(American, 1934–2011)

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John McCracken

Idea, 2004

Price on Request



Born in Berkeley, CA
1957 - 1962
Studied at California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, CA
1964 - 1965
Studied at California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, CA
1966 - 1968
Professor, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
1968 - 1969
Professor, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
Recipient, National Endowment for the Arts Award
1975 - 1985
Professor, College of Creative Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
Lives and works in New Mexico


Castello di Rivoli, ‘John McCracken: A Retrospective’, Turin, Italy
David Zwirner, ‘New Works in Bronze and Steel’, New York NY
Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden, ‘John McCracken: Landing’, Edinburgh, Scotland
Temi e Variazioni. Dalla grafia all’azzeramento, a cura di/curated by Luca Massimo Barbero, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venezia
Time & Place: Los Angeles, 1958-1968, Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland (solo)
Time & Place: Los Angeles, 1958-1968, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
David Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Early Sculpture / John McCracken, Zwirner & Wirth, New York (solo)
Franklin Parrasch Gallery and Joan T. Washburn Gallery, 'Wilder. A Tribute to the Nicholas Wilder Gallery Loas Angeles, 1965-1979', New York NY
Albright-Know Art Gallery, 'Abstraction', Buffalo, NY