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Jan Matulka    (American/Czech, 1890-1972)




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Biography
1890 Born: Vlachovo Brezi, Bohemia (Prague, Czechoslovakia)
1906 Moved to Bronx, New York City, NY
1911 - 1916 Attended the National Academy of Design, New York City, NY
1917 Joseph Pulitzer National Traveling Scholarship (studied Pueblo tribes in the American Southwest)
1918 Married Ludmila "Lída" Jiroušková
1919 Continued studies, Paris, France
1919 Illustrated Czechoslovak Fairy Tales with writer Parker Fillmore and published by Hippocrene Books
1920 Illustrated The Shoemaker's Apron with writer Parker Fillmore and published by Harcourt Brace & Company
1927 Scholarship, National Academy, New York City, NY
1928 Started meeting with the Society of Independent Artists
1929 - 1931 Taught Art Students League, New York City, NY
1934 - 1935 Joined the Public Works of Art Project
1936 Helped found the American Abstract Artists
1935 - 1939 Joined the Federal Art Project
1972 Died: New York City, NY

Exhibitions
2009 Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ (group)
2007 - 2008 Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, Florida, FL (group)
2007 Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, AK
2006 Avampato Discovery Museum, Charleston, West Virginia, WV
Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, OH
Cape Ann Historical Museum, Gloucester, Massachusetts, MA
2005 Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, South Carolina, SC
Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, Florida, FL
Thomas McCormick Gallery, Chicago, IL
Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, Georgia, GA
2004 - 2005 Montclair Art Museum Retrospective, Montclair, NJ (traveled to: Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC; Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, FL; Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA; Avampato Discovery Museum, Charleston, WV; Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH)
2002 National Academy of Design, New York City (group)
1999 Richard York Gallery, New York City, NY
1995 Thomas McCormick Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
1992 James Graham & Sons, New York City, NY (group)
1989 Robert Schoelkopf Gallery, New York City, NY (solo)
1982 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, NY (solo)
1979 Whitney Museum Retrospective, New York, NY (solo)
1965 Zabriske Gallery, New York City, NY (solo)
1944 ACA Galleries, New York, NY (solo)
1942 Macy's, New York City, NY (group)
1936 Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY (group)
1933 Frank K. M. Rehn Gallery, New York City, NY(solo)
1932 Art Students League of New York, New York City, NY (group)
Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
1930 Frank K. M. Rehn Gallery, New York City (solo)
1929 Columbia University, New York City, NY (solo)
Frank K. M. Rehn Gallery, New York City, NY (solo)
1927 Frank K. M. Rehn Gallery, New York City, NY(group)
1926 Art Center, New York City, NY (solo)
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY(group)
1925 Artist's Gallery cooperative, New York City, NY (solo)
1924 Salon des Indépendants, Paris, France
Exhibition of American Art, Paris, France
Neue Galerie, New York City, NY (group)
1920 Société Anonyme, New Jersey

Literature
2004 Whitney Rugg, Patterson Sims, The Global Modernist: A touring exhibition organized with the estate of Jan Matulka and the Montclair Art Museum. Chicago : Stella Bea Production, 2004.
1980 Clark, Carroll S. , and Heskett, Louise, Jan Matulka 1890-1972, Published for the National Collection of Fine Arts and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Smithsonian Institution Press, 1980.
1944 Lowenbach, Jan V., and Isaac Kloomok. Matulka. New York : A.C.A. Gallery, 1944.
1920 Fillmore, Parker; Jan Matulka. The Shoemaker's Apron: A Second Book Of Czechoslovak Fairy Tales And Folk Tales. Harcourt Brace & Company, 1920
1919 Fillmore, Parker; Jan Matulka. Czechoslovak fairy tales, retold by Parker Fillmore; with illustrations and decorations by Jan Matulka. W. Collins, Sons & Co, 1919
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