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Stanton MacDonald-Wright    (American, 1890-1973)

 Stanton MacDonald-Wright - Beethoven Series-Sonata Form (Paintings) h: 40.1 x w: 30 in / h: 101.9 x w: 76.2 cm
Stanton MacDonald-Wright
Beethoven Series-Sonata Form 1973
 
  

Biography
1890 Born July 8, 1890, in Charlottesville, Virginia
1900 Moved to Santa Monica, CA
1906 Began study at Art Students League of Los Angeles, meets Rex Slinkard
1907 Expelled from Harard Military School, Los Angeles
1909 Goes to Europe; becomes close friend of T. H. Benton and Henri Focillon, who introduces him to Asian art and thought; attends Academy Julian and others
1911 Tours Europe; meets Morgan Russell; together they study color theory leading to founding of Synchromism
1913 Moves to New York, NY
1919 Moves to Los Angeles, California
1922 Lectures at Chouinard Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA
1923 Teaches at Chouinard Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA
Teaches and directs Arts Students League, Los Angeles, CA
1924 Writes and published 'A Treatise on Color' regarding synchromist theory
1936 Teaches at University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
1935 - 1942 Director of the Southern California division of the federal Works Project Administration
1942 - 1954 Teaches at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
1973 Died August 22, 1873 in Pacific Palisades, California

Exhibitions
2009 The Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
2008 "A Seed of Modernism: The Art Students League of Los Angeles," Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA
2006 "Summer Selections," Forum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"California Modern," Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
2005 "Villa America: American Moderns, 1900-1950," Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
"A Window on the West: California Art from the Permanent Collection," Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC
"Body Language," George Adams Gallery, New York, NY
"Visual Music," MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
2003 "Musical Analogies: Kandinski and His Contemporaries," Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
2002 "Routes Toward Modernism: American Painting, 1870-1950," Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX
2001 - 2002 "Color, Myth, and Music: Stanton MacDonald-Wright and Synchromism," The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX (solo)
2001 "Stanton MacDonald-Wright and Synchromism," North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC (solo)
"One Minute of Your Time: A Brief Survey of Southern California Art," Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
1999 "Synchromism: Morgan Russell and Stanton MacDonald-Wright," Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York, NY
1990 "Turning the Tide: Early Los Angeles Modernists 1920-1956," Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
1986 "Aspects of California Modernism 1920-1950" Federal Reseve System, Washington, DC
1983 "The Forum Exhibition: Selections and Additions," Whitney Museum at Philip Morris, New York, NY
1982 "Stanton Macdonald-Wright," Forum Gallery, New York, NY
1981 "An American Place," The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY
1979 "Stanton MacDonald-Wright: Paintings 1903-1973," ARCO Center, Los Angeles, CA
1978 "Synchromism and American Color Abstraction 1910-1925," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1977 "Paris-New York," Centre National d'Art Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
"Perceptions of Spirit in 20th Century American Art," Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
1976 "Painting and Sculpture in California: The Modern Era," San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Foster Harmon Gallery, Naples, Florida (solo)
1972 "Color & Form 1909-1914," Fine Arts Gallery, San Diego, CA
1970 "Stanton MacDonald-Wright: A Retrospective," UCLA Art Galleries/Grunwald Graphic Arts Foundation, Los Angeles, CA (retrospective)
Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
1967 "The Art of Stanton MacDonald-Wright," National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, DC (retrospective)
1965 "Stanton MacDonald-Wright," Rose Fried Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
"Synchromism and Color Principles in American painting 1910-1930," M. Knoedler Gallery, New York, NY
'The Works of Stanton MacDonald-Wright," Esther Robles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1964 "Evocation, Gods, Places, Things," Esther Robles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1963 "The Decade of the Armory Show," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1961 "Directions in 20th Century American Painting," Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, TX
1960 "Fifty Paintisn by Thirty-Seven Painters of Los Angeles," San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
1958 Galleria Schneider, Rome, Italy (solo)
1956 Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, CA (retrospective)
Galerie Arnaud, Paris, France (solo)
Duveen-Graham Gallery, New York, NY
1955 "Stanton MacDonald Wright," Rose Fried Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1953 "Ten American Abstract Painters, 1912-1952," Rose Fried Gallery, New York, NY
1950 "Three American Pioneers," Rose Fried Gallery, New York, NY
1948 "35 Years of Creative Paintings," Art Center School, Los Angeles, CA (retrospective)
1946 "Pioneers of Modern Art in America," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1945 Stendahl Galleries, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, CA
1944 San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
1942 - 1943 Stendahl Galleries, Los Angeles, CA
1939 "Southern California Art Project," Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, CA
1937 "Federal Art Project: Paintings, Prints," Stendahl Galleries, Los Angeles, CA
1936 "Ten Pacific Coast Painters," Fischer Gallery, New York, NY
1935 "Abstract Painting in America," Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
1934 Los Angeles Art Association, Los Angeles, CA
1932 Stendahl Art Galleries, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, CA
"S. MacDonald-Wright: 13 New Paintings," An American Place, New York, NY (solo)
1931 California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA
1930 Santa Monica Public Library, Santa Monica, CA
1927 "Synchromism," Los Angeles, County Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA
1923 "The First Exhibition of the Group of Independent Artists of Los Angeles," Taos Building, Los Angeles, CA
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