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Gunther Gerzso    (Mexican, 1915-2000)




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Biography
1915 Born in Mexico City, MEXICO
1927 - 1931 Attended various Swiss schools, Lugano, Switzerland
1934 Graduated from the German School in Mexico City, Mexico
1936 - 1939 Staff Set Designer at the Cleveland Playhouse, Cleveland, Ohio
1940 Started his avocation as a self-taught painter, Cleveland, Ohio
1942 - 1962 Designed sets for 250 films
1973 Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship
1978 Received National Award for Arts and Sciences, Mexico
2000 Died: in Mexico City, Mexico

Exhibitions
2004 Gunther Gerzso: Defining Mexican Abstractionism, ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries, Coral Gables, Florida, February 6-April 30
Risking the Abstract: Mexican Modernism and the Art of Gunther Gerzso, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, Chicago, March 19-June 27
2003 - 2004 Risking the Abstract: Mexican Modernism and the Art of Gunther Gerzso, Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City, November 12-February 22
2003 Risking the Abstract: Mexican Modernism and the Art of Gunther Gerzso, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California, July-October 2003
2000 Gunther Gerzso, In His Memory, Mary-Anne Martin/Fine Art, New York
Gunther Gerzso, The Last Decade, Galería Lopez-Quiroga, Mexico D.F.
1996 Gunther Gerzso, Latin American Masters Gallery, Beverly Hills, California
1992 - 1996 The Gelman Collection (travelling exhibition), Centro Cultural de Arte Contemporaneo Mexico, D.F.
1995 Gunther Gerzso 80th Birthday Show, Mary-Anne Martin/Fine Art New York, NY
Gunther Gerzso: Prints and Sculpture, The Americas Society, New York
Gunther Gerzso. Obra Receinte, Galería Lopez Quiroga,Mexico, D.F.
1994 Gunther Gerzso. Pintura, Grafica y Dibujo, 1949-1993, Museo Carrillo Gil, Mexico, D.F.
1993 Gunther Gerzso. Pintura, Grafica y Dibujo, 1949-1993, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Oaxaca Oaxaca, Mexico
Gunther Gerzso. Pintura, Grafica y Dibujo, 1949-1993, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
1990 A New Antiquity of Form, Mary-Anne Martin/Fine Art New York, NY
Gerzso, Galería de Arte Mexicano, Mexico, D.F.
1989 Museo de Arte Moderno, 25 Años 1964-1989, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico, D.F
1988 The Latin American Spirit: Art and Artists in the United States, 1920-1970, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York
1987 - 1988 The Woman and Surrealism, Musée Cantonal des Beaux Arts Lausanne, Switzerland
1987 - 1988 Imagen de Mexico, Der Beitrag Mexikos Zur des 20 Jahrhunderts, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
1986 Gunther Gerzso, Museo Carrillo Gil, Mexico, D.F.
1984 Gunther Gerzso Retrospective, Mary-Anne Martin/Fine Art, New York
Gerzso. La Centella Glacial. Un Dialogo Plastico en la Ciudad de Mexico, Sala Ollin Yoliztli, Mexico
1982 Gunther Gerzso, One Man Show, FIAC 1982 Paris, France
1981 Gunther Gerzso - Retrospectiva, Museo de Monterrey, Mexico
1980 Mexique: Peintres Contemporains, Musée Picasso Antibes, France
1979 Le Mexique d'Hier et d'Aujord'Hui, Musée du Petit Palais, Paris, France
1978 Seccion Anual de Invitados: Tamayo, Merida, Gerzso, Salon Nacional de Artes Plasticas, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Mexico, D.F.
1975 12 Latin American Artists Today, University of Texas, Austin, Texas
1975 El Geometrismo Mexicano: una Tendencia Actual, Museo de Arte Mo, Mexico, D.F.
1970 Twenty Years of Gunther Gerzso, Phoenix Art Museum Phoenix, Arizona
1966 - 1967 Art of Latin America Since Independence, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut and the University of Texas, Austin, Texas
1963 Gunther Gerzso, Exposicion Retrospectiva, Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno Mexico, D.F.
1955 The Third International Art Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum Tokyo, Japan
1950 Galeria de Arte Mexicano Mexico, D.F.
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