Stanton MacDonald-Wright

(American, 1890–1973)

synchromy, kyoto by stanton macdonald-wright

Stanton MacDonald-Wright

Synchromy, Kyoto

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Biography

Timeline

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

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