William Baziotes

(American, 1912–1963)

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William Baziotes

Untitled, 1940

Biography

Timeline

1912
Born June 11 in Pittsburgh, PA
1913
Family moved to Reading, PA
1931
Employed by the Kase Glass Company
1933 - 1936
Attended the National Academy of Design
1933
Moved to New York City
Studied art at the National Academy of Design under artists such as Charles Curran, Ivan Olinsky, Gifford Beal, and Leon Kroll
1936
Hired by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) as a teacher at Queen's Museum
1938
Began WPA Easel Painting Project
1941
April 12, married Ethel Copstein
1947
Awarded the Walter M. Campana Memorial Purchase Prize by the Art Institute of Chicago
1948
Founded and taught at the Subject of the Artist art school, New York, NY

Exhibitions

2008
"Peggy Guggenheim e la Nuova Pittura Americana, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
"Paper Trail II: Passing Through Clouds," The Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA
2007
"Pathways and Parallels: Roads to Abstract Expressionism," Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York, NY
2005
"Ecole de New York: Expressionnisme Abstrait: oeuvres ur papier," Musee d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain Nice, Nice, France
"Informalismo y Expresionismo abstracto en las colecciones Guggenheim," Museo Guggenheim de Arte Moderno y Contemporaneo, Bilbao
2004 - 2005
"William Baziotes," Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice (solo exhibition)
2004
"Pioneering Spirits: Contemporary Art from Arizona Collections," Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
2002
"Perspectives II: Five Decades of Seminal Work," Kouros Gallery, New York, NY
2001
"William Baziotes: The Poetic Spirit," Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH (solo exhibition)
"Vital Forms: American Art in the Anatomic Age, 1940-1960," Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
"Surrealism: An American Attitude," Thomas McCormick Gallery, Chicago, IL
2000
"Modern Odysseys, Greek-American Artists of the 20th Century," Greek State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki
"Art at Work: Forty Years fo the Chase Manhattan Collection," Queens Museum of Art, New York, NY
"Expresionismo Abstracto," Fundacion Juan March, Madrid
1999
"Modern Odysseyes: Greek American Artists of the 20th Century," Queens Museum of Art, New York, NY
1996
"Baziotes, Kamrowski and Pollock," Joan T. Washburn Gallery, New York, NY