Lois Wagner Fine Arts

Ludwig Bemelmans

(American, 1898–1962)

new york airport by ludwig bemelmans

Ludwig Bemelmans

New York Airport

Biography

Timeline

1898
Born: Meran, Tyrol, Austria (now Merano, Italy)
1914
Immigrated to the United States
1915
First commissioned (caricature) portraits
1918
Became a United States citizen
1927
Studied art at the "Thaddeus Studio"
1939
Began “Madeleine” series of children’s book(Simon and Schuster), New York, NY
1940 - 1949
Screenwriter, MGM Hollywood
1947
Painted the mural, Central Park, on the walls of the Carlyle Hotel's Bemelmans Bar in New York, NY
Produced several covers for The New Yorker
1950
The National Arts Club, New York, NY
1953
Murals, La Colombe Bistro, Île de la Cité, Paris, France

Exhibitions

2009
Art Hamptons: The International Fine ArtFair. 1900-present, Southampton, NY
2007
Flights into Fantasy, Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, PA
2002
Coming of Ages: Images of Childhood from the Collection, University of Kentucky Art museum, Lexington, KY
1959 - 1960
Ludwig Bemelmans,Museum of the City of New York, New York, NY(solo)
Ludwig Bemelmans, Hammer Galleries, New York, NY(solo)
1957
Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris, France (solo)

Public Collections

Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, PA
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Mazza Museum Of International Art From Picture Books, Findlay, OH
Museé National d'Art, Paris, France
Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO
University Of Kentucky Art Museum,Lexington, KY

Literature

1999
Bemelmans, Ludwig. Madeline in America: And Other Holiday Tales.Arthur A. Levine Books: New York
BEMELMANS: The Life and Art of Madeline's Creator(Illustrated by John Bemelmans Marciano). Viking: New York
1959
Bemelmans' New York: An exhibition of paintings by Ludwig Bemelmans. Museum of the City of New York(catalogue)