Vincent Vallarino Fine Art

John Little

(American, 1907–1984)

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John Little

Gantry, 1962

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Biography

Timeline

1907
Born March 18, Jones Mill, Monroe County, Alabama
1924
Enrolls at the Buffalo Fine Arts Academy where he studies design and fine arts
1925
Receives scholarship to continue studies at the Academy
1937 - 1942
Studies with Han Hofmann at his school in New York on West 8th Street.
Studies with Han Hofmann
Spends summers of 1939 and 1942 at Hofmann’s Provincetown, MA school
Teaches textile design at the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn
1937
Travels to Paris where he studies period textile styles at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs
1941
Learns silk screen printing with Harry Gottlieb
1945 - 1946
First solo exhibition at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco
1947 - 1948
Wins first prize at San Francisco Art Association exhibition with his work Personage and Serpent
First solo show in New York at the Betty Parsons Gallery
1957
With Elizabeth Parker and Alfonso Ossorio, Little opens the Signa Gallery in East Hampton
Solo exhibition in New York at Bertha Schaefer Gallery

Exhibitions

2010
Ecliptic Terrane: John Little (1907-1984), Spanierman Modern, New York, NY
2008
"John Little: Cascading Forms," McCormick Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
"Abstraction: Summer 2008," Thomas McCormick Gallery, Chicago, IL
2006
Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA
1990
Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY
1982
Muestra Internacional de Arte Gráfico Feria, Internacional de Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain
Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY (solo)
Phoenix II, Washington, DC (solo)
Phoenix II, Washington, DC
1981
Art Gallery, Fine Arts Center, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY (solo)
1979
Marchand-Parson Gallery, Shelter Island, NY