José Bernal Catalogue
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José Bernal
Chronology
1942-1961
Illustrator of Visual Aids for Departments of Science, Social Studies & Foreign Languages (English & French), Normal Teachers College, Santa Clara, Cuba, Marta Abreu Central University, and the Department of Pedagogy, University of Havana, Cuba.
 
1945-1961
Art Teacher, Private & Public Schools of the Board of Education, Cuba.
 
1962-1964
Artist, Silvestri Display Co., Chicago, Illinois.
 
1964-1969
Senior Interior Display Designer, Marshall Field & Co., Chicago, Illinois.
 
1971-1993
High School Art Teacher/Chairman of Art Departments of Von Steuben and Steinmetz (1980s-1990s), Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, Illinois.
 
2004
José Bernal made a donation of 300 of his artworks to the National Parkinson Foundation in Miami, Florida, for the exclusive purpose of raising funds for Parkinson Disease research.
 
2010
Featured Artist of the Week on LatinAmericanArt.com, August 23.
 
Documents on the life and art of José Bernal archived in the Institute for Latino Studies of the Julian Samora Library at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana.
 
2011
Fantasy of the Opera 2011 Gala and Auction. Lyric Opera of Chicago. Chicago, Illinois. February 5, 2011. (Gladys and the Horses was auctioned off in the Silent Auction.)
 
Fundraiser Benefit for Francisco G. Mendoza at National Museum of Mexican Art. Chicago, Illinois. February 27, 2011. (Frida en la Primavera, 1971, A.P., woodblock print, 18 x 11 1/2 in., was auctioned off in the Silent Auction.)
 
LUMA Art Sale, a benefit for Loyola University Museum of Art, Chicago, Illinois, November 2, 2011. (Homage to Dr. Max Thorek (Defaced Thorek Photograph), 1963, collage, was auctioned off in the Silent Auction.)
 
2013-2007
Seventy-five artworks by José Bernal were added to the permanent collections of the following museums:

The Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, Illinois
Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art. Evanston, Illinois
San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, Texas
Tucson Museum of Art. Tucson, Arizona
Asheville Art Museum. Asheville, North Carolina
Cameron Art Museum. Wilmington, North Carolina
McNay Art Museum. San Antonio, Texas
Art Museum of the Americas, OAS. Washington, D.C.
Institute for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame. Notre Dame, Indiana.
El Museo del Barrio. New York, New York.
DePaul Art Museum. Chicago, Illinois.
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. Madrid, Spain.
Loyola University Museum of Art. Chicago, Illinois

 
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