Biografie von Louis SCHANKER (1903-1981)

Birth place: NYC

Death place: Stamford, CT

Addresses: NYC; Stamford, CT

Profession: Abstract painter, printmaker, teacher, lecturer

Studied: Cooper Union Art Sch., 1919-23 (night classes); ASL; Educ. Alliance; Académie de la Grand Chaumière, Paris, 1931-32

Exhibited: with "The Ten Whitney Dissenters" at Montross Gal., Passedoit Gal., Mercury Gal., all in NYC & Galerie Bonaparte, Paris, 1938; Am. Abstract Artists Group at the Squibb Bldg., NYC, 1937; WFNY, 1939 (mural, Health Bldg.); VMFA; AIC; NAD; WMAA; BM, 1947 (prize); Corcoran Gal. biennials, 1947, 1949; PAFA Ann., 1947, 1951, 1954; Willard Gal.; Kleemann Gal.; Detroit Inst. Art; PMG; PMA; Phila. Pr. Club; Guggenheim Mus.; Univ. Illinois, 1958 (prize); SFMA; SAGA; LOC; Victoria & Albert Mus., London; Martin Diamond FA, NYC, 1981 (retrospective). Other awards: Yaddo fellow, 1958

Member: Fed. Mod. P&S; Am. Artists Congress; Am. Abstract Artists; Sculptors Guild; "The Whitney Dissenters," 1938

Work: Wittenborn & Co., NY, murals; Radio Statio WNYC; Neponsit Beach Hospital, NY; MMA, CM; Munson-Williams-Proctor Inst.; BM; Detroit AI; Univ. Michigan; Wesleyan College; NYPL; PMG; MMA; WMAA; MoMA; PMA; AIC

Comments: Auth.: Line-Form-Color, 1944 (portfolio with 5 color woodblock prints). Teaching: New School Social Res., 1940-60; Univ. Colorado, 1953; Univ. Minnesota, 1959; Bard College, 1949-64, prof. emeritus, 1964-on.

Sources: WW73; WW47; S.W. Hayter, About Prints (Oxford Univ. Press, 1962); exh. cat., Martin Diamond FA, NYC, (1981); Diamond, Thirty-Five American Modernists; American Abstract Art, 197; Falk, Exh. Record Series.

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