Emerson Woelffer  (American, 1914-2003) 

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Biografie Emerson Woelffer
1914   Born, Chicago, IL
1935 - 1937   Education, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1938   Joined WPA Arts Program
1949   Moved to Yucatan, Mexico
1957 - 1959   Moved to Forio d'Ischia Naples, Italy
1960   Moved to Los Angeles, CA
1969 - 1973   Teacher, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
1984   Pollock-Krasner Grant
1988   Francis Greenberger Award, In conjunction with S.R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC
1974 - 1989   Teacher, Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA
1991   Honorary Doctorate Degree, Otis Parsons Art Institute/New School of Social Research, Los Angeles, CA
2003   Died in Los Angeles, CA
Ausgewählte Ausstellungen
2009   "Synchronies Undercurrents in Postwar European and American Abstraction," Hackett Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2007   "Grand Gestures: The Gordon F. Hampton Collection," UAM, University Art Museum, Long Beach, CA
2007   "The Structure of Improvisation," Hackett Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2006   "California Modern," Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
2005   "Pairings II," Hackett Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2005   "Into the Unknown: Abstraction from the Collection," MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
2004   'Emerson Woelffer: Life in the Abstract,' Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, Colorado Springs, CO (Retrospective Exhibition)
Sep 4 2001 - 2003   Emerson Woelffer, Redcat Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Curated by Ed Ruscha (Retrospective Exhibition)
2003   'Emerson Woelffer: Poets and Other Figures,' Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Sep 4 2001 - 2002   Emerson Woelffer: The Real Thing/ Abstractions, Hackett Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Sep 4 2001 - 2002   Black Mountain College, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Sep 4 2001 - 2002   The Most Difficult Journey: The Poindexter Collection, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT
1996   'Art in Chicago, 1945-1995', Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
1996   'Emerson Woelffer: Selected Works of a Career', Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1995   'Emerson Woelffer: Fifty Years of Work', Hyundai Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea
1995   'Assemblage & Collage', Tobey Moss Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1995   'Pasted Papers: Collage and the 20th Century', Louis Stern Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
1995   'Trilogy: Three Approaches to Collage', Everts, Darrow, West Gallery, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA
1995   'Air-Conditioned Abstraction', Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1994   'Works on Paper', Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1993   'Collage', Brian Gross Fine Art San Francisco, CA
1993   'Emerson Woelffer: Recent Paintings Inspired by 'Girl Before a Mirror'', Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1993   'Emerson Woelffer', Tobey Moss Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1992   'Emerson Woelffer: A Modernist Odyssey', Otis Parsons Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA
1992   'Emerson Woelffer: Selected Paintings from Four Decades', Manny Silverman Gallery & James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1992   'American Abstract Drawings: 1930-1987', Curated by Townsend Wolfe, The Art Gallery of the Claremont Colleges, Claremont, CA
1991   'Paradox', Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM
1990   'Functionists High', American Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1990   'Emerson Woelffer: Collages 1978-1982', Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1987   'Emerson Woelffer: Recent Work', Wenger Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1986   'Emerson Woelffer: Recent Collages', Art Gallery, Los Angeles Valley College, Van Nuys, CA
1984   'Emerson Woelffer: New paintings', Gruenebaum Gallery, NYC
1978   Emerson Woelffer: Paintings and Collages, Gruenebaum Gallery, New York, (catalogue with introduction by Robert Motherwell)
1976   Poindexter Gallery, New York, NY
1975   Woelffer: Recent Paintings, Poindexter Gallery, New York, NY
1974   Emerson Woelffer, The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
1974   Emerson Woelffer: A Survey Exhibition, The Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport, CA
1970   Emerson Woelffer: 1956-69, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii
1968   Woelffer 4Os, California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, CA
1964   Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
1962   Emerson Woelffer: Work from 1946 to 1962, Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA (catalogue with essay by Gerald Nordland)
1961   La Jolla Art Center, La Jolla, CA
1961   Poindexter Gallery, New York, NY
1960   Emerson Woelffer, Paul Kantor Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
1959   Emerson Woelffer, Poindexter Gallery, New York, NY
1958   Emerson Woelffer, Poindexter Gallery, New York, NY
1956   Paul Kantor Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
1953   Margaret Brown Gallery, Boston, MA
1952   Lithographs by Emerson Woelffer, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1951   Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1951   Tibor deNagy Gallery, New York, NY, April
1951   Emerson Woelffer: Paintings 50-51, The Artist's Gallery, New York, NY
1950   Contemporary American Painting and Sculpture 1950, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
1949   Black Mountain College, Asheville, North Carolina
1949   Emerson Woelffer, The Artist's Gallery, New York, NY
1946   Woelffer: Drawings, Paintings, Institute of Design, Chicago, IL