Isabel Bishop

(American, 1902 - 1988)

15th street and 6th avenu by isabel bishop

Isabel Bishop

15th Street and 6th Avenu, 1930

nude by isabel bishop

Isabel Bishop

Nude, 1938

nude sitting by isabel bishop

Isabel Bishop

Nude Sitting

still life with oranges #1 by isabel bishop

Isabel Bishop

Still Life with Oranges #1, 1928

the purse by isabel bishop

Isabel Bishop

The Purse, 1943



Born in Cincinnati, OH
1918 - 1920
Studied illustration at the New York School of Applied Design for Women, New York, NY
Moved to New York, NY
1920 - 1924
Studied with Kenneth Hays Miller at the Art Students League, New York, NY
Traveled with Kenneth Hays Miller and Reginald Marsh in Europe to study the Old Masters
Leased a studio on Union Square (New York, NY) where she worked for the remainder of her career
1936 - 1937
Taught at the Art Students League as the only female full-time instructor
Worked as a Muralist for the W.P.A., and did a mural for the US Post Office in New Lexington, OH
Academy of Arts and Letters Award
First woman to hold an executive position in the National Institute of Arts and Letters as vice-president


Figures and Forms: Selections from the Terra Foundation for the Arts, Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago, IL
The Figure: Another Side of Modernism, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY
Life of the People: Realist Prints and Drawings form the Ben and Beatrice Goldstein Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
The American Century 1900-1950, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Isabel Bishop, DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY
Between the Wars: Women Artists of the Whitney Studio Club and Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art at Champion Stamford, CT
Women's Work: A Century of Achievement in American Art, The Columbus Museum, Columbus, OH
The Creative Process: Isabel Bishop's Dante and Virgil in Union Square, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE
1991 - 1992
Midtown Payson Galleries, New York, NY
American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, NY