biographie de Clyfford STILL (1904-1980)

Birth place: Grandin, ND

Addresses: New Windsor, MD, 1973

Profession: Painter, teacher, lithographer

Studied: ASL, 1925 (for less than one year); Spokane Univ., B.A., 1933; Washington State College, M.A.

Exhibited: SFMA, 1943 (solo); Art of This Century Gal., 1946; Betty Parsons Gal., NYC, 1947, 1950, 1951 (all solos); AIC, 1947, 1949; Fifteen Americans Traveling Exhib., MoMA, 1952; The New American Painting, MoMA and circulating to Europe, 1958-59; The New American Painting and Sculpture, MoMA, 1969; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1959 (retrospective); Documental II, Kassel, Germany, 1959; Univ. Penn., 1964 (solo); MMA, 1979 (solo)

Work: SFMA; MoMA; WMAA; BMA; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Detroit IA; Phillips Collection, Wash., DC

Comments: Pioneer Abstract Expressionist. In the 1930s Still's paintings became increasingly abstract and powerful, and in the early 1940s Surrealist elements entered his work. By 1947, Still was working on a large scale, with expansive color areas disrupted by violent, jagged-edged forms. Teaching: faculty member, Yaddo, 1934, 1935; Wash. State College, 1933-41; Richmond Prof Inst., College William & Mary, 1943-45 (during which made he made a series of 21 lithographs); Calif. School Fine Arts, 1946-50; originated Subject of the Artist," NYC, 1947-48, Brooklyn College, 1952; Univ. Penn., 1963 & Hunter College, 1952. Author: artist's statement, included in Dorothy C. Miller, ed., 15 Americans (exh. cat., MOMA, New York, 1952); artist's statement, in Paintings by Clyfford Still (Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, 1959).

Sources: WW73; WW47; John P. O'Neill, Clyfford Still (exh. cat., MMA, 1979); Baigell, Dictionary; 300 Years of American Art, 914."

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