biographie de Peter BUSA (1914-1985)

Birth place: Pittsburgh, PA

Addresses: NYC; Minneapolis, MN

Profession: Abstract painter, sculptor, educator

Studied: Carnegie Inst. Technology, with Raymond Simboli, Sam Rosenberg, Alex Kostellow, Tom Benton; ASL; Hans Hofmann School Fine Art; Yaddo Fellowship.

Exhibited: WFNY, 1939; Walker AC; Carlebach Gal.; Art of this Century, Peggy Guggenheim, 1946; AAG; Young Painters USA," sponsored by AFA; WMAA; AIC, 1940; PAFA, 1946, 1951-54; Bertha Schaefer Gal, NYC, 1949-51; Albright-Knox Art Gal, 1954; Chrysler Art Mus., 1959 (retrospective); Ford Foundation, 1962 (prize); Parrish AM; "Selections from Permanent Collections," WMAA, 1972; NYC WPA Exhib., Parsons School Design, 1977."

Member: College Art Assn. Am.; AEA (pres., Minnesota chapter, 1962-65); ASL (life mem.)

Work: Smithsonian Inst.; Guggenheim Mus.; Smith College Mus.; Walker AC; WMAA

Comments: Active in Provincetown, MA, 1936-70. Preferred media: oils, woods, plaster. Teaching: New York Univ., 1945-53; Cooper Union, 1945-54; State Univ. NY College, Buffalo, 1954-57; Univ. Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1960-, chairman dept. studio arts; Louisiana State Univ., 1958-59; Iowa State College, 1962-; dir., summer art program, Southampton College, 1971. Author: Creative Imagination in Science & Art," 1957; " Art to Eat & Diet," 1967.

Sources: WW73; Peter Busa (Tweed Gallery, Univ. Minnesota, 1966); Sidney Simon, "Concerning the Beginnings of the NY School," Art Int. (1967); WW40; New York City WPA Art, 16 (w/repros.); Provincetown Painters, 212."

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