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Resume_Charles Schucker

Charles Schucker

 

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1908 -- 1998, Pioneer Color Field Artist
First Generation Abstract Expressionist

 

 

Chartres Leon Schucker

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Nationality:                  American

Born:                           January 19, 1908 in Gap, Pennsylvania, County of Lancaster,

                                   Township of Salisbury, to Carrie Blanche Musgrove and Gabriel F. Schucker, telegrapher

Died:                           1998 Brooklyn, New York         

 

 

Biography

 

1932                            Graduated Maryland Art Institute, Baltimore, MD

1933-34                       Henry Walters European Traveling Scholarship granted by Maryland Art Institute; studied old masters in France,                                       Italy, and Spain.

1934                            Public Works of Art commission for mural, Garrison Junior High School, Baltimore, MD

1935                            Artist in Civilian Conservation Corps Camp, Skyline Drive, VA

1937                            Hitchhiked to California

1938                            Married Margaret Hamilton Rust, Baltimore, MD

1938-42                       Work Projects Administration, Federal Art Project, Chicago, IL

1940                            Cheryl Schucker, daughter, born, Chicago, IL

1940                            Commissioned to do paintings of Scott Field for U.S. Army, Belleville, IL

1942                            Artists in Defense, two man show with John Garrity, Belleville, IL

1940-45                       Worked as aircraft riveter, Pullman Aircraft

1940-45                       Art Teacher at South Side Community Center, Chicago, IL and Hyde Park

1945                            Moved to New York

1947-54                       Art Teacher at New York University, New York, NY

1952-1998                   Given use of Summer Studio by John L. II Baur, Curator, Brooklyn Museum and Whitney Museum of American

                                    Art, Katonah, NY          

1953                            Carrie Lee Schucker, daughter, born, Brooklyn, NY

1954-55                       Art Teacher, Evening School, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

1955                            Art Teacher, City College of New York, New York, NY

1956-95                       Full Time Professor of Art; Professor Emeritus of Art, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

1960                            Purchased historical landmark house, 33 Middagh Street, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, NY

1960                            Studio 33 opened

1963                            Elected as member of the Board of Directors at Yaddo Foundation for Creative Work in Art and Letters

1973                            Brooklyn Heights Library installs “Let There Be Light” as permanent gift, Brooklyn Heights

 

 

 

Selected Exhibitions and Events

                       

1933                            Museum of Modern Art, Group Exhibition, New York, NY

1933                            Junior League of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD

1934                            National Memorial Gallery, Washington, DC

1934                            Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD

1938                            Chicago Society of Artists, Chicago, IL

1938                            Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1938-45                       South Side Community Art Center, Chicago, IL

1938-45                       Lenabel Pokrass Gallery, Chicago, IL

1938-45                       The American Fore Gallery, Chicago, IL

1938-45                       Hyde Park Art Gallery, Chicago, IL

1940                            Benjamin Krohn Gallery, one man exhibition, Chicago, IL

1941,42,59                   Art Institute of Chicago, International Exhibition of Watercolors, Chicago, IL

1942                            Albert Roullier Art Galleries, original water colors, Chicago, IL

1942                            Two Man Show “Artists in Defense”, Belleville, IL

1945                            South Side Community Art Center, Chicago, IL

1945                            The Renaissance Society of the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1945-63                       Macbeth Gallery, one man exhibitions, gouaches and more, New York, NY

1945-63                       Bertha Schaefer Gallery, New York, NY

1945-63                       Grand Central Gallery, New York, NY

1945-63                       Niveau Gallery, New York, NY

1945-63                       Henry Saltpeter Gallery, New York, NY

1947                             Art Institute of Chicago, two man show, Chicago, IL

1948-60                       Brooklyn Museum of Art/Annuals, Brooklyn, NY

1949                            Baltimore Museum of Art, 16th Annual Exhibition of Maryland Artists, Baltimore, MD

1949                            Carnegie Institute, Pittsburg, PA

1950                            Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

1950                            Walker Art Center, American painting, Minneapolis, MN

1950                            Carnegie Institute, Pennsylvania

1950                            Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

1951,52,56,58,60        Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

1951,52,53                   Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

1952                            California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA

1952                            Riverside Museum of New York, New York, NY

1952                            Coreoran Art Gallery, Washington, DC

1952                            The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY

1952-63                       Whitney Museum of American Art, Painting & Sculpture Annuals, New York, NY

1952-61                        Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

1953                            Guggenheim Fellowship, Brooklyn, NY

1953                            Macbeth Gallery, New York, NY

1953                            New York University, Washington Square Center, New York, NY

1954                            Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1955                            San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

1955                            Whitney Museum of American Art purchased “The Bridge”, New York, NY

1955,59                       Passedoit Gallery, New York, NY

1956                            Brooklyn Museum of Art, Biannual, Brooklyn, NY

1956-2009                  Katonah Museum, one man exhibitions and group shows, Westchester County, NY

1963                            Howard Wise Gallery, New York, NY

1969                            Alan Hacklin’s Broome Street Loft

1971                             Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

1972                            Max Hutchinson Gallery, 3 one-man exhibitions in New York, NY, Houston, TX, Sydney, Australia

1972                            Amherst College, Color Painting, Amherst, NY

1973                            Contemporary Arts Center, Options 1973, Cincinnati, OH

1973                            The Whitney Museum of American Art Whitney’s Biennial, New York, NY

1975                            State University College, Abstraction, Alive & Well, Potsdam, NY

1978-1987                    Aaron Gallery, Washington, DC

1979                            U.S. Courthouse on Foley Square, Five Painters, New York, NY

1980,81,84,87              Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL

1981                             Borough Hall, Brooklyn Rotunda Gallery (inaugural exhibition), Brooklyn, NY

1983                            Brooklyn Museum, The Great East River Bridge Show, Brooklyn, NY

1983                            Princeton Gallery of Fine Art, Princeton, NJ

1983,87                       Peri-Renneth Gallery, Westhampton Beach, NY

1987                            Gallery at Palmer Square

1993 - 1956                 Katonah Villege Library Gallery, Westchester County, NY

1998                            Pratt Institute, Paintings and Drawings, Brooklyn, NY

2007                           Christie’s Auction, New York, NY

2008                           Togonon Gallery, one man exhibition, San Francisco, CA

2011                             Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Museum, acquires journals and papers of Charles Schucker,

                                    New York, NY, and Washington D.C.

2011                             30-year Anniversary Show, Brooklyn Rotunda Gallery, NY (BRIC)

2013 & 2014                Houston Art Fair, Houston, TX with Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York, NY

2015                            Los Angeles Art Fair, Los Angeles, CA with Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York, NY

2015                            Gallery Artist Part XII, Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York, NY

 

Selected  Solo Exhibitions

 

1940                            Benjamin Krohn Gallery, one man exhibition, Chicago, IL

1945-63                       Macbeth Gallery, one man exhibitions, gouaches and more, New York, NY

1956-2009                  Katonah Museum, one man exhibitions and group shows, Westchester County, NY

1972                            Max Hutchinson Gallery, 3 one-man exhibitions in New York, NY, Houston, TX, Sydney, Australia

2008                           Togonon Gallery, one man exhibition, San Francisco, CA

2017                            Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York NY

 

Selected  Group Exhibitions

 

1933                            Museum of Modern Art, Group Exhibition, New York, NY

1942                            Two Man Show “Artists in Defense”, Belleville, IL

1947                            Art Institute of Chicago, two man show, Chicago, IL

1979                            U.S. Courthouse on Foley Square, Five Painters, New York, NY

2015                            Gallery Artist Part XII, Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York, NY

 

Selected Literature

 

1978 May                     American Academy of Arts & Letters

1986-87                       Who’s Who in The East, Marquis Who’s Who

1988                            The New York Art Review, Les Krantz, American References

1980’s                         Reviews by Carter Ratcliff, renowned American Art Critic and Author

                                   (Art News, Art in America, Art & Antiques, and others)

1990 April                   Arts in America New York Times, “A Local Celebrity” (Westchester County), Katonah, NY

1994 May                    Dictionary of Contemporary American Artists by Paul Cumming, Vivian Raynor

1998-1965                   Brooklyn Heights Press – numerous articles

1995-96                      Who’s Who in American Art, 21st edition, R.R. Bowker

1998 January              New York Times Obituary

1998 January              Sunday Art Review, “Charles Schucker”, by William Kimmelman, New York Times

1998                            Charles Schucker, Krogins

 

 

Awards and Honors

 

1932                            Highest award for Fine Arts student, The Henry Walters European Scholarship;

                                    traveled abroad studying the modern and old masters in France, Italy and Spain

1932                            Graduated, Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore

1938-42                       Commended twice by Norman MacLeish for distinguished work on Federal Work Projects Administration

                                    (WPA)– 2-year stipend for Chicago, Illinois watercolors

1938-45                       Multiple awards in Chicago, Illinois for Watercolors

1949                            Audubon Prize for Oil Painting

1948,50                       Award for Oil Painting, The Brooklyn Museum

1952                            Childe Hassam Prize, American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY, NY

1953                            Guggenheim Fellowship

1996                            Citation from Brooklyn President and Brooklyn Arts Council for renowned work as an artist and teacher

2011                             Charles Schucker’s documents are acquired by the The archives of American Art, Smithsonian Museum,

                                    New York, NY.

 

 

Selected Public and Private Collections

 

American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY, NY

The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ

The New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT

The Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College, Lynchburg, VA

The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, NY

Newberger Funds

Norman Solomon, Los Angeles, CA

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

Yaddo Foundation of Art, Saratoga Springs, NY

John Bauer (Former curator, Brooklyn and Whitney Museums)

Roy Neuberger Collection

Architectural Digest Collection, Los Angeles, CA

Harcourt Brace and Jovanovich (Publishers), New York, NY

Paul Ferber (New Jersey Developer)

Howard Wise Collection

Percy Uris Collection and Others

 

Selected Employment and Appointments

1970-1985                    Appointed to Board of Directors

(approx.)                      Yaddo Foundation, Saratoga Springs, NY

1956-1990                   Professor of Art, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

                                    specialized in teaching drawing of the Human Figure and Advanced Painting

1990-1998                   Professor Emeritus, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY