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PAUL WONNER

Born               1920 Tucson, AZ

Died               2008 San Francisco, CA

Education

1952               University of California, Berkeley, B.A.

1953               University of California, Berkeley, M.A.

1955               University of California, Berkeley, M.L.S.

1941               California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, B.A.

Solo Exhibitions

2008               A Memorial Exhibition, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2004               Forty Years of Painting on Paper, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

                         Elder Artist of the Year, Di Rosa Preserve, Gatehouse Gallery, Napa, CA       

2003                DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY

2001                Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

                         Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2000               Recent Paintings and Works on Paper, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1999                DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY

                         John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1998               John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA      

                         Paul Wonner: Still Lifes, Art Institute of Southern California, Laguna Beach, CA

1996                Paul Wonner: Small Format Paintings and Watercolors, 1958-1965, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1994               John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1992               Coe Kerr Gallery, New York, NY      

1991               John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1990               John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1988                John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1987                John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA        

                         Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, NY

1985                John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1983                Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, NY       

1981                The Art Museum Galleries, California State University, Long Beach, CA          

                         John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA        

                         Paul Wonner: Abstract Realist, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

                                    (traveled)

1979                James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1978                John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA           

1975                The Art Museum Galleries, California State University, Long Beach, CA

1974                Charles Campbell Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1973                Jodi Scully Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1972                Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA        

                         Fresno State University, California (with William Theophilus Brown)        

                         Charles Campbell Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1971                Felix Landau Gallery, Los Angeles, CA        

                         Poindexter Gallery, New York, NY

1968                Felix Landau Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1967                Landau-Alan Gallery, New York, NY

1965                Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute, San Antonio, TX     

                        Waddington Galleries, London, England

1964                Felix Landau Gallery, Los Angeles, CA        

                        Poindexter Gallery, New York, NY       

                        Esther Bear Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

1963                Felix Landau Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1962                Felix Landau Gallery, Los Angeles, CA        

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

                        Poindexter Gallery, New York, NY

1960                Felix Landau Gallery, Los Angeles, CA        

                        Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

1959                Felix Landau Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1956                San Francisco Art Association Gallery, California School of Fine Arts, CA                                 

                        M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA                                 

                        San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

1999               Views from the Bay Area: The Shift Towards Figuration, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

1993               Still Life: 1963–1993, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1991               American Realism and Figurative Art, 1952–1990, Miyagi Museum, Sendai, Japan

1982               Realism and Realities: The Other Side of American painting, 1940-1960, Rutgers University Art Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ

1981-82          Contemporary American Realism since 1960, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

1976-77          Painting and Sculpture in California: The Modern Era, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

1964               Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA

1962-63          Recent Paintings USA: The Figure, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

1957-58          Contemporary Bay Area Figurative Painting, Oakland Art Museum, Oakland, CA

1955                III Bienal, Museu de Arte Moderna, Sao Paolo, Brazil

1954                Younger American Painters, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

 

Selected Public Collections

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, University of California, Berkeley, CA

Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

California State University Art Museum, Long Beach, CA

Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Capitol Records, Los Angeles, CA

Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, WI

Federal Reserve Bank, San Francisco, CA

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.

Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN

Minneapolis Institute of ArtMuseum of Modern Art, New York

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Oakland Museum of California, CA

Pacific Bell Collection, Los Angeles, CA

The Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, AZ

Philip Morris Corporation, New York, NY

Reader's Digest Association, New York, NY

Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NB

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawence, KS

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ

Utah Museum of Art, Salt Lake City, UT

Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Paul Wonner Bathers after Cezanne, 2002 acrylic and pencil on paper ​​​​​​​12 x 13 3/4 in.

Paul Wonner
Bathers after Cezanne, 2002
acrylic and pencil on paper
12 x 13 3/4 in.

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Paul Wonner Carton of Olives, 1992 acrylic on paper 8 1/2 x 8 in.

Paul Wonner
Carton of Olives, 1992
acrylic on paper
8 1/2 x 8 in.

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Paul Wonner Tulips in Milk Carton, n.d. acrylic and watercolor on paper 25 x 18 1/2 in.

Paul Wonner
Tulips in Milk Carton, n.d.
acrylic and watercolor on paper
25 x 18 1/2 in.

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Paul Wonner Youth and Old Age, 2001 acrylic on paper ​​​​​​​14 1/2 x 16 5/8 in.

Paul Wonner
Youth and Old Age, 2001
acrylic on paper
14 1/2 x 16 5/8 in.

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Paul Wonner Bathers after Cezanne, 2002 acrylic and pencil on paper ​​​​​​​12 x 13 3/4 in.

Paul Wonner
Bathers after Cezanne, 2002
acrylic and pencil on paper
12 x 13 3/4 in.

Paul Wonner Carton of Olives, 1992 acrylic on paper 8 1/2 x 8 in.

Paul Wonner
Carton of Olives, 1992
acrylic on paper
8 1/2 x 8 in.

Paul Wonner Tulips in Milk Carton, n.d. acrylic and watercolor on paper 25 x 18 1/2 in.

Paul Wonner
Tulips in Milk Carton, n.d.
acrylic and watercolor on paper
25 x 18 1/2 in.

Paul Wonner Youth and Old Age, 2001 acrylic on paper ​​​​​​​14 1/2 x 16 5/8 in.

Paul Wonner
Youth and Old Age, 2001
acrylic on paper
14 1/2 x 16 5/8 in.