Chronologie

1900
Born June 12 in Freilburg, Germany, and moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1919
Studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
1920 – 1921
Studied at the National Academy of Design, New York
1926
Studied at the Hans Hoffman School, Munich, Germany
1932
Became a member of Abstraction-Creation, Paris France
1926 – 1935
Moved to Europe and traveled to Germany, Switzerland, France, North Africa and Hungary
1939
Taught at the Art Students League, New York
1936 – 1944
Member of American Abstract Artist, New York
1948 – 1950
Artist-in-Residence at the University of Georgia, Athens
1950
Taught at the Art Students League, New York
1951
Artist-in-Residence at the University of California at Berkeley (summer)
1950 – 1952
Instructor of Fine Arts at the Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
1955 – 1959
Instructor of Fine Arts, Brooklyn College, New York
1961
Artist-in-Residence at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (summer)
1964 – 1970
Professor of Fine Arts at Brooklyn College, New York
1970
Professor Emeritus of Brooklyn College, New York
1973
Died March 22 in New York
Publications by the Artist
'A Memoir of Modrain,' Arts Magazine, Vol.31, September 1957
'The Way to Creativity,' Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Vol. 15, February 1958
'The Mechanics of Creativity of a Painter: A Memoir,' Leonardo, Vol. 1, Pergamon Press 1968
'The Painter’s Mind', with co-author Romare Bearden, Grove Press, New York 1969
Museum Collections
Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts
The Brooklyn Museum of art, Brooklyn, NY
Butler Institute of Art, Youngstown, Ohio
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
The Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
The J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky
Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin
Montclair Museum of Art, New Jersey
New School for Social Research, New York
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.M
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley
University Art Museum, University of Texas, Austin
University of Georgia, Athens
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Expositions

1973
Andrew Crispo Gallery, New York: Carl Holty Memorial Exhibition
1972
The Graduate Center Mall, The City University of New York: Carl Holty/Fifty Years: A Retrospective Exhibition
1969
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
American Painting from the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum Collection
1968
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York: The 1930’s Painting and Sculpture in America,
Georgia State University, Atlanta: Carl Holty: Recent Paintings
1965
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York: Some Recent Gifts
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York: Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting
1963
Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Urbana: Contemporary American Painting and Sculpture
1959
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York: Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Painting
1957
Poindexter Gallery, New York: The 1930’s
Painting in New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York: Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Painting
1956
Graham Gallery, New York
1953
J.B. Neumann, New Art Circle, New York
1951
Museum of Modern Art, New York: Abstract Painting and Sculpture in America
1950
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York: American Painting Today
1948
Carnegie Institute of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1948
Samuel Kootz Gallery, New York
1946
Carnegie Institute of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1945
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York: Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Painting
1944
San Francisco Art Museum, California;
Seattle Art Museum, Washington
Abstract and Surrealist Art in America, J. B. Neumann, New Art Circle, New York
1943
Nierdendorf Gallery, New York
1940
World’s Fair, New York
1937
J.B. Neumann, New Art Circle, New York
1927
Simonson Galerie, Paris, France: one-man exhibition
1926
Wisconsin Painters and Sculptors, Milwaukee Art Institute