Chronologie

1926
Born: Paris
1948
Married Jane Wilson, painter.
1947 – 1949
BA, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
1949 – 1950
MA Degree, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
1950 – 1960
Photographed New York City's and the Hamptons' artists and writers during the 1950s: his photographs, especially his portraits, stand as a definitive record of the East End art colony since 1957.
1955 – 1960
Worked for Rapho-Guillumette Photo Agency in New York
1960 – 1990
Art and music Critic for leading publications such as The New York Herald Tribune, New York magazine, The New York Times, Vogue, ARTnews and Dance Magazine

Expositions

2007
Classic Sag Harbor Houses - Photographs by John Jonas Gruen. The Gallery, Sag Harbor, New York, NY (solo)
2005
The Artist's Gaze - Photographs by John Jonas Gruen. Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Young in the Hamptons - Photographs by John Jonas Gruen. Hampton Road Gallery, southampton, New York, NY (solo)
the Comfort of Sameness - Photographs by John Jonas Gruen. The Gallery, Sag Harbor, New York, NY (solo)
2004
Red, White and Blue in Black and White - Photographs of the American Flag by John Jonas Gruen. Southampton Historical Museum, Southampton, NY (solo)
2003
Facing the Artist - Photographs by John Jonas Gruen. McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX (solo)
2001
Streets and Public Places. Candace Dwan Gallery, Katonah, NY (group)
2000
Land/Sea/Sky – Paintings by Jane Wilson, photographs by John Jonas Gruen. Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY
Carl van Vechten/John Jonas Gruen. Pfizer Learning Center, New York, NY; Hammond Museum, North Salem, NY
1999
Facing the Artist - Photographs by John Jonas Gruen. Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY (solo)
1997
The Artist Observed - Photographs by John Jonas Gruen. Earl McGrath Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1994
Jason McCoy Gallery, New York, NY
1993
Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, East Hampton, Long island
Bianca Lanza Gallery, Miami, FL

Publications

2006
John Jonas Gruen, The Sixties Young in the Hamptons. Milan-New York: Charta, 2006
1999
John Jonas Gruen, Facing the Artist. Munich-London-New York: Prestel Verlag, 1999
1991
John Jonas Gruen, Keith Haring: The Authorized Biography. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991
1972
John Jonas Gruen, The Party's Over Now: Reminiscences of the Fifties. New York: Viking Press, 1972
1968
John Jonas Gruen, The Private World of Leonard Bernstein. New York: Viking Press, 1968)
1967
John Jonas Gruen, The New Bohemia. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1967