Katharina Rich Perlow Fine Art

John Ferren

(American, 1905 - 1970)

branches by john ferren

John Ferren

Branches, 1955

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composition by john ferren

John Ferren

Composition, 1934 - 1937

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grazioso by john ferren

John Ferren

Grazioso, 1933

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st. tropez (abstract) by john ferren

John Ferren

St. Tropez (Abstract), 1929

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Biographie

Chronologie

1905
Born in Pendleton, OR
1923
Graduated from Polytechnic High School, Los Angeles, CA
1925
Attended California School of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
1929
Traveled to Europe, attended classes at the Sorbonne, University of Florence, Academie de la Grande Chaumiere, University of Salamanca, Academie Ranson, Paris, and Academie Colarossi, Paris
1930
Returned to California
Debuted exhibition at the Arts Center in San Francisco, CA
1935
George L.K. Morris and Albert E. Gallatin are the first Americans to purchase Ferren’s Parisian works
1936 - 1937
Studied engraving at S.W. Hayter's Studio 17, Paris
1936
Pierre Matisse hosts solo exhibition of Ferren’s art at Matisse’s New York gallery
1938
Moved to New York City
Became one of the founding members of the American Association of Abstract Artists
1946 - 1950
Taught at the Brooklyn Museum School, NY

Expositions

2009
American Abstractions Part 2: Paintings 1950's - Present - Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, New York City, NY
Hot and Cool Abstractions, 1940s to the Present - Spanierman Modern, New York City, NY
2008
Order and Intuition: American Abstraction from the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art, 1913-1954, Hollis Taggart Gallery, New York, NY
2007
Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, NY
Leaders in American Modernism, Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL
2006
Geometric Abstraction and Color Function: Two Generations, D. Wigmore Fine Art Inc., New York, NY
2005
Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, NY
Art of Tomorrow: Hilla Rebay and Solomon R. Guggenheim, Guggenheim Museum, NY
Jean Hélion and American Art, National Academy Museum, NY
Artists & Nature on Eastern Long Island: 1940’s to the Present, Spainerman Gallery at East Hampton
New York School: Another View, Opalka Gallery, Sage Colleges, Albany, NY
Hilla Rebay & the Museum of Non-Objective Painting DC Moore Gallery, NY
2003
Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, NY
The American Avant-Garde in Paris 1918-1939- An Ambivalent Fascination, Musée d'Art Américain, Giverny, France
2001
Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, NY
2000
Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, NY
The American Avant-Garde: A Decade of Change 1936-1946, The Bruce Museum of Arts and Science, Greenwich, CT
1998
Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, NY
Snyder Fine Art, NY
Defining the Edge: Early American Abstraction, Selections from the Collection of Dr. Peter B Fischer, catalogue illus. cover
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
The Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA
1997
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York NY

Publications

1980
John Ferren (1905-1970): Paintings of the 30's through the 50's