The Artists Curricula Vitae

Solo Exhibitions
1955-59 Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York City
1963-74 Kornblee Gallery, New York City
1967 Franklin Siden Gallery, Detroit
1970 J.L. Hudson Gallery, Detroit
1976 Gallery of July and August, Woodstock, New York
1978 Fischbach Gallery, New York City
1980 Fischbach Gallery, New York City
1984 John Button: An American Painter, The College Gallery, Keane College, Union, New Jersey
1984 John Button: Paintings and Gouaches, Visual Arts Museum, School of Visual Arts, New York City
1986 John Button: The Last Works, Fischbach Gallery, New York City
1989-90 John Button: Retrospective Exhibition, Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, New Jersey; Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Stamford, Connecticut; Rahr-West Museum, Manitowoc, Wisconsin; Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, Utah
1990 Fischbach Gallery, New York City
1991 John Button’s New York, Fischbach Gallery, New York City
1992 Studies Enroute, Benton Gallery, Southampton, New York
1995 Mexico 1958, Fischbach Gallery, New York City
2000 Discoveries, Fischbach Gallery, New York City
2007-08 John Button (1929-1982): Paintings and Drawing from the Estate, ClampArt, New York City
2009 John Button, Reflections on Light, Bernhard Goldberg Fine Arts, East Hampton, New York
Selected Group Exhibitions:
1952 Annual Exhibition: Artists of Los Angeles and Vicinity, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
1954, 55 Stable Annual, Stable Gallery, New York City
1956 Three Painters Introduced by Three Poets, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York City
1959, 60 Gallery Group, Tanager Gallery, New York City
1960 Appearance and Reality, David Herbert Gallery, New York City
1961 The Figures in Contemporary Painting, The American Federation of the Arts, New York; and tour
1962 Selections from the Art Lending Service, Museum of Modern Art, New York City Art in Embassies, Museum of Modern Art, New York City; and tour Recent Painting USA: The Figure, Museum of Modern Art, New York City; and tour Gallery Group, Tanager Gallery, New York City
1963 Landscape, The New School, New York City ;
1965 Recent Landscapes by Eight Americans, The International Council of the Museum of Modern Art, New York City; and the Festival Dei Due Mondi, Spoleto, Italy; and world tour
1968 Realism Now, Vassar College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, New York
1969 Contemporary Portraits, Museum of Modern Art, New York City; and tour
1970 Painterly Realism, American Federation of Arts, New York City; and tour
1970 The Representative Spirit, University Art Gallery, State University of New York at Albany, New York
1972 The American Landscape, Art Gallery, School of Fine and Applied Arts, Boston University, Boston
1972 Viewpoints 7: Painters of the Land and Sky, The Picker Gallery, Dana Arts Center, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York
1973 The Male Nude, Emily Lowe Gallery, Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York
1973 A Sense of Place, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska; and tour
1974 Painting and Sculpture Today, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
1976 Three Centuries of the American Nude, The New York Cultural Center, New York City
1976 America 1976, Department of the Interior at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
1976 A Selection of American Art: The Skowhegan School 1946 - 1976, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
1977 Artist’s Choice: Figurative Art in New York: Contemporary Watercolors and Pastels, Art Museum, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
1977 Artists Salute Skowhegan, Kennedy Galleries, New York City
1978 American Realism, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
1978 Painterly Realism, Watson/de Nagy & Company, Houston, Texas
1978 Survey of Realism, Sardoni Art Gallery, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
1979 New York Now Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
1979 Selections from Skowhegan, The Art Gallery of the University of Maryland, College Park
1979 Summertime, Droll/Kolbert Gallery, New York City
1979 The Urban Landscape, Wave Hill, Bronx, New York
1979 Painterly Realism in America, A.J. Wood Gallery, Philadelphia
1980 Photography Influences Painting, Jeffrey Fuller Gallery, Philadelphia
1980 Art from Houston Corporations I, Sewall Art Gallery, Rice University, Houston, Texas
1980 Realism, Photorealism, Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma
1980 Selections from the Fischbach Gallery, State University of New York, Cortland, New York
1980 Contemporary Naturalism: Works of the 1970s, Nassau County Museum of Fine Art, Roslyn Harbor, New York
1982 An Appreciation of Realism, Museum of Art, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, New York
1982 Cloudworks, Stuart Neill Gallery, New York City
1982 Contemporary Realist Painting: A Selection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA
1983 In Honor of the Brooklyn Bridge, David Findlay, Jr. Contemporary Art, New York City
1983 Works of the Faculty and Students of the Department of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
1984 Art and Friendship: A Tribute to Fairfield Porter, Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY
1984 Drawings by 77, Forum Gallery, New York City (Curated by Ralph Pomeroy)
1984 Landscape, Matthews Hamilton Gallery, Philadelphia
1985 American Realism, William Sawyer Gallery, San Francisco
1985 The Artist Celebrates New York: Selected Paintings from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, New York; and tour
1985 The Gathering of the Avant-garde, Kenkeleba House, New York City
1985-86 City Views: Panoramas to Particulars, CIGNA Museum and Art Collection, Philadelphia PA
1985-87 American Realism: Twentieth Century Drawings and Watercolors from the Glenn C. Janss Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; DeCordova and Dana Museum and Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts; Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas, Austin, Texas; Mary and Leigh Block Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois; Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts; Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio; Madison Art Center, Madison, Wisconsin
1986 American Cityscape, Frank Bernarducci Gallery, New York City
1986 Mainly on the Plane, 56 Bleecker Gallery, Ltd., New York City
1988 Contemporary Nudes, Contemporary Art at One Penn Plaza, New York City
1988 Memorial for John Bernard Myers, Kouras Gallery, New York City
1988 The Face of the Land, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, Pennsylvania
1990 A Little Night Music Manhattan in the Dark, Lintas: Worldwide, One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York City (Curated by Gerrit Henry)
1990 The 1950s at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery, Art Gallery, Laguardia Hall, Brooklyn College, New York City
1990 Long Island Painting, Long Island Museum, Stony Brook, New York
1993 Men Working, G.W. Einstein Company, New York City
1993 The Collection: Porter’s Circle, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York
1993 Excellence in Watercolor, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, New Jersey
1994 Paintings from the Commerce Bancshares Collection, Lakeview Museum of Art and Science, Peoria, Illinois
1994 To Enchant (blue), Cynthia McCallister Gallery, New York City; Bixler Gallery, New York City (Curated by Michael Walls)
1994-95 New York Realism Past and Present, Odakyu Museum, Tokyo; Kagoshima City Museum of Art, Kagoshima, Japan; Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art, Kitakyushu, Japan; The Museum of Art, Kintetsu, Osaka, Japan; Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art, Fukushima, Japan; and Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida
1995 The City: New York Visions 1900 - 1995, ACA Galleries, Lizan-Tops Gallery, East Hampton, New York
1995 Male Desire, Mary Ryan Gallery, New York City
2000 In Memory of My Feelings: Frank O'Hara and American Art, The Parrish Art Museum, Southhampton, New York
2000 Masters of Contemporary Art, Art from the Chase Manhattan Collection, The Queens Museum of Art, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, New York
2000 Traveling Artists, Nabi Gallery, Sag Harbor, New York
2001 John Button (1929-1982), James Britton (1878-1936), Nabi Gallery, Sag Harbor, New York
2010 American Still Life: Treasures from the Parrish Art Museum, South Hampton, New York
1952 Prize, Los Angeles County Museum, of Art, Los Angeles
1961,69,74,82 Ingram Merrill Foundation Grant
1964 Prize, Silvermine Guild of Artists, Norwalk, Connecticut
1964 - 65 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine
1965 - 62 School of Visual Arts, New York City
1967 - 68 College of Art, Architecture and planning, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
1969 - 70 Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
1975 Maryland Institute of art, Baltimore, Maryland
1975 - 82 Graduate School of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
1947 - 48 University of California, Berkeley
1949 - 51 California School of Fine Arts, and University of California Medical Center, San Francisco
1951- 52 Studies with Howard Warshaw and Altina Barrett, Beverly Hills, California
1953 Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts, New York City
1964 Studies with Willard Cummings, New York City