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Esteban Vicente

BIOGRAPHY

1903-2001

Esteban Vicente was born in Turégano, Spain in 1903. His father was an army officer and an amateur painter who took the young Vicente with him on visits to the Prado Museum. In 1920, Vicente entered military school, but left after three months. Eighteen years old, Vicente began at the School of Fine Arts of the Real Academia de San Fernando in Madrid. As a young man living in Madrid, Barcelona and Paris, he developed friendships with artists and writers. In 1928, he had his first exhibition with Juan Bonafé at the Ateneo de Madrid.
     
Vicente left Europe for New York City in 1936. The United States became the artist’s permanent home. His contemporaries and associates included Willem de Kooning (with whom he once shared a studio), Elaine de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Franz Kline, Barnett Newman and Ad Reinhardt.
     
He spent a good portion of his career teaching. He was among the faculty at Black Mountain College, Black Mountain, NC; the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, New York, New York and the University of California, Berkeley, among others institutions.
     
In addition, he received numerous awards, some of the most prestigious given to an artist in the United States and his works can be found in important collections and museums such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York, among others.
     
At the end of his life, the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente, a museum in his honor, was opened in Segovia by the Spanish government. Vicente attended the museum’s opening in 1998.
     
Vicente died at the age of 97 in 2001 in Bridgehampton, New York, 10 days before his 98th birthday. He had a long and prosperous career, living and working with multiple generations of artists and painting well into his 90’s at his home in Bridgehampton.

EDUCATION:
School of Fine Arts of the Real Academia de San Fernando, Madrid, Spain

EXHIBITIONS:
2004, Ameringer-Yohe Fine Art, New York, NY
2004, Museu d’Art Espanyol Contemporani de Palma de Mallorca, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
2003, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, Spain
2003, Ameringer-Yohe Fine Art, New York, NY
2003, Galeria Elvira Gonzalez, Madrid, Spain
2002, Ameringer-Howard-Yohe, Boca Raton, FL
2002, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, Spain
2002, Hackett-Freedman Modern, San Francisco, CA
2001, Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY
2001, Abbey of Santo Domingo of Silos, Burgos, Spain
2001, New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, New York, NY
2000, Galeria Elvira Gonzalez, Madrid, Spain
2000, Berry-Hill Galleries, New York, NY
2000, Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain
1999, Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1999, Fundacion Pilar i Joan Miro, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
1999, Casa Solleric, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
1998, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
1998, La Casa del Siglo XV, Segovia, Spain
1998, Museo de la Passion y Monasterio de Nuestra Senora del Prado, Valladolid, Spain
1997, The Century Association, New York, NY
1997, Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1996, Galeria Elvira Gonzalez, Madrid, Spain
1996, Riva Yares Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1996, Lizan-Tops, East Hampton, NY
1995, IVAM Centre Julio Gonzalez, Valencia, Spain
1995, Berry-Hill Galleries, New York, NY
1995, Glenn Horowitz Booksellers, East Hampton, NY
1994, The New York Studio of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, New York, NY
1992, Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY
1991, Louis Newman Galleries, Beverly Hills, CA
1991, Centro de Exposiciones Y Congresos, Zaragoza, Spain
1990, Galeria Theo, Barcelona, Spain
1989, Berry-Hill Galleries, New York, NY
1988, Galeria Theo, Madrid, Spain
1987, Matthew Scott Gallery, South Miami, FL
1983-86, Gruenebaum Gallery, Ltd., New York, NY
1980, Two American Masters: Esteban Vicente and Balcomb Greene, Gallery 10, Aspen, CO
1980, Major Paintings and Sculptures of the Fifties, Gruenebaum Gallery, New York, NY
1979, Gruenebaum Gallery, Ltd., New York, NY
1979, Hoshour Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
1979, Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1978, Works by Members of the Yale Faculty 1950-1978, Yale University, New Haven, CT
1977, Fischbach Gallery, New York, NY
1977, Port Washington Public Library, Port Washington, NY
1977, Annual Exhibition, The National Academy of Design, New York, NY
1975, Holand-Goldowsky Gallery, Chicago, IL
1974, American University, Washington, D.C.
1972, Holland-Goldowsky Gallery, Chicago, IL
1971, Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
1969, Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY
1969, The New American Painting and Sculpture: The First Generation, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1969, Holland-Goldowsky Gallery, Chicago, IL
1969, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, HI
1968, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
1968, Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
1967, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IO
1967, American Collages, Norway and Sweeden
1967, The Whitney Museum of American Art Annual Exhibition, New York, NY
1966, Sculpture and Painting Today, The Boston Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA
1966, Fifteenth National Print Exhibition, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
1966, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
1964-65, Holland-Goldowsky Gallery, Chicago, IL
1964, Pavilion of Fine Arts, New York, NY
1963, Corcoran Biennial, Washington, D.C.
1963, VII Sao Paulo Biennale, Sao Paulo, Brazil
1963, B.C. Holland Gallery, Chicago, IL
1963, St. John's College, Annapolis, IL
1963, Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH
1963, The Whitney Museum of American Art Annual Exhibition, New York, NY
1992, Holland-Goldowsky Gallery, Chicago, IL
1992, The New Arts Gallery, Houston, TX
1992, Vanguard American Painting, American Embassy, London, England
1992, Continuity and Change, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
1992, Art Since 1950: U.S.A., Seattle World's Fair, Seattle, WA
1961, The Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
1961, The Art of Assemblage, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1961, American Abstract Expressionists and Imagists, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
1961, Primus-Stuart Galleries, New York, NY
1960, Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York, NY
1960, Corcoran Biennial, Washington, D.C.
1960, 60 American Painters 1960, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
1960, Holland-Goldowsky Gallery, Chicago, IL
1959, Society of Contemporary American Art Show, Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL
1959, Museum Director's Choice, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, IL
1959, The Whitney Museum of American Art Annual Exhibition, New York, NY
1959, The Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
1958, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY
1958, Rose Fried Gallery, New York, NY
1956, Painters and Sculptors Working on 10th Street, Tanager Gallery, New York, NY
1955, Charles Egan Gallery, New York, NY
1955, Annual Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, Stable Gallery, New York, NY
1953, The California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA
1953, Alan Frumkin Gallery, Chicago, IL
1952, Aspects of American Painting, Galerie de France, Paris, France
1951, 9th Street, New York, NY
1950, New Talent 1950, Kootz Gallery, New York, NY
1950, Peridot Gallery, New York, NY
1950, The Whitney Museum of American Art Annual Exhibition, New York, NY
1937, Kleeman Gallery, New York, NY
1934, Galeries d'Art Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain
1930, Dalmau Gallery, Barcelona, Spain

COLLECTIONS:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, Spain