Nicholas Carone


Nicholas Carone Biography

American, 1917 – 2010

Nicholas Carone was born in 1917 in New York and raised in Hoboken, New Jersey. He began formal art studies at the age of eleven and studied at the National Academy of Design, Art Students League of New York, Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts, and the Roman Academy of Fine Arts. In 1941, he won the Prix de Rome and in 1949 a Fulbright Fellowship.

Carone taught at universities including Yale University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Cooper Union, and School of Visual Arts. He was a founding faculty member of the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture. In 1988 he founded the International School of Art, located first in Todi, Italy and then in nearby Montecastello.

Carone was a part of the Abstract Expressionist movement, which relied heavily on Surrealism, poetry, and interpretations of Jungian psychology. His work is now in the collections of museums including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and the Baltimore Museum of Art.

1947 – 1951, American Academy, Rome
1945 – 1946, Hans Hoffman School of Fine Arts, New York
1939 – 1942, The National Academy of Design, New York
1937 – 1938, Art Students League, New York
1928 – 1931, Leonardo da Vinci School of Art

2013, Pollock Krasner House and Study Center, East Hampton, NY
2008-10, 2012-13, Washburn Gallery, New York, NY
2005, 2007, Lohin Geduld Gallery, New York, NY
2003, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
1978, 1993, Carone Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL
1958, 1959, 1962, Staempfli Gallery, New York, NY
1958, Stadler Gallery, Paris, France
1954, 1956, Stable Gallery, New York, NY
1952, Frumkin Gallery, Chicago, IL
1951, Gallerina Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy
1949, Cortile Gallerina, Rome, Italy

2007, Oklahoma City Museum of Art
"Breaking the Mold: Selections from the Washington Gallery of Modern Art, 1961-1968"
P.S.1. Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York
2006, American Academy Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture,
American Academy of Painting and Sculpture, New York, NY
2006, Chiesa-Museo di San Francesco, "Artisti 'stranieri' in Umbria" , Corciano, Italy
1999, Corcoran Gallery of Fine Arts, Washington, D.C.
1999, Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, FL
1999, National Academy of Design, New York, NY
1999, National Institute of Arts of Letters , New York, NY
1999, Tate Modern, London, England
1994, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, "American Choice, Muriel Kallis Steinberg Newman Collection", New York, NY
1990, Guild Hall Museum, "East Hampton Avant-Garde, A Salute to the Signa Gallery" , East Hampton, NY
1973, University of Austin, "Ciba-Geigy Collection Exhibition", Austin, TX
1970, Brandeis University Museum, Waltham, MA
1969, Institute of International Education, "Artists Abroad", New York, NY
1969, Getai Group, Japan
1968, Whitney Museum of American Art, "Seventy Years of American Art" , New York, NY
1964, Internationale Der Zeichnung, Zurich, Switzerland
1963-64, Museum of Modern Art, "Hans Hoffman and His Students" , New York, NY
1962, The Art Institute of Chicago, "65th American Exhibition", Chicago, IL
1962, Museum of Modern Art, "American Abstract Artist", Sao Paulo, Brazil
1961, Walker Art Center, "60 American Painters, 1960", Minneapolis, MN
1961, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, "American Abstract Expressionists and Imagists" , New York, NY
1961, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
1961, Whitney Museum of American Art, "Annual", New York, NY
1959, Smithsonian Institution, "Fulbright Painters", Washington, D.C.
1958, Brussels Universal and international Exhibition, Brussels World Fair, Brussels, Belgium
1958, Traveled to: Tate Gallery, London, England
1958, World House, New York, NY
1957, Whitney Museum of American Art, "Annual", New York, NY
1953-1958, Stable Gallery Annuals, New York, NY
1951, Ninth Street Show, New York, NY
1948, Modern Museum, Rome Quadriennale, Rome, Italy

Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore,
Getai Group, Japan
Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Museum,
Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, FL
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach, FL
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Syracuse University Art Galleries, Syracuse, NY
Tate Modern, London, England
Union Carbide Corporation, Danbury, CT
The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Weatherspoon Museum of Art, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

1941, Prix de Rome
1949, Fulbright Fellowship (Rome)
1955, William N. Copley Award
1956, National Council of the Arts
1964, Longview Foundation
1966, National Council on the Arts Grant
1970, Creative Arts Public Service Program
1971, New York State Council on the Arts Grant
2005, Andrew Carnegie Prize, National Academy Museum
2007, Inglis Griswold Nelson Prize for Painting, National Academy Museum
2009, Lee Krasner Award for lifetime achievement

Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Columbia University, New York, NY
The Cooper Union School, New York, NY
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
International School of Art Founder and Director, Umbria, Italy
Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore, MD
The National Academy of Design, New York, NY
The New York Studio School Founding faculty member, New York NY
Skowhegan Art School, Madison, ME
WPA Worcester War Memorial Mural 1938-1941 Assistant to Leon Kroll, Worcester, MA
Yale University, New Haven

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