FAY LANSNER

b. 1921, Philadelphia - d. 2010, New York City

 

Education:

Tyler School of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA 1945-1947

Art Students League, New York, NY 1947-1948

Hans Hoffman School, New York, NY 1948-1950

Studies with Fernand Léger, Paris, France 1950-1951

 

Solo Exhibitions:

The Betsy Hotel, Miami Beach, FL - 2017

Poets House, New York, NY - 2016

ArtHamptons Fair, Bridgehampton, NY - 2009

PG Art Venture, Larchmont, NY- 2008

Benton Gallery, Southampton, NY- 2003, 1991, 1988, 1986

Benson, Elaine Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY, 1992, 1984, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1977, 1976, 1972

Ingber Gallery, New York, NY - 1983, 1980

Phoenix II, Washington, DC, - 1982

Loonam Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY - 1980

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA - 1976

Douglass College, New Brunswick, NJ - 1975

Kornblee Gallery, New York, NY - 1965, 1963

James David Gallery, Coral Gables, FL - 1963

Zabriskie Gallery, New York, NY - 1961 (Drawings)

David Herbert Gallery, New York, NY - 1961 (Drawings)

Chapel Art Gallery, Hood College, Baltimore, MD -1961

Hansa Gallery, New York, NY - 1958, 1956, 1954

Peretz Johannes Gallery, New York, NY - 1952

Galerie Huit, Paris, France – 1951

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2017

Grey Art Gallery, Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952-1965, New York, NY

 

2013

Southampton Cultural Center, Levitas Center for the Arts, The Flower Show, Southampton, NY

 

2007

Spanierman Gallery, Women and Abstraction: Then and Now, Easthampton, NY, September

 

1996

Smithsonian Institute, Rebels: Poets and Painters of the 50’s, Washington, DC, February-June

Arlene Bujese Gallery, Mother and Child: A Contemporary View, East Hampton, NY, May 4-30

Arlene Bujese Gallery, Portraits, East Hampton, NY, June

Heckscher Museum of Art, A Garden of Earthly Delights, Huntington, NY, June-August

Mabel Douglass College, Rutgers University, Women’s Artist Series: 25 Years of Feminism, 25 Years of Women’s Art, New Brunswick, NJ, October 1996-March 1997

 

1995

Southampton Civic Center, Women Artists, Southampton, NY, May

Arlene Bujese Gallery, Subject into Object, East Hampton, NY, May 4-30

Arlene Bujese Gallery, The Matter of Synthesis: Collage and Assemblage, East Hampton, NY, May 27-June 15

Arlene Bujese Gallery, Light in Summer, East Hampton, NY, August 19-September 17

Arlene Bujese Gallery, Figure as Form, East Hampton, NY, September 9-28

Arlene Bujese Gallery, Multiples (Tapestry), East Hampton, NY, October 28- November 2

 

1994

Arlene Bujese Gallery, Drawings by Contemporary Artists, East Hampton, NY, April

Arlene Bujese Gallery, Divertissement, East Hampton, NY, December

 

1993

Benton Gallery, Women, Multiples, Wall to Wall, Southampton, NY

 

1992

Benton Gallery, Group Drawings, Southampton, NY, April

Benton Gallery, Personages, Southampton, NY, May

 

1991

Brooke Alexander Gallery, Poetry & Painting, New York, NY, March

 

1989-1990

Knoxville Museum of Art, American Women Artists, The 20th Century, Knoxville, TN

Queensboro Community College Art Gallery, Bayside, NY

EHCCA – East Hampton Center for Contemporary Art, The Figure, East Hampton, NY, May-June 1989

Alice Baber Collection of Contemporary American Art, Lafayette Museum, Lafayette, IN, Spring 1989

Photographs of Women artists by George Aguirre, Madrid, Spain, 1989

Benton Gallery, Group, Southampton, NY, May 1989

Springs, Invitational, Artists of the Region, August 1989

Benton Gallery, Figure as Form, Southampton, NY, November – December 1989

 

1988

Guild Hall, 50th Golden Anniversary, East Hampton, NY

 

1987

Ashawagh Hall, Artists of the Region, East Hampton, NY

Benton Gallery, Group, Southampton, NY December

 

1986

Elaine Benson Gallery, Watercolors, Bridgehampton, NY

Benton Gallery, Group, Southampton, NY

Ashawagh Hall, Artists of the Region, East Hampton, NY

Suzanne Gross Gallery, Group, Philadelphia, PA

 

1985

Ingber Gallery, Survival of the Fittest, New York, NY

W.C.A.; The Mirrored Image, New York University, New York, NY

Ashawagh Hall, Artists of the Region, East Hampton, NY

 

1984

Guild Hall Museum, Ordinary and Extraordinary Uses: Objects by Artists, East Hampton, NY (Tapestry)

Elaine Benson Gallery, Major Painters of the Hamptons, Bridgehampton, NY

Suzanne Gross Gallery, Major American Women Artists: In Celebration of Simone de Beauvoir, Philadelphia, PA

Ashawagh Hall, Artists of the Region, East Hampton, NY

 

1983

Hans Hoffman as Teacher, Drawings by Hoffman and his Students, A.F.A. Traveling: Bass Museum, Miami, FL; Elvehjem Museum of Art, Madison WI; Museum of Art, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; Montreal Museum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Community Gallery, Santa FE College, Gainesville, FL; Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 1982-1984

Ashawagh Hall, Artists of the Region, East Hampton, NY

Suzanne Gross Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (Tapestry)

A.I.R. Gallery, A.I.R. Invitational, New York, NY

 

1982

Guild Hall, Poets and Painters of the Region, East Hampton, NY

Firehouse Gallery, Expressionism and the Figure, Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY

Westbeth Gallery, Women and Art in Society, Sexuality in Art from a Feminist Perspective, Women’s Caucus for Art, New York, NY

Ingber Gallery, Art as Furniture, Furniture as Art, New York, NY (Curator)

 

1981

Phoenix II Gallery, Drawings (Inaugural Exhibition), Washington, DC

Weatherspoon Art Gallery, 17th Annual, Art on Paper, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC

Grey Art Gallery, Heresies Benefit, New York, NY

Spectrum Gallery, Fruits and Vegetables, New York, NY

Mabel Douglass Library, Women Artists: 10th Anniversary Retrospective, Douglass College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

 

1980

Graham Gallery, Originals, American Women Artists, New York, NY January

Harold Reed Gallery, Self Portraits by Artists, New York, NY

 

1979

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Hans Hoffman as Teacher: Drawings by his Students, Traveling, New York, NY January-March

Denver Museum of Art, Poets-Painting, Denver, CO, Traveling: La Jolla Museum, La Jolla, CA; Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Fine Art, Kansas City, MO, November 1979-September 1980

Suzanna Gross Gallery, Sculpture and Tapestries, Art for architecture, Interior Design, Philadelphia, PA

The First Women’s Bank, New York, NY (Tapestry No. III)

 

1978

Moran Gallery, Guild Hall, Palette to Palate, New York Times Book Company, East Hampton, NY

Graduate Center of City University, Women Artists ’78, Women’s Caucus for Art, New York, NY, January- February

Landmark Gallery and Noho Gallery, Tenth Street Days – The Co-Ops of the ‘50s, New York, NY, December

Hechsher Museum, Aspects of Change – Drawing Today, Long Island, NY, October

 

1977

Ashawagh Hall, Women Artist Here and Now, East Hampton, NY

Neuberger Museum, Work on Paper, College at Purchase, State University of New York, November 1976 – January 1977

Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY

Himmelfarb Gallery, Watermill, NY

 

1976

Sordoni Art Gallery, Three, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY

New York Studio School, New York, NY

Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC

Wichita Falls Museum & Art Center, Works on Paper, Ciba-Geigy, Wichita Falls, KS, September-November

Parke-Bernet Gallery, Guild Hall Auction, New York, NY

 

1975

Douglass College, Women’s Artist Series – Year V, New Brunswick, NJ, November –December

Brooklyn Museum Gallery, Works on Paper, Women in the Arts, Brooklyn, NY, September – November

Women’s Inter-Art Center, Color, Light and Image, New York, NY

 

1974

Triangles (Walk Through Art), New York Professional Women Artists (NYPWA), Battery Park and Central Park, New York, NY, September

Moran Gallery, Guild Hall, Prints by Artists of the Region, East Hampton, NY, September – November

Suffolk Museum, The Artists Use of Paper, Stony Brook, NY, March

Lehigh University, Ten Women, New York Professional Women Artists, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Kresge Art Center Gallery, Works by Women, Ciba-Geigy Collections, Michigan state University, Lansing MI, March

Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Works by Women, Ciba-Geigy Collections, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC, April

Suzy Langlois Gallery, Art Mural, Tapestry, Paris, France

 

1973

New York Cultural Center, Women Chose Women, New York, NY January – February

Fordham University at Lincoln Center, 9 Painters, New York, NY February – March

 

1970-1972

Guild Hall, How A Screen Print is Made, American Federation of the Arts, Moran Gallery, East Hampton, NY, 1972

Stanford Museum, Women in the Arts, Stanford, CT, 1972

LaDemeure Gallery, Tapestry, Paris, France, 1971-72

17th Annual Brooklyn Museum Print, Brooklyn, NY, 1970

 

1961-1969

Contemporary Art Museum, One Hundred American Drawings, The Emerging Figure, Houston, TX

Krannert Art Museum, Philip Bruno Collection (Traveling), American Federation of the Arts, Tennessee Fine Art Center, Nashville, TN

Kornblee Gallery, Out of Doors, New York, NY

Davis Gallery, Still Life, 20th Century Americans, New York, NY

Zabriskie Gallery, Portraits, New York, NY

Louis Alexander Gallery, Recent American Drawings, New York, NY

Kornblee Gallery, Figures, New York, NY

Riverside Museum, West Side Artists, New York, NY

School of Visual Arts, The Landscape, Visual Arts Center, New York, NY

Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Art on Paper, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC

New York University, Contemporary Drawings, Loeb Student Center, New York, NY

Inform and Interpret, American Federation of the Arts Traveling Show

Washington Gallery of Contemporary Art, Washington, DC

Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC

Albright Knox Museum, Buffalo, NY

Rose Fried Gallery, Group, New York, NY

1955-1960

Davis Gallery, Life Drawing by Abstract Artists, New York, NY

Southampton Museum, Southampton, NY

Zabriskie Gallery, Portraits, New York, NY

Tibor de Nagy Gallery, Portraits, New York, NY

 

Selected Public Collections:

Alice Baber Collection of American Art, Greater Lafayette Museum, Lafayette, IN

Bass Museum, Video of “The Circle of Charmion Von Wiegand”

Bryn Mawr Museum, Bryn Mawr College, Philadelphia, PA

Ciba-Geigy Corporation, Ardsley, NY

Cité des Arts, Paris, France

Corcoran Museum, Washington, DC

Douglass College, New Brunswick, NJ

Elvehjem Museum of Art, Madison, WI

Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY

Hood College, Frederick, MD

Kenton Corporation, New York, NY

Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville TN

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY

Newark Museum

Newsweek Magazine, New York, NY

New York University Art Collection

Philadelphia Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Southampton Hospital, Southampton, NY

University of Newark Art Museum, Newark, NJ

University of Texas Museum, Austin, TX

Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC

 

Selected Private Collections:

Mary Abbott, Mary Ellin Barrett, Bethany Beardslee, Richard Bellamy, Barbara Bluestein, Arlene Bujese, Joseph Buttinger, Lawrence Campbell, David Herbert Gallery, Osborne Elliot, Diane Erwitt, T.H. Fields, Jane Frielicher, Paul Georges, Barbara Guest, Guild Hall, Thomas B. Hess, Himmelfarb Gallery, Ferydoun Hoveyda, Barbara Kafka, Wolf Kahn, Belle Kogan, Barbara Kulicke, Robert Kulicke, Gordon Manning, Bertram Meyers, Duane Michaels, Joan Mitchell, Alphonso Penuranda, Beverly Pepper, Richard Mellon Collection, Dr. de la Riviere, Harold Rosenberg, Meritt Safford, Robert Schoelkopf, James Schyler, Aaron Shickler, Saul Steinberg, Jule Styne, Yvonne Thomas, George Vicas, Sandra Wagonfeld, Lally Weymouth, Enez Whipple, Daniel Wiener, Frederick Wiseman

 

Books:

The Party’s Over Now, Gruen, John, The Viking Press, New York, NY, 1972, p. 171.

A Dictionary of Contemporary American Artists, Cummings, Paul, ed., 2nd Edition, St. Martin’s Press, New York, NY, 1971, 1980; 3rd Edition 1993.

Who’s Who in American Art, Gilbert, Dorothy B., ed., R.R. Bowker Company, 1180 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1992, 1994.

Who’s Who in American Women, Marquis Who’s Who, Inc. Chicago, IL, 8th Edition, 1974-197, 7th Edition, 1972-73, 1977-1978, 1992, 1994.

Art Collector’s Annual, Five reproductions.

The New York Arts Calendar, Five Reproductions.

Who’s Who in the East, 1974, 1975 – etc.

Fay Lansner, Monograph, Introduction and poem by Barbara Guest; Interview with Irving H. Sandler, 25 Color Plates, 23 Black & White Plates, AVA Books, Box 66, Swarthmore, PA, 19018, 1977

Originals – American Women artists, Munro, Eleanor C., Simon and Shuster, 1979, p. 205-206, Illustration p. 205.

American Women Artists 1984, Russo, Alexander, University Publications of America, Fredrick, MD; Interview pp. 135-145.

The Power of Feminist Art, Abrams, 1994.

Guild Hall, Whipple Enez, 1994

 

Articles:

Henry, Gerrit, Fay Lansner at Ingber, Art in America, January 1981, color illustrations, p. 126.

Guest, Barbara, Fay Lansner: Deliberate Contraries, Art News, Volume 62, no. 8, December 1963, pp/ 36-37, 67. Four reproductions.

de Lallier, Alexandra, Women as Metaphor, Women’s Art Journal, Fall/Winter, 1987.

de Lallier, Alexandra, Drawings as Process and Presence, 12 illustrations, September 1983; unpublished.

Shapiro, David, Fay Lansner, Arts Magazine, September 1980, color illustration p. 3.

Reno, Doris, Lansner Paintings Show Unique Use of Figure, Miami Post Herald, Miami, FL, 1964. Reproduction – “Real and Ideal”.

Rosenberg, Harold, Hoffman students, Art News Annual, December 1963.

 

Statements By The Artist:

Interview, Hunter College, New York, Two-hour tape recording and transcript in the Vanguard Artist, Fliegel, Norris and Rosenberg., University of Chicago, Quadrangle Books, 1965.

The Artist Speaks, interview by Josephine Lyon, broadcast over WBAI/FM radio, New York City, half-hour tape recording and transcript, 1967.

Experience and Space, panel discussion: Fay Lansner Adolph Gottlieb, Lester Johnson, Richard Lindner, Paul Georges. Artist Club, New York City, Tape recording and transcript; January 1972.

Are the Museums Relevant to Women?, panel discussion, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York, January 1972.

Does Art Have a Gender?, panel discussion, Lansner, Bourgeois, Baker, E., WMCA, New York, NY, January 1972; taped and broadcast over WMAI/FM, New York, 1972, with transcript.

Dialogue with Gillespie, Schwartz and Lansner, Broadcast over WKLF/FM radio, March 1973. One-half hour tape and transcript.

Anonymous was a Woman, Collections of Letters to Young Women artists, Feminist Art Program, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California, 1974, pp.97-100. Miriam Shapiro, Editor.

Art: A Woman’s Sensibility – Feminist Art Program, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California, 1975. Statement p. 40. Miriam Shapiro, Editor.

Women Artists Series Year Five, Mabel Douglass Library, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

Expressionism and The Figure, Slide lecture, Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY, 1982. Lecture on the Work of Fay Lansner.

 

Video:

Poets on Painters, at Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY, July 1982, ¾ - inch color, 15 minutes

Beskind, Dorothy, Fay Lansner at 810 Broadway Studio in New York, 1977, Black and White, 15 Minutes. Exhibition, New York Coalition of Women Artist, October 1979

The Circle of Charmion Von Wiegand, Co-producer, Editor, Writer c. A.V.A. Artists Video Archives, ¾ - inch color, 43 Minutes. Broadcast on Channel 13, November 5, 1978. Available: Chicago Bank, Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL

 

Art Criticism:

Review of Barbara Chase-Riboud, Cover Story, Craft Horizons, vol. XXXII, no. 2, April 1972, pp. 22-25, 65

Interview with Arthur Cohen on Sonia Delaunay, Cover Story, Feminist Art Journal, New York, pp. 5-10

 

Professional Associations:

Women in the Arts, Co-Founder, 1972

Women in the Arts, Coordinating Board

Women in the Arts, Negotiating Board

AVA – Artist Video Archives, Partner

International Awards for Fulbright Scholarship

Award Committee for Crafts, 1985, 1986, 1988, Juror

 

Lectures:

Women in the Arts – Award: Fay Lansner Lithograph to Lee Krasner for Distinguished Women of 1986

Whitney Museum, Panel on Hans Hoffman, September 25, 1990
Panelists: I. Sander, M. Matter, L. Kiesler, C. Goodman, F. Lansner

New School for Social Research, New York, NY – Women Artists of the 50’s

Douglass College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ – Women Artists

Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY – On My Work

Southampton College, Southampton, NY – Master Classes Critique

 

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