biografía de Louis DeMott BUNCE (1907-1983)

Lugar de nacimiento: Lander, WY

Lugar de defunción: Portland, OR

Direcciones: Portland, OR

Profesión: Painter

Estudios: Mus. Art Sch., Portland, Oregon; ASL, 1927-28

Exposiciones: Northwest Ar., SAM, 1934 (prize), 1965 (purchase prize); SFMA, 1935; PS. Fed. Bldgs., 1936; WFNY, 1939; GGE, 1939; AIC; WMAA, 1951-59; Corcoran Gal., 1953; PAFA, 1954, 1958; Third Biennial, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1955-56; Print Coun. Am., 1962-63; Univ. Ill. Art Mus., 1967; Nat. Drawing Soc., 1970; Denver Mus. Art, 1971; Portland Art Mus. Ann., 1971(painting award); Fountain Gallery, Portland, OR; Portland Art Mus., 1979 (retrospective) Awards: Ford Found. fel., Tamarind Lithographic Workshop, 1961; Ford Found. Award.

Obra: USPO, Grant's Pass, Oreg., Sect. FA Fed. Works Agency; SFMA; WMAA; Portland Mus; SAM; Butler Inst. Am Art, Youngstown, OH. Commissions: mural, Port of Portland, Portland Int. Airport, 1958; 600 serigraphs, Hilton Hotel, Portland, 1963. Archival collections: Louis Bunce Papers, Archives of American Art (includes letters from Jackson Pollock)

Comentarios: One of the leading abstract painters of the Pacific Northwest. He was a friend of Jackson Pollock, whom he met at the ASL. Bunce returned to Portland in the 1930s, worked for the WPA (then returned to NYC, 1940-41 to work for the WPA mural division) and later joined the faculty of the Portland Museum of Art School, where he taught from 1946 until his retirement in 1972. Other positions: Vis prof painting, Univ Calif, Berkeley, 1960; Univ Ill, Urbana, 1966-67.

Fuentes: WW73; New Painters," Art in America (1955); "West Coast Painters," Life Mag (Nov., 1957); Rachel Rosenfield, Louis Bunce, A Retrospective (Portland: Portland Art Mus., 1979); Paul J. Karlstrom, "Jackson Pollock and Louis Bunce," Archives of American Art Journal (1984); Wechsler, 31"

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