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 Ernest Briggs  (1923 - 1984)

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Lived/Active: New York/Connecticut/California      Known for: abstract expressionist painting, other modern, teaching

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Ernest Briggs studied at the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design, San Francisco, 1946-1947 and the California School of Fine Arts, 1947-1951. Briggs co-founded Metart Galleries in San Francisco, 1949 and then in 1953 moved to New York. Taught at the University of Florida, Gainesville, 1958; Pratt Institute, New York, 1961-1984; and Yale University Graduate School of Art and Architecture, 1967-1968.

Solo Exhibitions: Metart Galleries, 1949; Stable Gallery, New York, 1954, 1955; California School of Fine Arts, 1956; Howard Wise Gallery, New York, 1960, 1962, 1963; Yale University Art Gallery, 1968; Green Mountain Gallery, New York, 1973; Susan Caldwell Gallery, New York, 1975; Gruenebaum Gallery, New York, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984

Selected Group Exhibitions: 68th Annual Painting and Sculpture Exhibition of the San Francisco Art Association at the San Francisco Museum of Art, 1949; 72nd Annual Painting and Sculpture Exhibition of the San Francisco Art Association at the San Francisco Museum of Art, 1953; The Oakland Museum, California. A Period of Exploration: San Francisco 1945-1950; 1973; San Francisco Museum of Art, Painting and Sculpture in California: The Modern Era 1976; Laguna Art Museum & San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The San Francisco School of Abstract Expressionism, 1996.

Public Collections: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; The Oakland Museum;
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

Literature: Thomas Albright, Art in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945-1980; Henry Hopkins, Painting and Sculpture in California: The Modern Era; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Painting and Sculpture Collection; Susan Landauer, The San Francisco School of Abstract Expressionism

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David J Carlson, Carlson Gallery, California. Carlson's specialty is Post-World War II California artists, and he is preparing a catalogue for a 2004 traveling exhibition of these artists to several California museums.

Biography from Anita Shapolsky Gallery:
Ernest Briggs was born in San Diego, California in 1923.  He studied at the Schaeffer School of Design in San Francisco from 1946 to 1947, and at the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco from 1947 to 1951.

Ernest Briggs moved to New York in 1953, and has since taught at the University of Florida, Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and at the Graduate School of Art at Yale University.

He studied under Clyfford Still, David Park, and Mark Rothko.

ERNEST BRIGGS showings include solo exhibitions dating back to 1949, in galleries ranging from the Metart and Art Association Galleries in San Francisco to Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven to the Stable Gallery, Howard Wise Gallery, Gruenebaum Gallery, and the Anita Shapolsky Gallery is his present gallery.

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC,
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,CA
Rockefeller Institute, New York,
The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

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