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 John Nathaniel Fenton  (1912 - 1977)

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Lived/Active: New York      Known for: surreal other images, graphics

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1912 (Mountaindale, New York)
 
Death
1977

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New York

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Biography from Butler Institute of American Art:
John Fenton (b. 1929 - d. 1977)

Born in 1929 in Mountaindale, New York. He studied at the Art Student's League and later at the world famous Atelier 17 in Paris. He also has worked with both Samuel Adler and Federico Castellon.

In 1958 Fenton won awards from both the National Academy of Design and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Among his other honors are a Purchase Prize from the New School Graphics Annual and an Edition Purchase from Pratt Institute.

The artist has had over a half-dozen one-man shows in New York city. He has exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, Chicago Art Institute Annual, Butler Art Institute Annual, National Academy of Design, Audubon Artists, American Academy of Arts and Letters Annual; Wesleyan University, and Pennsylvania State University. His work is in the permanent collections of the Pennsylvania State University Museum, Suffolk Museum, Corcoran Gallery of Art, and others. He has taught at New York University.

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