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John Stephan

 (1906 - 1995)
John Stephan was active/lived in Illinois.  John Stephan is known for hard-edge geometric painting, urban other landscape.

John Stephan

Biography from Adam Tamsky Fine Art

John Stephan

1925-26 University of Illinois
1926-28 Art Institute of Chicago
c. 1952 Atelier Grande Chaumiere, Paris

1925 Mechanic's assistant Chicago Northwestern Railway Company
1930's Art Instructor Jane Adams Hull House, Chicago
Draftsman, Butler Brothers, Chicago
Draftsman, Western Electric, Chicago
Easel painter, architectural projects, mosaic murals, Works Progress Administration, Chicago
1942-43 Assistant Draftsman, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp, Stratford, CT
1949 Art Editor, Tiger's Eye, an arts and literary quarterly, NYC
1961 Artist in Residence, Fairleigh Dickinson University, NL
1961-62 Instructor, Hunter College, NYC

1931 Waldon-Palmolive Gallery, Chicago
1932 Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH
1944 Argent Gallery, NYC
1945 Mortimer Brandt Gallery, NYC
1947, 50 Betty Parsons Gallery, NYC
1953 Galleria Dello Zodiaco, Rome, Italy
1955 Rosenquist Gallery, Tucson, AZ
1963 10/4 Group, NYC
1969 Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
1970 DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
1971 Woods-Gerry Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
1972, 1975 Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI
1973 141 Prince Street Gallery, NYC
1977, 80, 82 Harkus Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA
1988 Salve Regina University, Newport, RI
1995 Spring Bull Gallery, Memorial Exhibition, Newport, RI
2002 Yale University Art Gallery, The Tiger's Eye, The Art of a Magazine


1929 Open-Air Show, Art Institute of Chicago
1930 Three-man show, Dill Pickles Club, Chicago
All-Illinois Society of the Fine Arts, Stevens Hotel, Chicago
1931 11th International Watercolor Exhibition, Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago
1932 "10th Annual Exhibition", Chicago No-Jury Society of Artists, Gallery of Modern Life
Paintings by Chicago Artists, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh
1933 Paintings and Prints of Chicago Artists, Whitney Museum
1934, 35, 36, 38, 39, 40 Art Institute of Chicago
1940 "Exhibition National Art Week", AIC, Chicago
1941 "North Mississippi Valley Artists", Illinois State Museum, Springfield, Ill
The Arts Club of Chicago
"45th Annual Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity", AIC
1944 Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH
New York Architectural League, NYC
1945 "New Art Circle", J. B. Neuman, NYC
1948, 49, 50 Gallery Artists, Betty Parsons Gallery, NYC
1949 "13th American Abstract Artists", Riverside Museum, NYC
Whitney Museum of American Art
1951 9th Street Show, Stable Gallery, NYC
"La Petite Galerie, Montparnasse, Paris, France
1963 10/4 Group, NYC
1970 Parker Street 470, Boston, MA
Newport Art Musuem, Newport, RI
1971 "Abstract Painting", DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
Mass Council on Arts and Humanities, Boston, MA
1973 Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI
1975 "Large Paintings", Parsons Truman Gallery, NYC
1976 "Update", DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
Genesis Gallery, NYC
1978 "DeCordova Collects New England Art", DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
1981 "Being and Nothingness", DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
1983 "Abstract Art in New England", Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA
"Abstract Art in New England", Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Stamford, CT
1994 "Contemporary Art in Rhode Island", RISD Museum, Providence, RI
2002 "American Abstract Expressionism", RISD Museum, Providence, RI
2004 American Abstractionists, David Findlay Jr. Fine Arts, NYC
2005 American Abstractionists, Part II, David Findlay Jr. Fine Arts, NYC
2006 "9th Street, Nine Artists from the Ninth Street Show", David Findlay Jr. Fine Arts, NYC


Babson College, Wellesley, MA
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
Deerfield Grammar School, Deerfield, IL
Loyola University Chapel, Chicago, IL
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Walnut Hill School, Natick, MA
List Visual Arts Center, MIT, Cambridge, MA
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT


Art Acquisitions, St. Paul, MN
Management Analysis Center, Cambridge, MA
Art Enterprises, Chicago, IL
AT&T, Southfield, NJ
Gemini Consulting, Cambridge, MA
Gerson Bakar Associates, San Francisco, CA
Rosenquist Gallery, Tucson, AZ
R. U. Development, Boston, MA
Stop and Shop,Inc., Boston, MA
Wang Laboratories, Boston, MA
Wellington Management, Boston, MA
Trinity Church, Trinity University, Tucson, AZ

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About  John Stephan

Born:  1906 - Maywood, Illinois
Died:   1995
Known for:  hard-edge geometric painting, urban other landscape