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 Miriam H. Beerman  (1923 - )

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Lived/Active: New Jersey/Rhode Island      Known for: fantastic imagery-animal, collage, prints

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Selected Permanent Collections
Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Jewish Museum,  and the Queens Museum,  in New York City, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and National Museum of Women in the Arts,  in Washington, D.C.  Her work is also in the permanent collections of  the Everson Museum in Syracuse, New York , the Bass Museum in Miami, Florida,  the New Jersey State Museum, the Montclair Art Museum, the Newark Museum,  the Allen Museum at Oberlin College, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield, Illinois, the San Diego Museum,  the  Israel Museum in Jerusalem, Israel, the Rhode Island School of Design,  Cornell University, Yale University, the City University of New York,  and many other public, private, and corporate collections.   
Selected Exhibitions
Beerman has solo exhibitions at the Everson Museum in Syracuse, NY, (September 2006 to February 2007) and the Aljira Gallery in Newark, NJ, ( May to July 2006) and upcoming, at the QCC Art Gallery at Queensborough Community College  in  Queens, New York in 2007.  She  was  the first woman to receive a solo show in the history of the Brooklyn Museum of Art.  Her work was acquired and shown in 2004 in a new acquisitions  show at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.  It  is currently being shown through 2005 in a new acquisitions show at the Everson Museum.    In addition, she  was given two solo shows at New York’s Graham Gallery, a solo show at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, a 40-year retrospective at the New Jersey State Museum in 1991, two solo shows at the Montclair Art Museum, and many others, both nationally and internationally.
Selected Awards and Honors
 In 2005, Miriam’s papers and an oral history  were accepted by the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art.  She is a recipient of awards from the Fulbright Program,  the Pollock-Krasner Foundation,  the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation,  the Camargo Foundation, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Joan Mitchell Foundation, and more.  She also received the Childe Hassam Purchase Prize from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.

Submitted November 2005 and updated June 2006 by William Jaffe, son of the artist.

This biography from the Archives of AskART:
A painter and printmaker who has won many awards and honors, Miriam Beerman was born in Providence, Rhode Island and earned a Fine Arts degree at the Rhode Island School of Design.  She also studied in New York City with Yasuo Kuniyoshi at the Art Students League, at the New School for Social Research, with Adja Yunkers and in printmaking in Paris with Stanley William Hayter at Atelier 17.

In 1991, a forty-year retrospective of her work was held in Trenton, New Jersey at the State Museum, and in 1987, she received a Distinguished Artist Grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

Jules Heller and Nancy G. Heller, North American Women Artists of the Twentieth Century

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