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|Originally from Paris, France, Mona Beaumont is a cubist painter recognized for her abstractions of the human figure. |
Beaumont attended the University of California at Berkley where she
obtained her Bachelor's and Master's degrees. She continued
working at the graduate level in Cambridge, Massachusetts at the Fogg
Art Museum and Harvard University. Later, she studied painting in
New York City under the influential modern artist, Hans Hofmann.
Mona Beaumont has been honored with several awards for her artwork
including the Grey Foundation Purchase Award in 1963, and the San
Francisco Women Artists Annual Ackerman Award in 1968. She was
also the recipient of the 1966 Purchase Award, and the 1975 One-Person
Exhibit Award, from the San Francisco Arts Festival.
Solo exhibitions of Beaumont's work have been held in the United States
at institutions including the Honolulu Academy of Arts in Hawaii; and
the Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, California.
Those abroad include L'Armitière Gallery in Rouen, France; Galerie
Alexandre Monnet in Brussels, Belgium; and the Galería Proteo in Mexico
City, Mexico. Beaumont has also participated in group exhibitions
with the San Francisco Art Institute Traveling Exhibitions of
California; Grey Foundation's United States Artists "Tour of Asia" in
Washington, D.C.; and the Galerie Zodiaque of Geneva, Switzerland.
Beaumont's artwork is part of the permanent collections at institutions
such as the Bulart Foundation in San Francisco; Grey Foundation in
Washington, D.C.; Hoover Foundation in Palo Alto, California; and the
Oakland Art Museum of California.
Submitted March 2006 by Jenna Wuensche, Researcher
Source: Jules Heller and Nancy G. Heller, North American Women Artists of the Twentieth Century
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