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 Bertha Karp Schoenbach  (1908 - 1998)

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Lived/Active: Pennsylvania/New York / Mexico/Russian Federation      Known for: painting, graphics, murals, etching

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
The following information, submitted January 2006, is from Marissa Bentley.
 
BERTHA KARP SCHOENBACH
1908-1998
 
Born in Philadelphia in 1908
 
Began art studies in Philadelphia at the Fleisher Memorial Art Center
 
Studied at the Philadelphia College of Art
 
Studied aesthetics and art history at the Barnes Foundation
 
Two years of painting from life and study of history of Russian art at the Moscow Technicum, USSR
 
Studied graphics and frescoes with Pablo Estaban 0’Higgins (1904-1983) and Jose Chavez Morado (1909-2002) at Taller de Graphica Popular (TGP) in Mexico City. The Taller Grafica Popular was founded in 1937 in Mexico City. the time period. Taller de Graphica Popular continued until 1977.
 
Studied woodcuts and serigraphy at the Pratt Institute, NYC
 
Studied etching with Seong Moy (1921- ) at Philadelphia College of Art
 
Died at the age of 90 on May 9, 1998
 
EDUCATIONAL POSITIONS

During the Depression, served with the Works Project Administration as a supervisor of art teaching programs and lecturer on the History of Art in teachers’ training program
 
Teacher of advanced painting - TARP - Temple Association for Retired Persons at Temple University
 
 
SOLO SHOWS

Numerous solo exhibitions in and around Philadelphia 1952 - 1981, including the
 
Philadelphia Art Alliance
Newman Contemporary Art Gallery
Gallery 252
Provident National Bank
The Rittenhouse Gallery
The Plastic Club
Stanford University, California
Sarasota, FL
Marlboro, VT
The Quadrangle, Haverford, PA
 
Paintings have also been exhibited in many group shows
 
MEMBERSHIPS
 
Charter member of Artists Equity
National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic
Philadelphia Watercolor Club
 
 
AWARDS AND HONORS

Wilmington Society of Fine Arts
Philadelphia Sketch Club
Da Vinci Art Alliance Philadelphia, PA
Cheltenham Art Center
Wayne Art Center
Plastic Club
National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic
Wharton Center
Woodmere Art Museum
Lansdale Art League

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Israel Museum, Jerusalem
 
Free Library of Philadelphia
 
William Penn High School Philadelphia, PA
 
Provident National Bank
 
Settlement Music School Philadelphia, PA

Lighthouse Settlement, NYC
 
Donglomur Foundation, Villanova, PA
 
Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection at the Library of Congress
 
Dropsie College, Philadelphia, PA now the University of Pennsylvania Center for Advanced Judaic Studies
 
African American Museum Philadelphia, PA

Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies Philadelphia, PA
 
Philadelphia Orchestra
 




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