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Lived/Active: New York      Known for: interior, still life

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Laura  Shechter (1944-)

A contemporary realist, she primarily paints interior views and still lives.  Shechter was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1944.

Brooklyn College, B.A. in Fine Art, 1965: Honors in Art, cum Laude Graphics Award, Kratter Scholarship, state Scholarship, 1961-65

Solo Exhibitions
Green Mountain Gallery, NYC, 1971
Lacarda Gallery, NYC, 1972
Suffolk Museum, Stoneybrook, N.Y., 1971
Forum Gallery, NYC, 1976,1980, 1983
Suffolk County Community College, Selden, N.Y. 1978
Capricorn Gallery, Bethesda, Md., 1977,1980
Nicholas Roerich  Museum, NYC, 1981
Pucker Gallery, Boston, 1981,1996, 1999
Wustum Museum of Fine Art, Wustum, Wi., 1982
Van Straaten Gallery, Chicago, 1983
Schoelkopf Gallery, NYC, 1985
Staempli Gallery, NYC, 1988
Loring Gallery, Cedarhurst, N.Y., 1988,1991, Sheffield, Mass, 2002
Rahr West Art Museum, Manitowoc, Wi., 1991
Haenah-Kent Gallery, NYC, 1991
Univ., of Richmond,, Richmond, Va.,  1991
Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, NYC, 1992,1994
Sinclair Community College, Dayton Ohio, 1995
J.J. Brookings Gallery, San Francisco, Ca., 1996
Richmond Art Center, Winsor, Ct. {duo} 1997
Mallette Art Gallery, Garden City,, NY {duo} 1997
ETS Princeton, NJ, 1999
Main St. Gallery, Dobbs Ferry, NY 2000
Chamot Gallery Jersey City, NJ, 2001

Selected Group Shows:
Fleisher Art Memorial, “In Her Own Image”, Philadelphia, 1974
Akron Art Institute, “Selections in Contemporary Art”, 1974
Albrecht Art Museum, St Joseph, Mo., “Drawing America 1975”, 1976
Forum Gallery, NYC, “works on Paper”, trio show, 1978
Centre Colombo Americano, Bogota, Colombia, “16 Realistas”, 1979
Westmoreland Coujnty Museum, Greensburg, Pa “The New American Still Life”, 1979
Brooklyn Museum, “American Drawing in Black and White”, 1980-81
Jewish Museum, NYC, “Jewish Themes /Contemporary American Art”, 1982
Pennsylvania Academy of Art, Phil,Pa., “Perspective in Contemporary  Realism”, 1982, Art Institute of
 Chicago, 1983
Museum of the City of NY, “Painting New York” 1983-84
Brooklyn Museum, “Homer, Sargent and the American Watercolor Tradition”, 1984,
Norton Gallery , West Palm Beach, Fla., “The fine Line; Drawing with Silver in America”, 1985
Butler Institute, Youngstown, Ohio, “Mainstream America, the Collection of Phil Desind”, 1987
Huntsville Museum, “Drawing, the New Tradition”, 1988
Kutztown Univ., Kutztown, Pa., “Drawing”, 1989
Martin Museum, Baylon, Univ, Texas, “American Print Survey”, 1990
Spiva Art Museum, Joplin, Mo., “Intimate Views”, 1991, travel for 2 years
Seville World Expo ’92, “Contemporary Women Realists”, curated  MNWIA
Arkansas Art Center, “Metal point etc.”, 1992, travel for 2 years.
South Bend Museum of Art, Ind., “20th. Centurary American  Realism”, 1994
Gallery of Contemporary Art, Colorado Springs, Colo., “Art and the Law, West ‘94”, travel 1 year
Tweed Museum, Duluth Mn., “Women in Print…”, 1995, travel 1 year
Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, “Drawing”, 1996
Forum Gallery, NYC, “Painting and Drawing in the Realist Tradition”, 1996
National Academy of Design, NYC, “Recent Acquisitions”, 1996
Ringling Museum, Sarasota, Fla, Selby Galllery, “Women Realists”, 1997
National Academy of Design, NYC, 1997, 1999,2001,2003,2005,2009, Annual Exhibition
Ogunquit Museum, Ogunquit, Me., “Realism in the 20th. Century”, 1997
Western Carolina Univ., Collowhee, “Aspects of Realism” 1998
Bates College Museum, Lewiston, Me, “Collection Highlights”, 1998
Albrecht-Kemper Museum, St. Joseph, Missouri, “the Print and Progress”, 2000
Doran Gallery, Tulsa Okla, “American Realism”,  2000- many shows-2008
Taego Art Center, “across the Pacific”, Taego, Korea, 2001
Wood Gallery and Art Center, Vermont College, Montpiele, “Still Life” 2001
Toy and Doll Museum, Brooklyn, NY, “Dolls and Toys as Seen by 7 Artists”, 2001
Loring Gallery, Sheffeild, Mass, “% Still Life Painters”, 2006

Artists in Residence/Lecturer- selected
Suffolk Community College, 1978,94,97; Arizona State Univ. 1980; School of the Boston Museum of fine Art,1981; Maryland  Institute of,, College of Art, Baltimore, 1981; Bersten Graphics Center, Jersalem, 1982, Univ of Bloomington, Ind., 1983; Univ of Richmond, Va., 1991; Loomis Chaffe School, Winsor Ct., 1996, Ringling Museum School, Sarasota, Fla., 1997; Old Lyme Academy, Ct. 1997, National Art Club, NYC, 2000, National Academy, NYC, 2005

Parsons School of Design, NYC; 1984
National Academy of Art, NYC, 1985-88, 1994-98

Selected Collections
Albright Knox, Buffalo, N.Y.                              
Arkansas Art Center
Art Institute of Chicago                                        
Boston Museum
Brooklyn Museum                                                
Carnegie Institute
Greenville County Museum, S.C.                         
de young Fine Art Museum, San Francisco, Ca
Indianapolis Museum of Art                                 
Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Jewish Museum, NY                                             
Munson Williams Protor Museum, Ithaca, NY
National Academy of Art. NY                              
National Museum of American Art.  Washington, D.C.
National Museum of Women in the Arts              
Nicloas Roerich Museum, NYC
Portland Museum, Ore,                                         
Wustum Museum, Racine, Wi
Arizona State Univ., Tempe                                  
Tel Aviv Museum
Brooklyn College                                                   
Bates College, Museum of  Art, Lewiston, Me
Bryn Maur College                                                
Pratt Graphics Center, NYC
Richmond Art Center, Lewiston, Ct.                     
Rutgers Univ., Zimmerli Museum
Queensboro Community College                           
Ringling Museum School, Sarasota, Fla
New York Public Library                                      
Chemical Bank
Kemper Group                                                       
United States Tobacco
3M Corporation

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