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 Eleanor (Walter) Sinton  (1910 - 1997)

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Lived/Active: California      Known for: modernist-leaning landscape-imagery, collage, mural, instructor

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Eleanor Sinton
from Auction House Records.
Untitled, 1947
Artwork images are copyright of the artist or assignee
This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Post War California artist, Eleanor Sinton, known as "Nell", studied at the California School of Fine Arts, 1920-1925, 1926-1928, 1937-1938; with Lucien Labaudt and Maurice Sterne, 1937-1938. In 1959, Sinton was acknowledged as one of the Ten Most Distinguished Bay Area Women. An active member of the Bay Area art community, she served on the San Francisco City and County Art Commission, 1959-1963 and the Board of Trustees of the San Francisco Art Institute from 1966-1972.

Sinton taught at the Institute for Creative and Artistic Development in Oakland, CA from 1974-1985. She was a visiting artist at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge in 1976, and an artist-in-residence at the National Organization of Women Conference, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1978. As a guest artist (1984) Sinton taught for the emeritus program at the College of Marin, Kentfield from 1981-1987.

Raymond & Raymond Gallery, San Francisco, 1947; California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 1949; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1950; Bolles Gallery, New York and San Francisco, 1962; Quay Gallery, San Francisco, 1966, 1969, 1971, 1974; San Francisco Museum of Art, 1970; Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1976; Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, 1977, 1978, 1989; Oakland Museum, 1990.

Fifth Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Painting, California Palace of The Legion of Honor 1952; Winter Invitational, California Palace of The Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 1960, 61, 62, 63; The Art Bank of the San Francisco Art Association, 1958, 59, 60, 62, 63, 64, 66; San Francisco Museum of Art, Painting and Sculpture in California: The Modern Era 1976

The Oakland Museum; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Painting and Sculpture in California: The Modern Era; Thomas Albright, Art in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945-1980; Susan Landauer, The San Francisco School of Abstract Expressionism; The Art of California, Selected Works from the Collection of The Oakland Museum; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Painting and Sculpture Collection.

David J Carlson, Carlson Gallery, California. Carlson's specialty is Post-World War II California artists, and he is preparing a catalogue for a 2004 traveling exhibition of these artists to several California museums.

This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Born in San Francisco, CA on June 4, 1910. "Nell" Sinton studied at the CSFA under Maurice Sterne and Lucien Labaudt. She was an apprentice to Sterne on the Federal Art Project murals in San Francisco (1938-40) and a member of the San Francisco Art Commission (1959-63). She taught at the San Francisco Art Institute (1970-71), Mt Holyoke College & Smith College (1975), Mills College (1979) and after 1980 at College of Marin. She lived in San Francisco until her demise on Oct. 23, 1997. Her works are rooted in Abstract Expressionism. Exh: CSFA, 1937 (1st prize); GGIE, 1939; CPLH, 1949 (solo); SF Women Artists, 1949-54; Santa Barbara Museum, 1950; MM, 1952; SFAA, 1956; SFMA, 1957, 1962, 1970; Oakland Museum, 1959; LACMA, 1964; De Young Museum, 1964; Mills College, 1981 (solo); SF Arts Festival, 1984; Calif. Women Artists (Fresno), 1986.
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Who's Who in American Art 1970; Painters & Sculptors in California: the Modern Era; Interview with the artist or his/her family.
Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here.

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