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Boris Margo

Boris Margo (1902-1995)

Education:
Polytechnik Art School, USSR
Futemas,USSR
Pavel Filonov School, USSR

Exhibitions:
Roerich Museum, 1932 (solo)
Cincinnati Art Museum, 1939
Art of This Century, Peggy Guggenheim, 1943
Critics Choice, Cincinnati, 1945
Whitney Museum of American Art, 1946-66
National Academy of Design, 1946
Library of Congress, 1944, 1946
Armory Show NY, 1945
American University, 1946
Betty Parsons Gallery, 1947-62
San Francisco Art Museum, 1944
Art Institute of Chicago, 1947 (prize)
Brooklyn Museum, 1947 (retrospective)- 68
Carnegie Institute, 1952
Corcoran Gallery of Art, biennials 1947-63
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, 1962
Venice Biennales, 1956, 1970
Sao Paulo Biennale
Associated American Artists

Member:
MacDowell Colony fellow

Collections:
Museum of Modern Art
Collections Continued:
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Art Institute of Chicago
Addison Gallery of American Art
National Museum of American Art
Brooklyn Museum
Sao Paulo Museum of Art
Provincetown Art Association and Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles Hawthorne

Charles Webster Hawthorne
(1872-1930)

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Education
National Academy of Design
Art Students League
Shinnecock Summer School of art with W.M. Chase

Member
National Academy of Design, Associate Member, National Academician
Salmagundi Club
Lotos Club
Artists Fund Society

Selected Exhibitions
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 1900-31 (prize in 1915, 1923)
National Academy of Design, 1900-26 (prize in 1904, 1906, 1911, 1924, 1926)
SC, 1904
Carnegie Institute, 1908, 1925
Buenos Aires Expo, 1910
Brooklyn Art Association, 1912
Newport Art Association, 1912, 1928
Art Institute of Chicago, 1917, 1923
Concord Art Association, 1922, 1925
Philidelphia exposiion, 1923
Corcoran Gallery, 1908-30 (prize in 1923, 1926)

Selected Collections
Museum of Modern Art
Syracuse Museum of Fine Art
Rhode Island School of Design
Worcester Art Museum
Buffalo Fine Arts Academy
Detroit Institute of Art
Chicago Art Institute
Peabody Institute, Baltimore
Herron Art Institute
Brooklyn Museum of Fine Art
Houston Museum of Fine Art
Cincinnati Museum
High Museum of Art, Atlanta
Hackley Art Museum, Muskegon, Michigan
Dayton Art Institute, Ohio
New Britain Institute, Connecticut
Museum of Art, Fort Worth, Texas
Union League, Chicago
National Academy of Design
National Arts Club
Lotos Club
Town of Provincetown, MA
Denver Art Museum
University of Illinois, Champaign
Carnegie Institute
Mulvane Museum, Washburn College, Topeka, Kansas

Biography
Charles Webster Hawthorne was an American portrait and genre painter and a noted teacher who founded the Cape Cod School of Art in 1899. He was born in Lodi, Illinois, and his parents returned to Maine, raising him in the state where Charles’ father was born. At age 18, he went to New York, working as an office-boy by day in a stained-glass factory and studying at night school and with Henry Siddons Mowbray and William Merritt Chase, and abroad in both the Netherlands and Italy. He studied painting under several notable artists at the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League. Among his teachers were Frank Vincent DuMond and George de Forest Brush. But Hawthorne declared that the most dominant influence in his career was William Merritt Chase, with whom he worked as both a pupil and assistant. Both men were naturally talented teachers and figurative painters who were drawn to rich color and the lusciousness of oil paint as a medium. Chase passed on a Munich tradition of tone values and tone painting, and Hawthorne learned all he could. While studying abroad in the Netherlands as Chase’s assistant, Hawthorne was influenced to start his own school of art. His winters were spent in Paris and New York City, his summers at Provincetown, Massachusetts, the site of his school. In addition to founding the Cape Cod School of Art, Hawthorne was also a founding member of the Provincetown Art Association established in 1914. While in Paris Hawthorne became a full member of the French Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts in 1917.
The Cape Cod School of Art was the first outdoor summer school for figure painting and grew into one of the nation’s leading art schools. Under thirty years of Hawthorne’s guidance, the school attracted some of the most talented art instructors and students in the country including John Noble, Richard Miller, and Max Bohm. At his school, Hawthorne gave weekly criticisms and instructive talks, guiding his pupils and setting up ideals but never imposing his own technique or method.

Artist Biography: John Grillo

JOHN GRILLO
(1917- )

Education:
Hartford School of Fine Arts
San Francisco School of Fine Arts
Hans Hofmann School

Awards and Fellowships:
The Samuel S. Bender Award for Painting, San Francisco, CA, 1947
Ford Foundation Grant for Work in Lithography, 1964
Tamarind Workshop, Los Angeles, 1964
Ford Foundation Artist in Residence Appointment, 1964
Research Grant, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1969 & 1976
Wistariahurst Museum, Prize for Best Sculpture, Holyoke, MA, 1981
First Prize in Oil Painting, Longmeadow Shops, Longmeadow, MA, 1983

Teaching Positions:
Visiting Artists, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1960
Instructor in Painting and Drawing, School of Visual Arts, NY, 1961
Visiting Artist, University of California at Berkeley, 1961-63, 1973
Instructor in Painting, New School for Social Research, NY, 1964-66
Visiting Artist, Iowa University at Iowa City, 1967
Visiting Artist, Studio School of New York, 1971
Professor of Fine Arts, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1967-1991
Instructor in Painting and Drawing, Provincetown Art Association and Museum 1995

Corporate Collections:
The Lannan Foundation
The Geigy Collection
The Jones Library, Amherst, MA
The Yasuna Collection
The Herskovic Collection
Hale and Dorr, Attorneys at Law
Union Carbide Corporation, NY
Westinghouse Corporation, Pittsburgh
Pet Milk Company, St. Louis, NY
Olsen Foundation, Guilford, CT
The James A. Michner Foundation
The University of Texas at Austin
Bocour Artist Colors Inc., Garnerville, NY
Merrill-Lynch, NY

Public Collections:
The British Museum
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of Art
The Whitney Museum of American Art
The Brooklyn Museum of Art
The University of Texas Museum at Austin
Dartmouth College
The Wadsworth Athenaeum
Newark Museum
Walker Art Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Butler Institute, Youngstown, OH
Bundy Art Gallery Museum, Waitsfield, VT
Smith College Museum
Bennington College
Portland Museum
Norfolk Museum
University of California Museum of Art
The University of California Museum of Art, Berkeley
The University of Massachusetts, Amherst
The International Museum of Erotic Art, San Francisco
The Springfield Museum of Fine Art, MA
The Worcester Museum of Art
Provincetown Art Association and Museum
The University of New Hampshire
Museo de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia
Foro de Arte Contimporaneo, Mexico City
Museo Rayo, Roldanillo Valle, Colombia
Museo de Arte Moderno La Tertulia, Cali, Colombia
Stamford Museum of Art, CT
Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, NJ
Springfield Art Museum, MO

Selected Solo Exhibitions:
Daliel Gallery, Berkeley, CA, 1947
Artist’s Gallery, NY, 1948
Tanager Gallery, NY, 1952
Tibor de Nagy Gallery, NY, 1953, 1970
Bertha Schaefer Gallery, NY, 1955, 1957, 1959
Tanager Gallery, 1960
Ankrum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 1962
Worth Ryder Hall, University of California, Berkeley, 1962
Howard Wise Gallery, NY, 1961, 1962, 1963
Butler Institute, Youngstown, OH, 1964
New School for Social Research, NY, 1967
Grace Borgenicht Gallery, NY, 1975, 1977, 1978
Foro de Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, 1980
Arte Actual Gallery, Mexico City, 1981
Museo Zea, Madellin, Colombia, 1981
Jean Lumbard Fine Arts, 1982, 1983
Galeria Pluma, Bogota, Colombia, 1982
Sloan Rocotta Gallery, Mexico City, 1982
Gal A.R.T., Bogota, Colombia, 1984
University of Madellin, Madellin, Colombia, 1985
Provincetown Art Association and Museum, 1988
Museo de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991
Carlson Gallery, San Francisco, 1989
Amherst Gallery of Fine Art, Amherst, MA, 1991
The University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991
The University of New Hampshire, 1997
Galerie Zhouf, Prague, 1998
Katherina Rich Perlow Gallery, NY, 1996, 1999
Aaron Galleries, Chicago, 2000
The Cove Gallery, Wellfleet, MA, 1989, 1998, 2000, 2001
Robert Green Fine Arts, Mill Valley, CA, 1998, 2000, 2002
Museo Italo Americano, San Francisco, 2002

Selected Group Exhibitions:
The Geigy Collection, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, NY, 1969
Recent Acquisitions, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY, 1970, 1972, 1976
17th National Print Show, The Brooklyn Museum
New York University Collection, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY
Tanager Artists of the ‘50s, Roko Gallery, NY
California Artists, 1944-52, Oakland Museum, CA
Selections from Hans Hofmann and His Students, University Art Museum, University of
California, Berkeley, 1974
Collages of the Fifties, Harpsichord and Buecker Gallery, NY, 1975
The Magic Circle, The Bronx Museum of Art, NY, 1976
Painters as Poets, University Gallery, The University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
1977
40 Post War Painters, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY, 1977
The Hansan Purchase Fund Exhibition, The American Academy, Institute of Arts and
Letters, NY, 1978
Hans Hofmann and His Students’ Drawings, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1979
Twentieth Century Art from Area Collections, Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA,
1980
IV Biennial de Arte Medellin, Medellin, Colombia, 1981
Illusions of Light, Museum of Fine Arts, Worcester, MA, 1981
Studies for Major Works by Major Artists, Jean Lumbard Gallery, NY, 1982
The Gathering of the Avant-Garde: The Lower East Side, 1948-1970, Kenkelba
Gallery, 1985
Contemporary American Collage 1960-1986, Herter Gallery, The University of
Massachusetts, Amherst, traveling exhibition, 1987-1989
Paper Trails: San Francisco Abstract Expressionist Prints, Drawings and Watercolors,
The Art Museum of Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz, CA, 1993
New York-Provincetown: A 50s Connection, The Provincetown Art Association and
Museum, MA, 1994
Provincetown Abstract Paintings 1915-1950 from the Penny and Hilton Yasuna
Collection, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, MA 1994
The San Francisco School of Abstract Expressionism, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna
Beach, CA, 1996
Pioneers of 20th Century Art, Robert Green Fine Arts, Mill Valley, CA, 2001
Karl Kasten companiles and UC Berkeley Art Friends, Galerie Sho, Tokyo, Japan,
2002

 

 

Artist Biography: William Freed

WILLIAM FREED
(1902-1981)

Freed-Orlowsky

EDUCATION:

Educational Alliance Art School, with Auerbach-Levy
Art Students League
Hans Hofmann School of Fine Art, in New York and Provincetown

AWARDS:

1957
1st Prize, Cape Cod Art Association, Hyannis, MA, Jurors Karl Knaths, Myron Stout and Mary Cecil Allen.

1960
Longview Foundation Purchase Award.

1967
Chapelbrook Foundation Grant.

1976
Goddard College Annual Cash Award, Best in Show.

1984
Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Grant.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

1928
Society of Independent Artists, New York.

1936
Municipal Art Week, New York.

1937
A C A Gallery, New York, through 1967.
Federal Art Project Gallery, New York, through 1940.

1941
39th Annual Philadelphia Water-color and Print Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA.

1946
Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA, through 1980.

1949
Gallery 49, Provincetown, MA.

1952
Riverside Museum, Riverside, CA.
Kaufman Gallery, New York.
92nd Street Y, New York.

1953
H C E Gallery, Provincetown, MA, through 1967.

1954
Abbo Ostrowsky Collection, Jewish Museum.

1955
James Gallery, New York, through 1962.

1956
Sun Gallery, Provincetown, MA, 1956
Museum of Modern Art Lending Library, through 1963.

1957
H C E Gallery, Provincetown, MA, through 1960.

1958
Gallery 256, Provincetown, MA.
Burluik Gallery, New York.
Worcester Museum, MA.
Boston Arts Festival, Boston, MA, also 1959.

1959
Whitney Museum of America Arts, New York.
Audubon Society, New York.
DeCordova and Dana Museum and Park, Lincoln, MA.

1960
Esther Stuttman Gallery, Provincetown, MA (solo).
New Arts Gallery, Atlanta, GA (solo).
New York University Art Collection exhibit, New York.
Kresge Art Gallery, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI.

1962
Esther Stuttman Gallery, New York (solo).
Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C.

1963
Hofmann and His Students, Museum of Modern Art, New York (traveling exhibition).

1964
Museum of Modern Art Lending Library.

1965
Esther Stuttman Gallery, New York, NY (solo).
Golden Anniversary, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, MA.

1967
Artisan Gallery, Brunswick, ME (solo).

1970
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA.
First Major New England Show of the 70’s, Boston Arts Center, MA.

1971
Free Abstract Form of the 50’s, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY.
Provincetown 3rd Invitational Show, Provincetown, MA
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA.

1976
Tirca Karlis Gallery, Provincetown, MA, through 1980.

1977
WPA, Then and Now, Parsons Shool of Design, New York.

1978
Provincetown Painters, 1890’s-1970’s, Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY.
10th Street in 1977, Landmark Gallery.
CO-OPS of 10th St., Ward-Nasse Gallery.

1979
Goddard College, Plainfield, VT (solo).

1980
Lenore Ross Gallery, Provincetown, MA (solo).
Hans Hofmann as a Teacher; drawn from the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the PAAM.

1981
In Retrospect, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA.
Adelphi University, Garden City, New York.

1999
Forum 49 Revisited, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, MA.

2001
Cape Museum of Fine Arts, Dennis, MA.

2002
ACME Fine Art, Boston, MA.

2003
ACME Fine Art, Boston, MA.
Beauregard Gallery, Rumson, NJ.
Cherrystone Gallery, Wellfleet, MA.
Hans Hofmann and His Students, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, MA.
Artists from the Sun Gallery, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, MA.

2004
ACME Fine Art, Boston, MA.

SELECTED COLLECTIONS:

Whitney Museum of American Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Smithsonian Institution
Chrysler Museum
Jewish Museum
Provincetown Art Association and Museum
New York University Art Collection
University of Texas
Cape Cod Museum of Art
Magnes Museum, Berkeley, California.
Rose Museum, Brandeis University

Lillian Orlowsky

Lillian Orlowsky
(1914- 2004)

Freed-Orlowsky

 

Education
Educational Alliance Art School, New York, 1932–1933
National Academy of Design, New York, 1933–1934
American Artist School (Raphael and Moses Soyer, Anton Refrigier),
New York, 1935–1936
Hans Hofmann School of Fine Art, New York and Provincetown, MA, 1937–1947

Selected Exhibitions
New York World’s Fair, New York, 1939
Milch Gallery, New York
ACA Gallery, New York, 1940–1942
Educational Alliance Alumni, Educational Alliance, New York,1945, 1946
Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM), Provincetown, MA, 1950–1991
HCE Gallery, Provincetown, MA, 1951–1955
Burliuk Gallery, New York,1952
Gallery Artists, James Gallery, New York,1952–1962
Fine Arts Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 1953
James Gallery, New York,1955
James Gallery, New York,1959
Stuttman Gallery, Provincetown, MA; New York, NY; Washington, DC, 1956–1960
James Gallery, New York,1960
James Gallery, New York,1962
Gallery Artists, Tirca Karlis Gallery, Provincetown, MA, 1962–1976
“Works Progress Administration (WPA), Then and Now.” Parsons School of Design, New York, 1977
“The Co-ops of the Fifties.” Parsons School of Design, New York, 1977“Days Lumberyard Studios: Provincetown 1914–1971.”
PAAM, Provincetown, MA, 1978
“Hans Hofmann and His Students.” Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1979
PAAM, Provincetown, MA, 1980
Goddard College, Plainfield, VT
Adelphi College, NY, 1980
Lenore Ross Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Hofstra College, Long Island, NY, 1981
Ingber Gallery, New York, NY
“WPA Artists.” Hofstra College, Long Island, NY, 1983
“WPA Artists: Fiftieth Anniversary.” City Gallery of New York,
New York, 1984
Provincetown Artists Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Dennis DeBerry Gallery, Provincetown, MA, 1985
“The Gathering of the Avante-Garde: The Lower East Side 1950–1970.” Kenkelebra House, New York, NY, 1985
Selected Works. National Council on Aging, Washington, DC
“The Assembled Image: An Exhibition of Collage and Construction.” (Curators: Jim Forsberg and Paul Bowen), PAAM, Provincetown, MA, 1989
“The Artist’s Eye.” (Curator: Peter Hutchinson), PAAM, Provincetown, MA
“WPA Artists.” New Brunswick College, NJ
“The Provocative Years, 1935–1945: Hans Hofmann and His Students in Provincetown.” PAAM, Provincetown, MA,1990
“The Artist’s Eye.” (Curator: Jim Lechay), PAAM, Provincetown, MA, 1991
Cape Museum of Fine Arts, Dennis, MA, 1992
“USA on Paper.” City Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1993
Gallery Artists, Gallery Zhouf, Wellfleet, MA
Vernissage Le Samedi, Nimes, Uzes, France
Gallery K + B, Prague, Czech Republic
Cherrystone Gallery, Wellfleet, MA
Selected Works. Office de la Culture D’Uzes, Nimes, France, 1994
Gallery A, Most, Czech Republic
“Provincetown Abstract Painting 1915–1950; From the Collection of Penny and Elton Yasuna.” PAAM, Provincetown, MA
“New York: Provincetown – A ‘50s Connection.” PAAM, Provincetown, MA
PAAM, Provincetown, MA, 1995
Cherrystone Gallery, Wellfleet, MA
Cortland Jessup Gallery, Provincetown, MA
“Provincetown Then and Now.” St. Botolph Club, Boston, MA, 1998
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA (solo exhibition)
“The Art Colony (First Century).” PAAM, Provincetown, MA
National Arts Club, New York City, NY, 2000
School House Gallery, Provincetown, MA (solo exhibition)
Cherrystone Gallery, Wellfleet, MA, 2001
Cherrystone Gallery, Wellfleet, MA (solo exhibition)
“Lillian Orlowsky: Early Masterworks” ACME Fine Art, Boston (solo) 2002
“A Lifetime of Art” Beauregard Fine Art, Rumson, NJ (solo)
“Provincetown Women Artists” ACME Fine Art, Boston, MA
“Provincetown Painters” ACME Fine Art, Boston, MA
“Summer Salon” ACME Fine Art, Boston, MA
“A Community of Artists: The Collection of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum” (traveling exhibition) Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, FL, 2002-2005
Gustavus Adolphus College, St Peter, MN
Price Tower Arts Center, Inc. Bartlesville, OK
Palmer Museum of Art, University Park, PA
St. John’s Museum of Art, Wilmington, NC
Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, OH
Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI
Mitchell Art Gallery, Annapolis, MD
2003 “Lillian Orlowsky” Beauregard Fine Art, Rumson, NJ (solo)
“The New York School” ACME Fine Art, Boston, MA
“Lillian Orlowsky: The Fifties” ACME Fine Art, Boston, MA (solo)
“Provincetown Painters” ACME Fine Art, Boston, MA
“Summer Salon” ACME Fine Art, Boston, MA
“From the Collection: Hans Hofmann Students” Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA, 2004
“Summer Salon” ACME Fine Art, Boston, MA
“Dialogue with Hofmann: 1930s, ‘40s, & ‘50s” Cherrystone Gallery, Wellfleet, MA (solo)
“A Community of Artists: The Collection of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum” Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA, 2005
“From the Collection: Provincetown Painters” Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA
“Artwork from the Collection of William Freed & Lillian Orlowsky” ACME Fine Art, Boston, MA
“Lillian Orlowsky: In Retropect” ACME Fine Art, Boston, MA (solo)
“Teachers & Students” ACME Fine Art, Boston, MA
“Provincetown Painters” ACME Fine Art, Boston, MA
“Summer Salon” ACME Fine Art, Boston, MA
Cherrystone Gallery, Wellfleet, MA
“Tell Me What You See” (Elementary School Students selections from the P.A.A.M. permanent collection) Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA, 2006
“Provincetown Painters” Beauregard Fine Art, Rumson NJ
“Summer Salon” ACME Fine Art, Boston, MA
“Drawings from Hans Hofmann’s Figure Drawing Class (1937-1955)”
ACME Fine Art, Boston, MA, 2007
“Summer Salon” ACME Fine Art, Boston, MA

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Public Collections
Archives of the Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC
Baltimore Museum, Baltimore, MD
Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
Jerusalem Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Judah L. Magney Museum, Jewish Museum of the West, Berkeley, CA
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA
Rose Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

The artist’s statement

I was fortunate to have taken part in one of the most important periods in art in the twentieth century. The 1930s through the 1950s saw a cultural upheaval where diverse concepts in painting went from one extreme to another: from realism to abstraction. In the forefront were the WPA Art Project, and in some measure, the Provincetown Art Association. They promoted cultural awareness of the different pictorial concepts, which were the beginning of the changing scene of plastic expression.

The WPA was a great innovative idea that gave me and other artists the opportunity to concentrate on our work. It was unique in the history of American art and responsible for many murals and easel paintings, which became government property. The artists received a weekly salary plus artist’s materials. We would gather to pick up our checks at 110 King Street in Manhattan. Since there was always a long wait, we had time to talk about the current art scene. It was there that I learned of Hofmann.

The Hofmann School and the influx of European artists opened my sensibility to new horizons. These associations changed my visual perception. I no longer saw painting as an imitation of nature, but instead as an attempt to interpret nature on the picture plane.

I came to Provincetown to study with Hofmann. I found a most desirable north light studio at the Days Lumberyard, now the Fine Arts Work Center. Primitive as it was, it was memorable because the camaraderie and social and cultural exchange among the artists there. At the time, the group of artists consisted of Hans Hofmann, George McNeil, Fritz Bultman, William Freed, Perle Fine, Peter Busa, and Bruce McKain. In the early 50s, they were joined by Jan Muller, Myron Stout, Myrna Harrison, Earl Pierce, and James Gahagan. The catwalk became our forum for exchange of ideas of pictorial reality and chit-chat. In the late 50s, my husband, William Freed and I moved from Days Lumber Yard and built our studios on Brewster Street. Provincetown and the Provincetown Art Association provided an umbrella for artists of all schools of thought. The town and PAAM continue to encourage and accept controversial aesthetic ideas.

The future for me means new challenges, new experiences, and new creative possibilities. George McNeil had it right: “The first eighty years are the hardest, so now I hope for the best: freedom leading to more freedom.”

BIOGRAPHY

Lillian Orlowsky was born and raised in New York City. Appropriately, one of her first exhibitions was at the New York World’s Fair in 1939. In addition to painting, she acted as a textile designer, a gallery director, a curator and a teacher. Her paintings are part of the permanent collections at several major museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Jerusalem Museum in Israel; the Archives of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC; and the Provincetown Art Association and Museum. Her work is exhibited as near as Manhattan, Provincetown and Boston and as far away as Copenhagen, Prague and Nimes, France.