JOHN BERNHARDT CHRONOLOGY



1921
Born in Indiana

1935
Arsenal High School, Indianapolis, IN

1939
Butler University

1940-43
Friendship with Herman Ziegler in tuberculosis Sanitorium; begins drawing.

1943-45
John Herron Art School, Indianapolis; studies painting and drawing

1945
Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO.
Studies with Boardman Robinson
Wins Student Mural Competition ($100)

1947-48
Instructor of drawing and painting at the University of Texas
Director of Art Colony, Sul Ross, State Teachers College, Alpine, TX

1948
Colorado College; friendship with Walt Kuhn; studies with Ralph Mayer, Columbia University
Indiana State Fair Fine Art Exhibition

1949
Board of Director's Prize for Painting
John Herron Art School, Indianapolis

1950
Will Burtin Studio

1951
Married Bunny Pritchard
Tiffany Fellowship for Painting

1952
Collaborates with Bernard Reder

1953
Exhibits at ACA Gallery, Weyhe Gallery & New York Public Library

1954
First One-Man Show, Hayden Gallery, University of North Carolina
Instructor of Drawing & Painting, Aldelphi College, Garden City, NJ
Sacks-Allen Prize, Boston Printmakers 8th Exhibition
Purchase Prize 8th National Annual, Brooklyn, NY
Tiffany Fellowship for Graphics

1955-56
Instructor of Drawing and Painting, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
Exhibit at Margaret Brown Gallery, Boston

1957
Senorita Margerita Nelkin, S.A. Writer Orozco
Exhibit at the Gallery San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Exhibit at Galleria Excelsior, Mexico City

1958
One Man Shows at:
McCay Art Institute, San Antonio, TX
Laguna Niguel Gloria Museum, Austin, TX

1959
Arrives in Santa Barbara
One Man Shows at:
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA
American University, Washington, D.C.
Scripps College, Pomona, CA
Davenport Art Association, Davenport, Iowa
First Prize, Ist Invitational Art Exhibition, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

1960
Founded Gallery 8, Santa Barbara, CA
Exhibits at Texas Western College, El Paso, TX
Stewart Richard Gallery, San Antonio, TX
Brockton Public Library, Brockton, MA
Art Center, Decatur, IL;
Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA

1961
One Man Show at Gallery 8, Santa Barbara
California State Fair Graphics Award
Emmanuel Walter Bequest Purchase Award at the San Francisco Art Institute

1962
One Man Show at the Ceeje Gallery, Los Angeles
Santa Barbara County Fair
17th Annual Newport Festival, Honorable Mention
Ford Foundation Purchase of Painting, "Hell, Earth and Heaven," Houston, TX

1963
Dies on June 23rd in Santa Barbara

1964
"John Bernhardt, 1921-1964, A Memorial Exhibition", Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 33 Assemblages, Paintings and Prints

1989
"40 Years of California Assemblage", Wight Art Gallery of UCLA
San Jose Museum of Art
Fresno Art Museum



Featured in Publication:

Art Forum, 1 Oct 1962, Arthur Secunda
Art Forum, 2 Aug 1963, John Coplans, "A Portfolio of California Sculptors"
Art Forum, Summer 1964, Donald Factor, "Assemblages"
SBMA Exhibition Catalogue by Arthur Secunda, "J.B. et al." 1964
Art/Search and Self Discovery, 2nd Edition, 1968
"40 Years of California Assemblage", Anne Ayres, Catalogue for the Exhibition


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