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HELEN LUNDEBERG: A SELECTED CHRONOLOGY



1908/1912
Born Chicago, June 24th; Moves with her family to Pasadena, California

1930
Stickney Memorial School of Art, Pasadena. Teacher:Lorser Feitelson.

1931
Exhibits first painting, Apple Harvest, Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego

1933
Exhibits The Mountain, 'Fourteenth Annual Exhibition of Painting & Sculpture', L.A.C.M.
June:First 1-person exhibition, Stanley Rose Gallery, Hollywood,CA
December: Exhibits Self Portrait 'Progressive Painters of Southern California', California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco and Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego
Moves to Los Angeles; joins Federal Public Works Art Project(PWAP)
Formulates Post-Surrealism/Subjective Classicism with Lorser Feitelson

1934
Writes manifesto 'New Classicism' (Post-Surrealism)
Association of Post-Surrealist Artists formed: Lorser Feitelson, Lundeberg, Lucian Labaudt,
Ben Berlin, Knud Merrild, Grace Clements, Philip Guston and Reuben Kadish.

1935
May. Exhibit:'Post-Surrealists and Other Moderns', Stanley Rose Gallery, Hollywood
“Post-Surrealism” San Francisco Museum of Art ; The Brooklyn Museum, 1936

1936
'Fantastic Art, Dada and Surrealism', Museum of Modern Art, New York,
Paints two murals at Los Angeles County Hall of Records for WPA/FAP

1937
For the FAP, assists Feitelson on murals for Thomas A. Edison High School, L.A.
Four lithographs at FAP/WPA Print Division: Enigma, The Planets, Arabesque and Ruins.

1938/1942
Designs and paints murals for WAP/FAP at Los Angeles Patriotic Hall, Venice High School, Gge
Washington School, Fullerton Civic Center, and petrachrome mural walls at Canoga Park High School,
“History of Transportation” in Centinela Park, Inglewood, CA;

1942
'Americans 1942:18 Artists from 9 States', Museum of Modern Art, New York

1947
'Abstract and Surrealist American Art', The Art Institute of Chicago

1946
New York to visit Dorothy Miller and Holger Cahill;. party by Peggy Guggenheim.

1948
Creates Moonrise at Lynton Kistler's Lithography Studio Workshop.

1950
$1000 First Purchase Award '1950 Artists of Los Angeles and Vicinity', L.A.C.M.

1952
Carnegie Institute, PA Exhibits The Wind That Blew the Sky Away,

1953
One-person Retrospective, The Pasadena Art Institute, John Palmer Leeper, Director.

1957
$400 prize for Selma, 1957 Exhibition/Artists of Los Angeles and Vicinity, L.A.C.M.

1958
Retrospective Exhibition with Lorser Feitelson at Scripps College, Claremont, CA
One-person exhibition, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California

1962
‘'Geometric Abstraction in America”, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

1963
One-person exhibition, Long Beach Museum of Art, California

1964
Exhibits in 'California Hard-Edge Painting', Pavilion Gallery, Balboa, CA, her first

1971
Retrospective Exhibition at La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA.

1974
'Nine Senior Southern California Painters', Curated by Fidel Danieli.

1976
In 'Painting and Sculpture in Callifornia: The Modern Era', Henry T. Hopkins, Dir/Cur: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, D.C.

1977
'Surrealism and American Art: 1931-1947', Rutgers University Art Gallery, New Jersey

1979
'Helen Lundeberg/Retrospective’, Josine Ianco-Starrels, Cur:.L.A. Municipal Art Gallery

1980/1981
Retrospective Exhibition with Lorser Feitelson San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and UCLA/Wight Gallery, Los Angeles

1983
'Helen Lundeberg Since 1970', Palm Springs Desert Museum
'Ceci n'est pas le surrealisme:California:Idioms of Surrealism', Fisher Gallery,

1987
Video:Helen Lundeberg-American Painter 56 minutes Atmosphere Productions

1988/1989
'A Birthday Salute to Helen Lundeberg', Los Angeles County Museum of Art

1990
Honorary Doctorate Degree:Otis-Parsons College of Art

1990/1992
“Turning the Tide: Early Los Angeles Modernists 1920-1956" Santa Barbara Museum of Art; Laguna Art Museum; Oakland Museum of Art; Palm Springs Desert Museum; McNay Art Institute, San Antonio, TX; Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, UT;

1995
'Pacific Dreams-Currents of Surrealism and Fantasy in California Art, 1934-1957', UCLA/Armand Hammer Museum of Art; Oakland Art Museum; Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah

1995-1997
'Independent Spirits : Women Artists of the American West, 1890-1945"

1997
'Helen Lundeberg-Still Life Through Five Decades' Tobey C. Moss Gallery, Los Angeles

1998
'Helen Lundeberg, Post-Surrealism to HardEdge' Tobey C. Moss Gallery, Los Angeles

1999
Died, April 19, in Los Angeles
Memorial Exhibition, Tobey C. Moss Gallery

2000/2001
‘Made in California’ Los Angeles County Museum of Art

2001
California Register of Historical Resources elects ‘History of Transportation’ petrachrome mural



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