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Lewis W Rubenstein:
BORN: Buffalo, New York, December 15, 1908.
EDUCATION: Albright Art School, Buffalo; Harvard College [A.B. 1930]; painting with Leger and Ozenfant in Paris ; fresco (with Rico Lebrun) under Galimberti in Rome ; lithography with Emil Ganso ; composition with Hans Hoffman ; plastic paint-ing techniques with Jose Guttierez in Mexico .
TEACHING: Boston Museum School of Art, fresco [1937, 1938]; University of Buffalo, fresco and Italian art ; Vassar College, Professor of Art [1939, 1946-74].
AWARDS: Bacon Traveling Fellowship, Harvard University [1931-33]; Empire State Architects Award for mural painting ; Society of American Artists, American Artists Group Prize , Knobloch Prize ; Fulbright Grant, Japan [1957-58]; Silvermine Guild of Artists, Fairfield Award ; State Department Cultural Exchange grant, South Ameri-ca ; Vassar Faculty Fellowships [1951, 1963, 1968].
MEMBER: Society of American Graphic Artists. LISTED: Who's Who in American Art; Who's Who in America.
ONE-MAN EXHIBITIONS: Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University [1936, 1938, 1955]; Vas-sar College Art Gallery [1941, 1945, 1952, 1959, 1965, 1970, 1974]; Norlyst Gallery, New York ; Albany Institute of History and Art ; Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts ; International House of Japan, Tokyo ; Janet Nessler Gallery, New York ; U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C. ; Ruth White Gal-lery, New York ; Three Arts Gallery, Poughkeepsie, New York [1947 to 1973, every two years]. Barrett House Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, New York . Burlington City Arts Firehouse Gallery, Burlington, Vermont , opening on the 24th of June, please come and visit us
GROUP EXHIBITIONS: National Academy of Design; American Watercolor Society; Albright-Knox Gallery; Library of Congress; Whitney Museum of American Art; Silvermine Guild of Artists; Society of American Graphic Artists; Cincinnati Museum of Art; USIA International Travel-ing Exhibition; Birmingham Museum of Art; American Federation of Arts; Norfolk Museum.
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS: Ford Foundation; American University; Vassar College Art Gallery; Metro-politan Museum of Art; Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University; Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University; United States Information Agency; Museum of the Rhode Island School of Design; Addison Gallery of American Art, Pennsylvania State College; Butler Institute of American Art; Tokyo University of Arts.
PUBLICATIONS: Lewis W. Rubenstein, "Fresco Painting Today," American Scholar, IV, 1935.
BIBLIOGRAPHY: "The Rubenstein Murals," Germanic Museum Bulletin, I, March, 1937. Orozco Explains (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1940). Rivas, Guillermo, "Lewis Rubenstein," Mexican Life, XXVII, August, 1951. [Reprinted in Vassar Alumnae Magazine, June, 19521. Rubenstein, Erica Beckh, "Lewis Rubenstein's Time Painting," Vassar Alumnae Magazine, May, 1957. Ishizawa, Misao, "Lewis Rubenstein and His Works," Hoshun Art Magazine [Tokyo], February, 1959. Feldman, Edmund Burke, Art As Image and Idea (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1967).
FILMS: "Time Painting by Lewis Rubenstein" [Joseph Bohmer, technical director and photographer; John G. Holmes, production coordinator and narrator. Produced by Vassar College, 1956]. "Psalm 104" [Produced by Weston Woods Studios, 1969]. "Ceremony for a New Planet" [Lewis Rubenstein, Time Paintings; Nancy Willard Lindbloom, poems; Todd Crow, piano pieces; James Steerman, photography and direction. Produced by Vassar College, 1972].