Giorgio Cavallon

Statement/Biography



Born, 1904, Sorio, Italy
1926, National Academy of Design, New York, NY
1927, Studied with Charles Hawthorne, Provincetown, MA
1936, Co-founder of American Abstract Artists group
1988, Inducted in to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, NY
Died, 1989, New York, NY

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Bottega d’Arte, Vicenza, Italy, 1932.
ACA Gallery, New York, NY, 1934.
Eighth Street Playhouse Gallery, New York, NY, 1940.
Egan Gallery, New York, NY, 1946.
The Stable Gallery, New York, 1957.
Kootz Gallery, New York, NY, 1963.
Weatherspoon Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC, 1964.
AM Sachs Gallery, New York, NY, 1971.
AM Sachs Gallery, New York, NY, 1976.
Patricia Learmonth Gallery, New York, NY, 1977.
Gruenebaum Gallery, New York, NY, 1981.
Gruenebaum Gallery, New York, NY, 1986.
Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 1989.
Jason McCoy, Inc., New York, NY, 1989.
William Benton Museum of Art, University of CT, Storrs, CT, 1990.
Jason McCoy Inc., New York, NY, 1991.
New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT, 1994.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, New York, NY, 1995.
Jason McCoy Inc., New York, NY, 1996.
Kouros Gallery, New York, NY, 2000.
Salander-O’Reiller Galleries, New York, NY, 2005.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Biennale, Ca’Pesaro, Venice, Italy, 1932.
American Art Today, New York World’s Fair, New York, NY, 1939.
Egan Gallery, New York, NY, 1948.
Post-Abstract Painters, France, America, Hawthorne Memorial Gallery, Provincetown, MA, 1950.
Young Painters in the US and France, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY, 1950.
Abstract Art in America, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, 1951.
Drawings and Watercolors, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, 1952.
Egan Gallery, New York, NY, 1954.
Italy Rediscovered, Munson-Williams Proctor Institute, Utica, NY, 1955.
University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC, 1956.
Carnegie International, Pittsburgh, PA, 1959.
Whitney Museum Annual, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, 1959.
Stable Gallery, New York, NY, 1959.
Documenta II, Kassel, Germany, 1959.
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1959.
60 American Painters, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, 1960.
Art Institute of Chicago, IL, 1961.
Carnegie International, Pittsburgh, PA, 1961.
Whitney Museum Annual, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, 1961.
American Abstract Expressionists and Imagists, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, 1961.
Kootz Gallery, New York, NY, 1961.
Carnegie International, Pittsburgh, PA, 1962.
Contemporary American Painting and Sculpture, Krannert Art Museum of Illinois, Urbana, IL, 1963.
Fourteen Americans, Abstract Watercolors, Museum of Modern Art, NY, 1963.
Art in Embassies, Museum of Modern Art, Bogota, Columbia, 1963.
Recent American Paintings, Art Museum, University of Texas, Austin, TX, 1964.
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1965.
Whitney Museum Annual, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, 1965.
Kootz Gallery, New York, NY, 1965.
Annual Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 1966.
Large Scale American Paintings, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY, 1966.
Painting as Painting, Art Museum, University of Texas, Austin, TX, 1968.
Betty Parsons Private Collection, Finch College Museum, New York, NY, 1968.
The 1930s, Painting and Sculpture in America, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, 1968.
A.M. Sachs Gallery, New York, NY, 1969.
Exhibition of Contemporary Arts Eligible for Awards, Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY, 1970.
A.M. Sachs Gallery, New York, NY, 1972.
American Geometric Abstraction/1930s, Zabriskie Gallery, American Federation of Arts, New York, 1972.
A.M. Sachs Gallery, New York, NY, 1974.
Bicentennial Exhibition, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1976.
Gruenebaum Gallery, New York, NY, 1977.
Gruenebaum Gallery, New York, NY, 1978.
Gruenebaum Gallery, New York, NY, 1983.
Gruenebaum Gallery, New York, NY, 1985.
Three Italo-American Artists, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy; Castle Svevo, Bari, Italy, 1988.
Paintings from the 1950s, Jason McCoy Inc., New York, NY, 1990.
The Provacative Years 1935-1945: Hans Hofmann School and Its Students, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA, 1990.
Summer Group Show, Jason McCoy Inc., New York, NY, 1991.
Giorgio Cavallon and Giuseppe Santomaso, Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 1991.
Baruch College Art Gallery, New York, NY, 1992.
Summer Exhibition, Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York, NY, 2006.
James Brooks and Giorgio Cavallon, Jason McCoy Inc., New York, NY, 2009.

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Fogg Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Museum of the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
University Art Museum, Berkeley, California