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Stella, Joseph

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Born: 1877 AD
Died: 1946 AD, at 69 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Artists, Painters

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1877 - Joseph Stella, born on the 13th of June in Muro Lucano, Italy.

1896 - 1897 - Emigrates to New York and studies at The Art Students League, New York.

1898 - 1900 - Studies under William Merritt Chase at the New York School of Art.

1901 - Attends Chase’s summer school in Shinnecock, Long Island.

1909 - 1910 - Travels to Europe, primarily Italy.

1910 - Solo show of drawings at Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh; exhibition travels to Chicago and New York.

1911 - Lives in Paris; meets avant-garde artists, including: Modigliani, Matisse, Carra, and most likely Severini and Boccioni.

1913 - Participates in Armory Show, New York.

1914 - Painting Battle of Lights, Coney Island is exhibited in group show at Montross Gallery, New York; travels to Europe for summer.

1919 - 1920 - Shows at Bourgeois Gallery, New York, including retrospective exhibition; Katherine Dreier appoints him to exhibition committee of Société Anonyme, along with Duchamp and Man Ray.

1922 - 1923 - Serves as one of forty directors of the Salons of America; exhibits New York Interpreted, a large painting at the Société Anonyme.

1925 - Solo show at Dudensing Galleries, New York.

1926 - Travels to Europe and remains in Naples for most of next eight years, with occasional trips to France and New York; exhibits work at Valentine Gallery, New York; Galerie Sloden, Paris; and Galerie Jeune Peinture, Paris. Solo shows at Valentine Gallery, New York.

1935 - Employed for next two years in easel division of Works Progress Administration’s Federal Art Project.

1936 - Solo exhibition at the Cooperative Gallery, Newark.

1937 - 1939 - Travels to Barbados; retrospective at The Newark Museum, New Jersey.

1940 - Elected member of American Federation of Painters and Sculptors.

1941 - Solo exhibition at Associated American Artists, New York.

1942 - Solo show at Knoedler Galleries, New York.

1946 - Dies of heart attack on the 5th of November and buried in Woodlawn Cemetry, Bronx, New York.


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