Barbara Swan Bio
 

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E D U C A T I O N

         School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, 1943-48
          Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, B.A. in Art History, 1943

 S O L O  E X H I B I T I O N S

            Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA; 2014, 1996, 1992, 1987, 1984, 1980, 1976, 1973, 1970
           Barbara Swan: Reflected Self, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA, 2013-14
           Barbara Swan: Portraits and Still Lifes, Museum of Art, University of New Hampshire, Durham, 2012          
          Barbara Swan: A Retrospective of Drawings, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA,1993
          Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA, 1985
          Boston Public Library, Boston, MA, 1980
          Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA, 1973
          Cober Gallery, New York, NY, 1968
          Boris Mirski Gallery, Boston, MA; 1965, 1963, 1957, 1953
          Crapo Gallery, Swain School of Art, New Bedford, MA; 1964

S E L E C T E D  G R O U P  E X H I B I T I O N S

          The Expressive Voice, Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA, 2011-2012
          Gallery Selections, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 2011
          The Expressive Voice, St. Botolph Club, Boston, MA, organized by the
            Danforth Museum, 2011
          Women Artists from the Cape Ann Museum Collection: A Survey Exhibition, Cape
            Ann Museum, Gloucester, MA, 2009-2010
          Gallery Selections, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 2010
          Painting in Boston: 1950-2000, deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln,
            MA, 2002
            The Visionary Decade: New Voices in Art in 1940s Boston, Boston University
            Art Gallery, Boston, MA, 2002
            Against the Grain: The Second Generation of Boston Expressionism, The Art Gallery
            at University of New Hampshire, Durham, 2000
          Paris, 1949, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA, 1999
          Boston International Fine Art Show, Boston Center for the Arts, 1998
          Gallery Selections, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 1998
          Be Still Dear Art, New England School of Art & Design, Boston, MA, 1998 (curated
            by Charles Giuliano)
          Still Life and Portraits: Paintings by Frances Gillespie, Marci Gintis and Barbara
            SwanDanforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA, 1997
            Working Sources: The Painter and the Photographic Image, Alpha Gallery, Boston,
            MA, 1997
          Memento Mori, New England School of Art & Design, Boston, MA, 1996
          Eighth Triennial, Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA  1996
          Boston’s Honored Artists: Still Working, Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA, 1995
          Gallery Artists, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 1995
          Then & Now: Celebrating 50 Years of the Cambridge Art Association, 1944-1994,
           Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA, 1994
          Art Chicago 1994: The New Pier, Chicago, IL, 1994
          Small Scale, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 1993
          Women in Watercolor, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA, 1993
          Self aMUSEd: The Contemporary Artist as Observer and Observed, Fitchburg Art Museum,
            Fitchburg, MA, 1993
            The Object: Found, Observed, Imagined, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA,
            1991
            Invitational Exhibition, Northeastern University Art Gallery, Boston, MA, 1988
            Boston Expressionism, 1945-1985, deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park Lincoln,
            MA, 1986 (catalogue)
          Collected Visions, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Boston, MA, 1986
          Portraits: Artists by Artists, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA, 1985
           Boston Arts Festival, Boston, MA, 1985
          Homage, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA, 1981
          Directions in Realism: Boston, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA, 1980
          New England Realists, Northeastern University Art Gallery, Boston, MA, 1980
          New England Artists: Works on Paper, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, 1980
          Award Candidates Exhibition, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letter,
           New York, NY, 1976
           Boston Area Artists, Brockton Museum of Art, Brockton, MA, 1975
          New England Women Artists, deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA,
           1963
           Biennial Print Exhibition, Brooklyn Museum of Art. Brooklyn, NY, 1965
           New England Art: Drawing, deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA,
           1963
          View 1960, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA, 1960
          Contemporary American Painting, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, 1950
           Carnegie Annual, 1949

Selected Collections
 

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA
Anderson Industries, Rockford, IL
Art Institute of Chicago
Boston Public Library
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Colby College, Waterville, ME
Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA
Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH
DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA
Dunkin' Donuts Corporation
Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Milton Academy, Milton, MA
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC
Radcliffe College, Cambridge, MA
Raytheon Company
Salem State College, Salem, MA
Simmons College, Boston, MA
Stephen and Sybil Stone Foundation
Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA

Selected Bibliography
 


 

Teaching/Visiting Artist/Curator
 

Boston University, Boston, MA, 1960-65
Miilton Academy, Milton, MA, 1951-54
Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, 1946-48
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, 1946-48

Awards/Grants
 

Alumnae Achievement Award, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, 1996
George Roth Prize, Philadelphia Print Club, 1965
Institute for Independent Study (The Bunting Institute), Radcliffe College, Associate Scholar, 1961, 1962
Pintner Award, Cambridge Art Association, 1957, 1958, 1960
Albert Whitin Traveling Fellowship (Conferred by the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston), 1948
  -lived and worked in France for two years
McDowell Colony Fellowship, 1947, 1948