BENJAMIN ABRAMOWITZ

b. 1917, New York, NY

Exhibitions

  • "WPA Graphic Works from the Amity Art Foundation Collection," Juniata College Museum of Art, Huntingdon, PA, 2008
  • "From Maryland to the Republic of Congo," ART in Embassies Exhibition, United States Embassy, Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, 2007
  • "Heart of DC," John A. Wilson Building, City Hall Art Collection, Washington, DC, 2007
  • "Benjamin Abramowitz Works on Paper," Hemphill Fine Arts, 2006
  • ART in Embassies Program, United States Embassy, Sarajevo, 2006
  • “30 Years Later: A Group Show of Current Works by Selected Washington Artists of the 50’s and 60’s,” Gallery K, Washington, DC June 1989
  • “Benjamin Abramowitz: Painting, Sculpture, Drawing,” Middendorf/Lane Downtown Gallery, Washington DC November, 1982
  • “Eminent Washington Artists: 3rd Annual Invitational Exhibit,” The Art Barn, Washington, DC, January 1980
  • The Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC, 1979
  • The Jefferson Place Gallery, 1972
  • “Benjamin Abramowitz,” The Jefferson Place Gallery, March 1971
  • “Washington: Twenty Years,” The Baltimore Museum of Art, May 1970
  • The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1970
  • The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, March 1965
  • "Abramowitz,” R Street Gallery, Washington, DC, 1964
  • “Washington Artists Exhibition No. 20: Benjamin Abramowitz,” The Corcoran Gallery of Art, November 1963
  • Solo exhibition, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD, 1959
  • “3 Maryland Artists: Benjamin Abramowitz, Jane Frank & Lowell Nesbitt,” The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD, November 1958
  • “Paintings by Benjamin Abramowitz,” The Dupont Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, November 1954
  • “Eighteen Washington Artists” The Barnett Aden Gallery, Washington, DC, October 1953
  • “The Eighth Annual Area Exhibition,” The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, November 1953
  • “Trio: One-man shows by prominent Washington artists,” Watkins Gallery, American University, Washington, DC, January 1953
  • “Trends in American Drawing,” Howard University Department of Fine Art, Washington, DC, December 1952
  • “Maryland Artists 20th Annual Exhibition,” The Baltimore Museum of Art, 1952
  • Solo exhibition, The Whyte Gallery, Washington, DC, April 1952
  • “Painters of Expressionistic Abstraction,” The Phillips Gallery, Washington, DC, March 1952
  • The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, November 1951
  • The Whyte Gallery, Washington, DC, June 1951
  • The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, February 1951
  • Solo exhibition, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD, 1951
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, December 1950
  • The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, November 1949
  • The Dupont Gallery, Washington, DC, 1949
  • “Third Annual Exhibition of Work by Artists of Washington & Vicinity,” The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, November 1948
  • “Abramowitz,” The Barnett Aden Gallery, Washington, DC, April 1948
  • The Barnett Aden Gallery, Washington, DC, September 1947
  • “Fifteenth Annual Exhibition of Maryland Artists,” The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD, January 1947
  • “Artists of Washington and Vicinity,” The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, November 1946
  • Solo exhibition, Howard University Art Gallery, Washington, DC, March 1946
  • “The Eighth Metropolitan State Art Contest,” The National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, November 1945
  • “Exhibition of Paintings by Artists of Washington, Baltimore and Vicinity,” The Phillips Memorial Gallery, Washington, DC, January 1945
  • National (Smithsonian) Museum, Washington, DC, 1945
  • Baltimore Art Museum, Baltimore, MD, 1945
  • Phillips Memorial Gallery, Washington, DC, 1944
  • Metropolitan Museum, Hearn Permanent Collection, 1941
  • “American Artists’ Congress Fifth Annual Competitive Exhibition,” ACA Gallery, New York, NY, June 1940
  • National Gallery of Fine Arts (Smithsonian Institution), Washington, DC, 1940
  • New School for Social Research, New York, NY, 1939
  • Rockefeller Center, New York, NY, 1939
  • ACA Gallery, New York, NY, 1938
  • Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, 1933

Professional Experience:

  • Artist - Washington DC, 1940-2003
  • Senior Artist - WPA Federal Art Project, New York City, 1935-1940

Teaching:

  • Faculty - The Berkshire School of Contemporary Art, Massachusetts, Summer 1990-1995
  • Instructor – Graduate School of the Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC, 1960-1970
  • Artist in Residence - Brownsville Art League, Brownsville, Texas, March 1965
  • Founder/Instructor – Abramowitz School of Painting, Washington, DC, 1951-1960
  • Instructor – Washington Workshop of the Arts 1949-52
  • Instructor – New York Community Centers 1933-1941

Education:

  • National Academy of Design, New York, 1936
  • Brooklyn Museum School, New York, 1933