Biography



Biography of Abbott Pattison


Education and Experience:
Graduate of Yale College, 1937 B.A.
Yale School of Fine Arts, 1939 B.F.A.
Lived and worked in China and Japan, 1940
US Navy, 1942-45, Served as Captain of Destroyer Escort and P.C. Sub-Chaser
Instructor Art Institute School, 1946-52
Worked in France, 1950-51
Visiting Sculptor, University of Georgia, 1953
Sculptor in Residence, University of Georgia, 1954
Teacher of Sculpture, Skowhegan Summer Art School, 1955-56
Worked in Florence, Italy 1955-56 and frequently thereafter

Exhibitions:
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art
Whitney Museum of American Art
Pennsylvania Academy
Oakland Museum
University of Notre Dame
Birmingham Museum of Art
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Legion of Honor Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco
Cincinnati Art Museum
Feingarten Galleries, Los Angeles
Fairweather-Hardin Gallery, Chicago
Wellfleet Art Gallery
Georgia State Museum
University of Miami
University of Pittsburgh
Bates College
Colby College
8 One-man shows in the Edith Halpern Gallery and Downtown Gallery, New York

Prizes:
1939 First Travelling Fellowship, Yale University
1942 Logan Prize, The Art Institute of Chicago
1946 Eisendrath Prize, The Art Institute of Chicago
1950 and 1953, Pauline Palmer Prize in Sculpture, The Art Institute of Chicago
1951 The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art  (First Contemporary American Sculpture Show)
1963 Prize International Sculpture Show, Bundy Museum, Vermont
1968 Clussman Prize: The Art Institute of Chicago

Permanent Museum Collections:
Whitney Museum of American Art
The Art Institute of Chicago
Israeli State Museum
The Chrysler Museum of Art
Portland Museum of Art
Corcoran Gallery of Art
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Legion of Honor Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco
Addison Gallery of American Art
St. Louis Art Museum
Phoenix Art Museum
St. Paul Art Center
La Jolla Arnsville Museum of Arts, History & Science
Figge Art Museum
Palm Springs Art Museum
Wichita Art Museum
Flint Institute of Arts
Farnsworth Art Museum

Collections:
Johnson Wax Company
Meninger Foundation
Hirschorn Collection
Nathan Cummings Collection
Leigh Block Collection
US State Department (Twelve sculptures installed in US Embassies worldwide)
Ravinia Park, Highland Park, IL
Collection of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.

College and Univ. Collections:
Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
Wells College
Stanford College
St. John's University
Bates College
Thomas College, Maine
Connecticut College
University of Chicago
University of Minnesota
Syracuse University
University of Georgia
Northwestern University
University of Maine
University of Notre Dame
Brandeis University

Commissioned Sculpture:
The Mayo Clinic
St. Thomas Academy, St. Paul, Minnesota
Central National Bank of Cleveland
Palm Springs Spa Hotel
Stanford Univ. Medical Center

Commissioned Works in the Chicago Area:
Swift and Company
Company at Outer Drive East
Company at 3550 Lake Shore Dr.
Company at 3430 Lake Shore Dr.
Company at 4100 Marine Dr.
Chicago Public Library
Glenview Library
Northbrook Library
Francis W. Parker School
New Trier West High School
University of Chicago
American Bar Center National Headquarters
St. Mary's Church, Lake Forest
Winnetka Congregational Church
Joseph Block Junior High School
Anshe Emet Synagogue
Culligan International
Griffith Laboratories
City of Chicago South District Filtration Plant