Ellen Lanyon

Country: USA

Title:  Thimblebox

Medium: Acrylic on linen

Size: 48" x 60"

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Lanyon received her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her MFA from the University of Iowa. She has also studied at the Courtauld Institute of the University of London. Lanyon has had five public mural commissions and many painting commissions. Her works are found in numerous public, corporate, and private collections in the United States and abroad. She has received several Armstrong Awards and a Logan Prize from The Art Institute of Chicago; a Fulbright Study Grant; a Cassandra Foundation Grant; a Herewood Lester Cook Foundation Award; two National Endowment For The Arts Visual Artists Awards; and Fellowships to Yaddo and to the Ossabaw Island Project. Prints of her work are published by Landfall Press, Solo Press, and Pondside Press.

Lanyon has had over 65 solo exhibitions including three major retrospectives. Selected solo exhibitions have been organized by: The Fort Wayne Art Museum, Indiana; The Madison Art Center, Wisconsin; Nelson Gallery, University of California at Davis; Penn State; The Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston; Rutgers University, New Jersey; N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago; The Krannert Museum, University of Illinois; and The National Collection of American Art, Smithsonian. Other solo exhibitions include: Fairweather Hardin, B.C. Holland, Richard Gray, and Struve and Printworks Ltd. Galleries, all of Chicago; Harcus Krakow of Boston; Barbara Fendrick of Washington DC; and the Zabriskie, Odyssia, Susan Caldwell, Monique Knowlton, Pretto-Berland Hall, and Berland-Hall galleries all of New York.

Her selected group exhibitions include: American Federation of Arts Traveling Invitationals; Chicago and Vicinity Annuals and Biennials, both at The Art Institute of Chicago; The Library of Congress; The San Francisco Museum of Art; The Corcoran Museum, Washington DC; The Denver Museum; The Joselyn Museum; Vorhees Museum, Rutgers University, New Jersey; The Los Angeles County Museum; The McNay Art Museum; The Walker Art Center; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; MOMA; The Brooklyn Museum; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Galleria Comunale D'Arte, Arezzo; and The Bienale di Venezia, Venice, Italy.
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