Anna Walinska

Anna Walinska

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Anna Walinska
Anna Walinska (American, 1906 – 1997) Anna Walinska was a woman ahead of her time. At the age of 19, she left NYC for Paris to study painting, lived around the corner from Gertrude Stein, and hung out with Poulenc and Schoenberg. In the WPA era, she founded a gallery on 57th Street, gave Arshile Gorky his first NYC one-man show, danced flamenco at Town Hall to benefit the Spanish Loyalists, and served as Assistant Creative Director of the Contemporary Art Pavilion at the 1939 New York World's Fair. In the fifties, she traveled around the world ... by herself... on prop planes. Her diary of that six-month journey now resides in the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, and includes stories about her adventures with journalist Joseph Alsop, Burmese Prime Minister U Nu, and many other writers, artists, and diplomats. A number of her works were shown during the artist's lifetime at the Jewish Museum in NYC (1957 one-woman Retrospective), MOMA and the Metropolitan Museum, NYC, the Baltimore Museum of Art, and the Museum of Religious Art at St. John the Divine, NYC, including works inspired by Walinska's extended stay in Burma in 1954-55. EDUCATION 1918 Art Students’ League, NYC, NY 1926 L’Académie de la Grand Chaumière, studied with André L’Hôte, Paris, France Musée Luxembourg, independent studies, Paris SELECTED EXHIBITIONS 1927 – ’30 Salon des Indépendents, Paris 1937 American Artists’ Congress, 1st Annual Membership Exhibition, NYC 1942 Metropolitan Museum of Art, “Artists for Victory,” NYC 1946 National Academy of Design, “Paintings of the Year,” NYC 1956 Museum of Modern Art, “Recent Drawings USA,” NYC 1957 Jewish Museum, NYC Baltimore Museum of Art, MD 1960 Monede Gallery, “The Collage and the Figure,” solo show, including Shan paper works executed in Burma, NYC 1957 – ’71 Riverside Museum, NYC 1979 Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC 1999 Clark University, Center for Holocaust Studies, solo show (posthumous) 2000 Ghetto Museum, Terezín Memorial, Czech Republic (posthumous)2017 Art Market San Francisco, Chloe Gallery MUSEUM COLLECTIONS Smithsonian Institute, National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C. Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY National Portrait Gallery, D.C. Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at the Bancroft Library, Berkeley, CA National Museum of Women in the Arts, D.C. Archives of American Art, Walinska’s sketchbooks, journals, travel diaries, permanent collection, NYC and D.C. Jewish Museum, NYC Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA Museum of Religious Art, Logan, IA U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, D.C. Yad Vashem, holocaust memorial monument, Jerusalem Clark University Museum, Worcester, MA Zimmerli Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ CAREER 1935 Curator, Federal Arts Project (WPA), NYC Proprietor, Guild Art Gallery, NYC – inaugural American exhibition for Arshile Gorky 1939 Assistant Creative Director, Contemporary Arts Pavilion, World’s Fair, NYC 1955 Portraitist, commissioned to paint Prime Minister of Burma U Nu 1957 Riverside Museum, NYC, teacher and artist-in-residence
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Artist
Flamenco, 1940
Anna Walinska

Flamenco, 1940

Oil and Collage on Paper

9.75 x 7.50 in

Portrait of a Woman, 1956
Anna Walinska

Portrait of a Woman, 1956

Oil on Paper

18 x 18 in

Seated Women Reading, 1937
Anna Walinska

Seated Women Reading, 1937

Collage with Charcoal Drawing

11.75 x 8.25 in

Woman with Roses, 1931
Anna Walinska

Woman with Roses, 1931

Gouache and Pastel on Paper

19.25 x 14.50 in

Figures, 1961
Anna Walinska

Figures, 1961

collage on shan paper

15.50 x 11.50 in

Fractured Woman, 1982
Anna Walinska

Fractured Woman, 1982

Collage with Charcoal and Pastel

24 x 18 in

Man and Woman, 1960
Anna Walinska

Man and Woman, 1960

collage on shan paper

22.50 x 21.50 in

Number 5, 1982
Anna Walinska

Number 5, 1982

collage on paper

12 x 9 in

Self-Portrait with Hat, 1928
Anna Walinska

Self-Portrait with Hat, 1928

pastel on paper

12.50 x 9.50 in

The Circus, 1928
Anna Walinska

The Circus, 1928

watercolor & gouache on paper

9.50 x 13 in

Mother & Daughter, 1933
Anna Walinska

Mother & Daughter, 1933

Ink on Paper

6.50 x 4.75 in

Raisel in Hat, 1932
Anna Walinska

Raisel in Hat, 1932

Ink and Gouache on Paper

9.50 x 6.50 in

Self Portrait: Flamenco, 1939
Anna Walinska

Self Portrait: Flamenco, 1939

Oil on Canvas

34 x 28 in

Dancers #21, 1928
Anna Walinska

Dancers #21, 1928

charcoal on paper

6.50 x 8.25 in

Figures in Landscape, 1955
Anna Walinska

Figures in Landscape, 1955

Ink on Paper

24 x 18 in

Hacienda #2, 1955
Anna Walinska

Hacienda #2, 1955

oil with palette knife on paper

4 x 7.50 in

Mother & Child, 1955
Anna Walinska

Mother & Child, 1955

oil with palette knife on paper

5 x 5.25 in

Paris Café, 1929
Anna Walinska

Paris Café, 1929

oil on board

18 x 23.50 in

Sisters, 1930
Anna Walinska

Sisters, 1930

Watercolor on Paper

18 x 14 in

Woman in Landscape, 1950
Anna Walinska

Woman in Landscape, 1950

collage with oil & ink on cardboard

9.75 x 8 in

Mother & Daughter, 1933
Anna Walinska

Mother & Daughter, 1933

pastel on paper

13 x 10 in

Reclining Woman, 1945
Anna Walinska

Reclining Woman, 1945

Gouache on Paper

20 x 24 in

Two Women at Piano, 1951
Anna Walinska

Two Women at Piano, 1951

Oil on Canvas

7 x 10 in

Dancers #28, 1928
Anna Walinska

Dancers #28, 1928

ink and collage on paper

5.13 x 8.50 in

Figures in Landscape, 1982
Anna Walinska

Figures in Landscape, 1982

collage on paper

12 x 9 in

Landscape, 1955
Anna Walinska

Landscape, 1955

oil with palette knife on paper

5.12 x 3.75 in

Mother & Children (Rangoon), 1955
Anna Walinska

Mother & Children (Rangoon), 1955

Charcoal on Paper

27 x 17 in

Reclining Nude with Bird, 1936
Anna Walinska

Reclining Nude with Bird, 1936

Oil on Canvas

25 x 30 in

Still Life, 1928
Anna Walinska

Still Life, 1928

Watercolor on Paper

12 x 10 in

Portrait of a Woman, 1950
Anna Walinska

Portrait of a Woman, 1950

Oil with Palette Knife on Paper

6.75 x 6 in

Reclining Women Reading, 1953
Anna Walinska

Reclining Women Reading, 1953

Oil on Canvas Board

6 x 7.37 in

Woman In Pink Hat, 1933
Anna Walinska

Woman In Pink Hat, 1933

Pastel on Paper

7 x 5 in

Emily with Flowers, 1932
Anna Walinska

Emily with Flowers, 1932

Pastel on Paper

24 x 17 in

Figures in Landscape, 1980
Anna Walinska

Figures in Landscape, 1980

collage on paper

12 x 9 in

Madonna, c. 1982
Anna Walinska

Madonna, c. 1982

collage on shan paper

12 x 9 in

Night Flight, 1961
Anna Walinska

Night Flight, 1961

shan paper collage on burlap

20.25 x 24.25 in

Reclining Nude with Red Shoes, 1936
Anna Walinska

Reclining Nude with Red Shoes, 1936

Pastel on Paper

20 x 23 in

The Circus, 1932
Anna Walinska

The Circus, 1932

Oil on Canvas

23.50 x 19 in

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