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  JOHN GUTMANN PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITIONS
 

ONE-MAN EXHIBITIONS

1938

Colorful  America.  M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco.

1941

Wondrous World.  (99 Photographs) M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco.

1947

The Face of the Orient.  M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington; Santa Barabra Museum of Art, San Barbara, California

1974

John Gutmann. Light Gallery, New York.

1976

as i  saw it.  San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

1979

The Fourth Decade. Castelli Graphics, New York.

1980

San Francisco 1934-1939. Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.

John Gutmann Photographs. Halsted Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan

1981

John Gutmann Photographs of San Francisco and New Orleans, ca. 1937.  A Gallery for Fine Photography, New Orleans.

Women. Castelli Graphics, New York.

1983

Ten Photographs. Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.

A Portfolio of Photographs. Robert Freidus Gallery, New York.

Women. Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.

American Images 1930's-40's. Bank of America, Giannini Gallery, San Francisco.

1984

The Restless Decade. Books & Co., New York.

1985

by my choice. Castelli Uptown, New York.

Gutmann. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto.

John Gutmann:Vintage Photographs. Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.

John Gutmann: 1934-1939, II Jornades Fotografiques a Valencia, Spain.

1986

Five States: John Gutmann's Photographs of Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas and Arizona, 1937. Houston Center for Photography, Houston, Texas.

1988

Talking Pictures: Signs,Tattoos, Graffiti. Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.

1989

John Gutmann: 99 Photographs. Palacio de Sastago, Zaragoza; Museo Casa Natal de Jovellanos, Gijon; Fundacion Caja de Pensiones, Barcelona, Lerida, Gerona, Valencia; Caja Carnarias, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, La Palma, Lanzarote; Luis Cernuda Fundacion, Sevilla

John Gutmann: Beyond the Document. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, November 17- January 21, 1990 (Travelled: The Museum of Modern Art, New York, April 19, 1990- July 17, 1990; Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, August 14, 1990- October 14, 1990; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, December 6, 1990- February 2, 1991)

1990

 

 

Talking Pictures, 1934-1989. Castelli Graphics, New York

John Gutmann, 16 Photographs. San Francisco International Airport, North Terminal, Gate 76

Talking Pictures, 1934-1989. Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

1991

The Real Small Picture: Vintage Prints 1934-45. Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

1992

Talking Pictures, 1934-1989. Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans. February 22-April 5

1994

Talking Pictures, 1934-1989. Centre National de la Photographie, Hotel Salomon de Rothschild, Paris. October 26 - December 5

1995

John Gutmann, Unfamiliar Images. Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles. March 10-May 6

Death. Fraenkel Gallery, San Francsico. March 30- April 29

1998

John Gutmann, Rastlosese Amerika der 30er Jahre. Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland. April 4-June 1

 

Two-Man Exhibitions

1979

John Gutmann and Walker Evans, Vintage Photographs of the 1930s. Phoenix Gallery, San Francisco.

1984

John Gutmann/Berenice Abbott. Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego.

  Group Exhibitions
1941

Image of Freedom. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

New Possibilities in Photography. Second Invitational Western Camera Conclave, Hotel Leamington, Oakland, California. Three-man exhibition with Moholy-Nagy and Man Ray (see Camera Craft, August 1941, pp. 443, 458).

1942

Stardust  and Spangles, (Paintings and Photographs) San Francisco Museum.

1944

Photography Today.  American Contemporary Art Gallery, New York. July 31-August 31, organized by Elizabeth McCausland

1976

Photography and Language. LaMamelle and Camerawork, San Francisco

1978

Aesthetics of Grafitti. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Work. The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (Downtown Center).

Photographs from the Permanent Collection. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

1979

Photography  in Louisiana. New Orleans Museum of Art.

Amerika Fotografie 1920-1940. Kunsthaus, Zurich. (circulated in Europe)

1980

Photography and Architecture. Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.

Forty American Photographers. Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California. (Travelled to Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover, West Germany and internationally)

Amalgam. Castelli Graphics, New York.

Avant-Garde Photography in Germany, 1919-1939. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. (Travelled internationally)

Curator's Choice. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

When Words Fail. International Center of Photography, New York.

Creatis Exposition:Nu. Galerie Ufficio Dell'Arts, Paris.

1981

Fleeting Gestures: Treasures of Dance Photography. International Center of Photography, New York. (Travelled internationally)

American Children. Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Erweiterte Fotografie. 5th International Biennale Wien, Vienna, Austria.

Germany: The New Vision. Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.

Avant-Garde Photography in Germany, 1919-1939. Edwynn Houk Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.

1982

New York Panorama. Stockholm International Art Expo, Stockholm, Sweden.

New Aspects of San Francisco and Los Angeles. San Francisco Airport Gallery.

Sports. General Electric, Fairfield Connecticut and Freeport-McMoran, Conecticut.

Motor Trends. Grapestake Gallery, San Francisco.

Space Framed I: Work by Contemporary Photographers. Gund Hall Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Cityscapes. The Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco (Downtown Center).

Cancelled Prints. San Francisco Photo Group.

Masterworks from the Photography Collection. Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas.

   
1983

American Bathing Styles: 1900-1940. Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford Connecticit.

Photography in America, 1910-Present. The Tampa Museum, Tampa Florida.

People in an Urban Environment. Seagram Collection, New York.

1984

Fifteenth Anniversary Exhibition. Castelli Graphics, New York.

Photography in California, 1945-1980. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Signs of the Times: Storefronts and Billboards. Seagram Collection, New York.

Autoscape: The Automobile in the American Landscape. WMAA Fairfield County Branch, Stamford, Connecticut.

Automobile and Culture. The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

Fifth Anniversary Exhibition. Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.

Highlights: Selections from the Bank of America Corporation Art Collection. Bank of American World Headquarters, San Francisco.

Selections from the Bank America Corporation Art Collection. Bank of America Plaza, New York.

1985

American Images: Photography 1945-1980. Barbican Art  Gallery, London.

L'Autoportrait a l'age de la Photographie: Peintres et Photoraphes en Dialogue avec leur Propre Image. Musee Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne. (Travelled internationally)

1986

Self Portrait Photography 1840-1985. National Portrait Gallery, London. (Travelled internationally)

The Artist and the Machine, 1910-1940.  De Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California.

Last Dance: Glamour, Death and Entertainment. Palladium, New York.

The Machine Age in America 1918-1941. The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York. (Travelled internationally)

Cross Currents. Recent Additions to the Collection. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

The Guggenheim Show. San Francisco State University Art Faculty Guggenheim Fellows. San Francisco State University Art Department Gallery.

Midtown Review 1986: A Look at Photography Books of 1986. ICP/Midtown, New York. (San Francisco Observed, editor, Ruth Silverman)

Several Exceptionally Good Recently Acquired Pictures I. Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.

1987

Facets of the Collection: The Implicit Image: Photography's Path to the Unconscious. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

The Insistent Object. Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

Zyzzyva-Black and White. Bank of America World Headquarters, San Francisco.

The Right Foot Show. San Francisco Airport Commission Gallery. San Francisco.

American Dreams. Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid.

Midtown Review 1987: A Look at Photography Books of 1987. ICP/Midtown, New York. (Athletes: editor, Ruth Silverman)

Several Exceptionally Good Recently Acquired Pictures II. Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.

1988

Situations. General Electric Company, organized by the Art Advisory Service for Corporate Members of the Museum of Modern Art. New York.

Figurations.  General Electric Company, organized by the Art Advisory Service for Corporate Members of the Museum of Modern Art. New York.

Castelli Graphics 1969-1988. An Exhibition of Selected Works in Honor of Toiny Castelli. Castelli Graphics, New York.

Visions of Tomorrow: New York and American Industrialization in the 1920s and 1930s. Isetan Museum, Tokyo; Diamaru Museum of Art, Osaka; Perfectural Museum of Art, Fukuoka; Tochigi Perfectural Museum of Fine Arts, Utsunomiya.

A Kiss is Just a Kiss. Bruce Velick Gallery, San Francisco. Lawrence Monk Gallery, New York.

Athletes. Photographs 1860-1986. Organized by the International Center of Photography and the Smithsonian Institution Travelling Exhibition Service. Paine Webber Art Gallery, New York. (Travelled nationally and internationally unil 1992)

Several Exceptionally Good Recently Acquired Pictures III. Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.

Decade by Decade. Twentieth Century American Photographyfrom the Collection of the Center for Creative Photography. Tucson, Arizona.

The Fugitive Gesture: Masterpieces of Dance Photography, 1849 to the Present.   National Museum of Dance, Saratoga Springs, New York.

1989

L'oeil de la Letttre. Centre National de la Photographie, Palais de Tokyo, Paris.

Prints of the Eighties and the Human Element: Photography in Black and White from the Bank of America Corporation Art Collection. Palo Alto Cultural Center.

A History of Photography from California Collectors. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

On the Art of Fixing a Shadow: 150 Years of Photography. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (Travelled: Chicago Art Institute; Los Angeles County Museum of Art)

Picturing California. A Century of Photographic Genius, California Landscape Photography from the Collection of the Oakland Museum. Oakland, California. (Travelled nationallly)

The Blues Aesthetic: Black Culture and Modernism. Washington Project for the Arts, Washington D.C.

Several Exceptionally Good Recently Acquired Pictures IV. Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.

The Private Eye.Selected Works from Collections of Friends of the Museum of Fine Arts. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

The New Vision, Photography Between the Wars. Ford Motor Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.(Travelled: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Art Institute of Chicago; High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston)

The Collector's Eye, Masterpieces from the Museum's Dalsheimer Photographs. The Baltimore Museum of Art.

Legacy: Northern California's Photographic Heritage.  Ansel Adams Center, The Friends of Photography, San Francisco.

Happy Birthday Photography: Vintage Photographs from 1840-1956. Kicken•Pauseback Gallery, Koln; Gallery Alain Paviot, Paris.

1990

The Fugitive Gesture: Masterpieces of Dance Photography, 1849 to the Present.   Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, North Carolina.

Several Exceptionally Good Recently Acquired Pictures V. Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.

The Hong Kong Bank of Canada Photographs of Children: 150 Years.  Winnipeg Art Gallery, Manitoba. (Travelled Canada until 1992)

Masters of Light.  Ludwig Museum, Koln, West Germany (Travelled Stuttgart)

1991

The Kiss of Apollo. Photography & Sculpture 1845 to the Present.  Fraenkel Gallery, San Francsico.

The Fugitive Gesture: Masterpieces of Dance Photography, 1849 to 1989. San Francisco Performing Arts Library & Museum. February - June

Pop Goes America! Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. April 17- July7

Stateside. Twentieth Century American Photography. National Art Gallery and Museum, Wellington, New Zealand. March 30- June 9

Motion As Metaphor, The Automobile in Art. Virgina Beach Center for the Arts.

Photographing L.A. Architecture. Turner/Krull Gallery, Los Angeles. June 8- July 5

En Bateau. Palais de Tokyo, Mission du Patrimoine Photographique, Paris. September 11- November 4

Good Sports: Art and the Athlete. Nutrilite Products, Inc., Buena Park, California, October 28, 1991- February 21, 1992

1992

 

Watkins to Weston:101 Years of California Photogrpahy, 1849-1950.  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, February 29- May 31, 1992;  Crocker Art Museum, June 19- August 14, 1992; Laguna Art Museum, January 17- March 28, 1993

This Sporting Life, 1878-1991. High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, May 16- September 13, 1992; Sarah Campbell Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, November 1- December 16, 1992; de Saisset Museum, January 12- March 21, 1993; Delaware Art Museum, April 16- June 13, 1993; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 25- August 29, 1993

Romancing the Road. Transamerica Pyramid Lobby, San Francisco, July 14- September 3.

Several Exceptionally Good Recently Acquired Pictures VI. Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, August 5- September 12

En Avion. Palais de Tokyo, Mission du Patrimoine Photographique, Paris. September 8- November 8

California- The Cultural Edge. Director's Guild of America, Los Angeles. November 10 - 22.

Sprung in die Zeit. Berlinische Galerie, Museum fur Moderne Kunst Photographie und Architektur, Martin -Gropius-Bau, Berlin, November 20, 1992 - Janurary 17, 1993

Mexico Through Foreign Eyes. Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Internacional, Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, December 10, 1992 - February 14, 1993; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterey, Mexico, February 25 - May 30, 1993; International Center of Photography, New York, October 3 - December 12; Armand Hammer Museum of Art & Cultural Center, Los Angeles, February10 - May 1, 1994; Centre George Pompidou, Paris, France, 1994

1993

Artist's Self Portraits in Black & White: A Benefit Exhibition for Zyzzyva. Edith Caldwell Gallery, San Francisco, May 5 - May 29

John Gutmann Vintage Photographs. Ehlers Caudill Gallery Ltd., Chicago, April 30 - June 5

Several Exceptionally Good Recently Acquired Pictures VII. Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, July 8 - August 28

California Photography from a Seventies Perspective. Part I.  Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, Inc., Seagram's Building, New York, August 5 - November 5

Billboards/Photographs. Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles, September 4 - November 6.

1994

Gesture and Pose: Twentieth Century Photographs from the Collection. Museum of Modern Art, New York, January 13 - April 5

"Primitivism" in Photography. Evans, Gropper, Willis Gallery, San Francisco, February 24 - April 2

American Surrealist Photography. Museum of Modern Art, New York, April 14 - July 5

Friends and Contemporaries: Documentary Photography in Northern California. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Humphrey Gallery, May 19 - September 4

Hidden Faces.  Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, July 7 - August 20

Graffiti.  Zabriskie Gallery, New York, July 13 - September 8

Several Exceptionally Good Recently Acquired Pictures VIII. Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, July 7 - September 3

After Art: Rethinking 150 Years of Photography. Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, December 4 - March 5, 1995; The Friends of Photography, San Francisco, May 17 - July 9, 1995; Portland Art Museum, Portland, Maine, October 1995 - January 1996

1995

Pacific Dreams: Currents of Surrealism and Fantasy in California Art, 1934-1957. Oakland Museum, February 25 - June 11; UCLA at the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, July 11 - September 17; Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University, Logan Utah, October 10 - December 11, 1995

Facing Eden: 100 Years of Landscape Art in the Bay Area. The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, June 25 - September 10

Several Exceptionally Good Recently Acquired Pictures IX. Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, August - September 10

Points of Entry, Reframing America, 1932-1956. The Center for Creative Photography, Tucson Arizona, September 17 - November 5, 1995; The Friends of Photography, San Francisco; The Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego;  The George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, April 12 - September 13, 1996; Center for African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., November 1 - December 31, 1996; High Museum of Art, Folk Art and Photographic Galleries, Atlanta, February 15 - April 12, 1997; Jewish Museum, New York, May - July, 1997; Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, September 15 - November 30, 1997

American Photography 1890-1965, from the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Staaliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstbibliohek, Preussischer Kulturbesitz, April 24 - June 12, 1995; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, July 3 - September 1, 1995; Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, October 5 - November 26, 1995; Hasselblad Center, Goteborg, Sweden, January 6 - February 25, 1996; Musee National d'Art Moderne - Centre de Creation Industrielle, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, March 19 - May 31, 1996; IVAM Centre Julio Gonzalez, Valencia, June 22 - September 15, 1996; Victoria & Albert Museum, London, November 14, 1996 - January 26, 1997

1995

Exhibits, Prelude to Photography, paintings and drawings done in Germany and American in the late 1920s through the 1930s at the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco. Simultaneous exhibit of drawings from the same period at 871 Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco.  Exhibition entitled, Death, at Fraenkel Gallery, of vintage photographs, plus prints and objects from Gutmann's collections.

1996

Point of View: Photography from the Collection. University Art Museum, Berkeley, California, April 3 - May 5

Picturing the South, 1860 to the Present. High Museum of Art, Folk Art and Photography Galleries, Atlanta, Georgia, June 15 - September 14

1997

Police Pictures: The Photograph as Evidence.  San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, October 1, 1997 - January 31,  1988

  PORTFOLIOS
 

Out of State. 1978, a portfolio of 16 images by 16 California Photographers, including students, teachers and alumni of the San Francisco State University Photogaphy Department. Essay by Henry Holmes Smith. Edition 11, plus 18 artist's proofs.

John Gutmann: Ten Photographs 1934-1939. 1982, 10 gelatin silver prints, Fraenkel/Heiferman Publications, limited edition of 50, plus 8 artist's proofs.

 

JOHN GUTMANN PAINTING and DRAWING EXHBITIONS

1927

Participated inYoung Talents (Junge Talente),  Museum of Fine Arts (Museum der Bildenden Kunste), Breslau, Germany.

Participated in exhibition, Schlesischer Kunstlerbund, Breslau, Germany.

1931

One-man exhbition, Gurlitt Gallery, Berlin.

Participated in group exhibitions of the Berliner Secession and Preussische Akademie der Kunste.

1935

One-man exhibition of drawings, Paul Elder Gallery, San Francisco.

1937

One-man exhbition of chalk drawings, San Francisco Museum of Art.

One-Man exhbition of drawings and pastels, Delphic Studios, New York.

1938

One-man exhibition of watercolors and drawings, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.

1939

Exhibited in Contemporary Art,  Golden Gate International Exposition, San Francisco.

1942

Two-man exhibition, Paintings by John Gutmann and Karl Baumann,  San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Group show, "Stardust  and Spangles", (Paintings and Photographs) San Francisco Museum.

1995

One-man exhibition, Prelude to Photography, Paintings and Drawings by John Gutmann, 1925-1938. M.H. De Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco. January 18 - April 2.

One-man exhibition, John Gutmann, Drawings: 1925-1938. 871 Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco. February 28 - March 31.