Anna Walinska

Anna Walinska

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
Artist

Artwork

Flamenco
Anna Walinska

Flamenco

Oil and Collage on Paper

9.75 x 7.50 in

Portrait of a Woman
Anna Walinska

Portrait of a Woman

Oil with Palette Knife on Paper

6.75 x 6 in

Seated Women Reading
Anna Walinska

Seated Women Reading

Collage with Charcoal Drawing

11.75 x 8.25 in

Woman with Roses
Anna Walinska

Woman with Roses

Gouache and Pastel on Paper

19.25 x 14.50 in

Figures in Landscape, c. 1955
Anna Walinska

Figures in Landscape, c. 1955

Ink on Paper

24 x 18 in

Fractured Woman, c. 1982
Anna Walinska

Fractured Woman, c. 1982

Collage with Charcoal and Pastel

24 x 18 in

Man and Woman, c. 1960
Anna Walinska

Man and Woman, c. 1960

collage on shan paper

22.50 x 21.50 in

Number 5, c. 1982
Anna Walinska

Number 5, c. 1982

collage on paper

12 x 9 in

Self-Portrait with Hat, c. 1928
Anna Walinska

Self-Portrait with Hat, c. 1928

pastel on paper

12.50 x 9.50 in

The Circus, c. 1932
Anna Walinska

The Circus, c. 1932

Oil on Canvas

23.50 x 19 in

Mother & Daughter, 1933
Anna Walinska

Mother & Daughter, 1933

Ink on Paper

6.50 x 4.75 in

Raisel in Hat
Anna Walinska

Raisel in Hat

Ink and Gouache on Paper

9.50 x 6.50 in

Self Portrait: Flamenco
Anna Walinska

Self Portrait: Flamenco

Oil on Canvas

34 x 28 in

Dancers #21, c. 1928
Anna Walinska

Dancers #21, c. 1928

charcoal on paper

6.50 x 8.25 in

Figures in Landscape, c. 1980
Anna Walinska

Figures in Landscape, c. 1980

collage on paper

12 x 9 in

Hacienda #2, c. 1955
Anna Walinska

Hacienda #2, c. 1955

oil with palette knife on paper

4 x 7.50 in

Mother & Child, c. 1955
Anna Walinska

Mother & Child, c. 1955

oil with palette knife on paper

5 x 5.25 in

Paris Café, c. 1929
Anna Walinska

Paris Café, c. 1929

oil on board

18 x 23.50 in

Sisters, c. 1930
Anna Walinska

Sisters, c. 1930

Watercolor on Paper

18 x 14 in

Woman in Landscape, c. 1950
Anna Walinska

Woman in Landscape, c. 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
Anna Walinska

Reclining Woman

Gouache on Paper

20 x 24 in

Two Women at Piano
Anna Walinska

Two Women at Piano

Oil on Canvas

7 x 10 in

Dancers #28, c. 1928
Anna Walinska

Dancers #28, c. 1928

ink and collage on paper

5.13 x 8.50 in

Figures in Landscape, c. 1982
Anna Walinska

Figures in Landscape, c. 1982

collage on paper

12 x 9 in

Landscape, c. 1955
Anna Walinska

Landscape, c. 1955

oil with palette knife on paper

5.12 x 3.75 in

Mother & Children (Rangoon), c. 1955
Anna Walinska

Mother & Children (Rangoon), c. 1955

Charcoal on Paper

27 x 17 in

Reclining Nude with Bird, c. 1930
Anna Walinska

Reclining Nude with Bird, c. 1930

Oil on Canvas

25 x 30 in

Still Life, c. 1928
Anna Walinska

Still Life, c. 1928

Watercolor on Paper

12 x 10 in

Portrait of a Woman
Anna Walinska

Portrait of a Woman

Oil on Paper

18 x 18 in

Reclining Women Reading
Anna Walinska

Reclining Women Reading

Oil on Canvas Board

6 x 7.37 in

Woman In Pink Hat
Anna Walinska

Woman In Pink Hat

Pastel on Paper

7 x 5 in

Emily with Flowers, c. 1932
Anna Walinska

Emily with Flowers, c. 1932

Pastel on Paper

24 x 17 in

Figures, c. 1961
Anna Walinska

Figures, c. 1961

collage on shan paper

15.50 x 11.50 in

Madonna, c. 1982
Anna Walinska

Madonna, c. 1982

collage on shan paper

12 x 9 in

Night Flight, c. 1961
Anna Walinska

Night Flight, c. 1961

shan paper collage on burlap

20.25 x 24.25 in

Reclining Nude with Red Shoes, c. 1936
Anna Walinska

Reclining Nude with Red Shoes, c. 1936

Pastel on Paper

20 x 23 in

The Circus, c. 1928
Anna Walinska

The Circus, c. 1928

watercolor & gouache on paper

9.50 x 13 in

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