biography of Howard MANDEL (1917-1999)

Birth place: Bayside, NY

Addresses: Woodstock, NY; NYC

Profession: Painter, sculptor, illustrator

Studied: Pratt Inst.; New York Sculpture Ct; ASL; Atelier Fernand Léger, Atelier André Lhote, Ecole Beaux Arts, Sorbonne, all France

Exhibited: AWCS, 1937-40; NYWCC, 1937-40; TMA, 1941; Utah State Inst. FA, 1941; Clay Cl., 1940-46; PMA, 1940-42; Woodstock AA, 1946; Vendome Gal., 1942; WMAA Ann, 1948-1959; PAFA Ann., 1949-52, 1958; American Painting Today 1950, MMA, & Am Watercolors, Drawings & Prints, MMA; Nat. Inst. Arts & Lett., Acad. Art Gal., NYC, 1955, 1961; Fulbright Painters, WMAA & Smithsonian Inst., Wash., DC, 1959. Awards: Tiffany fel., 1939 & 1949; Hallmark Int. Awards, 1949, 1952 & 1955; Fulbright scholar to Paris, 1951-52.

Member: Clay Cl.; Woodstock AA; AWCS; Nat. Soc. Mural Painters; Nat. Soc. Painters in Casein & Acrylic (corres. secy., 1964-67, v. pres., 1968); Audubon Artists; All. A. Am.

Work: Lexington, Ky.; Marine Hospital, Ft. Stanton, N. Mex.; WMAA; Butler Inst. Am. Art; Norfolk Mus. Arts & Sci., Va.; State Univ. Teachers Col. Mus., Oswego, NY; San Antonio Mus., Tex. Commissions: Three-dimensional mural, Zenith Radio Corp., for Refregier Studio, Woodstock, NY, 1958; mural, Arthur Studios, NY.

Comments: Illustrator: national magazines. Preferred media: acrylics, oils, watercolors. Positions: graphic artist, film design, CBS TV Studio One, 1954-57; graphic artist, film design, NBC TV Amahl & the Night Visitors, 1955; art dir., Heath de Rochemont, DC Heath & Co., Boston, Mass., 1963-68; art dir., Roemer-Young Assocs., NYC, 1969; art dir., Film Group, Inc., Cambridge, Mass., 1971.

Sources: WW73; Zaidenberg, The Art of the Artist (Crown, 1951); Ralph M. Pearson, The Modern Renaissance in American Art (Harper & Row, 1954); Herdeg & Rosner, article, In: Graphics Ann. 1955; WW47; Falk, Exh. Record Series.