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biography of Mel SILVERMAN (1931-1966)

Birth place: Denver, CO

Addresses: NYC

Profession: Painter, graphic artist, illustrator, writer

Studied: AIC, B.F.A., B.A.E.

Exhibited: Art: USA, 1958, 1959; AFA, 1959-60; Phila. Pr. Club, 1958, 1959; BM, 1959; Univ. Oklahoma, 1959; Denver Mus. Art, 1954-55; Artists Gal., NY, 1956 (solo), 1963 (solo); Salpeter Gal., NY, solos: 1957, 1958, 1961, 1964; Assoc. Am. Artists, 1959 (solo); Ein Harod, Israel, 1960 (solo); Zanesville Mus. Art, 1960 (solo); Northwest Printmakers, 1962-65; Boston Printmakers, 1964, 1965; Oklahoma Printmakers, 1963-65; Wichita Print Exhib., 1965; SAGA, 1962-65; PAFA, 1965; Univ. Illinois, 1965; Butler IA, 1960 (solo), 1965; U.S. Nat. Mus., 1964; Univ. Ohio, 1963; BM, 1963, 1964; Silvermine Gld. Artists, 1963, 1964; US-Russia Exchange Exhib.

Member: SAGA.

Work: Butler IA; Univ. Minnesota; Public Library, Wash., DC; Denver Public Schools Collection; USIA; Univ. California; Univ. Maine; PMA; Free Library, Philadelphia; Allentown (PA) Mus.; Univ. Indiana.

Comments: Author/illustrator: children's books, such as Ciri-Biri-Bin (1957), Good for Nothing Burro (1958), Hymie's Fiddle (1959). Illustrator: Two Uncles of Pablo (1958), Roderick (1960), My First Geography of the Panama Canal (1959), Songs Along the Way (1960), Apprentice to Liberty (1959), Who Made America Great (1962), Portals to the Past (1963), Awani (1964), Tuchin's Mayan Treasure (1963), Fire in the Sky (1964). Position: instructor of graphics, Ein Harod, Israel; display designer, New York City, 1956-60.


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