biography of Lawrence Edward KUPFERMAN (1909-1982)

Birth place: Boston, MA

Death place: Dorchester, MA

Addresses: Newton Centre, Dorchester

Profession: Painter, etcher, teacher, lecturer

Studied: BMFA Sch., 1929-31; Massachusetts Col. Art, Boston (B.Sc.Ed., 1935).

Exhibited: SAE, 1937, 1939 (prize), 1940-41, 1943, 1944; WMAA, 1938-63; PAFA, 1938, 1940-45, Annuals, 1947, 1952, 160th Watercolors Ann., 1965; AIC, 1938, 62nd Ann., 1957; SFMA, 1938-39, 1941-44, 1946; WFNY, 1939; CI, 1941; MoMA, 1943; Brooklyn Mus., 1943, 1945, 22nd Int. Watercolor Biennial, 1963; Inst. Mod. A., Boston, 1943; Mortimer Brandt Gal., 1946 (solo); Phila. A. All. 1946; Boris Mirski Gal., Boston, 1944-46; Contemp. Am. Painting & Sculpture Biennial, Univ. Ill., 1961; Horizon Gallery, Newton Centre, MA, 1960s; Horizon West, Los Angeles, CA, 1960s. Awards: San Francisco AA, 1938; AV, 1942; Saratoga Springs Victorian Purchase Prize, Assoc. Am. Artists, 1947; Purchase prize for "Tempest," Krannert Art Mus. Biennial, 1953; first prize for painting, "Odysseus," RI Arts Festival, Providence, 1961.

Member: A.N.A.; SAE; Phila. WC Cl.

Work: MoMA; WMAA; MMA; BMFA; Mills Col.; LOC; CI; IBM Coll.; BMA; SFMA; FMA; Harvard; WMA; Boston Pub. Lib.; AGAA; Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT. Commissions: murals, Am. Export Lines, SS Constitution, 1948 & SS Independence, 1948.

Comments: Preferred media: acrylics, tempera. Teaching: Mass. Col. Art, 1941-68.

Sources: WW73; WW47; John I.H. Baur, Revolution and Tradition in American art (Harvard Univ. Press, 1951); Bartlett H. Hayes, The Naked Truth and Personal Vision (Addison Gallery Am. Art, 1955); Nathaniel Pousette-Dart, American Painting Today (Hastings House, 1956); Falk, Exh. Record Series.