biography of George SUGARMAN (1912-1999)

Birth place: NYC

Death place: NYC

Addresses: NYC

Profession: Sculptor, painter

Studied: City College New York (B.A.); Atelier Zadkine, Paris, 1951.

Exhibited: Hansa Gal., Brata Gal., 1956 and on (group shows); Widdifield Gal., 1960 (first solo); WMAA Sculpture Ann., 1960-73; Pittsburgh Int., Carnegie Inst., 1961 (2nd prize for sculpture); Sao Paulo Biennal, Brazil, 1963; Sculpture of the Sixties, LACMA, 1967; Int. Pavilion, Venice Biennal, 1969; Fischbach Gal., late 1960's; Robert Miller Gal., 1977-86; Kunstmuseum Basel, 1969 (retrospective); Joslyn AM, 1982 (retrospective); WMAA, 1986; Hunter College, 1998. Other awards: Longview Foundation grants, 1961-63; Nat. Art Council Award, 1966.

Work: sculptures: Walker AC, Minneapolis, MN; Kunstmuseum, Zurich, Switzerland; Albert List Family Collection, NYC; Kaiser Wilhelm Mus., Krefeld, Germany. WMAA; MMA;AIC;Walker Art Center; Kunstmuseum Basel. Lithographs: MoMA. Commissions: wood wall sculpture, Ciba-Geigy Chem Co., 1960; metal sculptures, Xerox Data Systems, El Segundo, CA, 1969, South Mall Project, Albany, 1970, First Nat. Bank, Saint Paul, MN, 1971; Greenfield School, Phila., 1972.

Comments: Preferred media: metal, acrylics. Teaching: assoc. professor sculpture, Hunter College, 1960-70; visiting professor sculpture, Grad. School Art & Arch., Yale Univ., 1967-68.

Sources: WW73; A. Goldin, introduction to catalogue (Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland, 1969); I. Sandler, Sugarman-Sculptural Complex (First Nat. Bank Saint Paul, 1971); H. Freed, audio-visual tape, 1972.