biography of Miron SOKOLE (1901-1985)

Birth place: Odessa, Russia

Addresses: New Canaan, CT, 1977; NYC

Profession: Painter, educator, lithographer

Studied: Cooper Union (certificate); NAD with Ivan Olinsky.

Exhibited: Salons of Am., 1927, 1928, 1934; NAD (medal); AIC, 1931-44 ; WMAA, 1936-53 & 1954 (Watercolors Show); PAFA Ann., 1936, 1940-42, 1954; BM, 1939, 1943; Dallas Mus. FA; Detroit Inst. Art; CPLH; Rochester Mem. Art Gal.; Dayton AI; Milwaukee AI; Lehigh Univ.; Columbia; Albany Inst. Hist. & Art; Minneapolis Inst. Art; CM; Albright Art Gal.; CGE, 1939; WFNY, 1939; Springfield Mus. Art; BMA; Corcoran Gal biennials, 1935-45 (4 times); Columbus Gal. FA; CI, 1943-46; VMFA, 1944; Pepsi-Cola, 1944, 1945; MMA, 1942, 1944, 1945; Walker Art Center, 1944; G.R.D. Gal., 1930 (solo); Cheshire Gal., 1932 (solo); Midtown Gal., 1934 (solo), 1935 (solo), 1937 (solo), 1939 (solo), 1944 (solo); Oklahoma City, 1938 (solo); Int. Expos, Mus. Art Mod., Paris, 1946; Audubon Artists, New York, 1964; 21st Ann., Norfolk (VA) Mus., 1965; NYC WPA Art" at Parsons School Design, 1977; Jarvis Gal, Woodstock, NY, 1970s."

Member: Woodstock AA; Exp. Art & Technology; Am. Artists Congress; Artists Equity Assn. (nat. director, 1952).

Work: Butler Inst. Am. Art, Youngstown, OH; Mus. Tel Aviv, Israel; Univ. Minnesota, Minneapolis; IBM Collection; Upjohn Collection

Comments: Preferred media: oils, acrylics. Positions: free lance stage designer, 1935-38; WPA artist; stage & industrial designer, 1942-46. Teaching: Am. Artists School, NYC, 1938-41; Kansas City Art Inst., MO, 1947-51; professor of art, Fashion Inst. Technology, New York, 1962-70s.

Sources: WW73; WW47; Salpeter, Miron Sokole," Esquire (Sept., 1945); A. Guskin, Painting in USA (1954); Martha Cheney, Modern Art in America (Tudor); New York City WPA Art, 81 (w/repros.); Woodstock AA; Falk, Exh. Record Series.