Curriculum Vitae

 

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DOROTHY BROWDY KUSHNER

Born: March 20, 1909First place, Dorothy Browdy Kushner, High School Art Competition, 1926
Kansas City, MO

Died: April 5, 2000
Brooklyn, NY

Parents:
Harry Browdy
Rosa Levin

Married: Joseph Kushner, December 17, 1946, Brooklyn, NY

Son: Robert Ellis Kushner, b. 1949

Studied:
Kansas City Teachers College, Kansas City, MO, 1928 (B.S.)
Columbia University, New York, NY, 1938 (M.A. – Fine Arts)dbk yearbook, detail 1
Kansas City Art Institute (Thomas Hart Benton), Kansas City, MO
Art Students League (Reginald Marsh), New York, NY
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
California State University of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Member:
California Water Color Society, Los Angeles, CA
American Water Color Society, New York, NY
Los Angeles Art Association, Los Angeles, CA
New York Teachers Guild, New York, NY
American Color Print Society, Philadelphia, PA
Pasadena Society of Artists, Pasadena, CA
Kansas City Society of Artists, Kansas City, MO

Laguna Beach Art Association, Laguna Beach, CA
American Association of University Women, Washington, DC

Teacher:
Paseo High School, Kansas City, MO, 1930s
Scarritt Elementary School, Kansas City, MO, 1930sIMG_0002
Grover Cleveland High School, Queens, New York, NY, 1940-46
Arcadia Junior High and High Schools, Arcadia, CA, 1960s
Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA, 1969 – 1972
Rio Hondo Jr., College, Whittier, CA, early 1970s
Citrus College, Glendora, CA, early 1970s

Permanent Collections:
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Huntington Library, San Marino, CA
Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, CA
St. Louis Mercantile Library, St. Louis, MO
Virgina Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
British Museum, London, England
[Corporate Collections]
Citibank, NY

 Selected One-Woman Shows:
1954 Monterey Park Public Library, CA
1961 Ramon Lopez Gallery, Sierra Madre, CA
1965 Creative Arts Gallery, Sierra Madre, CA
1967 Ruth Phillips Art Gallery, West Hollywood, CA
1969 Tower Gallery Exhibit, Los Angeles, CA
1971 “Design Flower Show,” YWCA, Pasadena, CA
1973 McFadden Library, Santa Ana, CA
1974, Santa Monica Library
Exhibit, Santa Monica, CA
“Graphic Show,” Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, CA
1975 “Pieces of 8 Exhibit,” Los Angeles, CA
1977 Santa Ana Public Library, Santa Ana, CA
1978 University of California, Irvine, CA
1979 Senior Eye Gallery, Long Beach, CA
1989 Carlson Gallery, San Francisco, CAgojl5U3iPxlvt8OWRQl4orGdy9GwqPbVJNVQeIi5Lo8,dSirgKRzsOcTneLkmj_iLUKa3lF5BbJS9PBnJ8-bxDc,YR_Roi-h-CaIMy_OlZhdhCQrMYWl_xLFIhabCRMNhbY
2008 Susan Teller Gallery, New York, NY

Exhibited:

1926
University of Missouri, MO, 1926 (medal)

1934
Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
“40th Annual Exhibition”, The Denver Art Museum, Denver CO

1935
Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

1938
Women’s City Club, Kansas City, MO

1950
“30th Annual Exhibition of the California Watercolor Society,” Pasadena Art Institute, Pasadena, CA

1951
“31st Annual Exhibition of the California Watercolor Society,” Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
“3rd San Gabriel Valley Artists Exhibition,” The Pasadena Art Institute, Pasadena CA
Los Angeles All-City Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA, 1951

1952
Los Angeles Art Association, Los Angeles, CA
“32nd Annual Exhibition of the California Watercolor Society,” Pasadena Art Institute, Pasadena, CA
“59th Annual Exhibition of Western Art,” Denver Art Museum, Denver, COScreen Shot 2015-01-11 at 10.39.26 PM
California State Fair, Sacramento, CA
Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA

1953
Los Angeles Art Association, Los Angeles, CA
California State Fair, Sacramento, CA

1954
“33rd National Exhibition of the California Watercolor Society,” Scripps College, Claremont CA
“33rd National Exhibition of the California Watercolor Society,” Long Beach Municipal Art Center, Long Beach, CA
“34th National Exhibition of the California Watercolor Society,” The Fine Arts Gallery, San Diego, CA
“Drawings,” Santa Monica Art Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
“Artists You Should Know,” Art Association Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“6th San Gabriel Valley Artists Exhibition,” Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA
California State Fair, Sacramento, CA
Boston Print Makers, Boston, MA
San Gabriel Mission, San Gabriel, CA
Newport Harbor Union High School, Newport Beach, CA

1955
“13th National Exhibition of Prints,” Library of Congress, Washington, D.C
“7th San Gabriel Valley Artists Exhibition,” The Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA
“American Graphic Arts and Drawing Exhibition,” Wichita Art Association, Wichita, KA
“35th National Exhibition of Print,” Library of Congress, Washington D.C
“35th National Exhibition of the California Watercolor Society,” Long Beach Municipal Art Center, Long Beach CA
California State Fair, Sacramento, CA
Los Angeles Art Association, Los Angeles, CA
San Gabriel Mission, San Gabriel, CA

1956
“36th National Exhibition of the California Watercolor Society,” Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
“Contemporary Prints and Watercolors,” National Academy Galleries, New York, NY
“4th Biennial Exhibition of Drawings and Prints by the California Watercolor Society; The Pasadena Art Institute, Pasadena, CA
“20th Exhibition – The Society of Washington Printmakers,” National Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
“8th San Gabriel Valley Artists Exhibition,” The Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA
“89th Annual Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society,” National Academy Galleries, New York, NY
California State Fair, Sacramento, CA
Los Angeles Art Association, Los Angeles, CA
American Color Print Society

1957
“The Society of Washington Printmakers 21st Exhibition,” U.S. National Museum, Washington D.C
“Drawing Exhibition,” Exodus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Art Association, Los Angeles, CA
American Color Print Society

1958
“37th Annual Exhibition of the California Watercolor Society,” Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CAScreen Shot 2015-01-11 at 11.40.12 PM
“5th Biennial of the California Watercolor Society, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
“22nd Exhibition – The Society of Washington Printmaker,” U.S. National Museum, Washington D.C
American Color Print Society
Los Angeles Art Association, Los Angeles, CA

1959
“38th Annual Exhibition of the California Watercolor Society,“ Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
“39th Annual Exhibition of the California Watercolor Society,” Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA
“Styles of Art in Painting and Sculpture,” Orange, CA
California State Fair, Sacramento, CA

1960
“40th National Exhibition of the California Watercolor Society,” Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C

1961
“13th Annual San Gabriel Valley Artists Exhibition,” Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA
The Twelve, Duarte CA
Ramon Lopez Gallery, Sierra Madre, CA

1962
“41st Annual Exhibition of the California Watercolor Society,” Richmond Art Museum, Richmond, CA
“38th Annual Exhibition of the Pasadena Society of Artists,” Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA (1st prize – prints)
US National Bank, Arcadia, CA

1963
“42nd National Exhibition of the California Watercolor Society, Richmond Art Museum, Richmond, CA
“39th Annual Exhibition of the Pasadena Society of Artists,” Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA (1st prize watercolor)
“43rd National Exhibition of the California Watercolor Society,” Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA
American Association of University Women (1st prize- oil)
First Unitarian Church Print Show

1964
“40th Annual Exhibition of the Pasadena Society of Artists,” Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA (Sculpture Award)
Laguna Beach Art Association, Laguna Beach, CA

1965
“44th National Exhibition of the California Watercolor Society,” Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
“45th Annual Exhibition of the California Watercolor Society,” Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA
“41st Annual Exhibition of the Pasadena Society of Artists,” Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA
“Miracle Mile of Art,” Los Angeles, CA
Creative Arts Group Gallery, Sierra Madre, CA, 1965

1966
“46th Annual Exhibition of the California Watercolor Society,” Laguna Beach Art Association Gallery, Laguna Beach, C
“Pasadena Society of Artists 42nd Annual Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture,” Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA

1967
“47th Annual Exhibition of the California National Watercolor Society,” Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA
“National Membership Exhibition of the California Water Color Society,” Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, Barnsdall Park, CA
“Cerritos Open ’67,” Cerritos College Art Gallery, Norwalk, CA
“43rd Annual Exhibition of the Pasadena Society of Artist,” Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena CA

1968
“48th Annual Exhibition of the California National Watercolor Society,” Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“Pasadena Society of Artists 44th Annual Exhibition, “Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA
“Art in All Media,” Southern California Exposition, Del Mar, CA
Westside Jewish Community Center, Los Angeles CA 1968

1969
“49th Annual Exhibition of the California National Watercolor Society,” Laguna Beach Art Association Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
California State Fair, Sacramento, CA

1970
“50th Annual Exhibition of the California National Watercolor Society,” Laguna Beach Art Association Gallery, Laguna Beach CA
“Pasadena Society of Artists 46th Annual Exhibition,” Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena CA (Award)

1971
“51st Anniversary/ 4th Biennial of the California National Watercolor Society,” Laguna Beach Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
National Academy of Design, New York, NY

1972
“52nd Annual Exhibition of the California National Watercolor Society,” Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA
“53rd Annual Exhibition of the California National Watercolor Society,” Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA
“Pasadena Society of Artists 47th Exhibition,” Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA
“Far East Meets West – A Joining of Hands,” (California National Watercolor Society), Pasadena, CA
Chico State College, Chico, CA

1973
“Under the Arches,” Ahmanson Center, Los Angeles, CA

1974
“54th Annual Exhibition of the California Watercolor Society,” Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA

1976
“56th Annual Exhibition of the National Watercolor Society,” Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA

1977
“57th Annual Exhibition of the National Watercolor Society,” Fine Arts Gallery, Northridge, CA

1978
“58th Annual Exhibition of the National Watercolor Society,” Brand library Art Galleries, Glendale, CA
Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
American Color Print Society

1979
“All Membership Show,” (National Watercolor Society), Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA

2002
Pasadena Society of Artists Show, Pasadena Historical Museum, Pasadena, CA

2003
My Mother’s An Artist, Ernest Rubinstein Gallery, The Educational Alliance, New York, NY

2006
Under the Influence, Susan Teller Gallery, New York, NY

2007
Picturing Oz, Susan Teller Gallery, New York, NY

2010
The Huntington Art Collections, San Marino, CA

2011
Dorothy Browdy Kushner & Robert Kushner: Reconfigured Flora, Susan Teller Gallery, New York, NY

Press
“24 Artists of L.A. Area in U.S. Exhibit,” Los Angeles Times, May 22, 1955.
“California Artists in Philadelphia Show,” Los Angeles Times, April 15, 1956.
“News and Views of Art,” Los Angeles Times, July 21, 1957.
Dann, Frode, “Unique Show and Sale Today,” Independent Star News, April 29. 1962.
“Bank to Show Art,” Los Angeles Times, February 2, 1964.
“Bank Features Painting Exhibit,” Los Angeles Times, July 12, 1964.
Carr, Jack, “Creative Arts Group Shows Work by Dorothy Kushner,” Independent Star News, January 3, 1965.
Donelson, Kay, “Valley Profile: Dorothy Kushner,” San Gabriel Valley Tribune, July 28, 1968.
“Music, Places’ Theme of San Gabriel Tour,” Los Angeles Times, October 17, 1971
“Niguel Art Assn. to Hold Season’s First Meeting,” Los Angeles Times, September 18, 1974.
“Newport, Costa Mesa Watercolorists Honored,” Los Angeles Times, July 26, 1979.
Howell, Betje, “Dorothy Browdy Kushner,” Santa Monica Evening Outlook, 1979.
Cotter, Holland, “Art in Review; International Fine Print Dealers Association Fair,” New York Times, November 3, 2006.

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Who’s Who in American Art
Who’s Who in the West
Who’s Who in American Women
Women Artists in America
World’s Who’s Who of Women