Ida Applebroog, American (1929 - )

 Ida Applebroog is a notable American painter. Her work is included in many public collections in the United States. During the decade of the 1990s, she received multiple honors including the College Art Association Distinguished Art Award for Lifetime Achievement, an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, New School for Social Research/Parsons School of Design.

Born in the Bronx, NY, in 1929 Ida Applebroog attended NY State Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences (1949). She moved to Chicago in 1956, later attending the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1968). After relocating to San Diego, California she exhibited in "Invisible/Visible" at Long Beach Art Museum, 1972. In 1973 she taught at the University of California in San Diego before returning to NY. Starting in 1977 she circulated a series of self-published books through the mail, and joined Heresies/A Feminist Journal on Art and Politics. In 1981 she showed "Applebroog: Silent Stagings", her first exhibition at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, NY, where she continued to show for over 20 years. During the decade of the 1990s, she received multiple honors including the College Art Association Distinguished Art Award for Lifetime Achievement, an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, New School for Social Research/Parsons School of Design. She also received a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in 1998 and her art was the subject of a retrospective at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Applebroog's work is in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, Guggenheim Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Corcoran Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of Art, and others. She was profiled in the PBS documentary "Art 21: Art in the Twenty-first Century". Currently, she is producing a new body of work "Photogenetics".

Education
  • New York Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences, 1948-50
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1965-68
  • Honorary Doctorate, Parsons School of Design, 1997
Books
  • Galileo Works, 1977, Self Published
  • Dyspepsia Works, 1979, Self Published
  • Blue Books, 1989, Self Published
Public collections
  • Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
  • Arizona State Art Museum, Tempe, AR
  • Australia National Gallery, Sydney, Australia
  • Bayerische Staatsgemaldesammlungen, Munich, Germany
  • Chase Manhattan Bank, New York
  • Cincinnati Museum of Art, Cincinnati, OH
  • Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, DC
  • Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
  • Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Wien, Austria
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  • Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
  • Milwaukee Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI
  • Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY
  • Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
  • New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
  • New School University, New York, NY
  • Northern Illinois University Art Museum, DeKalb, IL
  • Pushkin State Museum, Moscow, Russia
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
  • Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo, Japan
  • Ulmer Museum, Ulm, Germany
  • University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
  • Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
  • Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
  • Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
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