Lou Fink, American (1925 - 1980)

Lou Fink

Lou Fink was born in 1925, Jersey City , New Jersey and died in 1980 in Southampton, New York.

Education
Art Students League (studied with Harry Sternberg, Louis Bosa, and John C. McPherson)

Solo Exhibitions:
1955  Wagner College Studio-Gallery, Staten Island
1960-1980     Environment Gallery, N.Y., seven one-man shows
1981  Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, N.Y., Memorial  Exhibition

Group Exhibitions:
1949  Art Students League (works by disabled GI Bill students)
1952-54  Art Institute of Chicago, International Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing (traveling exhibition)
1955  Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Annual Exhibition
1956  National Academy of Design, 131st Annual Exhibition
1956  Museum of Modern Art, “Recent Drawings— U.S.A.”
1957  Staten Island Museum, Annual Spring exhibition, third prize, Julius Weissglass Memorial Award
1959  Staten Island Museum, Annual Spring exhibition, first prize, Julius Weissglass Memorial Award
By 1959  Columbia (S.C.) Museum, Audubon Artists exhibition
By 1980  Gallery Kyoto, Japan, State Assembly Building, Albany
1987  Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, “Remembering”

Public Collections:
Staten Island Museum
Southampton Hospital

Other:
Christmas card designs for Tiffany (1950s-1960s)
Paintings sold (and rented) through Art for Industry/New York (1971-75)

Sources:
New York Times, February 26, 1956 (review of National Academy of Design exhibition)
New York Times, April 25, 1956 (review of “Recent Drawings—U.S.A.”)
Art News, May 1956  (repro., review of “Recent Drawings— U.S.A.”)
Who’s Who in American Art, 14th edition, 1980
Obituary, New York Times, January 14, 1980

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