Bernece Berkman

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  • Bernece
  • Berkman
  • Bernece Berkman-Hunter
  • Berkman
  • Oscar H. Hunter married 1946, divorced 1976 writer Together they founded a wallpaper company, Berk-Hunter Associates, in 1949. African-American
  • January 6, 1911
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • 1988 or 1979
  • New York, New York
  • Jewish
  • 1911-1946: Chicago, Illinois

    1946-1988: New York, New York
  • Chicago, Illinois

    New York, New York
  • Block Printer, Graphic Artist, Painter-Oil, Printmaker
  • 1927: School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; student of Todros Geller and Rudolph Weisenborn
    Hunter College, New York, New York
    New School for Social Research, New York, New York
    student of Stuart Davis at Hunter College, New York, New York
  • 1972: France and Italy
  • Array
  • 1934: exhibit of work by Jewish artists, Palmer House, Chicago, Illinois

    1936: College of Jewish Studies; solo

    1937: American Artists Congress,

    1938: Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado

    1938: WPA Exhibition, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

    Springfield Museum of Fine Art, Springfield, Massachusetts

    1939: World's Fair, New York, New York

    1940: International Water Color Exhibition, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

    1940: American Color Prints Under $10, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York

    1940, 1941: Chicago and Vicinity Exhibit, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

    1947: exhibit of National Serigraph Society, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dalls, Texas

    1983: After the Great Crash: New Deal Art in Illinois, Illinois State Museum, Springfield, Illinois

    2013: Skirting Convention: Illinois Women Artists, 1840-1940, Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences, Peoria, Illinois

    Around the Palette, Chicago, Illinois

  • The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois  9 lithographs: Boys at Play, nd, lithograph

    Newsboys, 1937, lithograph.                           Lemme Think, 1940, screenprint

    One-Third of the Nation is Ill-Housed, 1938     Coal Haulers, 1938 (2)

    Leaners on Shovels, 1938                               Gobbers, Git a Bag!!!, 1941

    Blowing His Top in Washington Park,  1935/1940, screenprint

    Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Clifford Law Offices, Chicago, Illinois

    Evansville State Hospital

    Bernard Friedman Collection

    Illinois State Museum, Springfield, Illinois

    Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington

    Smithsonian American Art Museum Coal Haulers, 1938, lithograph  and Boys at Play, nd, lithograph. 12 7/8 x 9 ½”

    University of Iowa

    University of Michigan

    University of Nebraska, Omaha

    Oakton Community College Collection, Des Plaines, IL

    University of Omaha, Lincoln, Nebraska


  • American Artists Congress

    Chicago Society of Artists, Chicago, Illinois

    Chicago Women's Salon, Chicago, Illinois
  • Bernece Berkman-Hunter Papers, 1910-1991, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
  • WPA/FAP painting and printmaking programs

    Berkman-Hunter Associates, Chicago, Illinois
  • commentary about artist and her works South Chicago Series #1 and #2 on Illinois State Museum website

    Wikipedia page
  • Russian immigrant father, American mother