Resume

Eleanor Dickinson: 1931-2017

Selected Exhibition and Publication Resume

1970 Eleanor Dickinson, Elkmont Tennessee
See Obituary for a summary of the artist’s life.

EDUCATION

  • Golden Gate University (Art Law), 1984
  • California College of Arts and Crafts, Master of Fine Arts (Film/Video), 1982
  • Academie de la Grande Chaumiere, Paris (Drawing), 1971
  • San Francisco Art Institute (Drawing/Prints), 1961-1963
  • University of Tennessee, B.A. (Fine Arts), 1952

Eleanor Dickinson exhibit 2014

ONE-ARTIST EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED)

2014 “Sketch Book Drawings,” Atria Willow Glen senior community
2014 “Old Lovers,” Peninsula Museum of Art, Burlingame, California
2010 “Revival!” Lake Wales Art Center Museum, Lake Wales, Florida
2008 “Black Velvets and Dreams” Retrospective. Louie Meager Art Gallery at Ohlone College, Fremont, California
2007 “Body of Evidence: Drawn from Life.” COMMA Gallery, Orlando, Florida
2007 “The Fires Within: Passionate Drawings by Eleanor Dickinson” Retrospective. Peninsula Museum of Art, Burlingame, California
2005 “The Enduring Social Consciousness of Eleanor Dickinson” Retrospective. Downtown Gallery, University of Tennessee, touring: Tennessee Regional Art Center
2000 “Revelations: Selected Works by Eleanor Dickinson” (Retrospective) University of San Francisco’s Thatcher Gallery, San Francisco
1998, 1993, 1991, 1989, 1988 Michael Himovitz Gallery, Sacramento, California
1996 Council for Creative Projects, New York
1995 Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, St. Louis, Missouri
1991 “BiCentennial”, Ewing Gallery, University of Tennessee
1991 “Sacred and Spiritual in American Art” Graduate Theological Union Gallery, Berkeley, California
1990 Diverse Works Gallery, Houston, Texas
1989 Gallery 10, Washington, D.C.
1988 Menil Museum/Screen Memories Gallery, Houston, Texas
1982, 1974 California College of the Arts, Oakland, California
1981 Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, Tennessee
1980 Women’s InterArt Center, New York
1979 The Oakland Museum, Oakland, California
1978 Galeria de Arte y Libros, Monterrey, Mexico
1977 The Triton Museum, Santa Clara, California
1975 The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Achenbach Foundation
1975, 1971, 1970 William Sawyer Gallery, San Francisco
1975 Washington State Museum, Pullman, Washington
1975 Cheney Cowles Memorial Museum, Spokane
1975-1981 Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition (SITES) at locations including:

  • Monterey Museum of Fine Arts
  • Huntsville Museum of Art
  • Triton Museum of Art Valparaiso University Art Galleries
  • Colorado Springs Fine Art Center
  • Tennessee State Museum

1974 The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C.
1974, 1972 Poindexter Gallery, New York
1972 The J. B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky
1970 “Revival!”, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
1970 The Dulin Gallery of Art, Knoxville, Tennessee
1969 The De Young Museum, San Francisco
1968 Judah Magnes Museum, Berkeley, California
1968 Chabot College Art Gallery, Hayward, California
1967 The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
1967 Temple Gallery, Temple Emanu-El, San Francisco
1967 American Conservatory Theater, Theater Gallery, San Francisco
1967 Trutton Gallery, San Francisco
1966 The Santa Barbara Museum, Santa Barbara, California
1966 Rosequist Galleries, Tucson, Arizona
1965 The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
1964 The McClung Museum, Knoxville, Tennessee
1961 IBM (Bolles) Gallery, San Francisco
1959 Tides Gallery, Sausalito, California
1959 Lucien Labaudt Gallery, San Francisco
1958 Lesser Gallery, San Francisco

1967 Eleanor Dickinson, San Francisco

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED)

2014 “Artists and Their Models” exhibit, Archives of American Art, the Smithsonian, Washington D.C.
2012 “Visions and Visionaries” Peninsula Museum of Art, Burlingame, California
2012 “LifeLive” Arc Gallery, San Francisco
2012 “Bay Area Figurative Renaissance” Bay Area Models’ Guild, California
2012 “Rev. Pappy Beaver” American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
2012 “Looking at You Looking at Me” de Rosa Foundation, Napa, California
2011 “Control” Ceres Gallery, New York
2010 “Good Friday” Contemporary Art Museum of Religious Art, St. Louis, Missouri
2009 “Black, White, and Shades of Gray” 2 person exhibit, Comma Gallery, Florida
2009 “Social Justice” United Nations, Mexico City, Mexico
2009 “Control” Women’s Caucus for Art, SOMArts Gallery, San Francisco
2009 “Drawn from Life” Comma Gallery, Florida
2008 “Journeys” Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach, California
2007 “Journeys” Comma Gallery, Orlando, Florida
2007 “Temenos” SOMArts Gallery, San Francisco
2007 “100 Years, CCA Alumni” Oakland Museum, Art Div., Oakland, California
2006-07 “Highly Favored” Gordon College, MA, touring exhibition
2005 “NCWCA: Survey 2005” Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art, SOMArts Gallery, San Francisco
2005 “Transformation of a Model” Lewis Pohl Gallery, Honolulu, Hawaii
2005 “Revisioning” National Exhibition, Maitland Art Center, Florida
2005 “Gender in Motion” National Video Shorts, Atlanta, Georgia
2004 “Elder Arts Celebration” and “Off the Preserve” Di Rosa Foundation, Napa, California
2004-06 “Violence against women: Women against violence” Nexus Gallery, CIIS Gallery,
2003 “Real Illusions: Art from Nashville Collections” Frist Center, Nashville, Tennessee
2002 “20th Century Painting in Tennessee” Cheekwood Museum, Nashville, (touring)
2001 “Art By Women” Goethe Institute, Kathmandu, Nepal
2001 “Dark Madonna” Thacher Gallery, University of San Francisco
2001 “Like A Prayer” Tryon Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina
2000 “Artworks 2000: Maestra!” Sun Gallery, Hayward
2000 “Truth and Lies” Triton Museum, Santa Clara, California
1999 “Artists of Western States” Artcore Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1999 “Five Women Artists of this Century and Beyond” South of Market Cultural Center Cultural Center, San Francisco
1999 “Carried to the Heart” Millsaps College, Mississippi
1998 “Preserving the Past Securing the Future” National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
1998 “Art and the Unnatural” di Rosa Foundation, Napa, California
1997 “Radiant Object” Cheney Cowles Museum, Spokane, Washington
1997 “Carving the Forces of Change” Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1997 “Searching for the Spiritual” Hope College, Michigan
1995 “Global Focus: Women in Art and Culture” National Museum Women in the Arts; U. N. World Conference, Beijing, China
1995 “New Perceptions of the Spirit” Graduate Theological Union Gallery, Berkeley, California
1995 “Shades” Tonelli Gallery, Mexico City, Cultural Center, and SOMAR Gallery, San Francisco
1995 “The Eye of the Beholder” Foster-Freeman, San Antonio, TX
1994 “MOCRA” St. Meinrad College, Indiana
1994 “Michael Himovitz Gallery” Crocker Art Museum
1993 “The Shock Show” Himovitz Gallery, Sacramento, California
1993 “New Acquisitions” Mills College, Oakland, California
1992-93 “Threshold To The Holy” Museum Contemporary Religious Art, St. Louis, Missouri
1992 “California Narrative” Galerie Etmars, Brussels, Belgium
1992 “16th Annual National Invitational Drawing Exhibition, Emporia State University, Kansas
1992 “The Crucifixion Through the Modern Eye” St. Mary’s College, Moraga, California
1992 “500 Years Since Columbus” Triton Museum, Santa Clara, California
1991 “Recent Acquisitions, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
1991 “A Salute To Women” National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.
1990-91 “American Religions” National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
1990 “20th Century Women Artists” Queensboro Comm. College, New York
1989 “Here’s Looking At Us: Figurative Works – Di Rosa Foundation” Pacific Union College, Angwin
1989 “20th Century Women Artists” Knoxville Museum of Art, Tennessee
1988 “Letters To Chicago” A.R.C. Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1987 “The Human Vessel” Sun Gallery, Hayward, California (4 artists)
1986 “Sacred Arts” Graham Center Museum, Illinois
1986 “Northern California Printmakers” Palo Alto, California
1986 “Autour de Jean Raine” Paris, France
1986 “In the Advent of Change: 1945-1969” Fresno Arts Museum, California
1985-1987 ”Women’s Invitational #1” touring Southern galleries
1985 “An American Album” Focus International, American Women in Art, U. N. World Conference, Kenya
1984 “The Naked Nude” San Francisco Art Institute
1981 “All In Lin,” Terry Dintenfass Gallery, New York
1980 “West Coast Drawing” Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, California
1977 “Invitational American Drawing Exhibition” Fine Arts Gallery, San Diego, California
1977, 1982 Gallery Rebecca Cooper Washington, D.C. and New York
1976 “A Nation of Nations” Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
1971-1975 Obelisk Gallery, London, England
1972 “Realism: 1972” Contemporary Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1971-1983 Elinor Poindexter Gallery, New York
1966-1970 Esther Robles Gallery, Los Angeles
1960 “Twenty-Fifth Annual” Butler Institute of American Art, Ohio
1959 “Women Artists” San Francisco Museum
1951 Knox County Annual Exhibition, Knoxville, Tennessee
1948 “Le Cercle des Beaux Arts” National Cathedral, Washington D.C.

1975 Eleanor Dickinson with models at the San Francisco Palace of the Legion of Honor

GRANTS, HONORS AND AWARDS (SELECTED)

  • 2016 Lifetime Service Award, from California Lawyers for the Arts
  • 2005 Honor Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts, Women’s Caucus for Art
  • 2003 Lifetime Achievement Award, from National Women’s Caucus for Art, College Art Association
  • 2001 Professor Emerita, Drawing, California College of Arts and Crafts
  • 2000 Artist in Residence, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
  • 1995 President’s Award, from National Women’s Caucus for Art
  • 1993 Artist in Residence, Arkansas State University
  • 1992 Certificate of Recognition: El Consejo Mundial de Artistas Plasticos, International Conference
  • 1991 Grant, Skaggs Foundation for G.T.U. Exhibition, Berkeley, California
  • 1991 Artist-in-Residence University of Alaska
  • 1991 Commissions, Library, University of San Francisco
  • 1989 Distinguished Service Citation for Arts, Social Activism, National League of American Pen Women
  • 1988 Grant, PAS Graphics, Pasadena, California
  • 1987 World Record continuous drawing (Guinness), four artists
  • 1985 Grant, West Virginia Comm. for the Humanities (National Endowment for the Humanities – N.E.H.)
  • 1985 Grant, Thomas F. Stanley Foundation
  • 1983 “Distinguished Alumni Award,” San Francisco Art Institute
  • 1983 “Master Drawing Award”, National Society of Arts and Letters
  • 1982 Grant, Tennessee Commission for the Humanities (N.E.H.)
  • 1980 Grant, Tennessee Commission for the Humanities (N.E.H.)
  • 1978 “Distinguished Alumni Citation”, National Cathedral School, Washington, D.C.
  • 1977 Grant, Nevada Commission for the Humanities (N.E.H.)
  • 1975 Grant, Zellerbach Family Fund
  • 1973 “Purchase Award,” San Francisco Art Commission
  • 1971 “Purchase Award,” City of San Francisco
  • 1969 Artist in Residence, University of Tennessee
  • 1968 “Award of Merit,” City of San Francisco
  • 1968, 1973, “Graphics Award”, San Francisco Art Commission
  • 1960 “Purchase Prize” and “First Hon. Mention,” The Butler Institute of American Art, “25th Annual”, Ohio

1983 Eleanor Dickinson with model in studio, San Francisco

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS (SELECTED)

  • The Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
  • Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio
  • The Center for the Arts & Religion, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California
  • Cheney Cowles Museum (now the The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture), Spokane, Washington
  • The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
  • The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
  • Fresno Arts Center Museum, Fresno, California
  • The Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • The Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
  • Mills College, Oakland, California
  • Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, St. Louis, Missouri
  • The National Museum of American Art, Washington D.C.
  • The Oakland Museum, Oakland, California
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
  • The Santa Barbara Museum, Santa Barbara, California
  • The Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
  • Stanford Art Museum, Stanford, California
  • Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, Tennessee

Eleanor Revelations exhibit Downtown Gallery 2005

BOOKS

Day’s JourneyCopies are Available

  • poems by Evelyn Van Gilder Creekmore, illustrated and privately printed by Eleanor Creekmore Dickinson
  • 1985

Revival!Copies are Available

  • by Eleanor Dickinson (Author), Barbara Benziger (Author)
  • Publisher: Harper & Row (1974) hardcover and softcover editions
  • ISBN-10: 0060619201
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060619206

That Old-Time Religion: One Hundred Hymns, Songs, and StoriesOut of Print

  • by Barbara Benziger (Author), Eleanor Dickinson (Author, Drawings)
  • Publisher: Harper & Row; 1st edition (1975)
  • ISBN: 0-06-061920-1
  • ISBN: 0-06-061921-X (pbk.)

The Complete Fruit CookbookOut of Print

  • by Ann Chandonnet (Author), Eleanor Dickinson (Illustrator)
  • Publisher: 101 Productions (1972)

Eleanor Dickinson Books

IMPORTANT RESOURCES

Eleanor Dickinson exhibit 2008

TEACHING (SELECTED)

  • California College of the Arts, 2001: Professor Emerita – Drawing, 1971 to 2001: Professor of Art, Painting/Drawing Department, and 1975-1985: Director of California College of Arts and Crafts – CCAC Galleries
  • Viacom CH29 Television, Producer “The ‘Art of the Matter” 1986 to 2010
  • Private Classes, 1968-2015

Eleanor Dickinson 2014 Old Lovers exhibitBurlingame, California