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Sylvia Plimack Mangold
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New York, New York
Sylvia Plimack Mangold grew up in New York City. She married painter Robert Mangold, whom she met while studying at Yale. After living in New York City for a decade, the Mangolds moved to Washingtonville, New York, on the west bank of the Hudson River, her current home. The trees and landscape there are sources for her paintings, watercolors, drawings and prints. For example, “Nut Trees” (1985) was created for the Crown Point Press woodcut project in Japan. Mangold's association with Crown Point began in the ‘70s when she made Parasol Press prints in a joint project. Mangold admires James McNeill Whistler and the layered bands of subtle tonalities he achieved in his paintings, watercolors, and prints, including many of his Nocturnes. EDUCATION: -As a child, attended classes at the Museum of Modern Art, New York -High School of Museum and Art, New York -Cooper Union School of Art, New York -BFA 1961, Yale University School of Art and Architecture, New Haven, Connecticut ACADEMIC POSITIONS: -In 1994 was appointed Senior Critic, Yale University School of Art, a faculty position she holds today (1997). She teaches a painting course for graduate students. -1974 to 1984 taught at the School of Visual Arts, New York City AWARDS include: 1974 National Endowment for the Arts grant ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS include: 1990-1997 -Blaffer Gallery, Houston (1997) -University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor (traveled) -Annemarie Verna, Zurich (also in the '70's) 1980-1989 -Fuller Goldeen Gallery, San Francisco -Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York -Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (traveled) 1970-1979 -Daniel Weinberg Gallery, San Francisco -Fischbach Gallery, New York -Young Hoffman Gallery, Chicago GROUP EXHIBITIONS include: 1990-1997 -Thirty-Five Years at Crown Point Press: Making Prints, Doing Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (June-September, 1997), FAMSF (October 1997-January 1998) -Drawings; and Group Installation (separate exhibitions), Alexander and Bonin Gallery, New York (1997) -44th Annual Academy-Institute Purchase Exhibition, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York -Contemporary Woodblocks from Crown Point Press, The Leif E. Johnson Memorial Exhibit, Edison Community College, Fort Myers, Florida 1980-1989 -Multiple Realities, Crown Point Press -American Art, American Women, Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Connecticut -Contemporary American Landscapes, The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York -Night Paintings Wilcox Gallery, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania -Recent Acquisitions on View, Yale University Art Gallery, Connecticut -Contemporary American Realism Since 1960, Pennsylvania Academy -Drawings - The Pluralist Decade, Venice Biennial (traveled, including the Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon and Biblioteca Nacional de Madrid) -Drawings to Benefit the Foundation for Performance Art, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York 1970-1979 -The Elusive Image, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis -The Reality of Illusion, Denver Art Museum (traveled) -The 1970’s: New American Paintings, organized by the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (traveled) -Paintings ‘75, ‘76, ‘77, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York -20th Century Drawings, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York -Drawings USA, Minnesota Museum of Art -New York Realism, Espace Gallery, Paris -Tyler Art Gallery, Temple University, Philadelphia -Annual, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York -Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New ;York -Knoedler Gallery, New York