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Mitchell Siporin

Mitchell Siporin, American educator, artist. Served with 909th Engineers, Camouflage Battalion, Army of the United States, 1942-1943, 5th Army Headquarters, 1943-1945.; Fellow American Academy in Rome; member New England Contemporary artists (Executive Board).

Background

  • Siporin, Mitchell was born on May 5, 1910 in New York City. Son of Hyman and Jennie (Dressler) Siporin.

  • Education

    • Student Crane Junior College, Chicago, Chicago The Art Institute of Chicago, 1927-1930.

    Career

    • One man shows Downtown Gallery, New York City, 1938-1942, 57. Exhibited American Painting, Chicago The Art Institute of Chicago, 1938-1939, North American Painting, Museum Modern Art, 1940-1942. Exhibited San Francisco and New York world’s fairs, Whitney Museum, Metropolitan Museum, New York City.

      American drawings touring France, 1956-1958. Retrospective Rose Art Museum, Brandeis U., Waltham, Massachusetts, 1976. Represented permanent collections Museum Modern Art, Chicago The Art Institute of Chicago, Metropolitan Museum, Whitney Museum, Fogg art Museum, Harvard, others.

      Frescoes executed Decatur (Illinois) Physician organization, Lane Technology High School, Chicago, Bloom Township High School, Chicago Heights, Illinois. Mural post office frescoes, St. Louis, 1939. Associate professor fine arts Brandeis U., 1951-1960, department chairman fine arts, 1951-1976, professor fine arts, 1960-1976.

      Artist-in-residence American Academy, Rome, 1966-1967. Trustee Boston Arts Festival.

    Membership

    Served with 909th Engineers, Camouflage Battalion, Army of the United States, 1942-1943, 5th Army Headquarters, 1943-1945. Fellow American Academy in Rome. Member New England Contemporary artists (Executive Board).

    Connections

    • Married Miriam Tane, November 11, 1945. Children: Judith, Rachel.
    • father: Hyman Siporin
    • mother: Jennie (Dressler) Siporin
    • spouse: Miriam Tane
    • children: Judith Siporin
    • Rachel Siporin
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    Born March 5, 1910
    Died June 11, 1976
    (aged 66)
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