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painter , sculptor

Frank Philip Stella, American Artist. Recipient 1st prize Tokyo International Biennale, 1967, Claude M. Fuess award Phillips Academy, 1979, Skowhegan Medal for Painting, 1981, Mayor's Award of Honor Mayor of New York City, 1982, Award of America Art Pennsylvania Academy Fine Arts, 1985; honorary fellow Bezalel Academy Arts and Design, 1981, American Academy Arts and Letters, 1982-1983.


Stella, Frank Philip was born on May 12, 1936 in Malden, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Frank and Constance Aida (Santonelli) Stella.


Bachelor of Arts in History, Princeton University, 1958. Doctor of Fine Arts (honorary), Princeton University, 1984. Degree (honorary), Minneapolis College Art Design, 1974.

Degree (honorary), Brandeis University, 1985. Degree (honorary), Dartmouth College, 1985.


Represented by, Leo Castelli Gallery, 1959;artist-in-residence, Dartmouth College, 1963;instructor, Brandeis U., 1969;Charles Eliot Norton professor poetry, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1983. Lecturer Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, 1960, Yale University, 1965, Cornell Univercity, 1965, Seattle Art Museum, 1967, Detroit Institute Arts, 1967, The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, 1968, 85, Bezalel Academy Arts and Design, Jerusalem, 1981, Whitney Museum, Museum Fine Art, Boston, 1982, San Antonio The Art Institute of Chicago, 1983, Harvard University, 1983-1984, Musee National d'Art Moderne, Paris, 1984, Council for United States and Italy, New York, 1984, Frick Collection, New York, 1985, Dartmouth College, 1985;instructor art U. Saskatchewan, 1967, Brandeis U., 1968. Visiting critic department art, Cornell Univercity, 1965.


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    • One-man shows Leo Castelli Gallery, New York City, 1960, 62, 64, 66, 69, 73, 75, 79, 82, Galerie Lawrence, Paris, 1961, 64, Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles, 1963, 65, Kasmin Limited, London, 1964, 66, 68, M. Knoedler & Company, 1976, 81, 85, David Mirvish Gallery, London, 1966, Pasadena (California) Art Museum, 1966, Seattle Art Museum, 1967, Galerie Bischofsberger, Zurich, Switzerland, 1967, Gallery Modern Art, Washington, 1968, Irving Blum Gallery, Los Angeles, 1968, 69, 71, 73, Museum Modern Art, New York City, 1970, 1987 (restrospective). Touring show Stella, since 1970, 1978, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, 1975, Andre Emmerich, Zurich, 1976, Galerie M Bochum, Federal Republic Germany, 1977, Museum Modern Art, Oxford, England, 1977, Galerie Valeur, Nagoya, Japan, 1978, 79, Getler/Pall Gallery, New York City, 1980, Akira Ikeda Gallery, Nagoya, Japan, 1980, 81, 82, 83, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, Koh Gallery, Tokyo, 1980, Knoedler Gallery, 1977, 80, 82, 85, 87, Galerie Hans Strelow, Dusseldorf, Federal Republic Germany, 1981-1982, 87, Museum Modern Art, San Francisco, 1983, Institute Contemporary Arts, London, 1985, Greenberg Gallery, St. Louis, 1985-1986, Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, 1986, Gagosian Gallery, New York City, 1987, National Museum Art, Osaka, Japan, 1988, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Federal Republic Germany, 1988-1989, Kawamura Member Museum of Art, Japan, 1991. Numerous group shows throughout United States, Europe, since 1959, including 37th Corcoran Gallery Art Bienniale, Washington, 1981.

      Included in permanent collections, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, Addison Gallery American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, Art Gallery Ontario, Toronto, Canada, Baltimore Museum, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, Brooklyn Museum, List Art Center, Brown University, Providence, Cleveland Art Museum, Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, Dallas Museum Fine Art, Denver Museum Art, Des Moines Art Center, 1st National Bank Houston, Fogg Art Museum, Boston, Guggenheim Museum, High Museum, Atlanta, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, Institute Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Jacksonville (Florida) Art Museum Incorporated, Kitakyushu (Japan) Municipal Museum, Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Art Institute, Chicago, Detroit Institute Art, Los Angeles County Museum Art, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Museum Modern Art, New York City, San Francisco Museum Art, Whitney Museum American Art, New York City, Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek, Denmark, Metropolitan Museum Art, New York City, Milwaukee Art Center, Minneapolis Institute Arts, Modern Art Museum Fort Worth, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Musee National d'Art moderne, Paris, Museum Bochum, Federal Republic Germany, Museum Boymans von Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Museum Contemporary Art, Chicago, Museum Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Museum Fine Arts, Houston, Nagoaka (Japan) Museum Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, National Gallery Art, Washington, Nationalgalerie, Berlin, National Museum American Art, Washington, Nelson-Atkins Museum Art, Kansas City, Missouri, Philadelphia Museum, Phillips Collection, Washington, Portland (Oregon) Center Visual Arts, St. Louis Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum, Seibu Art Museum, Tate Gallery, London, Toledo Museum Art, Vancouver (British Columbia) Art Museum, Canada, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne, Federal Republic Germany. Author: Frank Stella: Illustrations after El Lissitzky's Had Gadya 1982-1984, 1985, Working Space, 1986. Work subject of numerous monographs and publications.

      Subject of film Frank Stella at the Fogg 1984, 1985.


Board of directors Council for United States and Italy. Fellow Society Fellows (New York University).


Married Barbara Rose, 1961 (divorced). Children: Rachel, Michael, Laura. Married Harriet McGurk, 1978.

Children: Peter, Patrick.

Frank Stella

Constance Aida (Santonelli) Stella

Barbara Rose

Harriet McGurk

Rachel Stella

Michael Stella

Laura Stella

Peter Stella

Patrick Stella