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Philip Trafton Mc Cracken, American sculptor. Recipient numerous art awards.


Cracken, Philip Trafton Mc was born on November 14, 1928 in Bellingham, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of William Franklin and Maude (Trafton) McCracken.


Bachelor in Sculpture, University Washington, 1954.


Assistant to Henry Moore, England, 1954.


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    • One-man shows: Willard Gallery, New York City, 1960, 65, 68, 70, Seattle Art Museum, 1961, Washington State Capitol Museum, Olympia, 1964, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, British Columbia, 1964, LaJolla (California) Museum Art, 1970, Anchorage History and Fine Arts Museum, 1970, Tacoma Art Museum, 1980, Kennedy Galleries, New York City, 1985, Lynn McAllister Gallery, Seattle, 1986, 89, Valley Museum Northwest Art, La Conner, Washington, 1993, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, Washington, 1994, Schneider Museum Art, 1994, Southern Oregon State College, 1994, Monterey Museum Art, 1999, Museum Northwest Art, La Conner, 2004, others. Group shows include: Museum Art, Ogunquit, Maine, 1957, Chicago Art Institute, 1958, Detroit Institute Arts, 1958, Pennsylvania Academy Fine Arts, 1958, Contemporary Art Gallery, Houston, 1958, DeYoung Memorial Museum, San Francisco, 1960, Los Angeles Municipal Art Museum, 1960, Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris, 1960, Phillips Gallery, Washington, 1966, Corcoran Gallery, 1966, Museum Art, Akron, 1967, Finch College, New York City, 1968, Rutgers University, 1968, Whitney Museum Art, 1978, Portland Art Museum, 1976, Montana State University, Bozeman, 1979, Brigham Young University, 1980, Bellevue (Washington) Art Museum, 1986, Lynn McAllister Gallery, 1986, American Academy Arts and Letters, New York City, 1986, Schmidt Bingham Gallery, New York City, 1987, Washington State Capital Museum, 1987, 89, Cheney-Cowles Museum, Spokane, Washington, 1988, Smithsonian Institution, since 1991, National Museum, Ottawa, Canada, 1991-1992, Gallery Three-Zero, New York City, 1993, Seattle Art Museum, 1994, 2010, SA Gallery Christ Church, New Zealand, 1996, Art and Cultural Center, Fallbrook, California, 2002, Port Angeles Fine Art Center, Washington, 2007, John Sisko Gallery, Seattle, 2008, Tacoma Art Museum, Washington, 2010, Bellevien Art Museum, 2010, United States Botanic Garden, Washington, 2010, others. Sculptures represented: Norton Building, Seattle, Kankakee (Illinois) State Hospital, Swinomish Indian Tribal Center, LaConner, United Nations Association, New York City, King County King Dome, Seattle, City Hall, Everett, Washington, Bartlett Square, Tulsa, 2005, others.


Married Anne MacFetridge, August 14, 1954. Children— Timothy, Robert, Daniel.

William Franklin McCracken

Maude (Trafton) McCracken

Anne MacFetridge

Robert Cracken

Timothy Cracken

Daniel Cracken