Sprüth Magers Berlin London
Lives and works in Santa Monica, California, U.S.A.

1931 Born in National City/California, U.S.A.

2020 Deceased in Santa Monica

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1949–53 B.A., San Diego State College, California.

1954-55 University of California at Berkeley.

1955 University of California at Los Angeles.

1955–57 M.A., San Diego State College, California.

1957–59 Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, Chouinard Art Institute, Los Angeles.

Honoray Degrees

2006 Doctor of Fine Arts, National University of Ireland, Burren College of Art.

2003 Doctor of Fine Arts, San Diego State University and the California State University.

2000 Doctor of Fine Arts, Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design of the New School of Social Research.

Awards, Grants and Fellowships

2015 School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston Medal Award

2015 The National Endowment of the Arts Award by the United States Congress

2012 Kaiserringträger 2012, City of Goslar

2008 B.A.C.A. International 2008 (Biennial Award for Contemporary Art), Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht, Netherlands.

2007 Archives of American Art Medal, the Archives of American Art. Washington DC.

2006 Certificate of Recognition, the Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau, Los Angeles, CA.

2005 Americans for the Arts, Lifetime Achievement Award, New York.

2005 Rolex Mentor and Protégé' Arts Initiative, Honoring, New York.

2004 American Academy of Arts & Sciences fellowship, Cambridge Massachusetts.

2003 "2nd Place Best Show Commercial Gallery National by US Art Critics Association for exhibit at Margo Leavin,

2002 "Best Web-Based Original Art," AICA USA Best Show Awards, 2001/2002 Season.

2002 Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities Fellow, sponsored by the University of Southern California.

2000 Artist Space, New York

1999 Spectrum-International Award for Photography of the Foundation of Lower Saxony, Germany

1999 Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement, The College Art Association, New York, NY

1997 Governor’s Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts, California.

1996 Oscar Kokoschka Prize, Austria.

1986 Guggenheim Fellowship, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. New York, NY.