Preserving the artist's heritage

Elizabeth Osborne

Interviewed in 2006
Sponsored by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Audrey Litto and Joan Bransky, Docents
Rosalie Kenny, Videographer
Audrey Litto, Advisor

Personal Statement:
I have worked for many years with the landscape in painting,
printmaking and watercolor. I enjoy the endless challenge of
connecting to nature through my paintings whether on site or in the
studio (from studies). Various aspects of a place as it changes
through light, color, shape and or weather conditions all inform the
work and become part of the final painting. Having taught and studied
at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts for many years, I enjoy
being part of a great tradition of landscape painters who I have
studied in their museum galleries such as Kensett, Church, Homer,
Dove, Burchfield, O'Keefe, and Hartley.

Selected Solo Exhibitions:
Locks Gallery, Philadelphia PA, "Floating Landscapes: 1971-1979"
J. Cacciola Gallery, New York NY, 2006
Print Center, Philadelphia PA, 2005
Locks Gallery, Philadelphia PA, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1997, 1994, 1992, 1988, 1978, 1976
Old Main Art Museum, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff AZ 1998
Jane Haslem Gallery, Washington DC, 1994
North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks ND, 1993-94
Arronson Gallery, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia PA, 1991, 1990
Fischbach Gallery, new York NY, 1987, 1984, 1982
Gimpel & Weitzenhoffer, Ltd., New York NY, 1977, 1974
Makler Gallery, Philadelphia PA 1970
American Consulate, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1969
Peale Galleries, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia PA, 1967
Perakis Gallery, Philadelphia PA, 1967, 1963

Selected Group Exhibitions:
Locks Gallery, Philadelphia PA: “Variable Geographies” 2003; “Flowers in Mind” 1998; “Drawings Today” 1991; “Directions: Paintings, Sculpture and Prints” 1990; “Looking Back: The Seventies at Marian Locks” 1989.
Kroiz Gallery, Philadelphia PA, University of Pennsylvania Alumni Exhibition, 2003
Museum of American Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia PA: “American Watercolors at the Pennsylvania Academy” 2000; “The Unbroken Line” 1997; “Twentieth Century Still Life” 1996; “American Graphic Arts” 1986; “Contemporary American Realism Since 1960” (traveled to Virginia Museum of Fine Art and the Oakland Museum), 1981; “Artist and Teacher” 1979; “This Academy”1976; “Annual”1961-68
Monmouth Museum, Monmouth NJ, “Contemporary Colors” 1998
Jane Haslem Gallery, Washington DC, “American Watercolors and Drawings” 1995; “Works on Paper” 1990; “Consonance” 1988
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA, Department of Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition 1995
The Pennsylvania State Museum, Harrisburg PA, “Art of the State: Pennsylvania” 1989; “Five Pennsylvania Artists” 1975
Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton NY, “The Luther Brady Collection” 1988
Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown OH, “Mainstream America: Collection of Phillip Desind” 1987
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia PA, “Contemporary Drawings: Philadelphia II” (with the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts)1979; “Philadelphia: Three Centuries of American Art”1976
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco CA, “American Realism: Twentieth-Century Drawings and Watercolors” 1985-87 (traveled to DeCordova and Dana Museum, Lincoln MA, Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas, Austin TX; Block Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston IL; Art Museum, Akron OH; Madison Art Center, Madison WI)

Selected Collections:
American Telephone and Telegraph, New York NY
Chase Manhattan Bank, New York Ny
CIGNA, Philadelphia PA
Dechert, Price and Rhoads, Philadelphia PA
Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington DE
Duane, Morris, and Heckscher, Philadelphia PA
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia PA
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia PA
Provident National Bank, Philadelphia PA
The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg PA
Westinghouse Corporation, New York NY
Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia PA

Selected Awards and Fellowships:
Percy M. Owens Memorial Award for a Distinguished Pennsylvania Artist, 92nd Annual Juried Exhibition, American College, Bryn Mawr PA
MacDowell Colony Grant, 1983
Harrison S. Morris Prize, Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1971
Rosenthal Foundation Award, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, 1968
Ford Foundation Purchase Prize, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1964
Fulbright Scholarship, Paris, France, 1963
Scheidt Traveling Fellowship, Cresson Traveling Fellowship, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1958; Catherwood Traveling Fellowship, 1955

Teaching Experience:
1966-present: Professor, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts,
Philadelphia PA

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