Frank Lobdell


Born in Kansas City, MO (1921).
Painted independently in Minneapolis (1940-42).
Served in U.S. Army (1942-46).
Lived and painted in Sausalito, CA (1946-49).
Attended California School of Fine Arts on G.I. Bill (1947-50).
Taught at CSFA (1957-64).
Awarded Nealie Sullivan Award by the San Francisco Art Association (1960).
Visiting Artist, Stanford University (1965).
Taught at Stanford University (1966-91).
Traveling exhibition, “Paintings and Graphics from 1948 to 1965,” Pasadena Art Museum, and Stanford University Art Museum (1966).
Medal for Distinguished Achievement in Painting, the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters (1988); and Academy Purchase Award (1992).
Included in “Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting,” Whitney Museum of American Art (1972).
Solo exhibition, M. H. De Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco (1960, 1992); “Frank Lobdell: Works, 1947-1992,” Stanford University Art Museum (1993); “Three Phases: 1947-2001,” Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco (2002); California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, "Frank Lobdell: The Art of Making and Meaning" (2003); Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, "Frank Lobdell: Making and Meaning" (2004).
Lobdell lives and works in San Francisco


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