Welcome to the Anna E Meltzer

Virtual Museum of Art

featuring the work of

Anna E. Meltzer(1896-1975), An American Artist

Anna E. Meltzer began her artistic career as a realist. Early in her career she used color to give life and size to the real objects and real people she portrayed. Later, color became dominant, as she experimented with changes in technique (brush to palette knife), and in representation of color (continuous to spectralism to prismatism). As the importance of color in her paintings grew, she proceeded slowly and surely to a devotion to complete abstraction. In her own words: "Concrete things are made of real parts which are essential to the whole. Concepts also have parts, but these parts are dream- born, they exist in the mind of the visionary. Art expressions are fulfillments based upon these dream- born parts which we call abstract parts. These abstract parts give substance to conceptual content."

Although she had many one-person shows and was well regarded by contemporary artists, critics, and collectors, and examples of her work are located in some museums throughout this country, her contributions to American Art are about to be erased by the passage of time. This museum is, in effect, an attempt to forestall that outcome by creating a virtual retrospective exhibition of selected paintings and drawings.

Visit the virtual galleries which show examples of Anna E. Meltzer's work in the major technical phases of her career:

 

Oil Paintings

Other Media

New Additions

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Reviews of her work by contemporaries of Anna E. Meltzer:

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Summary of the Career of Anna E. Meltzer


STUDIED: AT:
Cooper Union Art School, New York, Class 1916
Art Student's League, New York, N.Y.

INSTRUCTED AT:
Appointed Pupil-Teacher at Cooper Union, 1912 -1914
The College of the City of New York, Extension Division, 1951-1962
Direct and Teach at the Anna E. Meltzer School of Art, beginning in1940

MEMBERSHIPS:
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, London, England
Honorary Member, Alpha Eta, Chapter of the Kappa Pi Fraternity College Art Association of America
Audubon Artists, New York, N.Y.

ANNA E. MELTZER ART SOCIETY, Founded in1959 by Students of the Anna E. Meltzer School of Art.


CITATIONS:
For Contribution to Contemporary American Painting & Fine Arts Education at Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida, 1950
Golden Legion Member, Cooper Union Alumni Association


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ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS - OILS


1940,1942
Vendome Gallery, New York, N.Y.

1943
New York State Teachers College, Cortland, N.Y.

1944
The Massillon Museum, Massillon, Ohio
Cayuga Museum of History & Art, Auburn, N.Y.
Rundel Gallery, Rochester, N.Y.
Public Library, Rochester, N.Y.
Bloomington Art Association, Bloomington, Illinois
Rockford Art Association, Rockford, Illinois
Rockford College, Rockford, Illinois

1945
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
New Jersey Art Association, Plainfield, N.J.
Akron Art Institute, Akron, Ohio
Newhouse Gallery, New York, N.Y.
The Evansville Public Museum, Evansville, Indiana

1946
Newhouse Gallery, New York, N.Y.

1947
The Pasadena Art Institute, Pasadena, California
Binghamton Museum of Fine Arts, Public Library, Binghamton, N.Y.
Francis Taylor Galleries, Beverly Hills, California

1948
The Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio
St. John's College, Annapolis, Maryland
French & Co. Galleries, New York, N.Y.
Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina
Cortland Public Library Art Gallery, Cortland, N.Y.

1950
Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida

1952
Utica Public Library, Utica, New York

1958
Chase Gallery, New York, N.Y.

1960
Collector's Gallery, New York, N.Y.

1964
Bronx Community College, The Bronx, N.Y
Peter Cooper Galleries, New York, N.Y.

1965
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.
Castleton State College, Castleton, Vermont
Jasper Rand Museum, Westfield, Mass.
LaSalle College, Philadelphia, Pa.
Cortland Free Library, Cortland, N.Y.
Southeast Mission State College, Cape Girar
Southwest Texas State College, San Marcos,
St. Edwards University, Austin, Texas
Adams State College, Alamosa, Colorado
Birger-Sandsen Memorial Museum, Linsborg

1966
Albany Museum, Albany, Georgia
Carver Museum, Tuskagee, Alabama
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M.
Northwest State College, Alva, Oklahoma
Tift College, Forsyth, Georgia
University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
Coleman Library, La Grange, Georgia
St. Ambrose College, Davenport, Iowa
University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho
Lebanon Valley College, Annsville, Pa.


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ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS - DRAWINGS



1964
Cayuga Museum. Auburn, New York
Converse College, Spartanburg, South Carolina
Arlington State College, Arlington, Texas

1965
University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
Cerritos College, Norwalk, California
Texas Women's College, Denton, Texas
State College, Mayville, North Dakota
Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois
Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Michigan
Mt. Vernon Public Library, Mt. Vernon, New York
Pack Memorial Library. Asheville, North Carolina
Utica Public Library, Utica, New York
Rensselaer County Museum, Troy, New York
Amos Memorial Library, Sidney, Ohio

1966
Albany Museum, Albany, Georgia
Carver Museum, Tuskegee, Alabama
Mt. Aloysius College, Cresson, Pa.
Pierce Junior College, Philadelphia, Pa.
Lebanon Valley College, Annsville, Pa.
Warder Public Library, Springfield, Ohio
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.
LaSalle College, Philadelphia, Pa.
Clifton Library, Clifton, N.J.
Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass.

1967
John & Esther Gallery, Abbot Academy,Andover, Mass.
College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, N.Y.

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PERMANENT MUSEUM COLLECTIONS


Brooklyn Museum, New York
Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, Mass.
Joslyn Memorial Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, Calif.
The Southern College Museum, Lakeland, Florida
Georgia Museum of Fine Arts, Athens, Georgia
Lawrence Rill Schumann Foundation, Boston, Mass.
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, Maryland
Phoenix Museum of Fine Arts, Phoenix, Arizona
Bronx Community College, The Bronx, New York
University of Maryland Museum
University of Maine, Orono, Maine
George Washington Carver Museum, Tuskegee, Alabama
Philathea Museum of Modern Art, London, Ontario, Canada
Muscarelle Museum of Art, Williamsburg,Virginia

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