Adaline Kent

Born in 1900, Adaline Kent went on to Vassar College from 1919 to 1923 and then studied with Ralph Stackpole at the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco. From 1924 to 1929, she lived in Paris, studying briefly with Emile-Antoine Bourdelle, a former assistant to Rodin, at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière. After Kent’s first solo show at the Betty Parsons Gallery in New York in 1949, Clement Greenberg wrote about her work, listing her among a number of promising sculptors that included David Smith and Isamu Noguchi. She later married muralist Robert Boardman Howard, an American muralist and sculptor. Together, they created installations for the Pacific Stock Exchange building. Kent participated in the Whitney Museum Annuals in 1948, 1954, and 1956. In 1951 she was included in Abstract Painting and Sculpture in America at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1934 San Francisco Art Center

1941 Courvoisier Gallery

1948 San Francisco Museum of Art

1949 Betty Parsons Gallery

1953 Santa Barbara Museum of Art

1958 San Francisco Museum of Art

1955 California Palace of the Legion of Honor

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

1935 San Francisco Museum of Art

1931 California Palace of the Legion of Honor

1939 World’s Fair, New York

1939 Golden Gate International Exposition

1946 California Palace of the Legion of Honor

1947 Art Institute of Chicago

1948 San Francisco Art Association

1948 The Whitney Museum of American Art

1948 San Francisco Museum of Art

1950 The Whitney Museum of American Art

1951 Museum of Modern Art, New York

1953 San Francisco Museum of Art

1954 Musee Nat’l d’Art Moderne, Paris

1955 Museo d’Arte Moderna, Brazil

1957 San Francisco Art Association

1976 San Francisco Museum of Art

1984 San Francisco Art Institute

1996 The Laguna Art Museum

2010 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

2012 Los Angeles County Museum of Art

 

Selected Collections

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

The Oakland Museum of California

The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

The Laguna Art Museum

Mills College Art Museum

Museum of Art and Archaeology, Missouri

Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Thacher School

San Francisco Exposition

The San Francisco Stock Exchange