Elmer Nelson Bischoff

Elmer Bischoff was a visual artist in the San Francisco Bay Area. Bischoff, along with other artists such as Richard Diebenkorn and David Park, was a part of the post- World War II generation of artists who started as abstract painters and found their way back to figurative art. He was a prominent teacher at the California School of Fine Arts, where he also developed his signature style along with fellow artists Clyfford Still and Mark Rothko.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1947 California Palace of the Legion of Honor
1955 Paul Kantor Gallery
1956 San Francisco Art Association Gallery
1961 M.H. de Young Memorial Museum
1964 Crocker Art Gallery
1969 Richmond Art Center
1971 San Francisco Museum of Art
1975 San Francisco Art Institute
1975 The Oakland Museum of California
1979 John Berggruen Gallery
1979 San Jose Museum of Art
1985 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Selected Group Exhibitions

1951 Los Angeles County Museum of Art
1955 Richmond Art Center
1957 The Oakland Museum of California
1959 Whitney Museum of American Art
1960 Denver Art Museum
1962 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
1962 National Institute of Arts and Letters

Selected Collections

M.H. de Young Memorial Museum
Crocker Art Museum
Smithsonian Institution
The Phillips Collection
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Museum of the National Academy of Design
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
The Oakland Museum of California
Honolulu Museum of Art
Orange County Museum of Art