Frank Lobdell

Born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1921, Frank Lobdell grew to be a prominent Abstract Expressionist painter. After some time spent in the Army, Lobdell settled in San Francisco and attended the California School of Fine Arts. It was there that he was asked to participate in weekly drawing sessions with the famous Elmer Bischoff and Richard Diebenkorn, amongst others. He continued in the field of art and education with teaching positions at his alma mater as well as Stanford University.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1958 Martha Jackson Gallery
1960 M.H. de Young Memorial Museum
1960 Walker Art Center
1966 Pasadena Art Museum
1969 San Francisco Museum of Art
1977 Smith Anderson Gallery
1981 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
1987 John Berggruen Gallery
1990 Campbell-Thiebaud Gallery
2002 Hackett-Freedman Gallery

Selected Group Exhibitions

1947 San Francisco Museum of Art
1947 California Palace of the Legion of Honor
1948 San Francisco Museum of Art
1949 Lucien Labaudt Gallery
1956 Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1957 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
1957 Ferus Gallery
1958 International Festival, Japan
1962 The Whitney Museum of American Art
1962 Houston Contemporary Arts Museum
1963 California Palace of the Legion of Honor
1964 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1968 Los Angeles County Museum of Art
1971 The Corcoran Gallery of Art
1972 The Whitney Museum of American Art
1976 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Selected Public Collections

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
San Jose Museum of Art
The Oakland Museum of California
The M.H. de Young Memorial Museum
Crocker Art Museum
Cantor Arts Center, Stanford
Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art
Norton Simon Museum
Portland Art Museum, Oregon