Robert McChesney

Born in Marshall, Missouri in 1933, Robert McChesney went on to study the arts at Washington State University and the Otis Art Institute. He settled in the Bay Area and worked the Federal Art Project in San Francisco and on murals for the Golden Gate International Exposition that were awarded the world’s largest murals at the time. Through this project, McChesney became acquainted with other prominent painters such as John Saccaro, Carlton Williams, and Peter Lowe. McChesney went on to teach art at California State University, Hayward and the California School of Fine Arts.

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions
1944 Raymond & Raymond Gallery
1946 Pat Wall Gallery
1947 Lucien Labaudt Gallery
1949 San Francisco Museum of Art
1957 San Francisco Art Institute
1959 Bolles Gallery
1963 Bon Marche Gallery
1964 San Francisco Art Center
1966 Triangle Gallery
1970 Sonoma State University
1974 Sonoma County Arts Council
1978 Lincoln Art Center
1980 Marin Civic Center
1988 California Museum of Art, Santa Rosa
1990 Carlson Gallery
2000 City Vision Gallery
2002 Art Exchange Gallery

 

Selected Group Exhibitions
1945 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
1947 The Phillips Gallery
1947 The M.H. de Young Memorial Museum
1949 The Los Angeles County Museum of Art
1950 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
1951 The M.H. de Young Memorial Museum
1953 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
1955 The Whitney Museum of American Art
1957 Corcoran, Washington
1962 California Palace of the Legion of Honor
1970 Expo 70, Osaka, Japan
1972 The Oakland Art Museum of California

 

Selected Collections
The Whitney Museum of American Art
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
The Oakland Museum of California
Laguna Art Museum
Art Institute of Chicago
Nevada Museum of Art
San Francisco Art Commission
Utah State University Museum of Art
Washington State Arts Commission
Worchester Museum of Art