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PAUL WONNER (1920 – 2008), Untitled (Pastel Blue Abstraction), ca. 1962, Casein on paper, 17.75” x 23.75”, 24.75” x 30.75” framed. Provenance: Hoover Gallery, San Francisco CA ; 871 Fine Arts, San Francisco CA

Paul Wonner

Paul Wonner was born in Arizona in 1920 and after his early education in art, set out to California to attend the California College of Arts and Crafts. After some time spent with the United States Army, Wonner settled in New York but later returned to the Bay Area, where he exhibited at the Oakland Museum of California. He continued in the world of education with teaching positions at the University of California, Santa Barbara and various schools in the Los Angeles Area.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1956 San Francisco Museum of Art
1956 California School of Fine Arts
1964 Felix Landau Gallery
1965 John Berggruen Gallery
1972 Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1972 Charles Campbell Gallery
1981 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
1988 John Berggruen Gallery
1999 DC Moore Gallery
2004 John Berggruen Gallery

Selected Group Exhibitions

1956 M.H. de Young Memorial Museum
1957 The Oakland Museum of California
1962 California Palace of the Legion of Honor
1962 Museum of Modern Art, New York
1964 Carnegie Institute
1976 Smithsonian Institution
1976 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
1991 Miyagi Museum Sendai, Japan
1995 Triton Museum of Art

Selected Collections

The Cantor Arts Center
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
The Oakland Museum of California
Sheldon Museum of Art
Smithsonian Institution
Crocker Art Museum
Davis Art Center
Kresge Art Museum
Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum
Museum of Northern California Art
Hunter Museum of American Art