Lawrence Calcagno

Lawrence Calcagno

(1913 – 1993)


Lawrence Calcagno (1913 – 1993) was born in San Francisco to Italian immigrants. At the age of ten his family moved to their ranch in the Santa Lucia Mountains, Monterey County, and there he lived until 1935 when he left to join the merchant marines and traveled to Asia. After a few years in the Army, Calcagno enrolled at the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco. He developed a gift for teaching as well as painting, working at New York University and eventually Carnegie Mellon University.


Selected Solo Exhibitions

1945 The Little Gallery

1959 Fairweather-Hardin Gallery

1965 Hewlett Gallery

1965 Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

1968 Honolulu Academy of Arts

1970 Ithaca College Museum of Art

1973 Smithsonian Institution

1976 Contemporary Arts Center, Honolulu

1987 Anita Shapolsky Gallery

1992 David Anderson Gallery

1999 Canfield Gallery

2000 The Albuquerque Museum

Selected Group Exhibitions

1949 San Francisco Museum of Art

1955 Whitney Museum of American Art

1958 Brussels Worlds Fair

1958 Whitney Museum of American Art

1960 Walker Art Center

1961 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1963 Whitney Museum of American Art

1966 National Collection of Fine Arts

1967 Whitney Museum of American Art

1990 Anita Shapolsky Gallery

Selected Collections

 Smithsonian Institution

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

Currier Gallery of Art

Guilford College Art Gallery

Westmoreland Museum of American Art

Brooklyn Museum of Art

The Oakland Museum of California

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Whitney Museum of American Art

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

California Palace of the Legion of Honor

New York State Art Commission

New York University Art Collection