Born 1900 in New York City, New York, USA
Died 1982 in Southold, New York, USA
EDUCATION
1924Académie de La Grand Chaumière, Paris, France
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019Betty Parsons: The Queen of the Circus, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK
2018Blue Sky Very High, Art Omi, Ghent, New York, USA
2017Betty Parsons: Invisible Presence, Alexander Gray Associates, New York, USA
2015Betty Parsons: A Life in Art, David Findlay Gallery, New York, USA
2010Journeys: The Art of Betty Parsons, Spanierman Modern, New York, USA
2008Totem Materia: Sculpture and Paintings by Betty Parsons, Spanierman Modern, New York, USA
2007Painted Wood Sculpture by Betty Parsons, Spanierman Gallery, LLC, East Hampton, New York, USA
2006The Painted Sculpture of Betty Parsons, The Graduate Center, the City University of New York, New York, USA
Betty Parsons: A Painting Retrospective, Spanierman Gallery, LLC, East Hampton, New York, USA
2005The Painted Sculpture of Betty Parsons, Naples Museum of Art, Naples, Florida, USA
1999Shaping a Generation: The Art and Artists of Betty Parsons, Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, New York, USA
1992Betty Parsons: Paintings on Paper, the Pollock-Krasner House with The Fine Arts Gallery of the Southhampton Campus of Long Island University and the Elaine Benton Gallery, Southhampton, East Hampton, New York, USA
1985Armstrong Gallery, New York, USA
1982Truman Gallery, New York, USA
1980Nigel Greenwood Gallery, London, UK
1978Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
1977Kornblee / Truman Gallery, New York, USA
1975Elaine Benson Gallery, East Hampton, New York, USA
Studio Gallery, Washington, D.C., USA
1974Betty Parsons Retrospective: An Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, New Jersey, USA
1973Studio Gallery, Washington, D.C., USA
1972Sachs Gallery, New York, USA
College Art Gallery Drew University, Madison, New Jersey, USA
1971Studio Gallery, Washington, D.C., USA
1968Betty Parsons Painting, Gouaches, and Sculpture 1955 - 68, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
1967Grand Central Moderns, New York, USA
Gallery Seven, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
1966Southold Gallery, Southold, New York, USA
Betty Parsons, Bennington College, North Bennington, Vermont, USA
1963New Arts Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Miami Museum of Modern Art, Miami, Florida, USA
1962Sydney Wolfson Gallery, New York, USA
1960Latow Gallery, New York, USA
1958Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA Pensacola Art Center, Pensacola, FL, USA Midtown Galleries, New York, USA
1957Midtown Galleries, New York, USA
1948Midtown Galleries, New York, USA
1945Midtown Galleries, New York, USA
1938Midtown Galleries, New York, USA
1937Gallery of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Midtown Galleries, New York, USA
1936Midtown Galleries, New York, USA
1934Stendhal Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA
1933Galerie des Quatre Chemins, Paris, France
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019She Persists: A Century of Women Artists in New York, 1918-2018, Gracie Mansion, New York, USA
Count of Three, Alexander Gray Associates, New York, USA
Painters of the East End, Kasmin Gallery, New York, USA
2018Surface Work, Victoria Miro, London, UK
2017Andrew Brischler: Lonely Planet, Gavlak Palm Beach Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida, USA Innovative Approaches, Honored Traditions: The Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Five Years, Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, USA
2015You Go Girl! Celebrating Women Artists, The Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, New York, USA
2014Material World (Permanent Collection Exhibition), The Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, USA
2006Betty Parsons and the Women, Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, USA
2005People, Places and Things, The Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, USA
2000The Nature of Seeing: Works from the Collection, The Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, USA
1992Watercolors: Selections from the Collection, The Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, USA
1988Drawing on the East End, 1940-1988, The Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, USA
1975Painting, Drawing and Sculpture of The '60s and '70s From The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
1972Betty Parsons Private Collection: Paintings and Drawings 1940-1972, The Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, USA
1970Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Hirschhorn Select, Hurlbutt Gallery, Greenwich, Connecticut, USA
Artists of Suffolk County, Part II-Abstract Tradition, The Heckscher Museum, Huntington, New York, USA
1966Southold Gallery, Southold, New York, USA
Riverside Museum, New York, USA
Penthouse Exhibition, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
1964The Heckscher Museum, Huntington, New York, USA
Penthouse Exhibition, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, Florida, USA
1959National Council of Women of the United States, New York, USA
Miami Beach Art Centre, Miami, Florida, USA
Midtown's Season's Retrospective, Midtown Galleries, New York, USA
Midtown's Anniversary Show, Midtown Galleries, New York, USA
Midtown's Opening Group Show, Midtown Galleries, New York, USA
1958Summit Art Association, Summit, New Jersey, USA
Midtown's Season's Retrospective, Midtown Galleries, New York, USA
Midtown's Anniversary Show, Midtown Galleries, New York, USA
Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Midtown's Watercolor Group, Midtown Galleries, New York, USA
1957July Meeting, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Midtown's Season's Retrospective, Midtown Galleries, New York, USA
Midtown's Anniversary Show, Midtown Galleries, New York, USA
Midtown's Opening Group Show, Midtown Galleries, New York, USA
Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Midtown's Watercolor Group, Midtown Galleries, New York, USA
1956Memphis Museum, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Art Barn, Southampton, NY Midtown's Watercolor Group, Midtown Galleries, New York, USA
1954Midtown's Season's Retrospective, Midtown Galleries, New York, USA
John Herron Art Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
1953Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio, USA
1952The Nude Traveling Show, Midtown Galleries, New York, USA
Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio, USA
1945Midtown's Christmas Exhibition, Midtown Galleries, New York, USA
1937The Price Gallery, Hollywood, California, USA
Barbarie Gallery, Hollywood, California, USA
1927The New Chenil Gallery, London, UK
COLLECTIONS
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts, USA
Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York, USA
Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
The Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, New York, USA
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., USA
Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, New Jersey, USA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
The Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, USA
Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, USA
RISD Museum, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, Clinton, New York, USA
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., USA
Telfair Museum, Savannah, Georgia, USA
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA