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