Sprüth Magers Berlin London
lives and works in New York

1936 Born in Malden, Massachusetts


1950–54 Phillips Academy, Andover, MA; studied painting under Patrick Morgan

1954–58 Princeton University, Princeton, NJ; studied History and Art History under Stephen Greene and William Seitz

Honors and Awards

2019 Lifetime of Artistic Excellence Award, Black Alumni of Pratt

2015 National Artist Award, The Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Aspen, CO

2010 Received the 2009 National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama at an East Room ceremony at the White House

2001 Gold Medal of the National Arts Club, New York, NY

1998 Gold Medal for Graphic Art Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY

1992 Awarded the Barnard Medal of Distinction

1989 Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the French Government

1986 Honorary Degree, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

1985 Award of American Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

1985 Honorary Degree, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

1984 Honorary Doctor of Arts, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

1983 Appointed the Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

1981 New York City Mayor’s Award for Arts and Culture, New York, NY

1981 Medal for Painting, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

1981 Honorary Fellowship, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel

1979 Awarded the Claude M. Fuess Distinguished Service Award, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

1967 First Prize, International Biennial Exhibition of Paintings, Tokyo, Japan