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John Cage - Works

New River Watercolors (Series I, #5), 1988, watercolor on paper, 18 x 36 inches
New River Watercolors (Series II, #1), 1988, watercolor on paper, 26 x 72 inches

Artist Biography

Born 1912, Los Angeles, CA
Lived and worked in New York and Los Angeles until passing in 1992



EDUCATION

1928-1930 Pomona College



SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014
There Will Never Be Silence: Scoring John Cage's 4'33"", Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

2010

John Cage: The Anarchy of Silence, Henie Onstad Art Centre, Høvikodden, Norway

2009

Kunst = Life, John Cage, Galerie Stihl, Waiblingen, Germany 

John Cage: exhibition of string prints,
New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA



2007

No Fixed Points: Drawings by John Cage, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, Scotland


2006

John Cage, Works on Paper, Margarete Roeder Gallery, NY Ciclo de Música John Cage, La Casa Encendida, Madrid



2004

John Cage,graphics and collages, Zone: Chelsea Center for Contemporary Arts, New York

John Cage – Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna
Where R=Ryoanji: An Installation of 16 Ryoanji Drawings
by Chance Operation, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich



2003

Ryoanji Drawings, Margarete Roeder Gallery, NY 

John Cage, Sabine Knust, Munich, Germany



2002

The Visual Art of John Cage, Edison College, Fort Myers, FL 

Intaglio Prints by John Cage,
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive,
The University of California, Berkeley, CA

John Cage, Horton Gallery, Philadelphia, PA



2001

John Cage: Notes and Scores for Prints, Crown Point Press, San Francisco, CA

Etchings and Monotypes, Margarete Roeder Gallery, NY



2000

The Visual Art of John Cage: To Sober and Quiet the Mind, California Palace the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA, touring



1999

John Cage, Galerie Rupert Walser, Munich

1996

John Cage, Kunstraum M.I. Posselt, Bonn, Germany
John Cage, Elisabeth Schneider Stiftung, Freiburg, Germany



1995

John Cage ‘Pittura’, Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria, Italy
By Chance: 15 works by John Cage,
Margarete Roeder Gallery, New York NY
Structure of Chance: John Cage, Mills College, Oakland, CA



1994

On the Surface, Crown Point Press, New York, NY
John Cage – work from the collection, Staatliches Museum Schwerin, Schwerin, Germany



1993

The Edible Drawings, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA

Rolywholyover A Circus, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles;
traveled to Menil Collection, Houston, TX; Solomon R. Guggenheim
Museum, New York, NY; Art Tower Mito, Tokyo, Japan;
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA



1992
Scores from the Early 1950′s, 
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Groningen, Netherlands
Kulturamt, Abt. Bildende Kunst, Wiesbaden, Germany
Margarete Roeder Gallery, New York, NY
Margarete Roeder Gallery, Cologne, Germany



1991

Espai Poblenou, Barcelona, Spain, Elvehjem Museum, Madison, WI
Pinakothek, Munich, Germany
Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
Arts in the Academy,
National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC



1990

The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
Margarete Roeder Gallery, New York, NY

Sena Gallery East, Santa Fe, NM
Stephen Solovy, Chicago, IL

1989

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge,
MA
Galerie Graff, 963, rue Rachelest, Montreal Quebec, Canada

The Flossie Martin Art Gallery, Radford
Roanoke Museum of Fine Arts, Roanoke, VA
Strathmore Hall Arts Center, Rockville, MD



1988

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA

1986

Galerie Watari, Tokyo, Japan
Blum Helman Gallery, New York, NY

1984

Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Galleriet Anders Tornberg, Lund, Sweden



1982

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Crown Point Press, Oakland,CA

Margarete Roeder Gallery, New York, NY



1981

Newton Campus, Newton Center, Boston, MA
Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT



1980

Boston College Gallery,

1979

Kunstforum Bonn, Germany

1978
Carl Solway Gallery, New York, NY
Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Städtisches Museum, Mönchengladbach, Germany
Kunstverein Köln, Cologne, Germany
San Francisco Art Institute
Atholl McBean Gallery, San Francisco, CA



1977

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

1973

Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

1971
Galleria Schwarz, Milan, Italy

1958

Stable Gallery, New York, NY



SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2009
John Cage: String Quartet in Four Parts and works by Feldman, Crawford, Ives, Nancarrow and Varèse, Theater Kikker, Utrecht, The Netherlands

2008
The Art of Participation: 1950 to Now, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco


AWARDS

1989
Traveled to Japan to be awarded the Kyoto Prize

1982
Awarded Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Government

1981
Received the New York Mayor’s Honor Award of Arts and Sciences

1978
Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

1949
Awarded by the National Academy of Arts and Letters for the prepared piano



BOOKS

1983
X: Writings ’79–’82

1979
Empty Words: Writings ’73–’78, Wesleyan University Press

1973
M: Writings ’67–’72, Wesleyan Universty Press

1967
A Year from Monday: New Lectures and Writings, Wesleyan University Press

1961
Silence: Lectures and Writings, Wesleyan University Press

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