Beulah Stevenson1890-1965

Abstraction 1948

Beulah Stevenson was born 1895 in Brooklyn Heights, New York where she lived and worked until her death on 17 March, 1965.  She studied at Pratt Institute, the Art Student’s League with John Sloan and in Provincetown with Hans Hoffman.
Stevenson was a printmaker, painter, illustrator, teacher, as well as curator at the Brooklyn Museum.  She maintained active membership in a range of artist’s organizations including the New York Society of Woman Artists (president), National Association of Women Artists (board member from 1949), Brooklyn Society of Artists (vice-president), Art Institute of Chicago, International Graphic Society Inc., Philadelphia Print Club, Provincetown Art Association and the Creative Artist’s Association.  She was a member of the American Artist Congress which endorsed government support of art unions and promoted the social-realist style of American scene painting.  When the Congress’ affiliation with the Communist Party increased, Stevenson left it to join the Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors, established to promote avant-garde art.

Metropolitan Museum; Whitney Museum; Brooklyn Museum; Chicago Art Institute; Library of Congress; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; Rochester Memorial Museum; St. Paul Museum; M. H. de Young Memorial Museum of Art; Houston Museum of Art; William R. Nelson Museum of Art; Columbus Museum of Art; American Institute of Graphic Arts; Provincetown Art Association; Columbia Museum of Art; Schenectedy Museum of Fine Art; Portland Museum, ME; Montgomery Museum of Art, WI; Neville Museum of Art, WI; Cincinnati International Biennial; Pensacola Art Center; Hunterton County Art Center, NJ; Massillon Museum of Fine Arts; Georgia Museum of Art; Reading Museum of Fine Art, PA; Portland Art Association, OR; Royal Society, London; Gallery O’ Bose, Paris; Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; Museum des Belles Arts, Argentina; Museum of Fine Arts, Mexico; Akron Art Institute; Norfolk Museum; Mansfield Fine Arts Museum, OH; Birmingham Museum, AL; University of Notre Dame; Montclaire Museum of Art; Mint Museum of Fine Art; New Britain Museum of Art; Abilene Museum of Fine Arts; Brooks Memorial Art Gallery; Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts; Wildenstein Gallery; Worlds Fair, 1940; Springfield Art Association, IL; Des Moines Art Center; Arnot Art Center, NY; Walker Institute of Art; Stamford Museum of Art; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; Oakland Museum of Art