Leo Lionni:
Drawings

March 15 - May 31, 1990

Curated by Nina Castelli Sundell

   

Many Alone, 1982, 20 11/16" x 28 1/2"

 

About LEO LIONNI


Designer, painter, sculptor, author


Born in Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1910
U.S. citizen, naturalized 1945


EDUCATION
Netherlands, Belgium, U.S.A., Italy
Ph.D. Economics, University of Genoa, Italy,
1935

 



POSITIONS
Assistant Art Director, Motta, Milano, Italy
1934-36
Leo Lionni Studio, Milano, Italy, 1936-1939
Art Director, N. W. Ayer, Philadelphia,
1939-1948
Art Director, Fortune Magazine, 1949-1962
Design Director, Olivetti Co. of America,
1951-1958
Co-editor, Print Magazine, 1955-1956
Editor, Panorama, Italy 1062-1963



ORGANIZATIONS
Aspen International Design Conference, Co-founder, 1951
Aspen International Design Conference, Advisor to the Board, 1957-1985
American Institute of Graphic Arts, President, 1955
Society of Typographic Arts, Hon. Member
Deutsche Buchbund, Hon. Member
Alliance Graphique Internationale, Member

 

TEACHING
Black Mountain College, 1946
Parsons School of Design, New York, 1954
Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India, 1967
University of Illinois, (George Miller lecturer),
1967
Cooper Union, New York, Critic in residence,
1982-1985



PRINCIPAL AWARDS
Art Director of the Year, National Association
of Art Directors, 1955
Gold medal, Architectural League, New York
1956
Citation ad Honorem, Philadelphia College
of Art' 1959
German Government Illustrated Book Award,
1965
Golden apple, Bratislava Biennial, 1967
Five first prizes, Teheran Int. Film Festival,
1967
Art Directors Hall of Fame, 1974
Gold Medal, American Institute of Graphic
Arts, 1984



PRINCIPAL ONE-MAN SHOWS
Norlyst Gallery, New York 1947
Museum of Modern Art, N.Y., (4 American
Designers) 1954
A.I.G.A., New York, 1957
Worcester Art Museum, (retrospective), 1959
Portland Museum of Art, 1959
San Francisco Museum of Art, 1959
Philadelphia Art Alliance, 1959
Il Naviglio Gallery, Milano, Italy, 1963
Obelisco Gallery, Rome, Italy, 1963
Ariete Gallery, Milano, Italy, 1966
Galleria Il Milione, Milano, Italy, 1972
Baukunst Galerie, Cologne, Germany, 1974
Klingspor Museum, Offenbach, Germany,
1974
Staempfli Gallery, New York, 1977, 1979, 1983
Carpenter Center, Harvard University, 1983
Galleria Giulia, Rome, Italy, 1987



BOOKS
The Family of Man, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1956
Designs for the Printed Page, Fortune, 1960
Little Blue and Little Yellow, Obolesnki, New York, 1960
30 children's books, Various Publishers, 1960-1990
Taccuino di Leo Lionni, Electa, Milano, 1973
Parallel Botany, A. Knopf, New York, 1977
Frederick's Fables, A. Knopf, New York, 1985
(foreword by Bruno Bettelheim)



ARTICLES
Articles on Art, Architecture, Design and
Children's Books in Casabella, Graphis, Do-
mus, Fortune, Panorama, Print, Horn Book,
Chelsea, Craft Horizons,
etc.