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Education:
    
1947-48
University of California, Berkeley
1949-51
California School of Fine Arts, and University of California Medical Center, San Francisco
1951-52
Studies with Howard Warshaw and Altina Barrett, Beverly Hills, California
1953
Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts, New York City
1964
Studies with Willard Cummings, New York City
  
Teaching:
    
1964-65
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine
1965-82
School of Visual Arts, New York City
1967-68
College of Art, Architecture and planning, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
1969-70
Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
1975
Maryland Institute of art, Baltimore, Maryland
1975-82
Graduate School of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  
 
Awards:
 
    
1952
Prize, Los Angeles County Museum, of Art, Los Angeles
1961,69,74,82
Ingram Merrill Foundation Grant
1964
Prize, Silvermine Guild of Artists, Norwalk, Connecticut
  
Solo exhibitions:
    
1955-59
Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York City
1963-74
Kornblee Gallery, New York City
1967
Franklin Siden Gallery, Detroit
1970
J.L. Hudson Gallery, Detroit
1976
Gallery of July and August, Woodstock, New York
1978
Fischbach Gallery, New York City
1980
Fischbach Gallery, New York City
1984
John Button:  An American Painter, The College Gallery, Keane College, Union, New Jersey
1984
John Button: Paintings and Gouaches, Visual Arts Museum, School of Visual Arts, New York City
1986
John Button: The Last Works, Fischbach Gallery, New York City
1989-90
John Button: Retrospective Exhibition, Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, New Jersey;
Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Stamford, Connecticut; Rahr-West Museum, Manitowoc, Wisconsin;
Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, Utah
1990
Fischbach Gallery, New York City
1991
John Button’s New York, Fischbach Gallery, New York City
1992
Studies Enroute, Benton Gallery, Southampton, New York
1995
Mexico 1958, Fischbach Gallery, New York City
2000
Discoveries, Fischbach Gallery, New York City
2007-08
John Button (1929-1982): Paintings and Drawing from the Estate, ClampArt, New York City
2009
John Button, Reflections on Light, Bernhard Goldberg Fine Arts, East Hampton, New York
  
Selected group exhibitions:
    
1952
Annual Exhibition:  Artists of Los Angeles and Vicinity, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
1954, 55
Stable Annual, Stable Gallery, New York City
1956
Three Painters Introduced by Three Poets, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York City
1959, 60
Gallery Group, Tanager Gallery, New York City
1960
Appearance and Reality, David Herbert Gallery, New York City
1961
The Figures in Contemporary Painting, The American Federation of the Arts, New York; and tour
1962
Selections from the Art Lending Service, Museum of Modern Art, New York City
 
Art in Embassies, Museum of Modern Art, New York City; and tour
 
Recent Painting USA:  The Figure, Museum of Modern Art, New York City; and tour
 
Gallery Group, Tanager Gallery, New York City
1963
Landscape, The New School, New York City
1965
Recent Landscapes by Eight Americans, The International Council of the Museum of Modern Art, New York City; and the Festival Dei Due Mondi, Spoleto, Italy; and world tour
1968
Realism Now, Vassar College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, New York
1969
Contemporary Portraits, Museum of Modern Art, New York City; and tour
1970
Painterly Realism, American Federation of Arts, New York City; and tour
 
The Representative Spirit, University Art Gallery, State University of New York at Albany, New York
1972
The American Landscape, Art Gallery, School of Fine and Applied Arts, Boston University, Boston
 
Viewpoints 7: Painters of the Land and Sky, The Picker Gallery, Dana Arts Center, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York
1973
The Male Nude, Emily Lowe Gallery, Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York
 
A Sense of Place, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska; and tour
1974
Painting and Sculpture Today, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
1976
Three Centuries of the American Nude, The New York Cultural Center, New York City
1976
America 1976, Department of the Interior at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
 
A Selection of American Art: The Skowhegan School 1946 - 1976, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
1977
Artist’s Choice: Figurative Art in New York: Contemporary Watercolors and Pastels, Art Museum, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
 
Artists Salute Skowhegan, Kennedy Galleries, New York City
1978
American Realism, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
 
Painterly Realism, Watson/de Nagy & Company, Houston, Texas
 
Survey of Realism, Sardoni Art Gallery, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
1979
New York Now Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
 
16 Realists: A Selection, Art Gallery, Horace Mann School, Bronx, New York
 
Selections from Skowhegan, The Art Gallery of the University of Maryland, College Park
 
Summertime, Droll/Kolbert Gallery, New York City
 
The Urban Landscape, Wave Hill, Bronx, New York
 
Painterly Realism in America, A.J. Wood Gallery, Philadelphia
1980
Photography Influences Painting, Jeffrey Fuller Gallery, Philadelphia
 
Art from Houston Corporations I, Sewall Art Gallery, Rice University, Houston, Texas
 
Realism, Photorealism, Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma
 
Selections from the Fischbach Gallery, State University of New York, Cortland, New York
 
Contemporary Naturalism: Works of the 1970s, Nassau County Museum of Fine Art, Roslyn Harbor, New York
1982
An Appreciation of Realism, Museum of Art, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, New York
 
Cloudworks, Stuart Neill Gallery, New York City
 
Contemporary Realist Painting: A Selection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
1983
In Honor of the Brooklyn Bridge, David Findlay, Jr. Contemporary Art, New York City
 
Works of the Faculty and Students of the Department of Fine Arts, University of  Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
1984
Art and Friendship: A Tribute to Fairfield Porter, Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY
 
Drawings by 77, Forum Gallery, New York City (Curated by Ralph Pomeroy)
 
Landscape, Matthews Hamilton Gallery, Philadelphia
1985
American Realism, William Sawyer Gallery, San Francisco
 
The Artist Celebrates New York:  Selected Paintings from the Metropolitan Museum of Art,
Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, New York; and tour
 
The Gathering of the Avant-garde, Kenkeleba House, New York City
1985-86
City Views: Panoramas to Particulars, CIGNA Museum and Art Collection, Philadelphia
1985-87
American Realism: Twentieth Century Drawings and Watercolors from the Glenn C. Janss Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; DeCordova and Dana Museum and Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts; Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas, Austin, Texas; Mary and Leigh Block Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois; Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts; Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio; Madison Art Center, Madison, Wisconsin
1986
American Cityscape, Frank Bernarducci Gallery, New York City
 
Mainly on the Plane, 56 Bleecker Gallery, Ltd., New York City
1988
Contemporary Nudes, Contemporary Art at One Penn Plaza, New York City
 
Memorial for John Bernard Myers, Kouras Gallery, New York City
 
The Face of the Land, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, Pennsylvania
1990
A Little Night Music Manhattan in the Dark, Lintas: Worldwide, One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York City
(Curated by Gerrit Henry)
 
The1950s at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery, Art Gallery, Laguardia Hall, Brooklyn College, New York City
Long Island Painting, Long Island Museum, Stony Brook, New York
1993
Men Working, G.W. Einstein Company, New York City
 
The Collection:  Porter’s Circle, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York
 
Excellence in Watercolor, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, New Jersey
1994
Paintings from the Commerce Bancshares Collection, Lakeview Museum of Art and Science, Peoria, Illinois
 
To Enchant (blue), Cynthia McCallister Gallery, New York City; Bixler Gallery, New York City
(Curated by Michael Walls)
1994-95
New York Realism Past and Present, Odakyu Museum, Tokyo; Kagoshima City Museum of Art, Kagoshima, Japan;
Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art, Kitakyushu, Japan; The Museum of Art, Kintetsu, Osaka, Japan;
Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art, Fukushima, Japan; and Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida
 
The City:  New York Visions 1900 - 1995, ACA Galleries, Lizan-Tops Gallery, East Hampton, New York
 
Male Desire, Mary Ryan Gallery, New York City
2000
In Memory of My Feelings: Frank O'Hara and American Art, The Parrish Art Museum, Southhampton, New York
2000
Masters of Contemporary Art, Art from the Chase Manhattan Collection, The Queens Museum of Art,  
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, New York
2000
Traveling Artists, Nabi Gallery,  Sag Harbor, New York
2001
John Button (1929-1982), James Britton (1878-1936), Nabi Gallery, Sag Harbor, New York
2010
American Still Life: Treasures from the Parrish Art Museum, South Hampton, New York
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For more detailed information please see the following sites and collections for extensive information about the artist:

New York Times Art in Review, September 1991, John Russell
Archives of American Art - Smithsonian - Washington, D.C.
New York Public Library - Berg Collection
Mandeville Collection - University of California, San Diego
Currier Museum - New Hampshire
Parrish Art Museum, East End Stories