Biography

March 20, 1939 – December 30, 2014

Jake Berthot was born in Niagara Falls, NY in 1939.  He attended the New School for Social Research and Pratt Institute in the early 1960’s.  He exhibited regularly in New York since the early 1970’s with the O.K. Harris, the McKee Gallery and currently with the Betty Cuningham Gallery . Berthot was included the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Annual in 1969 and again in 1973; The Corcoran Biennial in 1975; the Venice Biennale, 1976;  New Painting – New York at the Hayward Gallery in London in 1979; American Art: 1950 to the Present at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1979; New Works on Paper in 1981 at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; An International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture, at the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1984; New York/Beijing, Beijing Art Institute, Beijing, China in 1987; Slow Art: Painting in New York Now, P.S.1, Long Island City, New York in 1992; and Square Painting/Plane Painting at the Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, Washington, 1997. He exhibited regularly in New York since the early 1970’s represented first by the O.K. Harris gallery, the McKee Gallery and currently with the Betty Cuningham Gallery.

 

 

Additionally, he received several grants including a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1981, a National Endowment for the Arts Grant in 1983 and an Academy Institute Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1992.  His work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, all in New York City.  Nationally, his work can be found in the collections of The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, The Rose Art Museum (Brandeis) Waltham, MA The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, the Museum of Art, University of California, Berkeley, CA, among numerous others.

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