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         JOHN NELSON BATTENBERG
 
BORN	1931 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 	1963 – Moved to California
	1990 – Moved to Arizona


EDUCATION

1949	        University of Wisconsin
1954	        Minnesota State College, St. Cloud, MN
1955-57        Ruskin School, Oxford University, Oxford, England
1960	        MFA, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
1963-64        Graduate Work, CCAC, Oakland, CA

PUBLIC & PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

	Seattle Museum of Art, Seattle, WA
	Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, CA
	San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
	Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
	Wustum Art Museum, Racine, WI
	Kenosha Art Museum, Kenosha, WI
	Crannert Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
	Commune de Pietrasanta, Lucca, Italy
	Michigan State University, East Lancing, MI
	Royal British War Museum, London, England
	Whity Art Museum, San Antonia, TX
	Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
	San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
	Leicester County Council, Leicester, England
	St. Cloud State University, St, Cloud, MN
	San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
	New Mexico Western University, Silver City, NM
	Royal Air Force Museum, London, England
	Wells Fargo Investment Company, San Francisco, CA
	Scottsdale Center of the Arts, Scottsdale, AZ
 	St. Cloud Public Library, St. Cloud, MN
	St. Cloud State College Alumni Association, St. Cloud, MN
	Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
	St. Lawrence University, St. Lawrence, NY
	Oscar Krasner, New York, NY
	BF&W Building, San Jose, CA
	Park Center Plaza, San Jose, CA
	Alexander Weber, Jr., Saratoga, CA
	Gardiner Hempel, San Francisco, CA
	Charles Campbell, San Francisco, CA
	Moses Lasky, San Francisco, CA
	Modesto Lanzone, San Francisco, CA
	Elbert Bressie, Hillsborough, CA
	Mark Glazebrook, London, England
	Robert Varni, San Francisco, CA
	Erik Kido, Los Angeles, CA
	Patrick Lannon Foundation, Miami, FL
	Wiseman Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
	Dr. Richard and Anna Gardner, San Francisco, CA
	Austin Conkey, San Francisco, CA
	Robert Newman, Chicago, IL
	Russ Solomon, Tower Records, Sacramento, CA
	Fletcher Benton, San Francisco, CA
	Sam Richardson, Oakland, CA
	Roy Chamberlain, Henley, England
	Robles Collection, Los Angeles, CA
	Katz Collection, Laguna Beach, CA
	Drew Gibson, San Jose, CA
	San Jose Public Hospital, San Jose, CA
	Don Stanford, Berkeley, CA
	De Heer Professor Mr. P Sanders, Schiedom, Netherlands	
	John Lillie, Woodside, CA
	Walter Goodman, San Francisco, CA
	Paul Allman, Point Richmond, CA
	Ray and Helga Curry, San Francisco, CA
	Mr. & Mrs. Scott Carey, Atherton, CA
	Stanley Cherry, Los Angeles, CA
	Richard E. Herndon, San Francisco, CA
	Cathy Cohen, San Jose, CA
	Mr. Leonard Plavin, Lewiston, ME
	Lee Nordess, New York, NY
	Dr. Winslow Brahson, Exeter, NH
	Yvonne de Muranda-Ardet, Los Angeles, CA
	Frederick Foley, San Francisco, CA
	Alamaden Fashion Plaza, San Jose, CA
	Audobon Society, Tiburon, CA
	Mr. James Dale, Palo Alto, CA
	Princess Ira von Furstenberg, New York, NY
	Melvin and Pauly Hirsch, New York, NY
	Robert B. Shatterley, Oakland, CA
	E. B. Crocker Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA
	Fandel’s Department Store, St. Cloud, MN
	Union Park Gallery, Kenosha, WI
	 John Sperling, Scottsdale, AZ 

SOLO EXHIBITS

2009	        New Paintings: Recent Innovations, Cattle Track Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2008	        John Battenberg: Arizona Critters, West Valley Art Museum, Surprise, AZ
1991	        John Battenberg: Putting It All Together, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA
                 John Battenberg, Three Decades, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
1990	        Northlight Gallery, Gualala, CA
                 d.p. Fong Gallery, San Jose, CA
1989	        Marcia McCoy Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1988	        Charles Campbell Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
                 Smith Anderson Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
1986	        Villa Montalvo Center for the Arts, Sarasota, CA
1985	        Joseph Chowning Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1984	        Joseph Chowning Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1983	        Joseph Chowning Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1982	        Joseph Chowning Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1981	        Joseph Chowning Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1980	        Michael Parkinson Gallery, London, England
1979	        Battenberg, University Art Gallery, California State University, Dominguez Hills, CA
1978	        Zara Gallery, San Francisco, CA
                 San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
1977	        Vision Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1976	        Vision Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
                 Smith Anderson Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
                 Merz Gallery, San Jose, CA
1975	        Oscar Krasner Gallery, Inc., New York, NY
                 Battenberg: A Retrospective, Berkeley Arty Center, Berkeley, CA
                 Smith Anderson Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
1974	        Smith Anderson Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
                 Charles Campbell Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
                 Gallerie Allen, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
                 Fired Sculpture, The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
1973	        Esther Robles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1972	        Esther Robles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
                 Oscar Krasner Gallery, Inc., New York, NY
                 Sterling Associates, Palo Alto, CA
1971	        John Bolles Gallery, San Francisco, CA
                 Oscar Krasner Gallery, Inc., New York, NY
1970	        Oscar Krasner Gallery, Inc., New York, NY
                 Esther Robles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
                 Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA
1969	        Oscar Krasner Gallery, Inc., New York, NY
1968	        Esther Robles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
                 Hansen Fuller Gallery, San Francisco, CA
                 De Saisset Gallery, University of Santa Clara, Santa Clara, CA
                 Oscar Krasner Gallery, Inc., New York, NY
1967	        Esther Robles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
                 Hansen Fuller Gallery, San Francisco, CA
                 The Sculpture of John Battenberg, Fine Arts Gallery, National Orange Show, SanBernadino, CA
	        Contra Costa Libraries, Contra Costa, CA
1966	        Hansen Fuller Gallery, San Francisco, CA
                 Esther Robles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
                 Comara Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1965	        Comara Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
                 The Heroes, Hansen Galleries, San Francisco, CA
1964	        University of Nevada, Reno, NV
                 Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
                 Hansen Fuller Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1963	        Contemporaries Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
                 Eric Locke Gallery, San Francisco, CA
                 Town and Country, Las Cruces, NM
1962	        McCray Gallery, New Mexico Western University, NM
1961	        Temple Gallery, Knightsbridge, London, England
1960	        Kresge Gallery, Michigan State, East Lansing, MI
                 Gallery Expresso, East Lancing, MI
1955	        Wuston Art Museum, Racine, WI
                 State College, St. Cloud, MN

GROUP EXHIBITS

2010         “California American Art - 1848-1945” Crocker  Art Museum, Sacramento , CA
2009	        John Battenberg: New Innovations, Marshall LeKae Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2008	        John Battenberg: Layered Paintings, Marshall LeKae Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1991	        Winker McManus, San Francisco, CA
                 Florence---Santa Clara: Two Schools of Sculpture, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA
                 Chicago International Art Show, Chicago. IL
1990	        Chicago International Art Show, Chicago, IL
                 Los Angeles International Art Show, Chicago, IL
1989	        The Garment as Metaphor, San Jose Art League, San Jose, CA
                 Unique Impressions, San Jose Art Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
1988	        In the Beginning…There Are Maquettes, Syntex, Inc., Palos Alto, CA
                 Bay Area Sculpture: Metal, Stone and Wood, Palos Alto Cultural Center, CA
                 Bay Area Bronze, Walnut Creek Civic Arts Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
                 Fine Heart, Stanford Children’s Hospital, Palo Alto, CA
                 Valentines, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
                 International Exhibition Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
                 The Artists’ Vision: A World without War, San Jose Art League, San Jose, CA
1987	        Cast Metal ’87, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
                 University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO
                 Morgan Gallery, Prairie Village, KS
1986	        John Battenberg and John DeAndrea, Montalvo Center for the Arts, Villa Montalvo, Sarasota, CA
                 Casting Across America: An Artist Selects, North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND
                 Artist and Artigione, The Pompidou, Paris, France
                 Gallerie Birch, Copenhagen, Denmark
1985	        Gallerie Birch, Copenhagen, Denmark
                 Artist and Artigione, Pietrasanta, Italy
                 San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
                 San Jose State University, San Jose
                 8th Annual Creative Growth Art Auction, Creative Growth Gallery, Oakland, CA
                 Around 25 Living Artists, Mark and Wanda Glazebrook, London England
1984	        Gallerie Birch, Copenhagen, Denmark
                 Artist and Artigione, Pietrasanta, Italy
                 San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
                 Crime and Punishment: Reflections of Violence in Contemporary Art, Triton Museum of Art
                 Santa Clara, Santa Clara, CA
1983	        Joseph Chowning Gallery, San Francisco, CA
                 Landeau Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
                 Citta di Pietrasanta, Pietrasanta, Italy
1982	        Northern California Art of the Sixties, Shoe Box International Invitation (Traveling Show) De
                 Saissent Museum, University of Santa Clara, Santa Clara, CA
1978	        Almaden Plaza, San Jose, CA
                 Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA
                 San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
1977	        Media: Paper, Mt. San Antonio College Art Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
1976	        Sculpture of the Bay Area, James Willis Gallery, San Francisco, CA
                 Graphic Council Exhibition, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
                 Works from the International Institute of Experimental Printmaking, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY
                 Lester Anderson Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
                 Merz Gallery, San Jose, Ca
1975	        New Sculptures: Flesh, Sex, Death, Hate, Skin, Love, Berkeley, CA
                 A Survey of Sculptural Directions in the Bay Area, Helen Euphrat Gallery, De
                 Anza College, Cupertino, CA
                 Smith Anderson Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
1974	        15th Biennial Exhibit of Contemporary American Painting and Sculpture,
                 University of Illinois,  Champaign, IL
                 Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg, PA
                 Artists’ Soap Box Derby, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
1973	        Fly Sky, Civic Art Center, Live Oak Park, Berkeley, CA
                 Works on Paper, Charles Campbell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
                 Decade, Walnut Creek, CA
                 First Palos Alto Sculpture Invitational, Palo Alto, CA
                 Separate Realities: Developments in California Representational Painting and Sculpture Los
                 Angeles, Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1972	        Richmond Biennial Sculpture Competition, Richmond, CA
                 Middle East and Southeast Asia, U.S. Information Agency, Washington, DC
                 Sculpture Invitational, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
                 Sterling Associated, Palo Alto, CA
1971	        Surrealism is Alive and Well, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
                 Four Visitors, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
                 Show of Contemporary American Art, American Federation of Arts, (Traveling Exhibition)
                 Denver Museum of Art, Denver, CO
                 The Collectors Show, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
                 Bolles Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1970	        Selection from the Collection of University Arts Club, Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL
                 Looking West – 1970, Joslyn Art Museum, Nebraska Arts Council, Omaha, NE
                 Contemporary Painting and Sculpture, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
                 14th Biennial Exhibit of Contemporary American Paintings and Sculpture, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
1969	        Plastics 1969: A Clearer View, Ester Robles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
                 The New Vein: The Human Figure, 1963-1968 International Art Program, National
                 Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC
                 Kolnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany
                 Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden, Germany
                 Musee d’Art at d’Histoire, Geneva, Switzerland
                 Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
                 Museum des 20, Jahrhunderts, Vienna, Austria
                 Galleria d’Arte Moderrna, Milano, Italy
1968	        Light, Motion, Reflected Light, Smooth & Fuzzy: Sculpture Show, Western Association of Art Museums
                 Hemisfair, U.S. Sculpture, San Antonio, TX
                 Contemporary West Coast Artists, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
                 American Federation of Arts Traveling Exhibition
                 Lee Nordness Gallery, New York, NY
                 Sculpture for the Campus, Fresno State College, Fresno, CA
                 Four Contemporary California Artists, Eureka, CA
                 13th Biennial Exhibit of Contemporary American Paintings and Sculpture, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
                 14th Biennial Exhibit of Contemporary American Paintings and Sculpture, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
                 Sculpture, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
1967	        13th Anniversary Exhibition, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
                 Visual Arts Project, Southern California Traveling Exhibition, Lytton Center for Visual Arts, Lytton, CA
                 Artists in Major Museum Collections, Los Angeles, Palo Alto and Oakland, CA
1966	        12th Annual Biennial Exhibit of Contemporary American Painting and Sculpture, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
                 21 Names: 1966 Invitational, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
                 Sculpture of Protest, Santa Ana State College, Santa Ana, CA
                 Collectors’ Choice, Pavilion Gallery, Newport, Beach, CA
                 22 Sculptors, Gallery One, San Francisco State College, Northridge, CA
                 Painting and Sculpture Annual, San Diego Fine Art Gallery, San Diego, CA
                 Bay Area Casters, Hansen Fuller Gallery, San Francisco, CA
                 Group Show, Gordon Woodside Gallery, Seattle, WA
                 California ’66: Painters and Sculptures, Invitational, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
                 Bay Area Survey, University of Nevada, Reno, NV
                 Edge of POP, U. S. Traveling Show, Western Association of Art Museums
                 18,000 Pounds of Outdoor Art, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
1965	        20 Means and Media, Roberts Art Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
                 Pacific Northwest Arts and Crafts Annual, Bellevue, WA
                 Media ’65, Walnut Creek Civic Arts Commission, Walnut Creek, CA
                 Oakland Piedmont Arts Festival, East Bay Artists Association, Oakland, CA
                 San Francisco Institute Art Auction, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco,  CA
                 Creative Casting, American Crafts Council, Museum West, San Francisco, CA
                 Edge of POP, Western Association of Art Museums, U.S. Traveling Exhibition
1964	        The Second Annual Small Sculpture & Drawing Exhibition, Western Washington State College, Bellingham, WA                   
                 Preview’64, Affiliated Art Groups of the North Bay Area
                 Battenberg – Beall, Hansen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
                 Walnut Creek 9th Annual Cash Award Winner, Walnut Creek, CA
                 California State Fair Art Exhibit, Sacramento, CA
                 San Francisco Art Institute Art Bank, Traveling Sculpture Show
                 Bay Area Sculpture, Kaiser Center, Oakland, CA
                 Sculpture and Print Annual, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
1963	        Biennial Exhibition for New Mexico Artists, New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts, Albuquerque, NM
1962	        Southwestern Artists Biennial, McCray Gallery of Art, New Mexico Western College, Silver City, NM
                 Doors of Perception, McCray Gallery of Art, New Mexico Western College, Silver City, NM
1962	        Six Sculptors in Metal, McCray Gallery of Art, New Mexico Western College, Silver City, NM
                 Kenosha Public Museum Anniversary Exhibit, Kenosha, WI
                 Annual Exhibit, Wuston Art Museum, Racine, WI
                 Second Contemporary Religious Art Exhibit, St. Paul’s Church, Peoria, IL
                 Beloit Exhibition, Wright Art Center, Beloit College, Beloit, WI
1960	        Two American Painters, Temple Gallery, Knightsbridge, London, England
                 Four Michigan State University Painters, Kresge Art Center, East Lansing, MI
                 Second Annual American Painting and Sculpture, Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts,
                 Philadelphia, PA and Detroit Institute of the Arts, Detroit, MI
                 Free Painters Group, Walder & Woodstock Galleries, London, England
                 Printers Annual, Milwaukee Art Center, Milwaukee, WI
                 Mid-Michigan Annual, First Price and Best Painting Award, Midland, MI
                 Traveling Print Show, North Manchester IN, Racine, WI and Rivers Fall, WI
                 Artist Market Spring Garden Show, Grosse Pointe, MI
                 Gallery 4, Detroit, MI
                 Gallery 23, Michigan State University Faculty Show, Bay City, MI
                 Detroit Artists in Pennsylvania Academy Show, Detroit Artist Market, Detroit, MI
                 Annual Exhibit, Wustom Art Museum, Racine, WI 
1959	        Group Show, GAGA Galleries, Boston, MA
                 Annual Exhibit, Wustom Art Museum, Racine, WI
1958	        Universities Traveling Show, Minnesota Centennial College Art Exhibit, Minnesota
                 Fifth Midwest Biennial Exhibition, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE
                 North Dakota Annual Exhibit, University of North Dakota, Fargo, DN
                 Annual Exhibit, Wustum Art Museum, Racine, WI
1957	        64th Annual Modern British Painting and Sculpture, Branford City Gallery, Bradford City, England
1956	        Young Contemporaries, Royal British Art Galleries, London, England
1954	        Annual Exhibit, Wustum Art Museum, Racine, WI
1953	        Annual Exhibit, Wustum Art Museum, Racine, WI
1952	        Annual Exhibit, Wustum Art Museum, Racine, WI
                 Wisconsin State Fair Annual Art Exhibition, Professional Division – First Place Prize, Milwaukee, WI
1951	        State Fair Annual Exhibition, Milwaukee, WI
1950	        State Fair Annual Exhibition, Milwaukee, WI
1949	        State Fair Annual Exhibition, Milwaukee, WI


AWARDS / COMMISSIONS

1991	        California Arts Commission, CalTrain Milbrae Station Project
                 Truckee River Walk, Reno Redevelopment Agency, Reno, NV
                 Life-sized Wolf, MTS Inc., Sacramento, CA
1990	        Almaden Valley Branch Library, Almaden, CA
                 Ranchos De Atrisco, Rio Grande Community Development, South Valley, Albuquerque, NM
1989	        Murphy Street Scene, Murphy Street Project, City of Sunnyvale, CA
                 Morning At Eden Landing, Koll Industrial Park, Hayward, CA
1986	        Flying Lady, Park Center Plaza, San Jose, CA
                 Sun Ladder Fountain, Los Gatos, CA
1980	        Flying Pilots, BF&W Building, San Jose, CA
1978	        Wing, Private Monument, Mill Valley, CA
1976	        The West Coast Show, Western Directors Club, Twelfth Annual Exhibition of Communicating Artists (Award Designer)

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

1989            Stamislaus State University, Turlock, CA (Visiting Artist)
                    California State University, Chino, CA (Visiting Artist)
1988	        Exchange Artist – USSR; Moscow, Leningrad, Lithuania
1987-88        Artist In Residence, Lakeside Studios, Lakeside, MI
1986	        Sculptor in Residence, Pietrasanta, Italy
1983	        American Academy in Rome, Italy
1980	        Sculptor in Residence, University of Hawaii, Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii
1966-85        Professor of Art, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
1964-65        Sculpture Instructor, Contra Costa College, San Pablo, CA
1964            Casting Instructor, California College of Arts ans Crafts, Oakland, CA
1962-63        Artist in Residence/Director, McCray Gallery, New Mexico Western University, Silver City, NM
1962            Art Instructor, New Mexico Western University, Silver City, NM

BIBLIOGRAPHY

1988	       Peninsula Magazine, Diplomacy of Art, Alexander Wise, Holiday Issue, San Jose
                  San Francisco Magazine, Power, Politics and Publicity: But Is It Art?, John Marlow, May Issue
1985	       Berkley: University of California Press Art in the San Francisco Bay Area, Thomas , Holt,
                  Rinehart and Winston Inc. Albright, 1970	
                  A History of American Art, David M. Mendelowitz, New York	
                  Hartcourt Brace, Art Through the Ages. John Gardner, Fifth Edition, NL’art American a
                  Geneve richesse creatrice et eclatement des tendances, Feuille d’Avis de Lausanne, July 25
                  Le Arti, La Nerva Figurazione American in Una Mostra a Milano, February
                  Gazette de Parma, Lo Spirito di Recerca Degli Artisti Americani, February
                  Panorama, EL Protesta Erotica dei POP Americani, February
                  Gente, Hanno Esposto Anche L Pantaloni, February 16
                  Giorgale De Brescia, Il Ritorno Della Figura Umana Nel: Arte Della Giovane America, February 15
                  La Praelpina, L’art Figurativa Americana dol 1945 ad Aggi, February 11
                  Il Giorno, Hanno Fissato in Calco le Cronache Dell, Orrido, February 3
                  Corriere Della Serra, Neoerotisco Americane, January 29
                  Avvenire, Avanguardisti di Giorgio Mascherpa, January 27
                  Wechenpresse, Zweierlei Lustgewinn, December 10
                  Neve Figuration USA Im Museum Des, 20 Jahrhundants, Altes und Nevesn bunt Gemischt, December 6
                  Velksstimme, Kunst – Eder Was?, December 5
1970	       De Nieueve Gids, Terugkeer Van Het Beeld In De Amerikannse Kunst, October 25-26
                  Tribune De Geneve, La Nouvelle Figuration Americane, August 22
                  Tribune De Geneve, La Nouvelle Figuration Americane, August 6

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