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Walter Askin

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Statement

Walter Askin came to art via a series of subterfuges and coyote-like meanderings... He holds the world record for breaking the picture plane more than 293 times in a 24 hour period, and recently appeared on Hawaiian television between the most beautiful baby in Hawaii contest and some dancing elephants. He was a four-letter man in high school – screen printing, bronze sculpture, oil painting and figure drawing. (His school did not field a team in watercolor.)

Selected Institutional Collections:

Achenbach Collection, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Arizona State University Art Museum

Brown University

California National Watercolor Society

California State Universities, Long Beach, Los Angeles, San Diego, Stanislaus

Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, Wisconsin

Columbia College, Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago

Fine Arts Academy, New Delhi, India

Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, University of Minnesota

Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, University of California, Los Angeles

Hawaiian State Foundation on Culture and the Arts

Hellenic American Union, Athens, Greece

Henry Moore Estate

Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Cornell University

Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport Connecticut

The Huntington Library, San Marino, CA

John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI

Kohler Company, Kohler, WI

Laguna Art Museum

Long Beach Museum of Art

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Madison Art Center, WI

Musee be Petit Format, Belgium

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

National Institute of Design, Bhopal, Ahmedabad, India

National Trust, England

National Watercolor Society

The New York Public Library

Norton Simon Museum

Oakland Art Museum

Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio

Oxford Museum of Modern Art, England

Phoenix Art Museum

Pomona College

Portland Art Museum

Rio Hondo College

San Francisco Museum of Art

State of California

Tate Gallery, London, England

University of California, Berkeley

University of Dallas

University of Southern California

University of Iowa

University of New Mexico

University of Maine Museum of Art

Valley National Bank, Phoenix, AZ

White House Millennium Council, Washington, D.C.

William Allen White Library, Emporia State University, Kansas

Zentralinstitute fur Kunstgeschichte, Munich, Germany

Recent Exhibits

Walter Askin participated in these exhibits:

Apr, 2016 Reality Reorganized: Walter Askin and Wayne Kimball’s Mysterious Discursions
Brigham Young University Museum of Art
 
Sep, 2015 Mainstreaming the Muse
Luckman Fine Arts Complex
 
Feb, 2010 No Laughing Matter: Art and Humor in Southern California (a Modest Sampling)
Los Angeles Valley College Art Gallery
 
Oct, 2009 Connections: LA Printmaking 1962 to 1973
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park (LAMAG)
 
Feb, 2007 HAUSGUESTS
The Brewery
 
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