POLLY SCRIBNER AMES
CHARCOAL DRAWINGS, 1930'S, APPROXIMATELY 24" X 18"
Polly Scribner Ames
Ames wa a painter, sculptor and teacher, Scribner Ames was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1908.
She received a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, and attended the school at the Art Institute of Chicago and was a scholar at the Chicago School of Sculpture.
In addition to studies in Switzerland and Germany, she also studied under Jose de Creeft and Hans Hofmann in New York City.
During her art career she held various art instruction positions at schools in New York City and Chicago.
She was a member of the Arts Club of Chicago, The Oriental Institute, Chicago Quadrangle Club, Chicago Archeological Institute and the Renaissance Society.
Ames held many solo exhibitions of her works in the United States and abroad including the Netherlands, West Indies, Paris and in Holland.
She also exhibited at the Salons of America, Society of Independent Artists and at the Closson Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Later in her career she turned to writing, with much of it based upon her experiences as an artist in Europe.
1939 Bonestell Gallery, NYC
1939 Kalamazoo Art Institute
1943 Puma Gallery, NYC
1943 American British Art Center, NYC
1943 Friends of Greece, NYC
1944 The Creative Arts Gallery, Portraits (Geraldine Page). NYC
1945 Eleanor Smith Gallery, NYC (one woman show)
1946 Crosby Gallery, Washington D.C.
1947 Cultural Center, Netherlands, West Indies
1948 Chequire Hourse, Alexandria VA (one woman show)
1949 Gallery Chardin, Paris (one woman show)
1950 Cercle Universite, Aix-en-Provence
1950 Esher-Surrey Gallery, The Hague, Holland
1950 Carroll Knight Gallery, MO
1955 Renaissance Society, University of Chicago
1957 1020 Art Center, Chicago (one woman show)
1958 Arts Club Show, Chicago
1958 Cromer & Quint Gallery, Chicago
1959 Arit Institute Grooup Exhibit @ Art Rental & Sales Gallery, Chicago
1960 Chicago City Bank
1960 Renaissance Society @ University of Chicago, contemporary portraits
1961 Arts Club, Professional Members Exhibition, Chicago
1961 Bresler Galleries, Milwaukee (one woman show)
1961 Illinois State Museum
1961 Clossons Art Gallery, Cincinnati
1962 Chicago Public Library
1963 Chicago Society of Artists Exhibit at McCormick Place
1964 Religious Art Exhibit @ Baptist Graduate Student Center, Chicago
1967 Import Fair, Lincoln Square, NYC