1925   Born February 22, Kansas City, Missouri

1935-40 Studied at the Kansas City Art Institute and the Nelson Gallery of Art, Kansas City, Missouri

1942 Received scholarship and began study as full time student at the Kansas City Art Institute

1943–46 Served in the United States Naval Air Corps – Commissioned as Ensign
1949    Received BFA, Kansas City Art Institute, and MFA (1953)
Appointed to faculty of the Kansas City Art Institute
Married to Gerry Beeler

1951 Traveled and painted in Mexico
1953 Birth of Daughter Janet
1957 Received purchase prize, Mid-America Annual, Nelson Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
Appointed Chairman of Painting and Printmaking Department, Kansas City Art Institute

1963  First solo exhibition in New York. Grand Central Moderns, New York (also 1966)

1965 Received a sabbatical leave granted by the Kansas City Art Institute,
Traveled and studied in Europe; lived and painted in Florence, Italy

1968 Taught at the Aspen School of Art, Aspen, Colorado
1970-71 Received grant from Kansas City Regional Council for Higher Education to paint in the southwest United States
Lived and painted in Mexico
Received grant from Union of Independent Colleges of Art to paint in New York City
Taught at the New York Studio School and Boston University at Tanglewood, Massachusetts

1972 Selected as Artist-in-Residence at the Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
(sponsored by Artists for the Environment and the U.S. Department of the Interior)

1973 Taught at the New York Studio School in Paris, France; lived and painted in Paris and Aix-en-Provence

1976 One-man exhibition at the Ingber Gallery, New York (also 1979, 1983, 1987)

1981 One-man exhibition at the Dorry Gates Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri (also 1983, 1987, 1989)
Taught at Yale University, Summer Program, Norfolk, Connecticut

1985 Received the honorific position of Senior Professor of Painting at the Kansas City Art Institute
Selected for Educators in Fine Arts collection and calendar,
Hallmark Cards, Inc., Kansas City, Missouri

1988 Received the Distinguished Teaching of Art Award
from the College Art Association of America, New York

1989-90 Taught at Chautauqua Institute, Chautauqua, New York
Taught at Vermont Studio School, Johnson, Vermont

1991-92 Received a Board of Trustees' Teaching Excellence Award from
the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri
Retired from teaching as Professor Emeritus of Painting
Retrospective exhibition. Charlotte Crosby Kemper Gallery, Kansas City Art Institute

1994 Elected to the National Academy of Design, New York
1995  One-man exhibition at the New York Studio School, New York
Purchase of painting by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1998 One-man exhibition at the Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri (also 2001)

1999  Received the Lifetime Achievement Award, Charlotte Street Fund, Kansas City, Missouri

2004  Retrospective Exhibition, Albrecht-Kemper Museum, St. Joseph, Missouri
(Traveled to the Beach Museum, Manhattan, Kansas
 and Rider University Art Gallery, Lawrenceville, New Jersey)

2006  Received a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, New York
One-man exhibition at the Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri

2007 One man exhibition at the Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
2012 Portrait, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
2014 Still Life, Figure, Landscape, Haw/Contemporary, Kansas City, Missouri



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