Al Blaustein

Al Blaustein working on an etching in his studio, ca. 1990.
Photo: Marc Blaustein


Rome Prize, Painting • 1954–1957
Guggenheim Fellowship, Painting • 1958; Printmaking • 1961
American Academy of Arts and Letters Grant, Painting • 1958
Pennsylvania Academy, Eyre Medal for Graphics • 1959
Art:USA:Now, Graphics Prize • 1959
The Butler Institute of American Art, Honorable Mention • 1959; 1st Prize in Oils • 1961
Virginia Museum of Art, Drawing Prize • 1961
Society of American Graphic Artists, 1st Prize • 1962
Audubon Artists, Medal of Honor • 1962; Painting Prize • 1974
Ford Foundation Artist-in-Residence Fellowship • 1965
American Academy of Arts and Letters, Childe Hassam Purchase Fund • 1969
The Cooper Union, Professional Achievement Citation • 1970
Bayonne Landscape Prize • 1972
Ball State University, Drawing Prize • 1974
National Academy of Design, Altman Prize, Painting • 1975, 1990
The Cooper Union, Augustus St. Gaudens Award • 2005


Nordness Gallery, New York • 1959, 1961, 1963
University of Nebraska • 1961
Philadelphia Art Alliance • 1962
Laeubli Gallery, Zurich • 1962
Philadelphia Print Club • 1964
Franklin Seiden Gallery, Detroit • 1965
Albany Institute of History and Art • 1965
Randolph-Macon College • 1967
Troup Gallery, Dallas • 1968
Terry Dintenfass Gallery, New York • 1969, 1972
Purdue University • 1979
The Martin Sumers Gallery, New York • 1982, 1991
University of Missouri • 1983
Pratt Institute, New York • 1993, 1994, 1998, 2004 (Memorial Retrospective)

Albright-Knox Art Gallery
American Academy of Arts and Letters
American Academy in Rome
Audubon Artists
Brooklyn Museum
The Butler Institute of American Art
Carnegie International
Colby College
Honolulu Academy of Arts
Kent State University
Landmark Gallery, New York
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Museum of Modern Art
National Academy of Design
Palazzo Venezia, Rome
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Society of American Graphic Artists
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Whitney Museum of American Art


Albany Institute of History and Art
The Art Institute of Chicago
Brooklyn Museum
The Butler Institute of American Art
Everhart Museum
Library of Congress
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
National Gallery of Art, Washington
The Norfolk Museum
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Purdue University Galleries
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Sara Roby Foundation Collection
Syracuse University Art Collection
University of Massachusetts Fine Arts Center
University of North Dakota
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Washington University, Kemper Art Museum
Whitney Museum of American Art

and numerous private collections


Albright Art School, Buffalo • 1949–1952
Yale-Norfolk Summer School • 1954–1959, 1961–1966
Pratt Institute • 1959–2004
Yale University • 1959–1962
Pratt Graphic Center • 1964–1969
College for Art Studies Abroad, Paris • 1967
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine • 1969, 1970, 1979
Goddard College Summer School, Vermont • 1978
Pratt in London • 1979, 1983
Vermont Studio School • 1984, 1985
Chautauqua Institution, New York • 1989


Drawing assignment, LIFE magazine and British Overseas Food Corporation, Tanzania, East Africa • 1948–1949
Fortune magazine assignment • ca. 1960s
Fresco Mural, South Solon Meeting House, Maine • 1953
Reporter magazine assignments • 1954–1958


New World Writing #8 • New York: New American Library, 1955
Natural History magazine • 1958
Gebrauchsgraphik magazine • 1958
Artists at Work, by Bernard Chaet • Cambridge, Mass.: Webb Books, 1960
ART:USA:NOW, edited by Lee Nordness; text by Allen S. Weller • Lucerne, Switzerland: C. J. Bucher, 1962
Chadakoin Review • 1989


Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution • Al Blaustein papers, 1947–1982 • Karl Fortess taped interview
Skowhegan Lecture Archive (housed at the Archives of American Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute, Colby College Museum of Art, the Getty Center, the Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Tate, and Yale University) • 1969, 1981


Cooper Union School of Art
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
High School of Music and Art