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"Self-Portrait (with Branch)," 2005, charcoal on paper, 54 x 40 inches

With deep regret, Forum Gallery notes the passing of Susan Hauptman on July 21, 2015. Her contribution to the arts was extraordinary.

An obituary appeared in the October Art in America. 

Susan Hauptman was born in Michigan and received an M.F.A from Wayne State University in Detroit in 1970.

Since then, she had one-person exhibitions at venues including the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.); the Norton Museum of Art (West Palm Beach, FL); the Georgia Museum of Art (Athens, GA); the Huntington Museum of Art (Huntington, WV) and the Triton Museum (Santa Clara, CA). Her work has also been shown at the San Francisco Museum of Art (San Francisco, CA); the Arkansas Art Center (Little Rock, AR); the Katonah Museum (Katonah, NY); the Knoxville Museum of Art (Knoxville, TN); the Yale University Art Museum (New Haven, CT); the Arnot Art Museum (Elmira, NY) and the Oakland Museum of Art (Oakland, CA).

Hauptman received numerous grants during her lifetime, including the National Endowment for the Arts (1991,1985), the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation (1996), and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation (2009,2002).  Additionally, she was awarded by the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and the Oakland Museum of Art.

Her teaching experience included Visiting Artist positions at Harvard University, the San Francisco Art Institute, the University of California at Davis, and the Lamar Dodd Professional Chair at the University of Georgia.

Hauptman’s drawings are in many prestigious collections including the National Portrait Gallery (Washington, D.C.); the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY); the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.); the Norton Museum of Art (Palm Beach, FL); the Arkansas Art Center (Little Rock, AR); the Minnesota Museum of American Art (St. Paul, MN) and the Legion of Honor (San Francisco, CA). Among her private collectors are Glenn Janss, Richard Brown Baker, Robert Kogod, Lee Grant, the Chase Manhattan Bank, Dean Witter, and Pacific Bell.

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