Selected Exhibitions

Selected exhibitions featuring Jan de Swart’s art

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One Man Exhibitions

1945
Pasadena Art Museum
Pasadena, California

1948
Explorations
An exhibition of studies by industrial designer Jan de Swart
Modern Institute of Art
Beverly Hills, California

1948
Exploring Plastics, an exhibition by Industrial Designer Jan de Swart
Bullock’s Pasadena Gallery

1959
Los Angeles County Art Institute
Exploration in Design
Jan de Swart
An Exhibit of Experimental Work in wood, plastics, concrete, film and other materials.

1959
New Works in Metal
California Institute of Technology, Baxter Art Gallery
Pasadena, California

1961
The Works of Jan de Swart
Scripps College, Claremont, California

1962
The Work of Jan de Swart
Lang Gallery, Scripps College
Claremont, California

1963
The Work of Jan de Swart
Fisher Gallery, University of Southern California
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1969
The Environment of Jan de Swart
Pasadena City College Gallery
Pasadena, California

1969
de Swart and de Swart
Fisher Gallery, University of California
Los Angeles, California
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1972
A Day That Becomes a Lifetime
California State University
Northridge, California

1976
New Works – Garden of Eden
Palos Verdes Art Center
Palos Verdes, California
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1987
Jan de Swart
Laguna Art Museum
Laguna Beach, California
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1993
Jan de Swart, A California Visionary
Louis Newman Galleries
322 North Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

1994
Jan de Swart 1908 -1987 Handcrafted Furniture
Louis Newman Galleries
322 North Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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1996
Jan de Swart
Elaine Horwitch Galleries
Scottsdale and Santa Fe


Group Exhibitions

1958
Black White Exhibition
Some other Artists in the show: Paul Klee, Heneri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Edgar Degas, Albrecht Durer, Max Ernst, Lyone Feininger, Paul Gauguin, Wassily Kadinsky and Rembrandt.

1961
American Business and the Arts
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
San Francisco, California

1961
Artists as Craftsmen
Newport Harbor Museum
Newport Beach, California
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1962
Collaboration: Artist and Architect
Museum of Contemporary Crafts
New York, New York

1965
Aluminum Sculpture
University of Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California

1969
Metamorphosis, a film by Jan de Swart
Boston Fine Arts Museum
Boston, Massachusetts

1989 – 1990
MOCA – The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
“Blueprints for Modern Living, History and Legacy of the Case Study House program.”

1993
Exiles in Angeltown – An exhibition of art, design, literature and music by European émigrés in Los Angeles 1920-1960
Steve Turner Gallery
7220 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036
List of artists: Kud Merrild, Man Ray, Jan de Swart, Oskar Fischinger, Richard Neutra, Rudolf Schindler, Jock Peters, Kem Weber, Otto & Gertrude Natzler, Bertold Brecht, Aldous Huxley, Christopher Isherwood, Thomas Mann, Franz Werfel, Leopold Stowkowski, Igor Srravinsky, Arnold Schoenberg.

1994
LACMA – The Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Sculptural Furniture.
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art purchased Jan’s piece.