ROBERT CRONBACH CV
Born St. Louis, MO 1908
Studied
St. Louis School of Fine Arts (1926)
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (1927-30)
Cresson Travelling Scholarship (1929-30)
Assistant to Paul Manship (Paris and New York, 1930)
Teaching Positions
Associate Professor of Art, Adelphi College, Garden City, NY (1947-61)
Visiting Associate Professor (1974-76)
Instructor, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine (Summer
1959, ’60, ’64, ’65, ’72)
Chairman, Board of Governors (1975-82)
Honors and Awards
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Stewardson Prize
Cresson Scholarship for Travel in Europe (1929-30)
Rosenthal Potteries
Third Prize in National Competition for Design for Porcelain Sculpture (1931)
United States Treasury Section of Fine Arts
First Prize in National Competition for two heroic size bronze sculptures for Social
Security Building, Washington, DC (1940)
United Nations General Assembly Building
First award in competition to make wall sculpture for wall outside the meditation
room. Commissioned by National Council for United States Art (1960)
Reynolds Metals Award
Chosen as sculptor for Fifth Annual Reynolds Memorial Award for Architecture (1961)
Henry Hering Memorial Medal of the National Sculpture Society for outstanding use of
sculpture in collaboration between architect and sculptor in Library of Congress’ Madison
Library
One-Man or Small Group Shows
Hudson Walker Gallery, NYC (1940)
44th Street Gallery (1947)
Bertha Schaefer Gallery, NYC (1953, ’54, ’56, ’58, ’61, ’64, ’67, ’70, ’74)
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT (1959)
Martin Schweig Gallery, St. Louis (1971)
“Formations,” New School for Social Research (1949, 1950)
“Directions in Sculpture,” Riverside Museum (1951)
Nassau County Center for Fine Arts (1976)
Heckscher Museum, Huntington, NY (1978)
Adelphi University, Garden City, NY (1981)
Century Association, NYC (1983)
Kouros Gallery, NYC (1985)
Large Annual or National Shows
Sculptors Guild, NYC (1939 – 1986)
Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC (1948, '56, '57 - '59)
Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts - 14th Annual Ceramic Show (1949)
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Second and Third Sculpture International (1940, 1949)
Denver Art Museum, "Modern Artist and His World" (1947)
New York World's Fair, "American Art Today” (1939)
Art USA (1959)
Silvermine Guild, CT (1957, '58, '60)
Brussels World's Fair, Belgium (1955)
Metropolitan Museum, NYC (1943)
New York World's Fair (1964)
"HemisFair," San Antonio (1968)
Other Exhibitions
Museum of Modern Art
Buchholz Gallery, NYC
Brooklyn Museum
Architectural League of NY
St. Louis Art Museum
Rochester Memorial Art Gallery Cooper Union Museum
Sculpture Center, NYC
Newark Museum of Art, New Jersey Montclair Museum of Art, NJ
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Contemporary Art Museum, Dallas, TX
Houston Museum of Fine Arts
ACA Gallery, NYC
Philadelphia Art Alliance
Mortimer Levitt Gallery, NYC
Architectural Commissions
Sculptured Limestone Decoration, Municipal Auditorium, St. Louis (1933)
Sculptured Decoration for Bellevue Hospital - Federal Arts Project (1937)
Tamped Concrete Sculpture for Willerts Park Housing Project, Buffalo - Federal Arts Project
(1939)
Two Bronze Sculptures for Social Security Building, Washington, DC (1940)
Sculptured Decorations in Plaster and Gold Leaf, Hollenden Hotel Bar, Cleveland (1946)
Brass Fountain for Courtyard, 240 Central Park South, NYC (1956)
120 Foot Sculptured Sun Screen, Door-Oliver Building, Stamford, CT (1958)
Polished Brass Ceremonial Mace, Adelphi College (1958)
Bronze Fountain for Ward School, New Rochelle, NY (1959)
Hammered and Welded Bronze Wall Sculpture for United Nations General Assembly
Building [see awards] (1960)
Bronze Fountain for Trinity Lutheran School, Hicksville, NY (1960)
Chizuk Amuno Congregation, Baltimore:
Two Menorahs for Sanctuary (1961)
25-ft. Burning Bush for Exterior (1962)
Eternal Light and Menorah for Chapel (1968)
Ritual Sculpture, Temple Israel, St. Louis (1962)
Fountain for Lobby of Federal Office Building, St. Louis (1963)
Fountain for Terrace, Kanawha County Public Library, Charleston, WV (1964)
Fountain for Inner Court, James Madison Memorial Library (Library of Congress), Washington,
D.C., 1974-77
18 Foot Sculpture for Open Plaza, Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC (1976)
Large Outdoor Highway Sculpture, East Hills, NY (1981)
Member
Sculptors Guild
Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors
American Federation of Art
Fellowship of Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Municipal Art Society, NYC
Board of Governors, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
Century Association
Represented in the following collections:
Public:
St. Louis Art Museum
Walker Gallery, Minneapolis
University of Minnesota
Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MO
Rosenthal Potteries
Skoplje Museum, Yugoslavia
Reynolds Metals CoLlection
National Collection, Smithsonian Institution
University of Wichita, KS
Colby College, ME
Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
Sculptures by Two U.S. Artists Presented to United Nations
UN 64921 – United Nations, NY, 10 March 1960 –