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Graduate of Yale College, 1937 B.A.
Yale School of Fine Arts, 1939 B.F.A.
Lived and worked in China and Japan, 1940
US Navy, 1942-45, Served as Captain of Destroyer Escort and P.C. Sub-Chaser
Instructor Art Institute School, 1946-52
Worked in France, 1950-51
Visiting Sculptor, University of Georgia, 1953
Sculptor in Residence, Univ. of Georgia, 1954
Teacher of Sculpture, Skowhegan Summer Art School, 1955-56
Worked in Florence, Italy 1955-56 and frequently thereafter


Art Institute of Chicago
Metropolitan Museum
Whitney Museum
Pennsylvania Academy
Oakland Museum
University of Notre Dame
Birmingham Museum
San Francisco Museum
California Palace of the Legion of Honor
Feingarten Galleries, Los Angeles
Fairweather-Hardin Gallery, Chicago
Wellfleet Art Gallery
Georgia State Museum
University of Miami
University of Pittsburgh
Bates College
Cincinnati Museum
Eight one-man shows in New York City (formerly represented by Downtown
Gallery and Edith Halpern Gallery)


1939. First Traveling Fellowship, Yale University
1942. Logan Prize, Art Institute of Chicago
1946. Eisendrath Prize, Art Institute of Chicago
1950. Pauline Palmer Prize (sculpture), Art Institute of Chicago
1951. $1,500.00 Award in first Contemporary American Sculpture Show, Metropolitan Museum
1952. First Prize for Sculpture, Art Center, Chicago
1963. Prize International Sculpture Show, Bundy Museum, Vermont
1968 Clussman Prize: Art Institute of Chicago
And others


Johnson Wax Company
Neuberger Collection
Leigh Block Collection
Ravinia Park, Highland Park, Illinois
Meninger Foundation
Hirschorn Collection
Nathan Cummings Collection
U.S. State Department (four sculptures)
And others, including many private collections in the U.S. and Europe, such as Buckingham Palace and the collection of the Late Duke and Duchess of Windsor; Lee A. Freeman; James Alsdorf; former Senator Charles Percy; Senator J. Rockefeller; Albert Robin; Nathaniel Saltonstall, etcetera.


Whitney Museum
Art Institute of Chicago
Israeli State Museum
Chrysler Museum
Portland Museum, Maine
Portland Museum, Oregon
Corcoran Museum
San Francisco Museum
California Palace of the Legion of Honor
Addison Gallery, American Art
St. Louis Museum
Neuberger Museum
Phoenix Museum
St. Paul Art Center
Evansville Museum, Indiana
Davenport Museum
Davenport Museum of Fine Arts
Palm Springs Desert Museum
Wichita Museum
Flint Institute of Arts, Michigan
Farnsworth Museum
Georgia Museum
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Yorkshire, England
Norfolk Museum


Holyoke College
Wells College
Stanford University
St. John’s University
Colby College
Bates College
Thomas College, Maine
Connecticut College
University of Chicago
University of Minnesota
Syracuse University
University of Georgia
Northwestern University
University of Maine
University of Notre Dame
Brandeis University


The Mayo Clinic, Rochester
Central National Bank of Cleveland
Stanford University Medical Center
St. Thomas Academy, St. Paul, Minnesota
Palm Springs Spa Hotel
Steel Service Center Institute
And others


Swift and Company
3550 Lake Shore Drive
4100 Marine Drive
Glenview Library
Francis W. Parker School
University of Chicago
St. Mary’s Church, Lake Forest
Joseph Block Junior High School
Culligan International
Oak Lawn Public Library
St. John’s Church, Western Springs
Outer Drive East
3430 Lake Shore Drive
Chicago Public Library
Northbrook Library
New Trier West High School
Winnetka Congregational Church
Anshe Emet Synagogue
Griffith Laboratories
City of Chicago So. District Filtration Plant
Fourth Presbyterian Church


January 1976 Life-size bronze figure, Illinois State Capitol Building, Springfield, Illinois
November 1976 8-1/2 foot welded bronze figure, Lincoln Library, Springfield, Illinois
September 1977 18-foot bronze fountain, Oak Brook, Illinois: commissioned by Rubloff & Company, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and Lee Miglin
September 1978 Large bronze group for the City of Chicago and Chicago State University: commissioned by Ferguson Fund
And others.

Abbott Pattison was represented by Fairweather-Hardin Gallery, 101 E. Ontario, Chicago; the Alwin Gallery, London and the Downtown Gallery, New York City