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 received an M.F.A from Wayne State University in Detroit in 1970.
Since then, she had one-person exhibitions at fine venues, including the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; the Norton Gallery of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida; the Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, Georgia; the Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia; and the Triton Museum, Santa Clara, California. Her work has also been shown at the San Francisco Museum of Art, the Arkansas Art Center, the Katonah Museum, the Knoxville Museum of Art, the Yale University Art Museum, the Arnot Art Museum, and the Oakland Museum of Art.
She received numerous grants including two from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Additionally she had been given awards by the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and the Oakland Museum of Art.
Her teaching experience includes 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 numerous museum collections including those of the National Portrait Gallery, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Corcoran Gallery, the Norton Gallery, the Arkansas Art Center, the Minnesota Museum of Art and the California Palace of the Legion of Honor. Among her private collectors are Glenn Janss, Richard Brown Baker, Robert Kogod, Lee Grant, the Chase Manhattan Bank, Dean Witter, and Pacific Bell.