Stanley Bate (1903-1972)

Stanley Bate (1903-1972). The Crossing, c.1950. Oil on canvas measures 16 x 20 inches; 24 x 28 inches in original wood frame. Excellent, clean condition with age cracking in paint. No flaking or restoration. Signed lower left. Signed and titled verso. Provenance: collection of Emily and Milton Rose



An abstract figure painter, designer and illustrator, he served as art supervisor and director at Encyclopedia Britannica in New York from 1927 to 1929.  He also taught at the Art Students League of New York and his illustration appeared in Outdoor Life, among others.

Watkins Institute, Nashville
Art Students League, New York City, with Bridgman
also in France and Switzerland

Selected Exhibitions:
American Watercolor Society, 1939
Society of Illustrators, 1943-1946
Corcoran Gallery, 1953
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 1954
Butler Art Institute
Washington Watercolor Club
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Munson Williams Proctor Institute
Silvermine Guild of Art
Pioneer Valley Art Association
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Whitney Museum of American Art, 1953
National Museum, Havana, Cuba 1956
The Society of the Four Arts, Contemporary Exhibition, Palm Beach, 1964
Albany County Arts Exhibition, Albany Institute of History & Art, 1946, 1961, 1970
Cooperstown Art Association, 1970
Berkshire Community College, 1971
Salons of America

Awards and Prizes:
Munson Williams Proctor Institute (prize)
Albany County Arts Exhibition, Albany Institute of History & Art, 1946, 1970 (purchase award)
Cooperstown Art Association, 1970 (purchase award)
Berkshire Community College, 1971 (purchase award)
Baltimore Museum of Art
Library of Congress
Society Four Arts (6)
Brooks Memorial Museum
Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts
Chautauqua Art Association
Audubon Art
Thursday Morning Club

Society of Illustrators
Berkshire Art Association (Dir.1972; Vice-Pres.)
Cooperstown Art Association (Dir.1972)
Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts
Albany Print Club

Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Albany Institute of History & Art
Cooperstown Art Association, New York
Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield

Sources include:
Who’s Who in American Art 1947, 1973
Who Was Who in American Art, 1564-1975