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1925 Born February 12, Chicago
1992 Died October 30, Paris

1950 M.F.A., The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
1950 Columbia University, New York
1944–47 B.F.A., The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
1942–44 Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts

1991 Le Grand Prix des Arts (Peinture) of the City of Paris
1989 Award for Painting, French Ministry of Culture
1987 Honorary Doctorate, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1973 Brandeis University Creative Arts Awards; Citation in Painting
1971 Honorary Doctorate, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
1961 Premio Lissone (Lissone Prize), Milan
1947 James Nelson Raymond Foreign Traveling Fellowship from the Art Institute of Chicago

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This timeline offers a look at Joan Mitchell's work and life, beginning in 1925 with her birth. Illustrated with pictures from the Joan Mitchell archives, the timeline looks at major life events as they relate to her work and follows her moves from Chicago to New York to France. The timeline continues past her death in 1992 to include events in Joan Mitchell's legacy. Read more.

On Joan

Read an excerpt from the recently released biography "Joan Mitchell, Lady Painter: A Life" by Patricia Albers. Read more.

Video: Master printer Kenneth Tyler in conversation with artist Jaune Quick-to-See Smith. Read more.

Oral history interview with Joan Mitchell, conducted by Linda Nochlin, New York, April 16, 1986. Read more.