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John Alex Berthot ACCORD- John ‘’Jake’’ Alex Berthot, 75, of Accord, passed away peacefully in his sleep, at his home, after a long illness on, Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014. He was born March 30, 1939 in Niagara Falls, to the late Earl and Sara (Barr) Berthot. He is survived by his beloved son, John Berthot, of Brooklyn. Jake attended the New School for Social Research and Pratt Institute in the early 1960’s. He exhibited regularly in New York since the early 1970’s with the O.K. Harris, the McKee Gallery and currently with the Betty Cuningham Gallery. Berthot was included in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Annual in 1969 and again in 1973; The Corcoran Biennial in 1975; the Venice Biennale, 1976; New Painting – New York at the Hayward Gallery in London in 1979; American Art: 1950 to the Present at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1979; New Works on Paper in 1981 at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; An International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture, at the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1984; New York/Beijing, Beijing Art Institute, Beijing, China in 1987; Slow Art: Painting in New York Now, P.S.1, Long Island City, New York in 1992; and Square Painting/Plane Painting at the Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, Washington, 1997. Additionally, he received several grants including a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1981, a National Endowment for the Arts Grant in 1983 and an Academy Institute Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1992. His work in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, all in New York City. Nationally, his work can be found in the collections of The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, The Rose Art Museum (Brandeis) Waltham, Mass., The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, the Museum of Art, University of California, Berkeley, Calif., among numerous others. Cremation was entrusted to the care of the A. Carr & Son Funeral Home, 65 Lucas Ave, Kingston, N.Y., 12401. A celebration of life will take place in Stone Ridge, NY and at the Betty Cuningham Gallery, at a soon to be announced date. You may leave a condolence for the family at www.KeyserCarr.com
Published in the Daily Freeman on Jan. 6, 2015
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