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John Button letters to Gerald L. Fabian, 1950-1982

Biographical Note

John Button (1929-1982) was an American artist well known for his paintings of city-scapes and associated with New York School artists like Fairfield Porter, Jane Freilicher, and Alex Katz. Born in San Francisco, California, Button attended the University of California, Berkeley and the California School of Fine Arts. In the early 1950s he moved to New York. He taught at the School of Visual Arts from 1965 until 1982. Button's work was included in numerous solo and group exhibitions and is held in collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Art, the Oakland Museum, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, and many others.
Gerald Langston Fabian (1924-2012) was a poet, actor, educator, and activist. He grew up in Montana, served in the Pacific with the Navy during World War II, and lived most of his life in San Francisco, California. He was a friend of painter, John Button.