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Contemporaries and Experiences

In New York earns some money as a boxer and tailor; skills he learned as a boy in London.

Joins The Artist Club on New York’s historical Eighth Street.

Meets William Hayter and Marcel Duchamp.

Exhibits with Jan Muller, Allan Kaprow, Charles Cajori, Herman Somberg and Wolf Kahn.

Attends Hofmann School in Provinceton and New York, continues painting, and shows at the Art Association with Edwin Dickenson, Robert Motherwell, Myron Stout, Steven Pace, Herman Somberg, Karl Knaths and Chaim Gross.

Joins New York cooperative, The Hansa, and exhibits with Felix Pasilis, Jan Muller and Wolf Kahn.

Shows at The Tanager with artists from the “Tenth Street Movement,” including Jane Wilson, Leland Bell, Louisa Matthiasdottir, Jack Tworkov, Milton Resnick, Philip Guston and Charles Cajori.

Shows at the Nonagon Gallery with Allan Kaprow, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Joseph Cornell and Alfred Jensen.

Exhibits with Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Balcomb Greene and Alfred Jensen at the Civic Center in Sag Harbor, Long Island.

Shows at the Paganos Gallery, which was a sandal store on MacDougal St., with Willem de Kooning, Joseph Cornell, Franz Kline, Nanno De Groot, Milton Resnick and Earl Kerkam. The show includes paintings by Picasso and Marc Chagall on loan from composer Gian Carlo Menotti.

Designs stage sets for the National Theater of France, a cultural mission of France to the U.S. led by Madame Eve Daniel, at the Comedy Club, New York. Plays included “Isle de Chevre.”

Is included in Ten American Painters in 1956 with William de Kooning, Richard Diebenkorn, Nell Blaine, Milton Resnick and other notable abstract expressionist artists at Wagner College, Staten Island, NY. This show heralded the New York School—a collective of artists whose radical new ideas formed a movement that effectively shifted the art world’s attention from Paris to New York City.

ARTnews annual critic poll votes Poindexter among the top ten galleries in the U.S.

Travels to Europe and shows in Paris and Copenhagen.

Exhibits at the Zero Conduite Gallery in Paris.

Studies at Academie de la Grande Chaumiere in Paris.

Works with Samuel Beckett on setting for his first ill-fated comedy, “Comedy Gris,” across from Montparnasse.

Reenters the United States and receives his permanent residency card under the sponsorship of George Dillon Poindexter, owner of Poindexter Gallery, and art historian Meyer Schapiro.

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