American, 20th Century abstract expressionist; born Pennsylvania, worked New York, studied and exhibited in Paris, exhibited Stable Gallery, NYC, founded artists cooperative gallery in lower Manhattan, emphasis on the color and materiality of paint; mural at the New School, NYC. Norman Carton was a painter’s painter. He had a devoted life to Education and lecturing in the Arts as well as a large exhibition history.
He was in more than 70 group exhibitions and had more than 20 0ne-man exhibitions. He was awarded numerous awards, prizes and fellowships. In the 30’s he was part of the WPA creating murals, in the 40’s he founded a fabric design firm and Production Co. wich was featured in Interiors magazine, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Women’s Wear Daily. These were hand-printed fabrics and his clients were Nina Ricci, Hattie Carnegie, Lord & Taylor, and others.
In 1962 Norman Carton opened his own Gallery, the Dewey Gallery, NY City.Carton’s work is represented in over 200 private collections throughout the world and some of the following museums: The Whitney Museum of American Art, Albright-Knox Gallery, Norfolk Museum of Art, Chrysler Art Museum, Jewish Museum, Paris, Museum of Modern Art, Paris, Museum of Art, St. Denis, France.