Born 1918, Richmond, Virginia.
Deceased 2014, Ridgefield, Connecticut.
1934-1936 New York School of Design.
1936-1937 National Academy of Design Art School.
1937-1940 Art Students League, New York.
2015 Bernard Perlin: An Anthology of Drawings, 1934-1994, University of Richmond Museums, Virginia
2014 Painter of Life and Light, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York City
2009 A Retrospective. Chair and the Maiden Gallery, New York
1970 Catherine Viviano Gallery, New York
1966 Catherine Viviano Gallery, New York
1963 Catherine Viviano Gallery, New York
1958 Catherine Viviano Gallery, New York
1955 Catherine Viviano Gallery, New York
1948 M. Knoedler & Co, New York
Selected Group Exhibitions
2012 Nothing in the World But Youth. Turner Contemporary, Margate, Kent, UK
2011 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Anatomy/Academy. Philadelphia, PA
2010 Cadmus, Tooker & French, and other Magic Realist. Childs Gallery, Boston, MA
2005 Villa America:American Moderns, 1900-1950. Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
2002 Warhol Explicitly Queer. Leslie-Lohman Gay Art Foundation, New York.
2002 Milk and Eggs:The American Revival of Tempera Painting, 1930-1950: Selections from the Permanent Collection. Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, PA
2001 Interwoven Lives:George Platt Lynes and his friends. DC Moore Gallery, New York
2000 Private Realisms:American Paintings 1934-1949. Jonathan Edwards College Master’s House, Yale University, New Haven, CT
1993 American Drawings and Watercolors 1760-1960: Selections from the Permanent Collection. Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
1982 Realism and Realities:The Other Side of American Painting, 1940-1960. Rutgers University Art Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ
1970 Six Americans. Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
1969 Artists Abroad:An Exhibition in Memory of Rene d’Harnoncourt. American Federation of Arts, New York
1969 Paintings by Bernard Perlin, Sculpture by Robert White. University of Bridgeport, CT
1965 The Johnson Collection of Contemporary American Painting. St. Louis Art Museum, Art: U.S.A. St. Louis, MO
1965 The John S. Newberry Collection. Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
1964-5 Magic Realism – What Is It? The American Federation of Arts, New York
1964 New York World’s Fair, Pavilion of Fine Arts. Presented by the Long Island Arts Center, Inc. Flushing, NY
1960-1 The John Hay Whitney Collection. The Tate Gallery, London, UK
1960 Annual Exhibition. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
1959 Drawings – Group show with Carlyle Brown and Joseph Rollo. Catherine Viviano Gallery, New York
1959 Contemporary American Painting and Sculpture. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL
1959 The Collection of the Sara Roby Foundation. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
1958 Seventeen Contemporary American Painters. The Universal and International Exhibition; Brussels World’s Fair. Brussels, BF
1956 World at Work:Twenty-Five Years of Work for Fortune Magazine. St. Louis Art Museum. St. Louis, MO
1956 American Artists Paint the City – XXVIII Biennale, Venice, Italy. U.S. Pavilion; organized by the Art Institute of Chicago
1955 The New Decade – 35 American Painters and Sculptors. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
1954 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture, Watercolors, and Drawings. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
1951 Contemporary American Painting. St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
1950 Symbolic Realism in American Painting. Institute of Contemporary Arts [ICA], London, UK
1950 Annual Exhibition. American Academy in Rome, Italy
1950 Artists Under 35 Years of Age. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
1949 Contemporary Paintings from the United States, Great Britain and France. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, CAN
1948-9 Fifty–Ninth Annual American Exhibition: Water Colors and Drawings. Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1948 Painting in the United States. Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
1947 Annual Exhibition. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, UK
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan
de Young Museum, San Francisco, California
Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, UK
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
Leslie/Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York
Museum of Art, Springfield, Massachusetts
Museum of Modern Art, New York
National Academy Museum, New York
National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey
Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
Tate Modern, London, UK
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts
1939 Kosciuszko Foundation Scholarship, for study in Poland.
1948 Chaloner Foundation Prize, for study in Italy.
1950 Fulbright Scholarship, for study in Italy.
1954 Guggenheim Fellowship, for work in the United States.
1959 Guggenheim Fellowship, for work in the United States.
1964 National Institute of Arts and Letters.
1994 National Academy of Design.