Bruno Groth Life Summary with emphasis on his career as an artist. Some exhibits were not included as no dates could be identified.

1905Born December 14 in Stolp, Pomerania, Germany.
1923Immigrated to Chicago, USA.
1923-25 Worked for a musical instrument factory making pianos and harps.
1925Accepted job as art apprentice to Bob Usher, set designer for MGM.
1930Moved to Hollywood, CA. Attended Otis Art Institute.
1932Moved to Moorea, Tahiti for 18 months.
1934Moved back to Hollywood. Exhibited in "group shows".
1935Exhibited sculpture at Los Angeles Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA.
1938Bought 40 acres at Whitethorn, CA.
1940Moved to Whitethorn. Bought 300 more acres. Named the land "Green Pastures".
1953Completed the work entitled "The Unfoldment". These four monumental bleached wood pieces are now displayed in the Humboldt State University Library.
1954One-man show at Associated American Artists galleries, New York, NY.
1954Met Nita. Completed wood sculptures entitled "Seed" and "Free".
1957Two wooden salad bowls chosen for the "Designer-Craftsman of the West" exhibit at M.H.de Young Museum and later selected for exhibition in the U.S. pavilion of the Brussels World Fair.
1957Exhibited works at Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, NY. (No publicity survived).
1958Married Nita Anzini (two children, David and Nina).
1959Exhibited 21 wood sculptures at the Humboldt Cultural Center, 525 F St. Eureka, CA. (No publicity survived).
1959Exhibited 29 wood sculptures at the M.H. de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA.
1959Exhibited with the 3rd Pacific Biennial Group at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.
1959Exhibited with the 2nd Annual Show of West Coast Sculptors at the Eric Locke Galleries.
1960Moved to Trinidad, CA with Nita, David and Nina. Bought home and studio on Stagecoach Road, Trinidad, CA.
1960Exhibited "Seeds of Contemplation" (11 wood sculptures) at Humboldt State College.
1960Exhibited wood sculptures at Feingarten Gallery, Chicago, ILL and Feingarten Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
1961Exhibited wood sculptures at Feingarten Gallery, New York, NY.
1964Held a one man exhibit of 23 bronze birds at Ankrum Gallery, 657 La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA.
1964Bronze bird sculptures were reviewed on June 19 by Paul Rivas in Art Forum and on June 29 were reviewed by Henry Seldis, the Los Angeles Times Art Editor.
1964The commissioned bronze "Rite of the Crane" was installed in the Fresno Outdoor Sculpture Mall.
1965Held a one man exhibit at Gump's Gallery, San Francisco, CA. of bronze bird sculptures.
1966Delivered the 2,400 pound bronze public work sculpture of seagull and fish to Crescent City, CA. Publicity article in June 3 Arcata Union newspaper.
1966Exhibited bronze sculpture entitled "Feeding the Fledgling" at the Christmas Art and Music Festival, Eureka Inn, Eureka, CA.
1968Architecturally designed and built new home over Trinidad Bay, CA named the "Groth House".
1968Held a one man exhibit of 20 painted stainless steel sculptures and 10 bronze sculptures at the Ankrum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
1968Joined the group exhibit of "Twenty-two Contemporary Artists of Southern California" at the Palm Springs Desert Museum. Exhibited bronze "Rooster".
1968Article and photographs appeared in an issue of American Artist magazine.
1969Held a one man exhibit of 22 painted stainless steel sculptures at Northern California Cultural Center, 525 F St., Eureka, CA.
1969Exhibited 3 bronze and 1 wood sculpture at the Northern California Cultural Center.
1969Held a one man exhibit of bronze and painted stainless steel sculptures at Ankrum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
1972Held a one man exhibit of painted stainless steel sculptures at the Ankrum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. One sculpture from this exhibit entitled "Psychedelic" was used as a prop in a Jack Lemon movie.
1973Held a one man exhibit of 14 stainless steel and wood sculptures at the Ankrum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
1975Exhibited wood birds at the Humboldt Cultural Center, 422 First St., Eureka, CA.
1976Exhibited 30 wooden birds at the Ankrum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
1977Delivered the bronze public work entitled "St. Francis" to the Chapel of the Holy Cross, Sedona, Arizona.
1977Participated along with wife Nita and daughter Nina in the group show of "Humboldt Artists" at the Ankrum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
1977Held a one man exhibit of 23 bleached wood birds at the Ankrum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
1978Bruno and Nita sold the "Groth House" and moved to Cornville, Arizona. There they designed and built a home which was perched on a ridge overlooking Oak Creek. The house was built on their 9 acres in the Verde Valley.
1985Exhibited one bronze sculpture entitled "Sand Hill Crane" in the San Bernardino County Museum group exhibit.
1985Held a one man exhibit of 20 wood sculptures at the Ankrum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
1988Bruno and Nita moved to Arcata, CA and built their last home.
1988Held a one man exhibit of 27 bronze sculptures at the Ankrum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
1991Held a one man exhibit of 24 bronze sculptures at the Humboldt Cultural Center, 422 First St., Eureka, CA.
1992January 4 Bruno Groth died peacefully in Arcata, CA.
1992Participated posthumously in the group exhibit entitled "The Northwest School" at the Humboldt Cultural Center, 422 First St., Eureka, CA. Son David also exhibited his sculptures in this show.
1997A Groth family exhibit (Bruno's bronze and wood sculptures, Nita's paintings, David's wood sculptures and Nina's watercolors) entitled "Northcoast Review" was held at the Humboldt State University Reese Bullen Gallery, Arcata, CA.
1998An additional Groth family exhibit was held at the Humboldt Cultural Center which had moved to the Carnegie Bldg. 636 F St., Eureka, CA.
2000A Bruno Groth Retrospective was held at the Morris Graves Museum of Art, HAC, Carnegie Bldg. 636 F St., Eureka, CA.