• 1923

    Born March 21, Colón, Panama Canal Zone

  • 1950

    BA, Wesleyan University
    Marries Constance Taffinder

  • 1952

    MFA, Yale University
    Begins teaching at Yale, Graphic Design program

  • 1952-60

    Publication design for:

    Boston & Maine Railroad

    Museum of Primitive Art

    Knoll International

    Yale University

  • 1955

    Designs exhibition catalog for Albers show at Yale Art Gallery
    Designs mark and murals for Peter Pan Restaurant, Boston (project with William Riseman)

  • 1955-57

    Works with Herbert Matter on projects for the New Haven Railroad and Knoll International

  • 1956

    Designs exhibition: The Arts at Yale, Chicago Art Institute

  • 1957

    Designs mark and murals for Amy Joy Donut Shop, Boston Project with William Riseman

  • 1958

    Sets up studio at 1098 Chapel Street, New Haven Forms formal partnership with Sewell Sillman to become Ives-Sillman, Inc. Design mark, architectural graphics, menu, napkins, etc., for Ken’s at Copley Square, Boston (project with William Riseman)

    Exhibition, Wesleyan University, Davison Art Center Receives AIGA “Fifty Books of the Year” award for Josef Albers, Poems and Drawings (New Haven, Readymade Press, 1958)

    Begins work with Sillman on Albers’s The Interaction of Color Exhibition, Wesleyan University, Davison Art Center

  • 1959

    Wins Yale Award for Distinction in the Arts

  • 1960

    Publishes article: “Letter Forms on Architecture,” Wins Yale Award for Distinction in the Arts

    Architectural Record 27 (1960): 150-156.

    Publishes article: “Dialogs on Graphic Design,” Industrial Design 7 (July, 1960) 50-55.

    Publishes 8 Symbols, a book of symbols designed by Ives, produced as a thesis project by Hiram Ash.

    Receives AIGA award, “Fifty Books of the Year” for Contemporary American Artists, a series of nine catalogs done for the American Federation of Artists (one designed by Ives)

    Exhibition (group), Contemporary Painting at Yale, Yale Art Gallery

  • 1960-62

    Visiting Critic in Graphic Design, Rhode Island School of Design

  • 1960-69

    Designs publications for: Doubleday Inc.

    Yale University Press

    Wadsworth Atheneum

    Designs for Cinema 5, New York: all graphics—letterheads, passes, annual reports, marquees, and some additional murals for An Theatre, and Cinema III (Plaza)

    Designs murals for:

    Hanover Manufacturers Trust, London

    Southwest High School, Baltimore

    The Enquirer, Columbus, Ohio

  • 1960-69

    Exhibitions (dates uncertain) Southern Connecticut State College

    Art Association of Newport, Newport, Rhode Island

    Union College, New York

    Brooklyn Museum Annual Print Show (group)

  • 1961

    Metrobank, Boston

    Wins annual design award, Industrial Design magazine

    Designs new and additional graphics for Ken’s at Copley, Boston Designs mark and murals for the Iron Horse, Boston’s South Station Project with William Riseman

    Visiting Professor, Royal College of Art, London, England Exhibition, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts

  • 1962

    Produces mural for Cinema I, New York, and other graphics for Cinema I & II, and Rugoff Theatres

    Ives-Sillman publishes Homage to the Squareportfolio be ALbers

    Designs mark and letterhead for Eastern Press, New Haven.

  • 1963

    Publication of The Interaction of Color, Josef Albers, by Yale University Press, the culmination of five year project

    Designs architectural graphics and menus for Bradlees restaurant chain (project with William Riseman)

    Exhibition (group), Contemporary Painting at Yale, Yale Art Gallery Exhibition, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, Connecticut

    Designs traveling exhibition of The Interaction of Color which opened at the Junior Council Chamber of the Museum of Modern Art. Designs and installs mural for the School of Art and Architecture, Yale University

  • 1963-64

    Visiting Professor, University of Hawaii

  • 1964

    Exhibition, University of Hawaii, July–August.

    Group exhibition: “Classical Spirit in 20thCentury Art,” Sidney Janis Gallery Group exhibition: “Communication by design,” Institute of Contemporary Arts, Boston

    Group exhibition: “Seven new artists,” Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, May

    Receives AIGA “Fifty Books of the Year” award for Isabella L. Bird, Six Months in the Sandwich Islands, University of Hawaii Press, 1964

    Studio moves, for short period, to Palladium Building, Orange Street.

    Ives-Sillman publishes Book AC by Diter Rot

  • 1965

    Designs graphics and murals for Park Square Cinema, Boston (project with William Riseman)

    Exhibition, Wesleyan University, Davison Art Center

    Exhibition, Stable Gallery, New York, October 26–November 13

    Ives-Sillman publishes Homage to the Square: Soft Edge – Hard Edge, by Josef Albers

    Ives-Sillman publishes Book FC by Diter Rot Studio moves to ##@^ Chapel Street

  • 1965-68

    Visiting Professor of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

  • 1965-66

    Art Director, Yale Alumni Magazine

  • 1966

    Ives-Sillman publishes A Portfolio of Ten Paintings by Piet Mondrian

    Exhibition, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 7–September 11.

    Exhibition, Washburn University of Topeka, Topeka, Kansas

  • 1967

    Ives-Sillman publishes Ten Variants by Josef Albers

    Group exhibition: “Whitney Museum Annual Painting Show,” New York

    Group exhibition: “Art of the Poster,” Museum of Modem Art, New York

    Studio moves to 126 Park Street, New Haven

    Group exhibition: “3 Graphic Designers”, organized and circulated by the Museum of Modern Art, New York

  • 1968

    Receives AIGA “Fifty Books of the Year” award for his contribution to Bradbury Thompson, ed., Homage to the Book, Westvaco Corporation, 1968

    Exhibition, Hayden Gallery, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, November–December 2

    Designs and installs mural for the Torin Corporation, Torrington, Connecticut

    Exhibition, Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University Designs mark and architectural graphics for Apogee Apparels, Boston (project with William Riseman)

  • 1968-74

    Designs marks and murals for series of Cinemas owned by National Amusements, Inc. (Showcase Cinemas). Project with William Riseman.

  • 1969

    Designs mark and mural for Ridge Road Cinema, Richmond, Virginia (project with William Riseman)

    Ives-Sillman publishes Vibration by Armin Hofmann

    Ives-Sillman publishes Six Variants by Josef Albers

    Designs mark and mural for Ridge Road Cinema, Richmond, Virginia (project with William Riseman)

    Exhibition: Mulvane Art Center, Topeka, Kansas, February 2–March 2

  • 1970

    Ives-Sillman publishes Walker Evans: 14 Photographs Exhibition, Jorgenson Auditorium, University of Connecticut, December 1-23

  • 1970-77

    Designs exhibition catalogs for Cordier and Ekstrom, and others

  • 1970-72

    Group exhibition:
    “Color/Constructivism/Realism in Contemporary Graphics,” San Francisco Museum of Art, December 1971-February 1972.

  • 1971

    Exhibition, Katonah Art Gallery, Katonah, New York Exhibition, Litchfield Memorial Library, Litchfield, Connecticut, April

    Exhibition, Saidenberg Gallery, New York, November 13–December 9

    Exhibition, Fieter Brartinga Print Gallery, Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York

    Exhibition, Dorothy Rosenthal Gallery, Chicago.

  • 1972

    Ives-Sillman publishes Josef Albers, Formulation:Articulation (in partnership with Harry N. Abrams)

    Designs exhibition of Formulation:Articulation which opens at the Lantern Gallery, Ann Arbor

    Made full Professor, Yale School of Art

  • 1973

    Exhibition, Pollack Gallery, Toronto

    Exhibition, Saidenberg Gallery, New York

    Ives-Sillman publishes Two Sculptures, by Erwin Hauer

  • 1974

    Exhibition, Schenectady Museum, Schenectady, New York, April

    Exhibition, Katonah Art Gallery, Katonah, New York

    Exhibition, Pollack Gallery, Toronto

    Ives-Sillman publishes (together with Cordier and Ekstrom)

    Prevalence of Ritual by Romare Bearden Commission: “Print of the Year,” Print Club, Philadelphia

    Exhibition of Ives-Sillman publications, Lantern Gallery, Ann Arbor Exhibition, Galerie Estel, Tokyo

  • 1975

    Designs mark, architectural graphics for U.S. Trust Company, Boston (project with William Riseman)

    Designs mark and graphic lettering for Metrobank (project with William Riseman)

    Exhibition, Housatonic Community College, Bridgeport, Connecticut

    Exhibition, Form-Meditation International, Amsterdam, The Hague

    Group exhibition: “Images of an Era,” poster exhibit, National College of Fine Arts, Smithsonian

    Group exhibition: “Artists at Yale,” Webb and Parsons, New York Group exhibition: “Works on Paper,” Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York

    Group exhibition: “Flags and Banners,” Litchfield Memorial Library, Litchfield, Connecticut

  • 1976

    Exhibition, Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York

    Exhibition, Dorothy Rosenthal Gallery, Chicago. January

    Wins prize, Hartford Art Festival

  • 1977

    Exhibition, Simsar Gallery, Ann Arbor, Michigan

    Moves studio (Ives and Ives-Sillman) to 153East Street, New Haven, Connecticut

    Exhibition, American University, Washington, D.C.

    Exhibition, Neuberger Gallery, State University of New York, Purchase, New York, December 1977–January 1978

    Designs The Legend of John Brown, Jacob Lawrence portfolio produced by Ives-Sillman for the Detroit Institute of Arts, 1978

  • 1978

    Ives-Sillman publishes Herbert Matter, 13 PHOTOGRAPHS: Alberto Giocometti

    Exhibition, Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York

    Dies of lung cancer at St. Raphael’s Hospital, New Haven, on February 2

    Wins Printing Industries of America award for Norman Ives, exhibition catalog (posthumous award)

  • 1988

    Exhibition, Madison Gallery, Madison, Connecticut

  • 2007

    Exhibition, Constructions & Reconstructions, AIGA Gallery, New York, New York

  • 2016-17

    Exhibition, Constructions & Reconstructions, Rochester Institute of Technology, University and Bevier Galleries, Rochester, New York