American Abstract Expressionists and Imagists

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Born 1888, Bottrop. Ruhr district, Germany. Educated at art schools in Berlin, Essen, Munich and at Bauhaus. 1923-33 professor at Bauhaus, Weimar and Dessau. Came to United States to head art department, Black Mountain College, North Carolina, 1933-49. 1950-58 Chairman, Department of Design, Yale University. 1959 received Ford Foundation Fellowship. Lives in New Haven, Conn.

JOSEF ALBERS

1. HOMAGE TO THE SQUARE: APPARITION. 1959. Oil on board, 47 1/2 x 47 1/2". Lent by Sidney Janis Gallery, New York.

Born 1912, Pittsburgh. 1933-36 studied at National Academy of Design, New York. First one-man exhibition, 1944. Since then has exhibited widely in United States and Europe, including Sāo Paulo Bienal, 1951, 1953; Pittsburgh International, 1952, 1958; II. Documenta, Kassel, 1959. Since 1953 has taught at Hunter College, New York. Lives in New York City.

WILLIAM BAZIOTES

2. SCEPTER. 1960-61. Oil on canvas, 66 x 78". Lent by Sidney Janis Gallery, New York.

Born 1920, Chicago. Studied architecture with Mies van der Rohe, 1936-41, 1945. Painted in Paris, 1917-56. One man exhibitions at Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, 1957, 1959, 1960. Participation in group exhibitions including Pittsburgh International, 1958: II. Documenta, Kassel, 1959. Lives in New York City.

NORMAN BLUHM

3. APOLLO'S ARC. 1960. Oil on canvas, 84 x 72". Lent by the artist.

Born 1892, Erie, Pennsylvania. Studied at Art Institute of Chicago, 1912-17; in Paris, 1919; Hans Hofmann Maler Schule, Munich, 1927-28. Taught at Minneapolis School of Art, 1921-29; St. Paul School of Art, 1929-42; Art Students League, New York, 1944-48; Queens College, New York, 1946-47; University of Minnesota, 1948 to present. Awarded John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, 1942. Many exhibitions in United States. Lives in Minneapolis.

CAMERON BOOTH

4. MOMENT'S INSIGHT. 1961. Acrylic on linen, 72 x 72". Lent by the artist.

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