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