Six Decades of American Abstraction

January 20 – April 30, 2017

Charles Biederman, 1-35
Charles Biederman, 4-35
Hans Burkhardt, Untitled
Hans Burkhardt, Flowers and Tears
Paul Burlin, Heads or Tails
Paul Burlin, Composition
Paul Burlin, Worshippers
Peter Busa, Venetian Glow
Jimmy Ernst, Ancient Revival
Wilfred Croteau, #44
Jacob El Hanani, Argaman
Jacob El Hanani, Humim Alef
Jacob El Hanani, Adumim Alef
Jacob El Hanani, Humim Beth
Jacob El Hanani, Adumim Beth
Jimmy Ernst, Untitled
Norris Embry, Untitled
Robert Freimark, Photography
Ed Garman, No. 243
Ed Garman, Invention
Ed Garman, No. 382
Grace Hartigan, Still Life with Cucumber
Julius Hatofsky, Untitled #30
Carl Holty, Red Gold
Carl Holty, CH-006
Carl Holty, CH-002
Frederick Kann, Untitled
Emory Ladanyi, Expansive
Joseph Meert, Transition
Walter Meigs, Night Lights
Robert Natkin, Field Mouse
Robert Natkin, Interior
Lloyd Ney, Construction
Betty Parsons, It Was That Way
Irene Rice Pereira, Untitled
Irene Rice Pereira, Untitled Abstract
Larry Poons, Rum Boat
Charles Sheeler, Abstraction
James Hiroshi Suzuki, Untitled
John Von Wicht, Untitled
John Von Wicht, Red's Moving
Vaclav Vytlacil, Abstraction

Press Release

Caldwell Gallery Hudson presents "Six Decades of American Abstraction", an exhibit that looks at abstract art from the 1930s – 1980s. Featuring twenty-nine different artists, the show features striking examples of the rich diversity and breadth of abstract art. Opening January 20th the exhibition will remain on view through April 30th. 


The earliest work featured is a 1931 canvas by Frederik Kann, done when he was a member of the Abstraction-Creation group. Several of the featured artists, including Kann, were members of the American Abstract Artists group – Vaclav VytlacilCarl HoltyHans BurkhardtJimmy ErnstJohn Von WichtIrene Rice PerieraJohn GrilloBetty Parsons, and Joseph Meert. This chronological journey through American Abstraction, from its earliest days to the end of the last century, exemplifies how a diverse group of artists expressed their ideas, emotions, in fact their very selves, through the use of color, technique, and in some cases materials.

From the fractal undulations of Larry Poons's Rum Boat to a rare non-objective piece by Charles Sheeler this show seeks to explore the great diversity of American Abstraction. 


Caldwell Gallery Hudson presents "Six Decades of American Abstraction", an exhibit looking at various artists and how they have approached abstract art from the 1930s – 1980s. Featuring twenty-nine different artists the show features striking examples, spanning more than half a century, of American abstract art. The exhibit opens January 20th and remains on view through April 30th.