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Six Decades

of American Abstraction

January 20 – April 30, 2017

Charles Biederman, 1-35

Charles Biederman
1-35 (1935)
Oil on fiber panel, 17" x 23"

Charles Biederman, 4-35

Charles Biederman
4-35 (1935)
Oil on canvas, 15" x 22"

Hans Burkhardt, Untitled

Hans Burkhardt
Untitled (1960)
Oil on canvas, 60" x 50"

Hans Burkhardt, Flowers and Tears

Hans Burkhardt
Flowers and Tears 1968
Oil on canvas, 12" x 16"

Paul Burlin, Heads or Tails

Paul Burlin
Heads or Tails (1947)
Oil on canvas, 23" x 39"

Paul Burlin, Composition

Paul Burlin
Composition (1952)
Oil on canvas, 37 1/2" x 36"

Paul Burlin, Worshippers

Paul Burlin
Worshippers (1964)
Oil on canvas, 70" x 60"

Peter Busa, Venetian Glow

Peter Busa
Venetian Glow (c.1957-1959)
Oil on canvas, 24" x 36"

Jimmy Ernst, Ancient Revival

Jimmy Ernst
Ancient Evidence (1955)
Oil on canvas, 34 1/4" x 41 1/4"

Wilfred Croteau, #44

Wilfred Croteau
#44 (c.1958)
Oil on canvas, 35" x 45 3/4"

Jacob El Hanani, Argaman

Jacob El Hanani
Argaman (1983)
Oil on canvas, 50" x 50"

Jacob El Hanani, Humim Alef

Jacob El Hanani
Humim Alef (1980)
Oil on canvas, 15" x 15"

Jacob El Hanani, Adumim Alef

Jacob El Hanani
Adumim Alef (1980)
Oil on canvas, 15" x 15"

Jacob El Hanani, Humim Beth

Jacob El Hanani
Humim Beth (1980)
Oil on canvas, 15" x 15"

Jacob El Hanani, Adumim Beth

Jacob El Hanani
Adumim Beth (1980)
Oil on canvas, 15" x 15"

Jimmy Ernst, Untitled

Jimmy Ernst
Untitled (1963)
Oil on masonite, 8 1/2" x 8 1/4"

Norris Embry, Untitled

Norris Embry
Untitled (1961)
Oil and watercolor on paper, 6" x 4"

Robert Freimark, Photography

Robert Freimark
Photography (1963)
Oil on canvas, 32" x 36"

Ed Garman, No. 243

Ed Garman
No. 243 (1946)
Gouache and watercolor on paper, 14" x 18"

Ed Garman, Invention

Ed Garman
Invention (1945)
Watercolor on paper, 20" x 15"

Ed Garman, No. 382

Ed Garman
No. 382 (1947)
Oil on masonite, 24" x 24"

Grace Hartigan, Still Life with Cucumber

Grace Hartigan
Still Life with Cucumber (1953)
Oil on canvas, 29" x 30"

Julius Hatofsky, Untitled #30

Julius Hatofsky
Untitled – Artist's Estate #30 (1962-63)
Oil on canvas, 77" x 100"

Carl Holty, Red Gold

Carl Holty
Red-Gold (1958)
Oil on canvas, 56" x 42"

Carl Holty, CH-006

Carl Holty
Untitled (1947)
Oil on canvas, 18" x 24"

Carl Holty, CH-002

Carl Holty
Untitled (c.1960)
Oil on canvas, 12" x 9"

Frederick Kann, Untitled

Frederick Kann
Untitled (1931)
Oil on canvas, 15" x 22"

Emory Ladanyi, Expansive

Emory Ladanyi
Expansive (1967)
Oil on canvas, 34" x 40"

Joseph Meert, Transition

Joseph Meert
Transition (1949)
Oil on canvas, 48" x 54"

Walter Meigs, Night Lights

Walter Meigs
Night Lights 
Watercolor on paper, 30" x 22"

Robert Natkin, Field Mouse

Robert Natkin
Field Mouse 1969
Oil on canvas, 48" x 60"

Robert Natkin, Interior

Robert Natkin
Interior (1961)
Oil on canvas, 29" x 24"

Lloyd Ney, Construction

Lloyd Ney
Construction (1958)
Oil and metal on masonite, 36" x 48" x 6"

Betty Parsons, It Was That Way

Betty Parsons
It Was That Way (1971)
Oil on Wood Panel, 20" x 29"

Larry Poons, Rum Boat

Larry Poons
Rum Boat (1983)
Acrylic on canvas, 77" x 86 1/2"

Charles Sheeler, Abstraction

Charles Sheeler
Abstraction (1948)
Tempera on paper, 5" x 7"

James Hiroshi Suzuki, Untitled

James Hiroshi Suzuki
Oil on canvas, 18" x 14 1/4"

John Von Wicht, Untitled

John Von Wicht
Watercolor on paper, 25" x 34"

John Von Wicht, Red's Moving

John Von Wicht
Red's Moving (c.1955-60)
Oil on canvas, 24" x 32"

Vaclav Vytlacil, Abstraction

Vaclav Vytlacil
Abstraction (1938)
Tempera on board, 5" x 6"

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.