American Art: Circa 1950 - Selections from the Permanent Collection

  • Aug 14, 2010 – Oct 24, 2010
  • Gallery 6
Gregory Ivy, "Bath", 1950, oil on canvas board, 25 7/8 x 38 1/16 x 3/8
in. Gift from the Estate of Naomi W. Ivy, 1989.

In the years following World War II, many innovative American painters came to the fore, focusing attention away from the Paris-based art scene that had for so long held a position of authority and influence. It was during this time that American abstraction rose to prominence in the national and international art world. This companion exhibition to Hans Hofmann: Circa 1950 includes paintings, drawings and sculpture made on or around 1950 by notable artists such as Jimmy Ernst, Gertrude Greene, Charles Shaw and others. 

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