Friday, March 1, 2013
WORKS ON PAPER BY ARTISTS WHO EXHIBITED IN THE 1913 “INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF MODERN ART”
Although best known for introducing European avant-garde painting and sculpture to the American public, the direct influence of “The Armory Show” exhibition on American artists was varied. Some artists were inspired to explore greater abstraction and dramatic variations in palette while others incorporated more modest elements in their work.
Figuratively Considered will run from March 1st through April 6th, 2013 at the Kraushaar Galleries 74 East 79th Street, Suite 9B New York, NY 10075.
The exhibition presents the work of twenty artists who were moderately or profoundly influenced by this “modern” art.
John Sloan, Miss Hallroom probably
John Sloan (1871 – 1951) and William Glackens (1870 – 1938) were affected by what they saw but their works on paper remained more traditionally figurative. Stuart Davis (1892 – 1964), John Marin (1870 – 1953) and Marguerite Zorach (1887 – 1968) would become important participants in the American Modernist movement. New York City itself will be represented by a circa 1913 park scene by George Luks (1867 – 1933) which is an exciting contrast to John Marin’s 1925 drawing of the New York Stock Exchange and
watercolor of Nassau Street.
A self portrait by Jerome Myers (1867 – 1940), one of the organizers of The Armory Show is complemented by a thoughtful circa 1915 male portrait by Joseph Stella each of which are in sharp contrasts to Alfred Maurer’s bold 1928 double portrait and two 1946 circus figures by Walt Kuhn (1877 – 1949), another show organizer.
Oscar Bluemner (1867 – 1938), not typically thought of as a figurative artist, is humorously represented by his Red Buildings with Statue, and the figures of William Zorach (1887 – 1966), best known for his sculpture, are horses in a landscape.
Four of the few women exhibitors will be included, Mary Cassatt (1844 – 1926), Gwen John (1876 –1939), Ethel Myers (1881 – 1960) and Marguerite Zorach (1887 – 1968).