Carl Apfelschnitt, American (1948 - 1990)

Carl Apfelschnitt

From Carl Apfelschnitt's Obituary in the NY Times June 1, 1990 --

Carl Apfelschnitt, a painter, died of AIDS yesterday at the Chandler Hall Hospice in Newtown, Pa. He was 42 years old and had homes in New York City and Madrid, N.M.

Mr. Apfelschnitt, who was born in 1948 in Philadelphia, attended the Philadelphia College of Art and had his first individual exhibition in New York City at the Tony Shafrazi Gallery in 1980. He was best known for abstract paintings with a strong physical presence, whose thick, poured surfaces were often marked by cracks and craters.

His work, which was exhibited in both Europe and the United States, is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and the Lannan Foundation in Los Angeles. The Anne Plumb Gallery in SoHo had a retrospective exhibition of his work that closed on April 14.

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