Don Fink is a well known and well listed Abstract Expressionist who studied at the Art Students League and the Academie Julien. He was born in Duluth , Minnesota, but later moved to Europe where he established himself as an artist. He was first based in Paris where he was a member of the "Jeune Ecole de Paris" (with Appel, Debre, Hundertwasser, Tapies, Dumitresco, Messagier, Zanartu , etc.) and later moved to Barcelona.
A large retrospective of his earlier works was held in Madrid in 1998 with the following promotion:
Don Fink Returns to Madrid:
American "action" painter Don Fink (b. Duluth, Minnesota, 1923) has a show at Galería Rayuela through September 25. The artist divides his time between Barcelona, Paris, and New York. This is his second exhibition in Madrid in four years. The works on view date from 1952 to 1970. Their "active" surfaces meld the arts of tattooing, calligraphy and three-dimensional terrain mapping, resulting in a meditative and rewarding experience for the viewer. The show was organized by Sebastià Janè of Barcelona and Carmen Muro of Madrid. Galería Rayuela is at Calle Claudio Coello 19.
Whitney Museum of American Art
The University of Michigan Museum of Art
Feoli Fine Arts Gallery