Friedel Dzubas

German/American (1915–1994)

About the artist:

Born in 1915 in Berlin, Germany; died 1994 in U.S.A. Teacher at: Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire (1962); Institute of Humanistic Studies (1965-66); University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (1968-69); Cornell University, Ithaca, New York (1969-70s) In the 1930s in Germany, fought against the rise of Nazism and was a member of the Young Communists Left Berlin for London, England in 1939, and immigrated to the United States in 1940. In New York, Dzubas was a friend of Clement Greenberg, who in turn introduced him to Jackson Pollock and other Abstract Expressionist artists. Dzubas was a great admirer of Greenberg's theories on modern painting A member of the Societe Anonyme, he was a close contact of Katherine Dreier and designed their first catalogue in 1950 Shared his New York studio with Helen Frankenthaler Along with Sam Francis and Helen Frankenthaler, an important artist of the Color-field painting movement Guggenheim Fellowship, 1966 and 1968 National Council on the Arts Award, 1968 STUDIED Some biographical sources say that he was a student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin from 1931-1934, while others say that he was an autodidact EXHIBITED Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C. Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York Galerie French & Co., New York Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas Post Painterly Abstraction, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California Form, Color, Image, Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan American Painting Now, American Pavilion, Expo 1967, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Color and Field, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Cleveland Museum and Dayton Art Institute, Ohio Abstract Painting in the 70s, Boston Museum of Fine Art, Massachusetts Whitney Museum of American Art, New York MUSEUMS AND COLLECTIONS Whitney Museum of American Art, New York Guggenheim Museum, New York San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C. Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, Florida Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, Georgia Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, New York Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Friedel Dzubas

German/American (1915–1994)

(2 works)

About the artist:

Born in 1915 in Berlin, Germany; died 1994 in U.S.A. Teacher at: Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire (1962); Institute of Humanistic Studies (1965-66); University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (1968-69); Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

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