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Seymour Franks (1916-1981)
Christopher Street Docks, 1945
Watercolor on paper 36 x 28 ½"

The Michael and Marilyn Gould Collection of American Modern Art: 1918-1949
July 13 - Nov. 4, 2007

Spanning 31 years of American modernism, this exhibition contains some 50 works on paper from the Michael and Marilyn Gould Collection. Major artists represented in the Gould Collection include Ilya Bolotowsky, Esphyr Slobodkina, Balcomb Greene, Emil Bisttram, James Daugherty, Jan Matulka, Burgoyne Diller, Werner Drewes, Charlotte Park, Irene Rice Pereira, John von Wicht, John Sennhauser, Lawrence Blazey, and Steve Wheeler. This exhibition, which will be on view from (dates), focuses on significant movements of this genre such as Futurism, Precisionism, and early Abstract Expressionism.

It highlights groups of artists including the American Abstract Artists, the Transcendental Painting Group, the WPA/FAP (Works Progress Administration Federal Art Project), and the Indian Space Painters. The examples featured in The Michael and Marilyn Gould Collection of American Modern Art: 1918-1949 include watercolors, pencil, crayon, chalk, and ink drawings, mixed media collages, and gouaches. Also on view in this exhibition are a selection of period books and catalogues that pertain directly to the artists represented in addition to several decorative Art Deco bronze, copper, and iron objects that relate to contemporary life in America during the 1920s and ‘30s.


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