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The Roots of Abstraction a virtual exhibition


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Curated by Robbin Zella, Director, Housatonic Museum of Art
Essay by Sarah Churchill, Art Instructor, Housatonic Community College


  • Robert Beauchamp
    Robert Beauchamp
    American, 1923-1995
    Untitled (animal), 1956
    Oil on board
    Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Kahn

    1981.12.01
  • Jimmy Ernst
    Jimmy Ernst
    American, 1920-1984
    Untitled, 1958

    Oil on canvas
    Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Gilbert Rose

    1985.06.01
  • William Baziotes
    William Baziotes
    American, 1912-1963
    Untitled, n.d.
    Oil on masonite
    Gift of Dr. Barry Musikant

    1984.22.01
  • Jimmy Ernst-2
    Jimmy Ernst
    American, 1920-1984
    Disc, 1967
    Oil on masonite
    Gift of the artist

    1968.41.01
  • Norio Azuma
    Norio Azuma
    Japanese/American, 1928-2004
    Waterfront, 27/50, ca 1970s
    Serigraph on canvas
    Gift of the artist

    1968.42.01
  • Curt Barnes
    Curt Barnes
    American, 1943
    Construction, 1974
Collage and mixed media on paper
    Gift of Jud and Barrie Ebersman

    2000.18.12
  • Stephen Greene
    Stephen Greene
    American, 1917-1999
    Blue Light, 1966
    Oil on canvas
    Gift of Justin and Vivian Ebersman

    2012.11.02
  • Herbert Ferber
    Herbert Ferber
    American, 1906-1991
    Peace, (from the Peace Portfolio), 1970, AP
Silkscreen on cream wove paper
    Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Kahn
    1984.24.05
  • Theodoros Stamos
    Theodoros Stamos
    Greek-American, 1922-1997
    The Ship of Odysseus, n.d.
    Oil on masonite
    Gift of Benjamin Weiss
    
 1967.43.01
  • Hale Woodruff
    Hale Woodruff
    American, 1900-1980
    Two Figures: Abstraction, ca. 1958
Oil on canvas
    Gift of the artist

    1968.16.01
  • Alfonso Ossorio
    Filipino-American, 1916-1990
    Blow in the Face, 1963
    Mixed media assemblage
    Gift of Fred Ossorio

    1977.34.01
  • Seymour Lipton
    Seymour Lipton
    American, 1903-1986
    Oracle: Study for Clairvoyant, 1969
Lithograph on cream wove paper
    Gift of Burt and Ann Chernow

    1989.04.14
  • Richard Hunt
    Richard Hunt
    American, 1935
    Untitled, ca. 1970s
    Lithograph on wove paper
    Gift of Samuel Dorsky

    1978.61.02
  • Richard Hunt
    Richard Hunt
    American, 1935
    Untitled, ca. 1970s
    Lithograph on Wove paper
    Gift of Samuel Dorsky

    1978.61.01
  • Conrad Marca-Relli
    Conrad Marca-Relli
    American, 1913-2000
    Ville Neuve, 1982
    Lithograph on cream wove paper
    Gift of Bruce Cappels

    1991.19.69
  • Romare Bearden
    Romare Bearden
    American, 1911-1988
    The Conversation, 11/175, 1979
Lithograph on cream paper
    Gift of Bruce Cappels

    1991.19.07
  • Theodoros Stamos
    Theodoros Stamos
    Greek/American, 1922-1997
    IFLS, 15/100, 1979
    Lithograph on wove paper
    Gift of Aaron Miller

    1995.27.09
  • Willem de Kooning
    Willem de Kooning
    Danish, 1904-1997
    Seated Woman, 1987
    Bronze
    Gift of Herman Klarsfeld
    1996.29.02
  • Louise Nevelson
    Louise Nevelson
    American, 1899-1988
    Lullaby for Jumbo, 72/150, 1966
    Photographic screen print with collage on yellow paper
    Gift of Hugh Levin
    1993 23. 02