LOST MAN BLUES: JON SCHUELER / ART AND WAR

Lost Man Blues: Jon Schueler - Art and War

"I found every passion in the sky -- as encompassing and as certain and as fleeting as the intimacy of a night mist. ..."
— Jon Schueler, 8 January 1960, New York City, New York

HMA’s exhibit, Lost Man Blues: Jon Schueler – Art and War, was curated by Marissa Roth, and features twenty-six paintings and selected writings by the esteemed prolific American abstract expressionist that reflect his war experiences. The exhibition, which takes its title from a piece commemorating the disappearance of a plane belongs to his squadron, opened on September 2 on the Housatonic Community College campus, and be on view through October 8, 2021.

A virtual gallery talk will be conducted by Roth on Thursday, October 7 at 6pm.


  • Lost Man Blues
  • St. Nazaire: Red Sky Blues
  • Sadness In My Dreams
  • To Advance Against
  • Dawn Patrol
  • Wing Shadow Over Grey Sea
  • Sleat Shadow Over Skye
  • New Shadow Blues
  • Fantasy - Red Snow Cloud
  • Snow Cloud
  • Black, Red and Blues
  • Lost Man Blues

    Jon Schueler

    American, 1916-1992

    Lost Man Blues, Romasig, Scotland, September 1988

    18 x 16”

    Oil on canvas

  • St. Nazaire: Red Sky Blues

    Jon Schueler

    American, 1916-1992

    St. Nazaire: Red Sky Blues, New York, November 1982

    70 x 63”

    Oil on canvas

  • Sadness In My Dreams

    Jon Schueler

    American, 1916-1992

    Sadness In My Dreams, New York, May 1982

    21 x 36”

    Oil on canvas

  • To Advance Against

    Jon Schueler

    American, 1916-1992

    To Advance Against, New York, February 1988

    36 x 60”

    Oil on canvas

  • Dawn Patrol

    Jon Schueler

    American, 1916-1992

    Dawn Patrol, New York, December 1983

    24 x 36”

    Oil on canvas

  • Wing Shadow Over Grey Sea

    Jon Schueler

    American, 1916-1992

    Wing Shadow Over Grey Sea, New York, April 1982

    72 x 65”

    Oil on canvas

  • Sleat Shadow Over Skye

    Jon Schueler

    American, 1916-1992

    Sleat Shadow Over Skye, New York, June–October 1976

    40 x 48”

    Oil on canvas

  • New Shadow Blues

    Jon Schueler

    American, 1916-1992

    New Shadow Blues,New York, March 1981

    44 x 65”

    Oil on canvas

  • Fantasy - Red Snow Cloud

    Jon Schueler

    American, 1916-1992

    Fantasy: Red Snow Cloud, Chester, CT 1968

    48 x 54”

    Oil on canvas

  • Snow Cloud

    Jon Schueler

    American, 1916-1992

    Snow Cloud, New York, November 1983

    36 x 30”

    Oil on canvas

  • Black, Red and Blues

    Jon Schueler

    American, 1916-1992

    Black, Red and Blues, New York, April 1985

    50 x 79”

    Oil on canvas