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This untitled painting is one of the earliest works by the artist that we have by Alan Gussow. 1953 was the first year the Gussow started oil painting and this work is very much of the moment in the New York art scene of the early 1950s, with
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Alan Gussow
Untitled, Red Abstract Painting by Alan Gussow from 1953

1953

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This untitled painting is one of the earliest works by the artist that we have by Alan Gussow. 1953 was the first year the Gussow started oil painting and this work is very much of the moment in the New York art scene of the early 1950s, with recollections to Arshile Gorky's biomorphic abstraction as well as Stuart Davis's own cubist abstraction. While studying at the Cooper Union he was awarded the Prix de Rome, at the time the youngest artist to have received that honor, and thus spent a few years studying in Rome. This work was painted right before he left for Rome. Gussow’s unique imagery captures the intimate link between man and the environment, invoking his personal encounters with the smells, sounds, tastes, and sensations of nature. His work is infused with deep cultural and environmental insights, rooted in a beautifully refined aesthetic, and a visual celebration of the places he explored and experienced passionately. These works harnessed the vitality and physical energy of applying paint characteristic of Abstract Expressionism, the dominant style of this period. Gussow was adept at integrating all senses into our perceptual experience, and he created large-scale works that reflected the actual forces observed and experienced in the natural world around him. As his engagement with environmentalism grew, Gussow used landscape painting to move our focus towards the earth and our experiences with nature.

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  • Condition
    Good
  • Dimensions
    H 32.75 in. x W 48 in.H 83.19 cm x W 121.92 cm
  • Gallery Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU73632365243
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