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Albert Urban
Untitled Abstraction (Figures in Red)

1944

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Albert Urban, Untitled Abstraction (Figures in Red), color serigraph, 1944. Signed and dated in blue ink. A fine, painterly impression, with fresh, rich colors, on cream wove paper; the full sheet with margins (7/8 to 1 1/2 inches); slight toning at the sheet edges, otherwise in excellent condition. Image size 7 1/2 x 11 3/16 inches; sheet size 9 3/4 x 14 inches. Matted to museum standards, unframed. This dynamic abstraction, created during WWII, was inspired by the imagery of soldiers on a war-torn battlefield. ABOUT THE ARTIST Albert Urban (1909-1959), painter, sculptor, printmaker, and teacher, was born in Frankfurt, Germany. He studied at the Kunstschule in Frankfurt, Germany, with Max Beckmann and Willi Baumeister, and after graduation, he was hired as an assistant instructor at the academy. With Hitler's rise to power, Urban was one of many artists condemned by the Nazis. His work was confiscated and included in the 'Degenerate Art Exhibition' in Munich in 1937. Forbidden to paint, he fled to London, finally moving to New York in 1940. Once settled in the U.S., Urban returned to painting; between 1941 and 1948, he had five solo exhibitions in New York and Philadelphia. A critic for Art News in 1946 extolled his work, describing him as "a painter's painter, whose brilliant color, vibrant forms, swiftly spontaneous design, and general technical inventiveness must win the respect of all informed scholars of painting." With the idea of making his work affordable to the general public, Urban began working in the medium of serigraphy in 1942, producing a body of four and five-color screenprints. He and his wife, Reva, opened Gallery Urban at 16 West 10th Street in New York, where they exhibited his work and that of other contemporary modernists. Nineteen of his screenprints, produced between 1944 and 1946, are listed in "The Early History of the Screenprint" by Reba and Dave Williams, as published in the Print Quarterly in December 1986. Between 1948 and 1958, Urban remained something of a recluse, for a period refusing to show his work to anyone. Finally, a solo exhibition of his work was mounted to critical acclaim at the Zabriskie Gallery in 1958. Urban's work was included in many exhibitions in the 1940s, and he is represented in numerous museums including, Addison Gallery of American Art, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Brooklyn Museum, Museum of Modern Art, National Gallery of Art, Frederick R. Wesiman Art Museum, and Worcester Art Museum.

Details

  • Artist
    Albert Urban (1909 - 1959, German)
  • Creation Year
    1944
  • Medium
  • Dimensions
    H 7.50 in. x Dm 11.19 in.H 19.05 cm x Dm 28.43 cm
  • Diameter
    11.19 in. (28.43 cm)
  • Gallery Location
    Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Reference Number
    LU53234293641
  • Seller Reference Number
    102493
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