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Mala Breuer Art

American, b. 1927

Mala Breuer grew up attending classes in painting and drawing from a young age at the California College of Arts and Crafts.

After high school Breuer attended what is now San Francisco Art Institute, where she studied under many notable artists, including Richard Diebenkorn, Clyfford Still, David Park, and Mark Rothko.

Breuer matured as an artist in, and was profoundly affected by, the era of Abstract Expressionism, focusing more on material and application than representation. By the late 1960s, she was pouring water-thinned washes of acrylic paint onto large, wet, stretched, vertical canvases. During an exhibition of those works, a San Francisco gallerist suggested that she head to New York, where abstraction, Minimalism, and Conceptual art were continuing to gain traction. Breuer listened to this advice and set out for New York with intentions of staying only one year — she stayed for eight.

In New York, Breuer began working with a palette knife, making direct, abstract marks with dark colors and with great density. She gained recognition as a significant painter during her time there. In 1984 Breuer moved to northern New Mexico, a landscape that influenced her use of color, light, and more minimal compositions.

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Artist: Mala Breuer
Water Street (7.79)
By Mala Breuer
Located in Phoenix, AZ
oil and wax on canvas Mala Breuer grew up attending classes in painting and drawing from a young age at the California College of Arts and Crafts. After high school she attended the...
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1970s Color-Field Mala Breuer Art

Materials

Canvas, Wax, Oil

4.20.07
By Mala Breuer
Located in Phoenix, AZ
oil and wax on canvas Mala Breuer grew up attending classes in painting and drawing from a young age at the California College of Arts and Crafts. After high school she attended t...
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Early 2000s Abstract Mala Breuer Art

Materials

Canvas, Wax, Oil

Sacred Heart Triptych (5.81)
By Mala Breuer
Located in Phoenix, AZ
oil and wax on canvas, three panels (84 x 90 x 1.5 inches, each panel)
Category

1980s Abstract Mala Breuer Art

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Wax, Oil

1978 (red)
By Mala Breuer
Located in Phoenix, AZ
oil and wax on linen
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1970s Abstract Mala Breuer Art

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Wax, Oil

1978 (black)
By Mala Breuer
Located in Phoenix, AZ
oil and wax on canvas
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1970s Abstract Mala Breuer Art

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Wax, Oil

1978 (white)
By Mala Breuer
Located in Phoenix, AZ
oil and wax on linen
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1970s Abstract Mala Breuer Art

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Oil, Wax

1975 (6)
By Mala Breuer
Located in Phoenix, AZ
poured acrylic on canvas
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1970s Abstract Mala Breuer Art

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Acrylic

1972 (15)
By Mala Breuer
Located in Phoenix, AZ
poured acrylic on canvas
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1970s Abstract Mala Breuer Art

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Acrylic

1976 (7)
By Mala Breuer
Located in Phoenix, AZ
acrylic on canvas Mala Breuer grew up attending classes in painting and drawing from a young age at the California College of Arts and Crafts. After high school she attended the, no...
Category

1970s Color-Field Mala Breuer Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

7.31.98
By Mala Breuer
Located in Phoenix, AZ
acrylic on canvas Mala Breuer grew up attending classes in painting and drawing from a young age at the California College of Arts and Crafts. After high school she attended the, ...
Category

1990s Color-Field Mala Breuer Art

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

11.12.98
By Mala Breuer
Located in Phoenix, AZ
acrylic on canvas Mala Breuer grew up attending classes in painting and drawing from a young age at the California College of Arts and Crafts. After high school she attended the, no...
Category

1990s Color-Field Mala Breuer Art

Materials

Canvas, Wax, Oil, Acrylic

Untitled Red (1979)
By Mala Breuer
Located in Phoenix, AZ
oil on linen Mala Breuer grew up attending classes in painting and drawing from a young age at the California College of Arts and Crafts. After high school she attended the, now, Sa...
Category

1970s Color-Field Mala Breuer Art

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Linen, Oil

6.15.02 (1)
By Mala Breuer
Located in Phoenix, AZ
oil and wax on silk Mala Breuer grew up attending classes in painting and drawing from a young age at the California College of Arts and Crafts. After high school she attended the...
Category

Early 2000s Abstract Mala Breuer Art

Materials

Silk, Wax, Oil

7.79 (grey)
By Mala Breuer
Located in Phoenix, AZ
oil and wax on canvas Mala Breuer grew up attending classes in painting and drawing from a young age at the California College of Arts and Crafts. After high school she attended th...
Category

1970s Color-Field Mala Breuer Art

Materials

Canvas, Wax, Oil

7.79 (white)
By Mala Breuer
Located in Phoenix, AZ
oil and wax on canvas Mala Breuer grew up attending classes in painting and drawing from a young age at the California College of Arts and Crafts. After high school she attended ...
Category

1970s Abstract Expressionist Mala Breuer Art

Materials

Canvas, Wax, Oil

Fire (9.19.83)
By Mala Breuer
Located in Phoenix, AZ
oil and wax on canvas Mala Breuer grew up attending classes in painting and drawing from a young age at the California College of Arts and Crafts. After high school she attended the...
Category

1980s Color-Field Mala Breuer Art

Materials

Wax, Oil, Canvas

11.22.02
By Mala Breuer
Located in Phoenix, AZ
oil and wax on silk Mala Breuer grew up attending classes in painting and drawing from a young age at the California College of Arts and Crafts. After high school she attended the...
Category

Early 2000s Color-Field Mala Breuer Art

Materials

Silk, Wax, Oil

4.84
By Mala Breuer
Located in Phoenix, AZ
oil and wax on canvas Mala Breuer grew up attending classes in painting and drawing from a young age at the California College of Arts and Crafts. After high school she attended th...
Category

1980s Abstract Mala Breuer Art

Materials

Canvas, Wax, Oil

3.21.94
By Mala Breuer
Located in Phoenix, AZ
oil and wax on canvas Mala Breuer grew up attending classes in painting and drawing from a young age at the California College of Arts and Crafts. After high school she attended the...
Category

1990s Color-Field Mala Breuer Art

Materials

Canvas, Wax, Oil

11.2.96
By Mala Breuer
Located in Phoenix, AZ
oil and wax on linen Mala Breuer grew up attending classes in painting and drawing from a young age at the California College of Arts and Crafts. After high school she attended th...
Category

1990s Abstract Mala Breuer Art

Materials

Canvas, Linen, Wax, Oil

12.1.98
By Mala Breuer
Located in Phoenix, AZ
acrylic on canvas Mala Breuer grew up attending classes in painting and drawing from a young age at the California College of Arts and Crafts. After high school she attended the, no...
Category

1990s Color-Field Mala Breuer Art

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

1975 (raw umber, phthalo blue, yellow umber)
By Mala Breuer
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Mala Breuer grew up attending classes in painting and drawing from a young age at the California College of Arts and Crafts. After high school she attended the, now, San Francisco A...
Category

1970s Color-Field Mala Breuer Art

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

2.14.95
By Mala Breuer
Located in Phoenix, AZ
oil and wax on linen Mala Breuer grew up attending classes in painting and drawing from a young age at the California College of Arts and Crafts. After high school she attended the,...
Category

1990s Color-Field Mala Breuer Art

Materials

Linen, Wax, Oil

4.4.99
By Mala Breuer
Located in Phoenix, AZ
acrylic on canvas Mala Breuer grew up attending classes in painting and drawing from a young age at the California College of Arts and Crafts. After high school she attended the, no...
Category

1990s Color-Field Mala Breuer Art

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

12.17.95
By Mala Breuer
Located in Phoenix, AZ
oil and wax on canvas Mala Breuer grew up attending classes in painting and drawing from a young age at the California College of Arts and Crafts. After high school she attended th...
Category

1990s Color-Field Mala Breuer Art

Materials

Canvas, Wax, Oil

11.12.95
By Mala Breuer
Located in Phoenix, AZ
acrylic on canvas Mala Breuer grew up attending classes in painting and drawing from a young age at the California College of Arts and Crafts. After high school she attended the, n...
Category

1990s Color-Field Mala Breuer Art

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

7.5.95
By Mala Breuer
Located in Phoenix, AZ
oil and wax on linen Mala Breuer grew up attending classes in painting and drawing from a young age at the California College of Arts and Crafts. After high school she attended the,...
Category

1990s Color-Field Mala Breuer Art

Materials

Linen, Wax, Oil

1.7.97
By Mala Breuer
Located in Phoenix, AZ
oil and wax on linen Mala Breuer grew up attending classes in painting and drawing from a young age at the California College of Arts and Crafts. After high school she attended the...
Category

1990s Color-Field Mala Breuer Art

Materials

Linen, Wax, Oil

1.13.96
By Mala Breuer
Located in Phoenix, AZ
oil and wax on canvas Mala Breuer grew up attending classes in painting and drawing from a young age at the California College of Arts and Crafts. After high school she attended the...
Category

1990s Color-Field Mala Breuer Art

Materials

Oil, Canvas, Wax

10.15.95
By Mala Breuer
Located in Phoenix, AZ
acrylic on gessoed canvas Mala Breuer grew up attending classes in painting and drawing from a young age at the California College of Arts and Crafts. After high school she attende...
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1990s Color-Field Mala Breuer Art

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Canvas, Acrylic, Gesso

7.29.95
By Mala Breuer
Located in Phoenix, AZ
oil and wax on canvas Mala Breuer grew up attending classes in painting and drawing from a young age at the California College of Arts and Crafts. After high school she attended th...
Category

1990s Color-Field Mala Breuer Art

Materials

Canvas, Wax, Oil

3.10.99
By Mala Breuer
Located in Phoenix, AZ
acrylic on canvas Mala Breuer grew up attending classes in painting and drawing from a young age at the California College of Arts and Crafts. After high school she attended the, no...
Category

1990s Color-Field Mala Breuer Art

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Untitled (9)
By Mala Breuer
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Mala Breuer grew up attending classes in painting and drawing from a young age at the California College of Arts and Crafts. After high school she attended the, now, San Francisco A...
Category

20th Century Color-Field Mala Breuer Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

10.20.95
By Mala Breuer
Located in Phoenix, AZ
oil and wax on canvas Mala Breuer grew up attending classes in painting and drawing from a young age at the California College of Arts and Crafts. After high school she attended t...
Category

1990s Abstract Expressionist Mala Breuer Art

Materials

Canvas, Wax, Oil

9.77
By Mala Breuer
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Mala Breuer grew up attending classes in painting and drawing from a young age at the California College of Arts and Crafts. After high school she attended the, now, San Francisco A...
Category

1970s Color-Field Mala Breuer Art

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

9.22.98
By Mala Breuer
Located in Phoenix, AZ
oil and wax on canvas Mala Breuer grew up attending classes in painting and drawing from a young age at the California College of Arts and Crafts. After high school she attended ...
Category

1990s Abstract Mala Breuer Art

Materials

Canvas, Wax, Oil

Lao (1.22.98)
By Mala Breuer
Located in Phoenix, AZ
watercolor on Arches, framed Mala Breuer grew up attending classes in painting and drawing from a young age at the California College of Arts and Crafts. After high school she att...
Category

1990s Color-Field Mala Breuer Art

Materials

Paper, Watercolor

7.10.83 (Olympics)
By Mala Breuer
Located in Phoenix, AZ
oil and wax on canvas Mala Breuer grew up attending classes in painting and drawing from a young age at the California College of Arts and Crafts. After high school she attended ...
Category

1980s Abstract Mala Breuer Art

Materials

Canvas, Wax, Oil

1.4.96
By Mala Breuer
Located in Phoenix, AZ
acrylic on gessoed linen Mala Breuer grew up attending classes in painting and drawing from a young age at the California College of Arts and Crafts. After high school she attende...
Category

1990s Minimalist Mala Breuer Art

Materials

Linen, Acrylic, Gesso

2.3.98 (1)
By Mala Breuer
Located in Phoenix, AZ
watercolor on Arches, framed Throughout Mala Breuer’s career she completed well over 400 watercolors and works on paper that preceded each and every one of her large works on canv...
Category

1990s Minimalist Mala Breuer Art

Materials

Paper, Watercolor

1.30.98
By Mala Breuer
Located in Phoenix, AZ
watercolor on Arches, framed Throughout Mala Breuer’s career she completed well over 400 watercolors and works on paper that preceded each and every one of her large works on canv...
Category

1990s Minimalist Mala Breuer Art

Materials

Paper, Watercolor

10.11.95
By Mala Breuer
Located in Phoenix, AZ
oil and wax on gessoed linen Mala Breuer grew up attending classes in painting and drawing from a young age at the California College of Arts and Crafts. After high school she att...
Category

1990s Color-Field Mala Breuer Art

Materials

Oil, Gesso, Linen, Wax

2.23.96
By Mala Breuer
Located in Phoenix, AZ
acrylic on linen Mala Breuer grew up attending classes in painting and drawing from a young age at the California College of Arts and Crafts. After high school she attended the, n...
Category

1990s Expressionist Mala Breuer Art

Materials

Linen, Acrylic

6.15.96
By Mala Breuer
Located in Phoenix, AZ
acrylic on gessoed linen Mala Breuer grew up attending classes in painting and drawing from a young age at the California College of Arts and Crafts. After high school she attende...
Category

1990s Color-Field Mala Breuer Art

Materials

Gesso, Canvas, Linen, Acrylic

Lao (1.23.98)
By Mala Breuer
Located in Phoenix, AZ
watercolor on Arches, framed Throughout Mala Breuer’s career she completed well over 400 watercolors and works on paper that preceded each and every one of her large works on canv...
Category

1990s Mala Breuer Art

Materials

Paper, Watercolor

1.16.98
By Mala Breuer
Located in Phoenix, AZ
watercolor on Arches, framed Throughout Mala Breuer’s career she completed well over 400 watercolors and works on paper that preceded each and every one of her large works on canv...
Category

1990s Minimalist Mala Breuer Art

Materials

Paper, Watercolor

6.20.95
By Mala Breuer
Located in Phoenix, AZ
oil and wax on canvas Mala Breuer grew up attending classes in painting and drawing from a young age at the California College of Arts and Crafts. After high school she attended ...
Category

1990s Abstract Mala Breuer Art

Materials

Canvas, Wax, Oil

Line Up (7.23.83)
By Mala Breuer
Located in Phoenix, AZ
oil and wax on canvas Mala Breuer grew up attending classes in painting and drawing from a young age at the California College of Arts and Crafts. After high school she attended ...
Category

1980s Color-Field Mala Breuer Art

Materials

Canvas, Wax, Oil

1979 (70x40)
By Mala Breuer
Located in Phoenix, AZ
painting on canvas Mala Breuer grew up attending classes in painting and drawing from a young age at the California College of Arts and Crafts. After high school she attended the...
Category

1970s Minimalist Mala Breuer Art

Materials

Canvas, Paint

Mala Breuer art for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers a wide variety of authentic Mala Breuer art available for sale. If you're looking for art to add a pop of color to a neutral corner of your living room or bedroom, you can find work that includes elements of red, purple, orange and other colors. You can also browse art by Mala Breuer in paint, fabric, canvas and more by medium. Much of this artist's original work was created during the 20th century and is mostly associated with the abstract style. Not every interior allows for large Mala Breuer art, so small editions measuring 8 inches across are available. Those interested in this artist might also find the works of Daniel Brice, Charles Schorre and Judith Kruger. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $1,100 and tops out at $25,000, while the average work can sell for $5,000.

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