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Norman Bluhm Art

American, 1921-1999
Norman Bluhm (1921-1999) was an American Abstract Expressionist celebrated for creating paintings with bold, energetic brushwork and colorful, voluptuous forms. Born in Chicago, IL, Bluhm studied architecture with Mies van der Rohe. In 1948, after serving as a fighter pilot in World War II, Bluhm moved to Paris, where he studied at the Ecoled des Beaux-Arts and associated with Joan Mitchell, Sam Francis and Alberto Giacometti. After moving to New York in 1956, he joined a circle of action painters including Franz Kline, Robert Motherwell, Ad Reinhardt, Willem de Kooning and showed at the Leo Castelli Gallery. Prior to and after his studies, Bluhm was a member of the Air Force and served in World War II. After World War II, he lived in Paris with other hopeful American writers and artists of the expatriate scene. There he developed an interest in nude painting. In 1956 he moved to New York. The Cedar Tavern was a favorite gathering place where he convened with other painters and writers, such as Frank O'Hara, Franz Kline, William de Kooning, and Jackson Pollock. Among the work of this noted group were the twenty-six Bluhm-O'Hara spontaneous poem paintings, composed in Bluhm's studio atop the old Tiffany Glass Building in 1960. The Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C. exhibited Bluhm's work in his first museum show in 1969. During the 1960s and 1970s, his art created an atmosphere of violence, with a large paint-soaked brush, often using blues, pinks, purples and greens. His work which featured webs of jagged marks, cascading drips and violent splatters of paint, increasingly took on the energy and scale of abstract expressionism. Later his violent outlook changed, as did his style. He has exhibited his works throughout the United States and Europe.
(Biography provided by Lincoln Glenn)
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Artist: Norman Bluhm
Untitled
By Norman Bluhm
Located in Austin, TX
Acrylic on paper (two sheets) mounted on canvas. Signed on rear support, gallery labels verso. 35.25 x 46.25 in. 36.5 x 47.5 in. (framed) Custom framed in a natural cherry, closed-...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Norman Bluhm Art

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Acrylic, Laid Paper

Milkmaid
By Norman Bluhm
Located in New York, NY
NORMAN BLUHM Milkmaid, 1977 Oil on canvas 60 x 112 3/4 inches 152.4 x 286.4 cm Signed and dated: "bluhm '77" (lower right recto) -- Beginning in the 1970s, and after more than two ...
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1970s Norman Bluhm Art

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Oil

Untitled
By Norman Bluhm
Located in New York, NY
NORMAN BLUHM Untitled, 1976 Acrylic and pastel on canvas 47 3/8 x 37 1/2 inches 120.3 x 95.3 cm Signed and dated: "bluhm '76" (lower right recto) -- Beginning in the 1970s, and aft...
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1970s Norman Bluhm Art

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Acrylic

Viper Lady
By Norman Bluhm
Located in New York, NY
NORMAN BLUHM Viper Lady, 1979 Oil on canvas 77 x 107 inches 195.6 x 271.8 cm Signed and dated: "bluhm '79" (lower right recto) -- Beginning in the 1970s, and after more than two de...
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1970s Norman Bluhm Art

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Oil

Sooty Lady
By Norman Bluhm
Located in New York, NY
NORMAN BLUHM Sooty Lady, 1978 Oil on canvas 76 x 106 inches 193 x 269.2 cm Signed and dated: "bluhm '78" (lower right recto) -- Beginning in the 1970s, and after more than two deca...
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1970s Norman Bluhm Art

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Oil

Untitled
By Norman Bluhm
Located in New York, NY
NORMAN BLUHM Untitled, 1979 Oil on canvas 48 x 108 3/8 inches 121.9 x 275.3 cm Signed and dated: "bluhm '79" (upper right verso) -- Beginning in the 1970s, and after more than two ...
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1970s Norman Bluhm Art

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Oil

Untitled
By Norman Bluhm
Located in New York, NY
NORMAN BLUHM Untitled, 1974 Acrylic and pastel on paper 22 x 90 inches 55.9 x 228.6 cm -- Beginning in the 1970s, and after more than two decades of experimentation and accomplishm...
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1970s Norman Bluhm Art

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Acrylic

Untitled, Studies in Blue, White, Gray
By Norman Bluhm
Located in New York, NY
NORMAN BLUHM Untitled, Studies in Blue, White, Gray, 1975 Oil on canvas 48 x 240 inches 121.9 x 609.6 cm Signed and dated: "bluhm '75" (lower right recto) -- Beginning in the 1970s...
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1970s Norman Bluhm Art

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Oil

Mermaid's Delight
By Norman Bluhm
Located in New York, NY
NORMAN BLUHM Mermaid's Delight, 1978 Oil on canvas 76 x 106 inches 193 x 269.2 cm Signed and dated: "bluhm '78" (lower right recto) -- Beginning in the 1970s, and after more than t...
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1970s Norman Bluhm Art

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Oil

Untitled
By Norman Bluhm
Located in New York, NY
NORMAN BLUHM Untitled, 1978 Acrylic and pastel on paper 25 x 112 inches 63.5 x 284.5 cm Signed and Dated (verso) -- Beginning in the 1970s, and after more than two decades of exper...
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1970s Norman Bluhm Art

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Acrylic

Crustadéle
By Norman Bluhm
Located in New York, NY
NORMAN BLUHM Crustadéle, 1976 Oil on canvas 96 x 84 inches 243.8 x 213.4 cm Signed and dated: "bluhm '76" (lower right recto) -- Beginning in the 1970s, and after more than two dec...
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1970s Norman Bluhm Art

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Oil

Jocasta by NORMAN BLUHM - American Abstract Expressionist Painter
By Norman Bluhm
Located in London, GB
Jocasta by NORMAN BLUHM (1921-1999) Acrylic on cardboard laid down on wood 59 x 89 cm (23 ¼ x 35 inches) Signed and dated, bluhm 73 Provenance Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, arc...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Norman Bluhm Art

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Acrylic

Untitled
By Norman Bluhm
Located in North Adams, MA
Provenance: Norman Bluhm to current owner Trained as an architect under Mies van der Rohe, Norman Bluhm created paintings with an abiding sense of structure, balance, and compositio...
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1970s Abstract Norman Bluhm Art

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Oil Crayon, Ink

Untitled
By Norman Bluhm
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A painting by Norman Bluhm. This untitled, oil on paper mounted on board, abstract painting is executed in red, blue, green, pink and black by Post War artist Norman Bluhm. Signed in...
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1960s Post-War Norman Bluhm Art

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Paper, Oil, Board

"Othello" Gestural Abstract Painting
By Norman Bluhm
Located in Houston, TX
Energetic abstract expressionist watercolor painting of large black and orange splatters done by Norman Bluhm in 1962. Signed and dated in lower left corner. Hung in a black and gold...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Norman Bluhm Art

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Watercolor

Untitled
By Norman Bluhm
Located in New York, NY
NORMAN BLUHM Untitled, 1962 Oil on paper 23 3/4 x 19 3/4 inches 60.3 x 50.2 cm Signed "to Bill / Bluhm 62" Bill Berkson
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1960s Norman Bluhm Art

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Oil

Jay Peak
By Norman Bluhm
Located in New York, NY
NORMAN BLUHM Jay Peak, 1961 Oil on canvas 60 x 48 inches 152.4 x 121.9 cm Signed and dated 'Bluhm 61' lower right; Signed, dated and inscribed 'Jay Peak' on reverse
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