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Robert Natkin Art

American, 1930-2010
Robert Natkin was born in Chicago on November 7, 1930 into a large family of Russian Jewish immigrants. In 1945 the family moved to Tennessee though soon returned to Chicago where Natkin would attend the Art Institute of Chicago (1948-1952). The museum’s collection of Post-Impressionist paintings, especially those of Pierre Bonnard and Henri Matisse and the whimsical abstractions of Paul Klee, were significant influences on the young artist. Natkin’s influences outside the art world included frequent trips to the Field Museum of Natural History where he was exposed to stylized Native American and Peruvian textiles. Introduced to Abstract-Expressionism in New York in 1952, Natkin was especially drawn to the works of Willem de Kooning who’s agitated marks he began to emulate though after returning to Chicago in 1953 he abandoned ties to action painting and began to form what would become his familiar color field abstraction motif. In 1957 Natkin, now married to fellow artist Judith Dolnick, opened the Wells Street Gallery which showed the works of like-minded Chicago artists including sculptor John Chamberlain and photographer Aaron Siskind as well as New York artists they admired. Due to limited patronage however this was a short-lived venture and, seeking greater opportunities, the couple moved to New York in 1959. Natkin continued to develop bold bright fields of color and texture in his paintings finding success among the Poindexter Galleries stable of up-and-coming artists. Immersed in New York’s dynamic art scene through the 1960s and 70s, Natkin continued to evolve his style through his Apollo series, Field Mouse series, and Intimate Lighting series which includes Remembrance is the Secret of Redemption, Forgetfulness Leads to Exile. Other series followed in a long and successful career. Natkin died in Danbury, Connecticut, on April 20, 2010. Robert Natkin has been the subject of numerous one-man exhibitions and has been included in many more group exhibitions. His work is in the permanent collections of dozens of national and international museums including New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Australia, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Additionally Natkin’s colossal 20 x 42 foot mural, executed in 1992, can be seen in the lobby of New York’s Rockefeller Center.
(Biography provided by Taylor Graham)
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Artist: Robert Natkin
Robert Natkin Abstract Lithograph Signed Numbered
By Robert Natkin
Located in Detroit, MI
SALE ONE WEEK ONLY Soft pastel colors in floating smudges lay between and around lyrical abstract geometric and organic forms giving a diaphanous color and shape harmony to the work...
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1990s Abstract Expressionist Robert Natkin Art

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Lithograph

Abstract Expressionist monotype (signed & inscribed) Intimate Lighting Unique
By Robert Natkin
Located in New York, NY
Robert Natkin Untitled, ca. 1979 Monotype with heart drawing Hand signed twice; inscribed to Dorothy and Arthur with text and heart Unique Original vintage frame included Measurement...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Robert Natkin Art

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Ink, Mixed Media, Lithograph, Monoprint, Monotype, Screen

Lyrical Abstraction Abstract Expressionist painting for Sonoma CA (signed heart)
By Robert Natkin
Located in New York, NY
Robert Natkin Lyrical Abstraction for the Sonoma Mission Inn, Sonoma, California, 1990 Acrylic on paper painting with collaged element Signed twice by the ...
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1990s Abstract Geometric Robert Natkin Art

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Paper, Mixed Media, Acrylic, Pencil

Untitled
By Robert Natkin
Located in Cragsmoor, NY
This work is an unique work since the artist added to it with acrylic.
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20th Century Contemporary Robert Natkin Art

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Lithograph, Acrylic

Field Mouse Series
By Robert Natkin
Located in New York, NY
Robert Natkin (1930-2010) Abstract Expressionist Painter 'Field Mouse Series,' about 1970 Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 44 in. Signed (at lower right): Natkin
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Robert Natkin Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

Intimate Lighting (Pink)
By Robert Natkin
Located in New York, NY
Robert Natkin Intimate Lighting, 1974 Silkscreen on Arches paper 27 × 38 inches Pencil signed, dated and numbered from the edition of 150 on the front Published by Chromacomp, Inc. ...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Robert Natkin Art

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Screen

Bath Apollo Series "Blue Gaze"
By Robert Natkin
Located in New York, NY
Blue Gaze, 1977, by Robert Natkin (1930-2010) Acrylic on canvas 66 x 66 inches framed 25.98 x 25.98 cm) Signed on bottom right Exhibitions: In 1957, Momentum, Chicago, IL In 1968, Pointdexter Gallery, New York, NY (solo) In 1969, San Francisco Museum of Art (retrospective 1952-1969), San Francisco, CA (solo) In 1974, Within the Decade: Selections from the Guggenheim Museum Permanent Collection, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY In 1980, Masters of American Watercolor, The Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma City, OK In 1992, Gimpel Fils Gallery, London, UK (solo) In 2007, LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Robert Natkin Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

Robert Natkin, Untitled Abstract Limited Edition Signed Print
By Robert Natkin
Located in San Rafael, CA
Robert Natkin (1930 - 2010) Untitled, 1979 From the Intimate Light series Color lithograph on wove paper Edition 12/75 Signed and numbered to lower left margin Published and printed...
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1970s Abstract Impressionist Robert Natkin Art

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Lithograph

Bern Series
By Robert Natkin
Located in Palm Desert, CA
"Bern Series" is a painting by Robert Natkin. The painting is signed lower middle, "Natkin". The framed piece measures 49 x 54 x 1 7/8 in. Robert Natkin (1930-2010) was born in Chicago and graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1952. Natkin’s art blends Abstract Expressionism with Post-Impressionist colors. His work often runs in series he created using columns...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Robert Natkin Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

Pastel Abstract Silkscreen by Robert Natkin
By Robert Natkin
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Robert Natkin, American (1930 - 2010) Title: Intimate Lighting I Year: 1972 Medium: Screenprint on Cream Arches Paper, signed, dated and numbered in pencil Edition: 42/150 Si...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Robert Natkin Art

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Screen

Pastel Abstract Silkscreen by Robert Natkin
By Robert Natkin
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Robert Natkin, American (1930 - 2010) Title: Intimate Lighting II Year: 1972 Medium: Screenprint on Cream Arches Paper, signed, dated and numbered in pencil Edition: 36/150 S...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Robert Natkin Art

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Screen

Colorful Abstract Lithograph by Robert Natkin
By Robert Natkin
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Robert Natkin, American (1930 - 2010) Title: Untitled - III Year: circa 1977 Medium: Lithograph, Signed in Pencil Size: 31 in. x 24 in. (78.74 cm x 60.96 cm)
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Robert Natkin Art

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Lithograph

Pastel Abstract Lithograph by Robert Natkin
By Robert Natkin
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Robert Natkin, American (1930 - 2010) Title: Untitled - IV Year: circa 1977 Medium: Lithograph, Signed in Pencil Size: 31 in. x 24 in. (78.74 cm x 60.96 cm)
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Robert Natkin Art

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Lithograph

Untitled. Very large original screen print
By Robert Natkin
Located in San Francisco, CA
This artwork "Untitled" 1986 is a large original color screen print on Wove paper by noted American abstract expressionist artist Robert Natkin, 1930-2010. IOt is hand signed, dated ...
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Late 20th Century Abstract Expressionist Robert Natkin Art

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Screen

Untitled
By Robert Natkin
Located in New York, NY
A very good impression of this large screenprint with strong colors on heavy wove paper. Signed, dated and numbered 90/100 in pencil by Natkin.
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1970s Abstract Robert Natkin Art

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Color, Screen

Colorful Abstract Lithograph by Robert Natkin
By Robert Natkin
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Robert Natkin, American (1930 - 2010) Title: Untitled - V Year: circa 1977 Medium: Lithograph, Signed in Pencil Size: 31 in. x 24 in. (78.74 cm x 60.96 cm)
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Robert Natkin Art

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Lithograph

Untitled
By Robert Natkin
Located in Lawrence, NY
We are pleased to offer this work by second generation AbEx painter Robert Natkin and painted in delicious colors of yellow, tangerine, blue, red and purple. It fits well within a variety of decor settings. Described as the "author of a dappled infinite," Natkin created some of the most innovative color abstractions of the late 20th century. Populated by stripes, dots, grids, and an array of free-floating forms, his light- filled canvases are sensuous, playful, and visually complex. While attending the school of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1948 to 1952, Natkin was afforded the opportunity to study the museum's world-class collection of French post-impressionist art and decided to turn his attention to painting instead. During these formative years, Natkin was inspired by the examples of Pierre Bonnard and Henri Matisse, who used decorative patterning and arbitrary color to evoke mood. Most importantly, he also discovered the work of Paul Klee, the Swiss-German artist whose whimsical, semi-abstract paintings reflected his belief that "art does not reproduce the visible but makes visible"--a credo that nurtured Natkin's burgeoning interest in emotional content. In 1952, he lived briefly in New York, where he saw and was influenced by the bold canvases of Willem de Kooning. In 1959, aware of the limited patronage for abstract art in Chicago, Natkin and Dolnick moved to New York, where Natkin joined the stable of artists associated with the Poindexter Gallery, known for its support of emerging painters and sculptors. Immersed in the dynamism of the New York art world, where Abstract Expressionism and Color-Field painting were the dominant styles of the day, Natkin's aesthetic approach continued to evolve. In 1961, he adopted a serial approach to painting, a practice he would adhere to throughout his career. Natkin began to develop a more intricate style (indebted to Klee), depicting diamonds, polygons, ovals, squiggles and other shapes against textured, delicately toned backgrounds interspersed with seemingly randomly placed dots and daubs of pigment and areas of crosshatching. This new style is evident in the "Intimate Lighting" series works. In 1970 Natkin put aside his brushes and began to use sponges...
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1970s Color-Field Robert Natkin Art

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Acrylic

Untitled
By Robert Natkin
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A painting by Robert Natkin. "Untitled" is an abstract expressionist painting, oil on canvas in a palette of greens, blues, and purples by Post-War, American artist Robert Natkin. The artwork is signed in the lower left, "Natkin 1956". Robert Natkin was born in Chicago and graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1952. Natkin’s art blends Abstract Expressionism with Post-Impressionist colors. His work often runs in series he created using columns...
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Mid-20th Century Post-War Robert Natkin Art

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Canvas, Oil

Untitled (Black)
By Robert Natkin
Located in San Francisco, CA
Artist: Robert Natkin Title: Untitled, (Black) Year: 1979 Artist Dates: 1930-2010 Medium: lithography Paper: BFK Rives Dimensions: Image -26.5 x 36.25 inches (Sheet – 29.5 x 39.5 inc...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Robert Natkin Art

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Paper, Lithograph

untitled Colorful Abstract
By Robert Natkin
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Robert Natkin, American (1930 - 2010) Title: Untitled Year: 1985 Medium: Silkscreen, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 22/26 Image Size: 30 x 42 inches Size: 36 x 48 inches
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Robert Natkin Art

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Screen

Robert Natkin Untitled Limited Edition Signed Abstract Print
By Robert Natkin
Located in San Rafael, CA
Robert Natkin (American, 1930-2010) Untitled, 1978 From the Intimate Lighting series Color lithograph on wove paper Signed, dated and numbered in pencil lower left Edition 47/75 Prin...
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Late 20th Century Abstract Expressionist Robert Natkin Art

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Lithograph

Untitled
By Robert Natkin
Located in Palm Desert, CA
An acrylic on canvas painting by Post War artist Robert Natkin. This Untitled, abstract painting is executed in thin layers of acrylic paint of violet, orange, yellow, teal blue, och...
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1970s Post-War Robert Natkin Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

Abstract expressionist, multicolor stripes, acrylic on paper mounted on canvas
By Robert Natkin
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Robert Natkin For Duke Ellington, 1978 Acrylic on paper mounted on canvas 27 1/2 x 39 1/2 inches RNa005
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Robert Natkin Art

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Canvas, Paper, Acrylic

Abstract expressionist, multicolor stipes, small acrylic on canvas
By Robert Natkin
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Robert Natkin Apollo #154, 1981 Acrylic on canvas 36 x 40 inches RNa006
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1880s Abstract Expressionist Robert Natkin Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

Untitled (From Intimate Lighting Series)
By Robert Natkin
Located in Missouri, MO
Robert Natkin "Untitled" From the Intimate Lighting Series c. 1975-1978 Acrylic on Paper Signed Lower Left Image Size: Approx 22 x 29 inches Framed Size: Approx. 27.5 x 35.25 inche...
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1970s Abstract Robert Natkin Art

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Acrylic, Archival Paper

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Large Pastel Abstract Silkscreen by Robert Natkin
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