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Sylvia Rutkoff Art

American, 1919-2011
Sylvia Weinreb Rutkoff (1919-2011) Born in Wisconsin in 1919 and painted in New York. Arts Magazine called her work a “happy wedding of the natural image to the violent immediacy of the expressionist idiom.” She has been described as “vital” by the New York Herald Tribune and as an “outstanding colorist” by the New York Times. Her non-objective paintings of oils, sand and acrylics are done with intensity and simplicity. She received numerous reviews including this one from the well regarded art critic, Gregory Battock: “Highly sophisticated textures that speak firmly and imaginatively contribute a lot to the Art Brut works by this artist. One thinks of a gay and colorful Dubuffet. Miss Rutkoff offers naive and primitive images in a refreshing and delightful manner” The cache of paintings by Sylvia Rukoff was recently acquired through her great nephew. This important new discovery of American art is now being offered for sale. 1939 Hunter College in New York City, MA in Painting and Art History 1958 Art Student League Shows Include: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art Brooklyn Museum, New York Butler Institute of Art, Youngstown, Ohio Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York International Young Artists Exhibition, Tokyo 1962 Caravan Gallery, New York (two one-woman shows) 1961, 1963 Capricorn Gallery, New York NY Osaka University Art Gallery, Japan Loeb Gallery, New York University, New York, NY Gallimaufry Gallery, Croton-On-Hudson Women’s Interart Center Key Gallery, Soho, New York, NY Edward Williams Gallery, Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey National Juried Show, Summit Art Center, New Jersey Creative Gallery, New York, NY The Riverside Museum, New York, NY Sylvia taught art in the summers at Lehigh University in the 60s/70s, and was the Director of the Art Workshop in the Graduate School Fairleigh Dickinson University. She belonged to a group of artists called the Vectors, a group which included the Abstract Expressionists Ben Wilson, Frances Manacher, Rhoda Sklar, and Julius, Mary Shier and others.
(Biography provided by MGH Discovered Art)
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Artist: Sylvia Rutkoff
"Crossed Arms" Mid Century Abstract Expressionist NYC Female Artist
By Sylvia Rutkoff
Located in Arp, TX
Sylvia Rutkoff (1919-2011) Sr5-1 c.1960s “Crossed Arms” Acrylic on Masonite 36x42 period frame Unsigned Collection acquired from family estate
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Expressionist Sylvia Rutkoff Art

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Masonite, Oil

"Across the River" Mid Century Abstract Expressionist Female Artist
By Sylvia Rutkoff
Located in Arp, TX
Sylvia Rutkoff (1919-2011) Sr14-1 “Across the River” Oil on canvas 36x24 unframed Unsigned Collection acquired from family estate *Custom framing availa...
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Expressionist Sylvia Rutkoff Art

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"The Cowboy" Mid Century Abstract Expressionist Female Artist
By Sylvia Rutkoff
Located in Arp, TX
Sylvia Rutkoff (1919-2011) Sr11-1 c.1960s “The Cowboy” Oil impasto on Masonite 42x36 period frame Signed on reverse in pencil Collection acquired from family estate
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Expressionist Sylvia Rutkoff Art

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Oil, Masonite

"Girl with Doll" Impasto Mid Century Abstract Expressionism NYC Female Artist
By Sylvia Rutkoff
Located in Arp, TX
Sylvia Rutkoff (1919-2011) sr2-1 c.1950s “Girl with Doll” Impasto oil paint on Masonite 30x24 framed wood period frame Label on reverse Collection acqui...
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Expressionist Sylvia Rutkoff Art

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Masonite, Oil

"Girl with Beret" Impasto Mid Century Abstract Expressionism NYC Female Artist
By Sylvia Rutkoff
Located in Arp, TX
Sylvia Rutkoff (1919-2011) Sr9-1 c.1950s "Girl with Beret" Impasto oil paint on Masonite 32x32 period frame Collection acquired from family estate *Custom framing available for addit...
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Expressionist Sylvia Rutkoff Art

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Masonite, Oil

1950s "The Schoolgirl" Oil and Sand Figurative Painting NYC Brooklyn Museum
By Sylvia Rutkoff
Located in Arp, TX
Sylvia Rutkoff (1919-2011) 26-1 "The Schoolgirl" c.1950s Oil paint, sand on Masonite 36x48 wood period frame Unsigned Collection acquired from family estate Sylvia Weinreb Rutkoff (...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Sylvia Rutkoff Art

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Gesso, Masonite, Oil

1950s "Boy With Mittens" Oil Impasto Figurative Painting Brooklyn Museum Artist
By Sylvia Rutkoff
Located in Arp, TX
Sylvia Rutkoff (1919-2011) Sr10-1 c.1950s “Boy with Mittens” Oil impasto on Masonite 36x42.5 black wood gallery frame Signed on reverse in paint Collection acquired from family estat...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Sylvia Rutkoff Art

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1950s "Traffic" Oil and Sand Abstract Painting NYC Brooklyn Museum
By Sylvia Rutkoff
Located in Arp, TX
Sylvia Rutkoff (1919-2011) "Traffic" c.1950s Oil, sand, grout, gesso on masonite 48"x36" wood period frame Signed on reverse in pencil Collection acquired from family estate Sylvia ...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Sylvia Rutkoff Art

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