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Current Exhibition

Jon Schueler: Paintings from the Seventies

exhibition information

Jon Schueler: Paintings from the Seventies
Dates: 19 April - 8 June 2013
Opening: 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, 19 April, 2013
Exhibition Catalogue

About the Artist:
Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Jon Schueler (1916-92) traveled in a circle that included such lions of the post-World War II American art vanguard as as Richard Diebenkorn, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning and Clyfford Still. His paintings entered the collections of such important institutions as the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Detroit Institute of Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art In Washington, D.C., and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, where he was given a one-man show in 1975.

Schueler established his first studio in New York in the 1950s at a time when he was showing with such galleries as Leo Castelli. In the 1970s, he established a second studio in a the small fishing village of Mallaig, Scotland, overlooking the Sound of Sleat. All of the paintings in "Jon Schueler: Paintings from the Seventies" were inspired by his stays in coastal Scotland. As art historian Katherine Murrell observes in her finely wrought essay for the exhibition's catalogue, the canvases maintain a kind of "dual citizenship" not just of Scotland's craggy highlands, but also of cosmopolitan New York.