JUDITH LINHARES: 2017 Recipient of Artist Award

Artists' Legacy Foundation
Feb 14, 2018 9:01PM

Judith Linhares, Fortune, 1993, oil on linen, 20 x 18 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Anglim Gilbert Gallery, San Francisco.

Linhares is renowned for her ebullient, metaphysical depictions of women and animals painted in bright brushstrokes. Ken Johnson in The New York Times argued that Linhares is “an unacknowledged inspiration for many of today's younger artists” using paint that she “applies with hedonistic, controlled abandon.” In 1978, Linhares was included in the influential "Bad Painting" exhibition at the New Museum, organized by legendary curator Marcia Tucker. In the early 1990s, a traveling survey, “Dangerous Pleasures: The Art of Judith Linhares,” toured museums and galleries on both coasts. She continues to exhibit widely including a heralded showing at Frieze New York 2017.


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