Milton Resnick
Ukraninan-American, 1917-2004
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Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
Summer Selections,
Hollis Taggart
New Space, New Acquisitions,
Hollis Taggart
2014
Mana Monumental,
Mana Contemporary

One of the last Abstract Expressionists, and a peer and friend of Willem de Kooning, Milton Resnick maintained a fierce commitment to non-representational painting throughout his career, making large-scale, heavily impastoed, near-monochrome canvases whose all-over compositions were are impenetrably dense and often challenging. For Resnick, the meaning lay in the process of painting; he approached painting as an all-encompassing endeavor. “What I like is for a painting to act in many different directions at once, so strongly that it will shatter itself and open up a small crack, which will suck the world in,” he said. From 1976 until the end of his life, Resnick worked from a large synagogue on Eldridge Street on New York's Lower East Side.

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