Oscar Bluemner

American, 1867–1938

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Oscar Bluemner

American, 1867–1938

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Trained as an architect and designer, Oscar Bluemner turned to painting in the early 20th century, producing expressive, lush compositions influenced by Cubism and reflective of his keen interest in the visual, emotional, and psychological resonance of color. A prominent and influential figure in American Modernism, Bluemner had work included in the landmark 1913 Armory Show and was championed by Alfred Stieglitz. A master of both oil and watercolor, he painted bold, simplified urban and natural forms and scenes, with color itself always taking precedence.

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Biography

Trained as an architect and designer, Oscar Bluemner turned to painting in the early 20th century, producing expressive, lush compositions influenced by Cubism and reflective of his keen interest in the visual, emotional, and psychological resonance of color. A prominent and influential figure in American Modernism, Bluemner had work included in the landmark 1913 Armory Show and was championed by Alfred Stieglitz. A master of both oil and watercolor, he painted bold, simplified urban and natural forms and scenes, with color itself always taking precedence.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Whitney Biennial