Signature: Signed lower right: “FRIEDMAN”
Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York, "Arnold Friedman: The Language of Paint," May 24–June 30, 2006.
Agee, William C., "Arnold Friedman: The Language of Paint," Hollis Taggart Galleries: New York, color ill., pl. 42, n.p.
Estate of the artist
Zabriskie Gallery, New York
Private collection, New Jersey
Private collection, California
About Arnold Friedman
Arnold Friedman’s landscapes, nudes, and portraits, painted in soft, cool colors and smooth finishes, are quiet meditations on tone, brushwork, and light. Inspired by Impressionism and the Pointillism of Georges Seurat, Friedman developed his own style of using neat, tight brushstrokes to emphasize color and mood, standing apart in an era more concerned with abstraction and formal experimentation. Late in his career he devoted himself more fully to abstraction, abandoning the brush for a palette knife and incorporating more surface play and broken forms in his paintings.
American, 1874-1946, New York, New York