In Charles Green Shaw’s journal entry for June 15, 1937 we see for the first time the artist dealing with the natural consequence of creating works with real rather than illusionistic depth: shadows. Shaw acknowledged that shadows created through changing light led to an uncontrolled element in his work, a problem he …

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A master of varied artistic trades, Charles Green Shaw was a prominent painter, writer, poet, and illustrator, and among the first American artists to embrace abstraction. During the Roaring Twenties, Shaw contributed columns to magazines like The New Yorker and began producing paintings, honing his craft through studies with Thomas Hart Benton and George Luks and trips to Paris, the hotbed of the avant-garde. Shaw is credited with making the first shaped canvases in America, with his “Plastic Polygons” series from the 1930s—variously shaped, abstract canvases, unconventional forms that presaged 1960s trends in abstraction.

Selected exhibitions
2021
The Park Avenue CubistsMenconi+Schoelkopf
2018
Charles Green Shaw: Timeless FormsWeinstein Gallery
2017
25th Anniversary ExhibitionWeinstein Gallery
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Night Flight, 1938

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22 1/4 × 33 × 3 3/4 in
55.9 × 83.8 × 7.6 cm
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Montevideo, José Ignacio ( Punta del Este )
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In Charles Green Shaw’s journal entry for June 15, 1937 we see for the first time the artist …

Medium
Signature
Stamped by artist's estate
Certificate of authenticity
Included
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Included

A master of varied artistic trades, Charles Green Shaw was a prominent painter, writer, poet, and illustrator, and among the first American artists to embrace abstraction. During the Roaring Twenties, Shaw contributed columns to magazines like The New Yorker and began producing paintings, honing his craft through studies with Thomas Hart Benton and George Luks and trips to Paris, the hotbed of the avant-garde. Shaw is credited with making the first shaped canvases in America, with his “Plastic Polygons” series from the 1930s—variously shaped, abstract canvases, unconventional forms that presaged 1960s trends in abstraction.

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