Charles Green Shaw, ‘Untitled’, c. 1960, Wright
Charles Green Shaw, ‘Untitled’, c. 1960, Wright

Signature: Signed to lower right 'Shaw'. Signed to verso 'Charles G. Shaw'.

Lovisco Gallery, New York | Private Collection

About Charles Green Shaw

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.

American, 1892-1974, New York, New York, based in New York, New York

Group Shows

2016
Santa Fe,
Summer Selections 2016
2016
Santa Fe,
Spring Selections
2015
Santa Fe,
Winter Selections in Modernism
2014
Santa Fe,
Summer Selections 2014
2012
New York, NY, United States,
INsite/INchelsea: The Inaugural Exhibition

Fair History on Artsy

2016
James Reinish & Associates at The Armory Show 2016