Norman Bluhm, ‘"The Idol"’, 1959, Scott White Contemporary Art

"Norman Bluhm: Recent Paintings", Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, New York, 1959
"Norman Bluhm 1956-1960", Scott White Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA September 12 - November 1, 2008

"American Abstract Expressionism of the 1950's, An Illustrated Survey", Edited by Marika Herskovic, 2003, Page 44, Illustrated in color.
"Norman Bluhm 1956-1960", fully illustrated catalog published by Scott White Contemporary Art, 2008, in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name.

The Artist
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY
Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Private Collection, San Francisco, CA
Private Collection, San Diego, CA

About Norman Bluhm

Trained as an architect under Mies van der Rohe, Norman Bluhm created paintings with an abiding sense of structure, balance, and compositional technique. Influenced by the first generation of Abstract Expressionists, he sought a style even further removed from mimesis and preoccupied entirely with surface, color, and medium. Beginning with drawing and a schema, he would build layers of abstraction to explore spirituality and eroticism through paint, altogether eschewing narrative content or figuration. His place in the “new generation” of Abstract Expressionists links him with John Chamberlain and Joan Mitchell.

American, 1921-1999, Chicago, Illinois