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Norman Bluhm

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Norman Bluhm (1921-1999)

Untitled

signed and dated ‘N BLUHM / 56’ (lower right); signed and dated …

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Signed and dated ‘N BLUHM / 56’ (lower right); signed and dated again ‘Norman Bluhm / 1956’ (on the reverse)
Norman Bluhm
American, 1921–1999
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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.

Norman Bluhm, ‘Untitled’, Christie's
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About the work
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Norman Bluhm (1921-1999)

Untitled

signed and dated ‘N BLUHM / 56’ (lower right); signed and dated again ‘Norman Bluhm / 1956’ (on the reverse)

watercolor on paper

22 x 30 in. (55.8 x 76.2 cm.)

Painted in 1956.

Signature
Signed and dated ‘N BLUHM / 56’ (lower right); signed and dated again ‘Norman Bluhm / 1956’ (on the reverse)
Norman Bluhm
American, 1921–1999
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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.

Norman Bluhm

Untitled

Watercolor on paper
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.