Collection of Craig A. Ponzio

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Image courtesy McCormick Gallery, Chicago. ©AE Artworks, LLC.

Perle Fine was an Abstract Expressionist who produced works in multiple modes of abstraction during the 50 years of her prolific career. Fine’s artistic training began in her teens, when she studied illustration and graphic design; she also studied with Kimon Nicolaides, Hans Hofmann, Robert Blackburn, and Pruett Carter. In her own time, she would often go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to copy her favorite painters: Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Though she considers herself foremost a painter, Fine also experimented with etching, collage, and drawing. Though her brushwork became looser and heavier with time, Fine was always recognized for her ability to create visual rhythms using geometric forms, colors, and lines.

Collected by a major museum
Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions
2021
The Art of the Discovery: Post-War SelectionsHollis Taggart
2020
The Cool SeriesGazelli Art House
2016
Women of Abstract ExpressionismDenver Art Museum
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Summer I, 1958-1959

Oil paint and collage on canvas
57 × 70 in
144.8 × 177.8 cm
Location
Denver

Collection of Craig A. Ponzio

Medium
Image rights
Image courtesy McCormick Gallery, Chicago. ©AE Artworks, LLC.

Perle Fine was an Abstract Expressionist who produced works in multiple modes of abstraction during the 50 years of her prolific career. Fine’s artistic training began in her teens, when she studied illustration and graphic design; she also studied with Kimon Nicolaides, Hans Hofmann, Robert Blackburn, and Pruett Carter. In her own time, she would often go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to copy her favorite painters: Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Though she considers herself foremost a painter, Fine also experimented with etching, collage, and drawing. Though her brushwork became looser and heavier with time, Fine was always recognized for her ability to create visual rhythms using geometric forms, colors, and lines.

Collected by a major museum
Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions (3)
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