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"Untitled Abstract" 1950

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  • Description
    Prize winner 69th Annual San Francisco Art Association Exhibition 1950.

    JOHN PHILIP HULTBERG (1922 - 2005). Abstract Expressionist Painter, Lithography.

    John Hultberg was born in 1922 in Berkeley, California. Hultberg attended Fresno State College graduating in 1943 prior to entering World War II where he became a Navy lieutenant and served until 1946. After the war and with the assistance of the G.I. Bill he attended the California School of Fine Arts (now the San Francisco Art Institute). His teachers at the California School of Fine Arts included Mark Rothko and Clyfford Still and he was friends with Richard Diebenkorn who was also a mentor. In 1948 Hultberg along with James Budd Dixon, Walter Kuhlman, Frank Lobdell and George Stillman produced a portfolio of 17 lithographs which has been acknowledged as a landmark in Abstract Expressionist printmaking and the six artists became known as, “The Sausalito Six”.

    In 1949 Hultberg moved to New York City and attended the Art Students League until 1951. A frequent traveler, he traveled to Paris in 1954 and while living there he received the Guggenheim Fellowship and continued to live in Europe until 1956. In 1956 Hultberg exhibited at the 6th Annual Exhibition at the Stable Gallery in New York. In 1963 Hultberg received the Ford Foundation fellowship to work at Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Los Angeles. In 1963 Hultberg would return to San Francisco to teach at the San Francisco Art Institute for a couple of years before traveling back east to live in Maine in 1971. Hultberg would travel frequently between Maine and New York and taught in New York City at Art Students League from 1990 until his death in 2005.

    Literature:
    2005 AskART.com Inc. - Dunbier, Lonnie Pierson (Editor). The Artists Bluebook
    2005 Hultberg, John. Sole Witness
    2005 Davenport, Ray. Davenport's Art Reference: The Gold Edition
    2004 McGowan, Alison C (Editor). Who's Who in American Art, 2004 2003 - 2004 (25th Edition)
    2004 Goldberg, Ira. The Art Students League of New York, 2004-2005
    2000 Herskovic, Marika. New York School Abstract Expressionists, Artists by Choice
    1999 Falk, Peter Hastings (Editor). Who Was Who in American Art, 1564-1975, 3 volumes
    1999 Steiner, Raymond J. The Art Students League of New York A History (Teachers)
    1997 Marquis. Who's Who Who's Who in American Art, 1997-1998
    1996 Landauer, Susan*. The San Francisco School of Abstract Expressionism
    1995 Curtis, Jane and Will, Frank Lieberman, Carl Little (Foreward). Monhegan The Artists' Island
    1995 Nash, Steven A. Facing Eden: 100 Years of Landscape Art in Bay Area
    1993 Bowker R R. Who's Who in American Art-1993-1994 20th Edition
    1992 National Gallery of Art. American Paintings An Illustrated Catalogue
    1989 Falk, Peter Hastings (Editor).* Annual Exhibition Record, 1914-68, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
    1988 Geske, Norman and Karen O. Janovy. The American Painting Collection of the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery
    1987 Cummings, Paul. Dictionary of Contemporary American Artists (5th Edition)
    1986 Opitz, Glenn B (editor). Mantle Fielding's Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers
    1986 Jaques Cattell Press. Who's Who in American Art-1986 1986
    1985 Rand, Harry.* John Hultberg Painter of the In-Between 1953-84
    1985 Albright, Thomas. Art in the San Francisco Bay Area 1945-1980/An Illustrated History
    1984 Orr-Cahill, Christina. The Art of California Selected Works/ Oakland Museum
    1983 Bermingham, Peter/Daphne Deeds. Paintings and Sculpture In the Permanent Collection
    1982 Stebbins, Theodore/G Gorokhoff.* American Paintings at Yale University: An illustrated Checklist
    1981 Osborne, Harold. The Oxford Companion to Twentieth Century Art
    1981 Newark Museum. American Art in the Newark. Museum Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture
    1977 Whitney Museum Lawrence H Bloedel. Bequest Selections and Related Works
    1977 Barr, Alfred H. Painting and Sculpture in the Museum of Modern Art
    1976 San Francisco Museum. Modern Art Painting & Sculpture in California - The Modern Era
    1976 Jaques Cattell Press. Who's Who in American Art, 1976 12th Edition
    1975 Chambers, Bruce W. American Paintings in the High Museum of Art/Bicentenial Catalogue
    1975 Editor, Smithsonian. Smithsonian Archives of American Art: Checklist of the Collection
    1974 Baur, John I H. Whitney Museum of American Art Catalogue of the Collection
    1973 Onn, Gerald (Translator) Phaidon. Dictionary of Twentieth Century Art
    1968 Robbins, Daniel/David W Scott. An American Collection The Neuberger Collection
    1968 University of Oklahoma.* East Coast-West Coast Paintings
    1967 Hirsch, Richard.* Sources for Tomorrow: 50 American Paintings 1946-1966
    1967 Janis, Harriet/Rudi Blesh. Collage: Personalities, Concepts, Techniques
    1963 Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery.* Art Collections/Univ of Nebraska A Selection of Works/Inauguration of Sheldon Memorial
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    1962 Schaad, Bentley. The Realm of Contemporary Still Life Painting
    1961 Dorra, Henri. American Muse, The1960 Hinkhouse, F M.* John Hultberg
    1957 Brooklyn Museum.* Golden Years of American Drawing 1905-1956
    1956 Kuh, Katherine.* American Artists Paint the City (38th Biennale/Venice 1956)

    Selected One Person Exhibitions:
    1949 Contemporary Gallery, Sausalito, CA
    1953 Korman Gallery, New York City, NY
    1954 Fresno State College, Fresno, CA
    1955 Through 1972 at the Martha Jackson Gallery, New York City, NY1956 Galleria Numero, Florence, Italy
    1956 Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England
    1957 Galerie Rive, Droite, Paris
    1957 Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
    1958 Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC
    1958 Rockhill Nelson Gallery, Kansas City, MO
    1958 Galleria Numero, Florence, Italy
    1959 Through 1970 at the Galerie du Dragon, Paris, France
    1959 Galleria dell Ariete, Milan, Italy
    1959 Main Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
    1960 Fairweather-Hardin Gallery, Chicago, IL
    1960 Galleria Galatea, Turin, Italy
    1960 Oakland Art Museum, Oakland, CA
    1960 Through 1964 at the Ester Robles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    1961 Through 1965 at the Piccadilly Gallery, London
    1961 Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA
    1962 The Museum of Malmo, Malmo, Sweden
    1963 David Anderson Gallery, New York City, NY
    1963 Through 1974 at the David Anderson Gallery, Paris, France
    1963 Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, New Mexico
    1964 Through 1966 at the Galerie Anderson-Mayer, Paris
    1965 La Galerie Alice Pauli, Lausanne, Switzerland
    1967 Honolulu Academy of Arts, Hawaii
    1968 American Cultural Center, Paris
    1968 Southhampton College, Southampton, New York
    1987 Through 1989 at the Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York City
    1989 University of Southern Maine, Portland
    1990 The Nicholas Roerich Museum, New York City, NY
    1992 Through to 1993 at Elaine Wechsler, New York City, NY
    1994 Denise Bibro Gallery, New York City, NY

    Museums and Group Exhibitions:
    6th Annual Exhibition, Stable Gallery, New York, NY
    Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
    Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA
    Arizona State University Art Museum, Nelson Fine Arts Center, Tempe, AZ
    Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO
    High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
    Louisiana State University Museum of Art, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
    Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
    National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
    Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY, Purchase College, Purchase, NY
    Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
    Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
    Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM
    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SF MOMA), San Francisco, CA
    Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
    Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE
    Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, NY
    Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Saint Francis College, Loretto, PA
    The Cummer Museum Of Art & Gardens, Jacksonville, FL
    The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
    The University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
    The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
    Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NY
    Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

    Sources:
    Wikipedi.org
    Landauer, Susan*. The San Francisco School of Abstract Expressionism
    David Carlson, Carlson Gallery
    www.AskART.com

    Oil on canvas
    32½ Inches x 48½ Inches

    Framed Size: 34 Inches x 50 Inches
    Price: Upon Request

    Exhibited
    San Francisco Museum of Art: 69th Annual Painting and Sculpture Exhibition. 1950.

    Provenance
    Carlson Gallery, Carmel, CA.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Oil on canvas.
    Creation Date: 1950
    Styles / Movements: Abstract Expressionism
    Incollect Reference #: 123381
  • Dimensions
    W. 48.5 in; H. 32.5 in;
    W. 123.19 cm; H. 82.55 cm;
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