12 Painters of the Studio School

On the occasion of the New York Studio School’s 50th Anniversary, Steven Kasher Gallery is pleased to present 12 Painters: The Studio School, 1974/2014. This dynamic exhibition brings together paintings by six artists who studied at the New York Studio School in the early 1970s: Andrea Belag, Robert Bordo, Joyce Pensato, David Reed, Adam Simon, and Christopher Wool; and six Studio School teachers who influenced them:Nicolas Carone, Philip Guston, Mercedes Matter, George McNeil, Steven Sloman, and Jack Tworkov.

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Twrkv + New York Studio School: a history

This year the New York Studio School celebrates its 50th anniversary. From humble beginnings, it was founded in1964 by a group of restless students under the leadership of artist, activist, writer and educator Mercedes Matter. Jack Tworkov was instrumental as one of the original artists to contribute to the formation of the school. This is a brief accounting of the history of the Studio School, JT's friendship with Mercedes Matter, and his involvement with the school.

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Valerie Carberry to mount the first exhibition to feature the figurative drawings of JT.

Valerie Carberry Gallery is pleased to announce Drawing the Figure, an exhibition of drawings by Jack Tworkov that spans four decades. The exhibition opens November 14, 2014 and will be on view through January 10, 2015. This is the first exhibition to specifically feature the figurative drawings by the artist.

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Chuck Close curates Twrkv into "Fierce Creativity"

The Estate of Jack Tworkov is pleased to have been selected to participate in “FIERCE CREATIVITY: An Exhibition Benefiting the Future of Haiti” to be held at Pace Gallery, 32 East 57th Street, October 22-25. The exhibition and sale benefits Artists for Peace and Justice.

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Rothko to Richter at Princeton Art Museum

Princeton, NJ— A remarkable gathering of paintings by some of the most important artists of the postwar era will provide a window into a moment of extraordinary creative ferment, when the very nature of abstract painting was being hotly contested. Rothko to Richter: Mark-Making in Abstract Painting from the Collection of Preston H. Haskell spans the years 1950 to 1990, an era whose commitment to artistic experimentation is rivaled only by the first decades of the 20th century, when abstraction was invented.

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A gift to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Venice, Italy--The Estate of Jack Tworkov is pleased to announce a gift of a major painting to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy. The painting, titled "Portrait of Z. Sharkey," is an exceptional example of Tworkov's abstract figuration which dominated the artist's oeuvre during the late 1940s. The gift was made by Hermine Ford and Helen Tworkov, daughters of Jack Tworkov, with the assistance of Jason Andrew and Otto and Kirstin Hubner of the American Contemporary Art Gallery, Munich.

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Constellation of a Picture at ACME Fine Art

Boston, MA - ACME Fine Art is presents the exhibition "Jack Tworkov: Constellation of a Picture," featuring rarely viewed paintings from 1966-1967. The exhibition opens with a reception for the public on Friday, May 2, 2014, 5-8pm, in conjunction with SoWa Boston's May First Friday celebration. The exhibition will be on view through Saturday, June 21, 2014. A fully illustrated catalogue is available.

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Fine Arts Work Center Boston Event

Boston, MA - On Thursday, May 1 Boston’s ACME Fine Art on Harrison Avenue will host a benefit for the Fine Arts Work Center of Provincetown. The benefit will feature an exhibition preview of Jack Tworkov: Constellation of a Picture, a solo exhibit featuring unknown gems from the artist’s estate, most of which have never been shown publicly. Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Harding will be special guest.

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Twrkv drawing show opens at David Klein Gallery

Birmingham, Michigan-The David Klein Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of drawings from the early 1970s by Jack Tworkov. An opening reception will take place on Saturday, February 8nd from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with an essay by Steel Stillman. The exhibition continues March 8.

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At PAAM: Twrkv's gesture is paired with photographers pinhole percision

Provincetown, MA--The Provincetown Art Association and Museum presents an exhibition co-curated by Pasquale Natale and Midge Battelle titled Couple/Duo. The exhibition considers the creative parallels between duos of one kind or another. It couples poets and painters, sculptors and painters, and painters and painters. Some are friends, some are couples, some are have never met. Each pairing of work - whether similar or dissimilar - shows a relationship of palette, subject matter, composition, narrative, or other element. The exhibition continues through March 30.

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At Bowdoin: Twrkv leads a roster of Contemporary Masters, 1950 to present

Brunswick, Maine-Bowdoin College Art Museum opens a new exhibition titled Contemporary Masters, 1950 to Present. The exhibition features a signature work by Jack Tworkov from 1951.

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Jan 1971: An interview with Jack Tworkov, Part 2 of 2

Part II: An interview with Jack Tworkov by Phyllis Tuchman originally published in Artforum (January 1971). The interview appeared just months before Tworkov’s new paintings would open at the Whitney Museum of American Art and French & Co.

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Jan 1971: An interview with Jack Tworkov, Part 1 of 2

An interview with Jack Tworkov by Phyllis Tuchman originally published in Artforum (January 1971). The interview appeared just months before Tworkov's new paintings would open at the Whitney Museum of American Art and French & Co.

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Pollock e gli Irascibli - La Scuola di New York opens at Palazzo Reale

The exhibition Pollock e gli Irascibili – La Scuola di New York (Pollock and The Irascibles – The New York School) in the Palazzo Reale displays more than 60 paintings from the collection of the Whitney Museum in New York. It includes work by Jackson Pollock but also by other members of The Irascibles, like Mark Rothko and Willem de Kooning.

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Abstraction Américaine at Fondation Fernet-Branca

Abstraction Américaine opened at the Fondation Fernet-Branca on June 2. Organized by guest curator by Otto Hübner with the assistance of his wife, Kirstin Hübner, and Francesca Pollock, the exhibition brings together signature works of seven 20th-Century American artists, major masters of abstraction, some relatively unknown to the general public in Europe: Hans Hofmann (1880‐1966), Jack Tworkov (1900‐1982), Charles Pollock (1902‐1988), Adolph Gottlieb (1903‐1974), David Smith (1906‐1965), Richard Pousette‐Dart (1916‐1992) and Sam Francis (1923‐1994). The exhibition continues through September 22. A symposium, organized by Otto Hübner was held on June 12 and featured representatives from each artist’s estate. Dr. Philip Rylands, Director of the Peggy Guggenheim Museum, Venice, moderated the symposium.

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The Irascibles at Leonard Hutton Galleries

Leonard Hutton Galleries is pleased to present an exhibition of artworks by renowned first generation “Irascible” and New York School artists James Brooks, Willem de Kooning, Jimmy Ernst, Sam Francis, Adolph Gottlieb, Hans Hofmann, Lee Krasner, Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, Richard Pousette-Dart, Theodore Roszak, David Smith and Jack Tworkov.

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Abstract Expressionism at Van de Weghe Fine Art

Van de Weghe Fine Art is pleased to present an exhibition of Abstract Expressionist works on paper by renowned artists Arshile Gorky, Franz Kline, Jack Tworkov, Sam Francis, Mark Tobey Jean Dubuffet and Yayoi Kusama. The movement came to prominence in the years following World War II and is characterized by its focus on gesture and materiality, and its disregard for pictorial representation. These artists worked both in and outside of AbEx’s New York epicenter, and there is a striking range of technique and pictorial effects which points to the nuances of the movement.

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Twrkv at David Klein Gallery, Michigan

David Klein Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of paintings and work on paper by the noted American abstract expressionist, Jack Tworkov. This is the first solo show of the artist’s work in the Detroit area since the Gertrude Kasle Gallery held an exhibition in 1969. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with an essay by Stephanie Buhmann.

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Francis Frost to offer prints by Twrkv

The Estate of Jack Tworkov is pleased to announce a new relationship with Francis Frost will now represent the Estate in offering for sale the lithographs, etchings and silkscreens of Jack Tworkov. This marks the first concerted effort to make this rare material available to the public.

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Featured Work (Dec): "Christmas Morning" 1951

The 1950s marked an important decade in Jack Tworkov’s career and in the history of American art. The rising optimism of a post war world brought momentum to the Abstract Expressionism movement in New York. "Christmas Morning," a work by Jack Tworkov, currently in the collection of the Newark Museum, was painted at the beginning of this critical decade. A decade that would see New York City surpass Paris as the capital of the art world.

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