Untitled Abstraction from the American Abstract Artists Exhibition for Squibb Galleries, New York by Charles G. Shaw

Untitled Abstraction from the American Abstract Artists Exhibition for Squibb Galleries, New York by Charles G. Shaw

Untitled Abstraction from the American Abstract Artists Exhibition for Squibb Galleries, New York

Charles G. Shaw

Title

Untitled Abstraction from the American Abstract Artists Exhibition for Squibb Galleries, New York

 
Artist
Year
1937  
Technique
Lithograph, printed offset 
Image Size
9 x 5" image 
Signature
plate signed, ll 
Edition Size
about 500 
Annotations
 
Reference
 
Paper
cream wove 
State
Published 
Publisher
Squibb Galleries, New York 
Inventory ID
13593 
Price
$250.00 
Description

Charles Shaw created this image on an offset plate for the portfolio of 30 prints published by Squibb Galleries.39 members of the American Abstract Artists members were given plates to do drawings on, 30 submitted their plates which were printed offset by Cane Press under the direction of Albert Carmen. This image served as the cover for the portfolio and the advertising for the exhibition.

April 2, 1937 was the American Abstract Artists first exhibition of 39 members, which opened at the Squibb Galleries, 745 Fifth Avenue, New York City.

Instead of a catalog the AAA produced a print portfolio for this exhibiton.

This was the largest and most attended exhibition of American abstract art to be held outside of a major museum during the 1930s.

The exhibition was held between April 3 and April 17. The other artists who participated were: Rosalind Bengelsdorf, Ilya Bolotowsky, Harry Bowden, Byron Browne, George Cavallon, A. N. Christie, Werner Drewes, Herzl Emmanuel, Balcomb Greene, Gertrude Greene, Hananiah Harari, Carl Holty, Ray Kaiser, Paul Kelpe,M. Kennedy, Ibram Lassaw, Agnes Lyall, Alice Trumbull Mason, George McNeil, George L. K. Morris, John Opper, Ralph M. Rosenborg, Louis Schanker, Charles G. Shaw, Esphyr Slobodkina, Albert Swinden, R. D. Turnbull, Vaclav Vytlaci,Frederick J. Whiteman and W. M. Zogbaum.