STANDING NUDE IN RUST AND LAVENDER, 1955
Chalk and Wax Crayon on Paper
25½ x 17¾ Inches
Signed Lower Right "H. Burkhardt"
Dedicated Lower Right "To Walter Blum"
Born in Basel, Switzerland, Burkhardt moved to New York in 1924, Burkhardt became a student of Arshile Gorky at the Grand Central School of Arts and involved with a group of European émigrés who espoused Abstract Expressionism. When he relocated to Los Angeles in 1937, he became a vital link between the avante garde movements on both coasts. Throughout a long career, Burkhardt exhibited widely and with success and was the recipient of numerous prizes, medals and juried awards. He continued to live and work in Los Angeles and, In 1991, the city of Los Angeles honored the artist by proclaiming Hans Burkhardt Week.
Solo Exhibitions: Stendahl Gallery (LA), 1939; LACMA, 1945; Calif. WC Society, 1945-47; Univ. of Oregon, 1947; UCLA, 1953; Pasadena Art Museum, 1957; Santa Barbara Museum, 1961, 1977; Fresno Art Center, 1962; Palm Springs Desert Museum, 1964; Laguna Beach Art Association, 1966; San Diego Museum, 1990; Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.), 1994.
Who Was Who in American Art, Vol. 1, pg. 509; Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"; Journal of the Print World, Summer 1994; SF Examiner, 4-24-1994 (obituary); et al.
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