oil on canvas, 31 x 36 inches
Hans Burkhardt’s (1904–1994) expansive career and influence in Los Angeles is the focus of a survey exhibition of paintings and drawings entitled Hans Burkhardt: Within & Beyond the Mainstream. The exhibition participates in the Getty Research Institute’s Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945 – 1980.
Arriving in L.A. in 1937, following his association with Arshile Gorky whose studio he shared in New York from 1928-37, Burkhardt represented L.A.’s earliest and most critical link to the New York School. The exhibition will also juxtapose Burkhardt’s works with contemporaneous reviews and rare archival documentation spanning more than six decades.
Hans Burkhardt: Within & Beyond the Mainstream | Jack Rutberg Fine Arts | preview reception Saturday, Sept 24