Shapinsky - an American artist of abstract expressionism.

Harold Chapinsky


Shapinsky - an American artist of abstract expressionism.

(1925 Brooklyn/New York - 2004 Rockville/Maryland) Untitled (Without Title) The artist belongs to the group of American painters of the Abstract Expressionism movement. Shapinsky, a contemporary of Robert Motherwell, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko, studied at the "Subject of the Artist" art school founded by Motherwell and Rothko in 1948/49 in New York. In 1950, Shapinsky's works were included in an exhibition for new talents at the Kootz Gallery, facilitated by Motherwell. Despite a promising start, Shapinsky did not achieve further success for decades and painted in obscurity in his tiny Manhattan apartment. There, he could only work on small-scale paper paintings, unlike the large-scale canvases that became synonymous with Abstract Expressionism. It was only through the chance discovery of the Indian English professor Akumal Ramachander and his dedicated initiative that Shapinsky received his first major retrospective exhibition in 1985 at the prestigious Mayor Gallery in London, gaining late recognition and even the Tate Gallery acquiring one of his paintings as the first museum to do so. Oil on paper, laid down on canvas. Signed. Dimensions: 29 cm x 30.5 cm. Framed.

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10 Jun 2024

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Author Harold Chapinsky

Style Abstractionism

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