THE EXHIBITION “Undiscovered Color: The Paintings Of Benjamin Abramowitz (1960-1970)” opened with a reception and launch party at ARCHER in Washington on Wednesday evening, May 29.
MANY never-before-seen works by renowned Washington, D.C., artist Benjamin Abramowitz are being showcased, and more than 10 large-scale abstract canvases and smaller works of the period are on view.
A PROLIFIC ARTIST with a career spanning seven decades, Benjamin Abramowitz (1917-2011) devoted a lifetime to art. A master artist and teacher in painting, sculpture and works on paper, Abramowitz began working in New York City in the early 1930s. His talent was evident in his first solo exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum of Art (1936) at the young age of 16. Later, finding a place in the Works Project Administration (W.P.A.), the artist flourished as a painter often under the name of Benjamin Hoffman. By the time he moved to Washington in 1941, Abramowitz had 11 works in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection and quickly became a star in the regional art scene winning numerous awards and attracting the attention of galleries, critics, curators and patrons.
IN ADDITION TO a number of exhibitions at prestigious institutions, Abramowitz’s work has been collected by the Met, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Saint Louis Art Museum, The Phillips Collections, Howard University, Baltimore Museum of Art and the Smithsonian Institution.
ARCHER is a leading gallery of fine art and design, and regularly showcases 20th Century design alongside fine art and signature furniture collections. ARCHER is located at 1027 33rd Street, N.W., in Cady’s Alley in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. 20007. For more information: www.archermodern.com.