Norman Bluhm

Norman Bluhm (1921-1999) is an American artist best known for his involvement in The New York School of Abstract Expressionism. He was born in Chicago Illinois in 1921 and studied with Mies Van Der Rohe at the Illinois Institute of Technology before joining the United States Air Force during World War II where he served in active combat in Europe. Like many of his generation, he decided to continue his education after the war, enrolling in the GI Bill in 1947 and returning to France to study at the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts where he befriended fellow American expatriates, notably Sam Francis and Joan Mitchell.

Jay Peak

Jay Peak

1961
Oil on canvas
60 x 48 inches

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Untitled

1962
Oil on paper
23 3/4 x 19 3/4 inches

Pamphile

Pamphile

1973
Acrylic on canvas
81 x 114 inches