12 Painters of the Studio School

Jack Tworkov, New York Studio School, Steven Kasher Gallery, New York

On the occasion of the New York Studio School’s 50th Anniversary, Steven Kasher Gallery is pleased to present 12 Painters: The Studio School, 1974/2014. This dynamic exhibition brings together paintings by six artists who studied at the New York Studio School in the early 1970s: Andrea Belag, Robert Bordo, Joyce Pensato, David Reed, Adam Simon, and Christopher Wool; and six Studio School teachers who influenced them:Nicolas Carone, Philip Guston, Mercedes Matter, George McNeil, Steven Sloman, and Jack Tworkov.

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JT + New York Studio School: A History.

Jack Tworkov, New York Studio School, Mercedes Matter, Tworkov

This year the New York Studio School celebrates its 50th anniversary. From humble beginnings, it was founded in1964 by a group of restless students under the leadership of artist, activist, writer and educator Mercedes Matter. Jack Tworkov was instrumental as one of the original artists to contribute to the formation of the school. This is a brief accounting of the history of the Studio School, JT’s friendship with Mercedes Matter, and his involvement with the school.

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From the archives: JT at the Whitney circa 1964.

Jack Tworkov, Whitney Museum of American Art, Edward Brant, 1964, Tworkov

50 years ago this year the Whitney Museum of American Art opened a major survey of Jack Tworkov’s work featuring 60 paintings, 5 collages, and 19 drawings. The exhibition opened at the Whitney on March 25 and ran until May 3, 1964, then traveled to other American museums including the San Francisco Museum of Art and the Walker Art Center among others. Accompanying this historic exhibition was a substantial catalogue. In celebration of the 50th year of the exhibition, the catalogue essay written by Edward Bryant has been reproduced herein as well as the corresponding illustrations.

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Valerie Carberry to mount the first exhibition to feature the figurative drawings of JT.

Jack Tworkov, Tworkov, Valerie Carberry Gallery, Chicago, figure, figure drawing, drawing, works on paper

Valerie Carberry Gallery is pleased to announce Drawing the Figure, an exhibition of drawings by Jack Tworkov that spans four decades. The exhibition opens November 14, 2014 and will be on view through January 10, 2015. This is the first exhibition to specifically feature the figurative drawings by the artist.

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JT featured in a day in the life of an artist @ Archives of American Art

Jack Tworkov, Tworkov, Archives of American Art, letters, archives

On view now through February 28, 2015 at the Lawrence A. Gleischman Gallery at the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institute, is an exciting exhibition featuring diaries of famous artists including Oscar Bluemner, Joseph Cornell, Helen Torr Dove, Blanche Lazzell, Charles Green Shaw, John Storrs, Karl and Marion Zerbe, and Jack Tworkov among others.

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Chuck Close curates Tworkov into “Fierce Creativity”

Artists for Peace and Justice, Fierce Creativity, Chuck Close, Jessica Craig-Martin, Jack Tworkov, Tworkov, Pace, Pace Gallery

The Estate of Jack Tworkov is pleased to have been selected to participate in “FIERCE CREATIVITY: An Exhibition Benefiting the Future of Haiti” to be held at Pace Gallery, 32 East 57th Street, October 22-25. The exhibition and sale benefits Artists for Peace and Justice.

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Major painting by Tworkov rocks the fall auction season.

Jack Tworkov, Tworkov, New York School, Abstract Expressionism, New York

This fall, a major work by Jack Tworkov will be auctioned at Sotheby’s New York. Painted in 1957-58, “Queen II,” is a signature example of Tworkov’s Abstract Expressionist period. To mark the appearance of such work of this rarity, Jason Andrew, Manager/Curator of the Estate of Jack Tworkov offers a brief history of the painting and it’s relationship to it’s time and place.

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Rothko to Richter at Princeton Art Museum

Jack Tworkov, Princeton Art Museum, Rothko, Richter, Tworkov, abstract expressionism, abstract painting, 1960s, 1950s

Princeton, NJ— A remarkable gathering of paintings by some of the most important artists of the postwar era will provide a window into a moment of extraordinary creative ferment, when the very nature of abstract painting was being hotly contested. Rothko to Richter: Mark-Making in Abstract Painting from the Collection of Preston H. Haskell spans the years 1950 to 1990, an era whose commitment to artistic experimentation is rivaled only by the first decades of the 20th century, when abstraction was invented.

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A gift to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Jack Tworkov, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, museum

Venice, Italy–The Estate of Jack Tworkov is pleased to announce a gift of a major painting to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy. The painting, titled “Portrait of Z. Sharkey,” is an exceptional example of Tworkov’s abstract figuration which dominated the artist’s oeuvre during the late 1940s. The gift was made by Hermine Ford and Helen Tworkov, daughters of Jack Tworkov, with the assistance of Jason Andrew and Otto and Kirstin Hubner of the American Contemporary Art Gallery, Munich.

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Constellation of a Picture at ACME Fine Art

Jack Tworkov, ACME Fine Art, Boston, Tworkov

Boston, MA – ACME Fine Art is presents the exhibition “Jack Tworkov: Constellation of a Picture,” featuring rarely viewed paintings from 1966-1967. The exhibition opens with a reception for the public on Friday, May 2, 2014, 5-8pm, in conjunction with SoWa Boston’s May First Friday celebration. The exhibition will be on view through Saturday, June 21, 2014. A fully illustrated catalogue is available.

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