From the Archive: Thanksgiving at Hans Hofmann’s, Provincetown 1958

Jack Tworkov, Franz Kline, Hans Hofmann, Provincetown, Thanksgiving, 1958

Sometimes the most memorable and historic moments in the art world are those that take place far from the grand stages of the worlds most famous galleries and museums. We have come to cherish these rare intimate moments captured in photographs where we see the solitary artist in their studio or a group scattered around a dinner table or crowding over a bar deep in conversation. This photo-essay features recently discovered negatives from the Tworkov Family Archive of a lively gathering of friends and family celebrating Thanksgiving 1958 at the Provincetown home of Hans Hofmann.

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JT: Important Paintings from the 70s, opens at Butler Institute of American Art

Butler Institute of American Art

The Butler Institute of American Art is pleased to present a major survey, Jack Tworkov: Important Paintings from the ’70s. Organized by curator Jason Andrew, this exhibition features signature works by this noted American painter including a major painting on loan from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. A curator talk and preview with be held on October 10 at 2pm. The exhibition will open to the public on October 11 with a reception to the public from 1-3pm. The exhibition continues through December 20. For additional information please visit: The Butler Institute of American Art.

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First comprehensive U.S. museum exhibition on legendary Black Mountain College premieres at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Black Mountain College, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Tworkov, Jack Tworkov

This October, the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) opens the first comprehensive U.S. museum exhibition on Black Mountain College (BMC), a small, experimental school in North Carolina whose influence on art practice and pedagogy still has profound impact today. Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933–1957 focuses on how, despite its brief existence, Black Mountain College became a seminal meeting place for many of the artists, musicians, poets, and thinkers who would become leading practitioners of the postwar period. Figures such as Anni and Josef Albers, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Robert Rauschenberg, Elaine and Willem de Kooning, Buckminster Fuller, Ruth Asawa, Robert Motherwell, Gwendolyn and Jacob Lawrence, Cy Twombly, Jack Tworkov, Franz Kline, Charles Olson, and Robert Creeley taught and studied at the college, among many others.

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JT: Mark and Grid, opens at Alexander Gray Associates

Jack Tworkov, Alexander Gray Associates, Tworkov, New York

Alexander Gray Associates presents Jack Tworkov: Mark and Grid, 1931–1982, its first exhibition of work by Jack Tworkov, since recently becoming the representative of the artist’s Estate. The exhibition examines the artist’s stylistic progression featuring work from different decades, and highlighting his conceptual approach to painting during the 1960s and 1970s.

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Alexander Gray to represent Estate of Jack Tworkov

Jack Tworkov, Tworkov, Alexander Gray Associates, New York

Via Artnews—The estate of Abstract-Expressionist Jack Tworkov is now represented by New York’s Alexander Gray Associates, its namesake dealer told ARTnews in a recent telephone interview. For its first Tworkov show, which the gallery will present in September, it is taking a “micro-retrospective approach, which will focus on gesture and grid,” he said.

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Beyond Black Mountain College: Asheville Art Museum opens important Tworkov survey 1952-1982

Jack Tworkov, One Turning, Black Mountain College, 1952, Asheville Art Museum

The Asheville Art Museum presents Jack Tworkov: Beyond Black Mountain College / Selected Works 1952-1982, March 27-June 14, 2015.

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2 major paintings by JT offered by Sotheby’s bridge 20 years of painting

Jack Tworkov, painting, Daybreak, Jean Herman

Two important paintings by Jack Tworkov will be offered at Sotheby’s this March. The paintings bridge the gab of twenty years of painting.

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JT lectures at Skowhegan 1960

Jack Tworkov, lecture, Skowhegan, 1960

In the summer of 1960, Jack Tworkov was invited as a guest lecturer and visiting artist to Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. Rather than offering a prepared talk, Tworkov asks for questions from the audience and a spontaneous conversation ensues. Tworkov discusses his early education, abstract painting / abstract expressionism, role of a teacher, state of art education and the changes facing abstract painting versus figurative/subject.

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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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