The Post War Era: Innovations in American Art

Opening Friday, September 29th 6 – 8 p.m.

Special lecture by Gabrielle Selz, author of
Light on Fire: The Art and Life of Sam Francis at 7 p.m.

The end of World War II ushered in a period of exceptional creativity in art and a powerful shift into abstraction. Our special exhibition will highlight several of the artists who led the way, with unique works and original prints by Willem de Kooning, Jasper Johns, Frank Stella, Sam Francis, Robert Motherwell and Helen Frankenthaler. As well, we’ll be featuring fine examples of the transition into Pop art, in which popular culture becoming the new muse for artists including Lichtenstein, Katz and Dine.

We are pleased to have Gabrielle Selz, the noted author and expert on Sam Francis, present a lecture at 7 p.m. Not only was her father one of the artist’s closest friends, but her personal knowledge of Francis is exceptional. Space will be limited, so please RSVP at your earliest convenience.

We look forward to sharing the exhibition with you!

Please RSVP if you plan to attend the lecture

Sam Francis

Original Sam Francis Painting Face to Face

Face to Face
Acrylic on Canvas

Untitled (SFE-080)

Untitled Yellow (SFE-081RC)

Untitled (SF-343)

Frank Stella

Frank Stella Mixed Media Print The Battering Ram

The Battering Ram
Mixed Media

Frank Stella Print Roncador

Mixed Media

Frank Stella screenprint, lithograph and linocut The Pacific, from The Waves

The Pacific, from The Waves
Mixed Media

Robert Motherwell

Robert Motherwell etching & aquatint Red Sea III

Red Sea III
Etching & Aquatint

Robert Motherwell monoprint Untitled P75-3349


Robert Motherwell lithograph, screenprint, & collage Redness of Red

Redness of Red
Lithograph, Screenprint, & Collage

Richard Diebenkorn

Richard Diebenkorn lithograph: Untitled (from Club/Spade Group ’81-82)

Untitled (from Club/Spade Group ’81-82)

Richard Diebenkorn Construct (Red)

Construct (Red)
Etching & Aquatint

Jasper Johns

Jasper Johns lithograph, linocut, and woodcut Scent

Lithograph, Linocut, & Woodcut

Jasper Johns screenprint Untitled


Paul Jenkins

Paul Jenkins Watercolor Phenomena Magenta Scone

Phenomena Magenta Scone
Watercolor on Paper

Paul Jenkins Watercolor: Phenomena Tibetan Walk

Phenomena Tibetan Walk
Watercolor on Paper

Phenomena Flying Wedge
Watercolor on Paper

Willem De Kooning

Oil Painting

Joan Mitchell

Tree II

Helen Frankenthaler

Helen Frankenthaler Aquatint & Drypoint Midnight

Aquatint And Drypoint

Helen Frankenthaler monotype Monotype XVIII

Monotype XVIII

Helen Frankenthaler screenprint Southern Exposure

Southern Exposure

Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein Print Two Paintings: Dagwood

Two Paintings: Dagwood
Woodcut And Lithograph

Roy Lichtenstein lithograph Spray Can

Spray Can

Roy Lichtenstein lithograph Shipboard Girl

Shipboard Girl

Jim Dine

Jim Dine Print The Hand-Colored Viennese Hearts II

The Hand-Colored Viennese Hearts II
Screenprint, Etching, and Aquatint

Jim Dine Painting: Bessamer

Acrylic and Sand on Linen

Jim Dine mixed media print The Hand-Colored Viennese Hearts VI

The Hand-Colored Viennese Hearts VI
Screenprint, Soft-Ground Etching and Aquatint

Alex Katz

Alex Katz Screenprint, Coca-Cola Girl 9

Coca-Cola Girl 9

Alex Katz Print Yellow Flags 3

Yellow Flags 3
Archival Pigment Print

Alex Katz Screenprint Yellow Tulips

Yellow Tulips