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"Henry Botkin: Abstracts and Collages"
2004-05-16 until 2004-07-01
Childs Gallery
Boston, MA, USA United States of America

Childs Gallery announces the exhibition Henry Botkin: Abstracts and Collages, on display at 169 Newbury Street in Boston from May 17 to July 1, 2004. Henry Botkin (American, 1896-1983) was born and raised in Boston, and studied at the Massachusetts College of Art before moving to New York and continuing his studies at the Art Students League. Botkin had the good fortune to have a very close relationship with his first cousins George and Ira Gershwin. They supported Botkin in an extended stay in Paris in the 1920s.

Botkin began in the late 1930s to move away from the School of Paris Modernism that he had adopted after he left Boston. Upon returning to New York City from Paris and from repeated trips to South Carolina, Botkin began to take an active role in bringing abstract art into greater public awareness. He served as president of four major art organizations including: The Artistís Equity Association, The American Abstract Artistís Group 256 in Provincetown, and the Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors. In 1955 Botkin arranged the first exhibition of American abstract art at the Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, Japan. During this time Botkin also became interested in working with collage, and this media dominated his work from the 1960s until his death in 1983. These abstracts and collages are the focus of the current exhibition at Childs Gallery.

IMAGE
Botkin, Henry
†American, (1896-1983)
Beyond Blue
1965-1966
collage
27 3/4 X 21 1/2 inches


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