American painter and theorist. Biederman worked as a graphic designer for several years before studying art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1926 to 1929. A week after his arrival he saw a painting by Cézanne that greatly influenced his subsequent thought. He lived in New York from ...
Roy R. Behrens
Canadian painter, critic and writer of English birth. He emigrated in 1905 to Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. In 1921 he moved to Toronto to work as an editor and publisher. He is best known as a pioneer of abstract painting in Canada. His show (...
American critic. He studied at the Art Students League in New York (1924–5) and obtained his BA from Syracuse University (1930). He began his writing career while working as a clerk for US Customs, with frequent contributions to Partisan Review on politics, literature, and art. From ...
American painter, teacher and theorist of German birth. He moved with his family to Munich in 1886 and in 1896 left home to become assistant to the director of public works of the State of Bavaria; he distinguished himself with a number of inventions, including an electromagnetic comptometer, a radar device for ships, a sensitized light bulb and a portable freezer unit for military purposes. In spite of his parents’ strong objection and their hopes for his career as a scientist, in ...
Alfred Pacquement and Tom Williams
American sculptor, painter, and writer. After a mandatory term in the US Army between 1946 and 1947, Judd spent brief periods studying art at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA (1948–9) and at the Art Students League in New York City (...
Canadian painter and theorist. He attended evening classes from 1948 to 1951 at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Montreal, before studying briefly under the Canadian painters Marian Scott (1906–93) and Gordon Webber (1909–65) at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts School of Art from ...
American painter, sculptor, printmaker, and writer. He was a major exponent of
A. Deirdre Robson
American museum director, collector, writer and painter of German birth. She came from an aristocratic German family and studied art in Cologne, Paris and Munich. In Berlin in 1917 she was attracted by the work of Vasily Kandinsky and met Rudolf Bauer (1889–1953), who had a profound influence upon her career. She went to the USA in early ...
American, 20th century, male.
Born 1892, in New York; died 1974, in New York.
American Abstract Artists (AAA).
Charles Green Shaw studied art in London and Paris as well as at the Art Students League in New York. He was one of the first American painters to tackle Abstraction, creating quite perfunctory works in the 1950s. He was a founder-member of the ...
Ruth L. Bohan
American painter, printmaker, sculptor, and writer of Russian birth. He was born of Orthodox Jewish parents and in 1891 immigrated with his family to America. After settling in Brooklyn, NY, Weber attended the Pratt Institute (1898–1900), where he studied art theory and design under ...
American, 20th century, female.
Born 1899 or 1900, in Chicago; died 1983.
Painter, art writer.
American Abstract Artists (AAA).
Charmion von Wiegand was the daughter of Karl H. von Wiegand, a European correspondent for a number of American newspapers. Charmion was herself also highly active as a journalist and art critic. She studied at Columbia University, in New York, and travelled extensively to San Francisco, Arizona, Europe and Mexico. Her articles include ...