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Reginald Pollack
Affirmation, Reginald Pollack Abstract Expressionist Oil Masonite Multicolor

1986

$3,900

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Affirmation, Reginald Pollack Abstract Expressionist Oil Masonite Multicolor Oil on Masonite painting by late American Artist Reginald Pollack. It has a 1/4" to 3/8" white masonite border. This painting is from the artist's personal collection, and is being offered for sale in consultation with his family. Pollack's painted using oil on masonite (and sometimes pencil/marker) to create his imaginative hyper-layered works of faces, "Poglins" and swirls. The Poglins were named as combination of Pollack's own name and the "goblin-like" creatures that inhabit his works. His creations are truly a multi-layered, sometimes "Bosch-like" approach to conveying the meaning he was imparting to his audience. Spending time with one of his works is an adventure in finding new figures and feelings. ​ Reginald Pollack B. 1924 - 2001 ​ Reginald Pollack was an identical twin born of Jewish parents who came to the United States from Hungary. His father, who was a tailor at Lord & Taylor in New York City, took the twins to the Metropolitan Museum every weekend. After graduating from the High School of Music and Art Reginald served in the Second World War, in the Ski Troops of the 87th Mountain Division, and participated in the invasion of Kiska in the Aleutian Island and the greater South Pacific. After the war and a few years developing window displays in New York City, Reginald traveled to Paris using the GI Bill to support himself and to pursued his ambition of becoming a painter. He was fortunate enough to find a studio at Impasse Ronsin wall to wall with Constantin Brancusi, the famous Rumanian sculptor, who became his mentor. During his 12 year stay in France Reginald attended Academie de la Grand Chaumiere and restored two little houses in Provence, before returning to the USA. ​Reginald developed as a painter and sculptor, had exhibits, was a visiting critic of art and became interested in Jungian philosophy. After moving back to New York City he met and married Kerstin Binns, a Swedish-Danish Diplomat. In 1996 they spent two years north of Burbank, CA, and in 1998 moved to Palm Springs, CA, where Reginald painted and sculpted the last years of his life. Pollack's paintings are in many prominent museums and private collections, including: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Vincent Price Gallery & Art Museum, Museum of Modem Art and Palm Springs Art Museum. Reginald Pollack's works are part of some of the most prestigious public and private art collections around the world, including: Brooklyn Museum Museum of Modern Art National Museum of American Art Stanford University Museum of Art Jerusalem Museum Museum of Haifa University of Glasgow Metropolitan Museum of Art UC Santa Cruz Hilton Hotels Philip Johnson Roy Neuberger Newark Museum Rockefeller Institute Hirshhorn Museum Skirball Cultural Center & Museum Worcester Art Museum Collection de L'Etat International Prizes: Prix Neuman, Paris, 1952 Prix des Peintres Etrangers, Paris, 1958 Prix Orthon Friesz Award, Paris, 1954-1957 Ingram Merrill Foundation Grant for Painting, 1964 & 1970 Group Exhibitions: Art Institute of Chicago Carnegie Institue Ecole de Paris Museum of Modern Art National Institute of Arts and Letter PA Academy of Fine Arts Print Council of America Salon de Mai, Paris, France University of Illinois University of Nebraska Gallery Whitney Museum of American Art Washington Project for the Arts Palm Springs Art Museum Gallery Exhibitions: Charles Forth Gallery, NYC Peridot Gallery, NYC Galerie Saint Placide, Paris, France Peter Deitsch Gallery, NYC Dwan Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Gumps Gallery, San Francisco, CA Jefferson Gallery, La Jolla, CA Goldwatch Gallery, Chicago, IL Rose Gallery, Leesburg, VA Gallery Z, Beverly Hills, CA Hall Gallery, Miami Beach, FL ​Rubine Red Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

Details

  • Artist
    Reginald Pollack (1924 - 2001, American)
  • Creation Year
    1986
  • Dimensions
    Height: 66 in. (167.64 cm)Width: 48 in. (121.92 cm)Depth: 0.25 in. (6.35 mm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Framing
    Framing Options Available
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Palm Springs, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: RP00421stDibs: LU136526773682

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    Ships From: Palm Springs, CA
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