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Description: Schueler was a second-generation Abstract Expressionist. He became a painter in San Francisco, where he studied with Clyfford Still, whom he revered. He moved to New York in 1951, and through Still soon met all the Abstract Expressionists. Schueler had many quintessential experiences of the time and place: Barnett Newman helped him find a studio; he was puzzled at Mark Rothko's sudden shifts from warmth to hostility; he was insulted by Norman Mailer at a cocktail party in Provincetown; he loved to listen to Franz Kline talking nonstop over beers at the Cedar Bar, even when he wasn't sure what Kline was talking about; he had a one-man show at Leo Castelli's new gallery in 1957, and again in 1959; he exchanged studios in Paris with Sam Francis; he made love -- once -- with Joan Mitchell, and more frequently with a number of beautiful young women who found philosophical artists romantic and irresistible. Schueler's journal consequently provides an insider's view of an exciting time, when New York was becoming the center of the art world.
Dimensions: 30 x 36 inches
Artist or Maker: John Schueler
Medium: oil on canvas