Back

CHARLOTTE PARK (1918-2010)

 
A first-generation Abstract Expressionist, Charlotte Park lived next to Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner who became close influences. Before moving to New York, Park lived in Washington D.C. and took classes with Cubist painter Wallace Harrison. Those Cubist influences are evident in her distinctive geometric and gestural forms. Her early 1950 works consisted mainly of black and white paintings, colored gouaches, and gestural drawings; here, in “Untitled,” we see an exploration of color, gesture, and form in this critical early period of her career. A year after this painting was completed, Park showed at the Whitney Museum of American Art’s “Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Painting.” A first-generation Abstract Expressionist, Charlotte Park lived next to Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner who became close influences. Before moving to New York, Park lived in Washington D.C. and took classes with Cubist painter Wallace Harrison. Those Cubist influences are evident in her distinctive geometric and gestural forms. Her early 1950 works consisted mainly of black and white paintings, colored gouaches, and gestural drawings; here, in “Untitled,” we see an exploration of color, gesture, and form in this critical early period of her career. A year after this painting was completed, Park showed at the Whitney Museum of American Art’s “Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Painting.” A first-generation Abstract Expressionist, Charlotte Park lived next to Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner who became close influences. Before moving to New York, Park lived in Washington D.C. and took classes with Cubist painter Wallace Harrison. Those Cubist influences are evident in her distinctive geometric and gestural forms. Her early 1950 works consisted mainly of black and white paintings, colored gouaches, and gestural drawings; here, in “Untitled,” we see an exploration of color, gesture, and form in this critical early period of her career. A year after this painting was completed, Park showed at the Whitney Museum of American Art’s “Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Painting.” A first-generation Abstract Expressionist, Charlotte Park lived next to Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner who became close influences. Before moving to New York, Park lived in Washington D.C. and took classes with Cubist painter Wallace Harrison. Those Cubist influences are evident in her distinctive geometric and gestural forms. Her early 1950 works consisted mainly of black and white paintings, colored gouaches, and gestural drawings; here, in “Untitled,” we see an exploration of color, gesture, and form in this critical early period of her career. A year after this painting was completed, Park showed at the Whitney Museum of American Art’s “Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Painting.” A first-generation Abstract Expressionist, Charlotte Park lived next to Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner who became close influences. Before moving to New York, Park lived in Washington D.C. and took classes with Cubist painter Wallace Harrison. Those Cubist influences are evident in her distinctive geometric and gestural forms. Her early 1950 works consisted mainly of black and white paintings, colored gouaches, and gestural drawings; here, in “Untitled,” we see an exploration of color, gesture, and form in this critical early period of her career. A year after this painting was completed, Park showed at the Whitney Museum of American Art’s “Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Painting.” A first-generation Abstract Expressionist, Charlotte Park lived next to Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner who became close influences. Before moving to New York, Park lived in Washington D.C. and took classes with Cubist painter Wallace Harrison. Those Cubist influences are evident in her distinctive geometric and gestural forms. Her early 1950 works consisted mainly of black and white paintings, colored gouaches, and gestural drawings; here, in “Untitled,” we see an exploration of color, gesture, and form in this critical early period of her career. A year after this painting was completed, Park showed at the Whitney Museum of American Art’s “Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Painting.” A first-generation Abstract Expressionist, Charlotte Park lived next to Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner who became close influences. Before moving to New York, Park lived in Washington D.C. and took classes with Cubist painter Wallace Harrison. Those Cubist influences are evident in her distinctive geometric and gestural forms. Her early 1950 works consisted mainly of black and white paintings, colored gouaches, and gestural drawings; here, in “Untitled,” we see an exploration of color, gesture, and form in this critical early period of her career. A year after this painting was completed, Park showed at the Whitney Museum of American Art’s “Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Painting.” A first-generation Abstract Expressionist, Charlotte Park lived next to Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner who became close influences. Before moving to New York, Park lived in Washington D.C. and took classes with Cubist painter Wallace Harrison. Those Cubist influences are evident in her distinctive geometric and gestural forms. Her early 1950 works consisted mainly of black and white paintings, colored gouaches, and gestural drawings; here, in “Untitled,” we see an exploration of color, gesture, and form in this critical early period of her career. A year after this painting was completed, Park showed at the Whitney Museum of American Art’s “Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Painting.” A first-generation Abstract Expressionist, Charlotte Park lived next to Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner who became close influences. Before moving to New York, Park lived in Washington D.C. and took classes with Cubist painter Wallace Harrison. Those Cubist influences are evident in her distinctive geometric and gestural forms. Her early 1950 works consisted mainly of black and white paintings, colored gouaches, and gestural drawings; here, in “Untitled,” we see an exploration of color, gesture, and form in this critical early period of her career. A year after this painting was completed, Park showed at the Whitney Museum of American Art’s “Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Painting.” A first-generation Abstract Expressionist, Charlotte Park lived next to Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner who became close influences. Before moving to New York, Park lived in Washington D.C. and took classes with Cubist painter Wallace Harrison. Those Cubist influences are evident in her distinctive geometric and gestural forms. Her early 1950 works consisted mainly of black and white paintings, colored gouaches, and gestural drawings; here, in “Untitled,” we see an exploration of color, gesture, and form in this critical early period of her career. A year after this painting was completed, Park showed at the Whitney Museum of American Art’s “Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Painting.”
Untitled1950-5142 x 35 3/4 in. oil on canvas
Provenance
Private Collection
Mark Borghi Fine Art, New York
Private Collection, Minnesota

70,000

A first-generation Abstract Expressionist, Charlotte Park lived next to Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner who became close influences. Before moving to New York, Park lived in Washington D.C. and took classes with Cubist painter Wallace Harrison. Those Cubist influences are evident in her distinctive geometric and gestural forms. Her early 1950 works consisted mainly of black and white paintings, colored gouaches, and gestural drawings; here, in “Untitled,” we see an exploration of color, gesture, and form in this critical early period of her career. A year after this painting was completed, Park showed at the Whitney Museum of American Art’s “Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Painting.”
Inquire