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ROBERT NATKIN (1930-2010)

 
Chicago native Robert Natkin was a leading abstract painter in the 20th century. Influenced by the colors and forms of Willem de Kooning, Pierre Bonnard, and Paul Klee, Natkin developed his own style of rich color and texture. This large-scale, jewel-toned canvas is a wonderful and rare early painting from a crucial period in American art, the 1950s. 
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<br>Associated with Abstract expressionism, Color field painting, and Lyrical Abstraction, Natkin's work threads throughout many major American art movements and cities. He received a retrospective exhibition in 1969 at the San Francisco Museum of Art (now SFMOMA), and completed a mural in New York at 1211 Avenue of the Americas, a corner of the Rockefeller Center, in 1992. Natkin is represented in over 24 museum collections worldwide, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Chicago native Robert Natkin was a leading abstract painter in the 20th century. Influenced by the colors and forms of Willem de Kooning, Pierre Bonnard, and Paul Klee, Natkin developed his own style of rich color and texture. This large-scale, jewel-toned canvas is a wonderful and rare early painting from a crucial period in American art, the 1950s. 
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<br>Associated with Abstract expressionism, Color field painting, and Lyrical Abstraction, Natkin's work threads throughout many major American art movements and cities. He received a retrospective exhibition in 1969 at the San Francisco Museum of Art (now SFMOMA), and completed a mural in New York at 1211 Avenue of the Americas, a corner of the Rockefeller Center, in 1992. Natkin is represented in over 24 museum collections worldwide, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Chicago native Robert Natkin was a leading abstract painter in the 20th century. Influenced by the colors and forms of Willem de Kooning, Pierre Bonnard, and Paul Klee, Natkin developed his own style of rich color and texture. This large-scale, jewel-toned canvas is a wonderful and rare early painting from a crucial period in American art, the 1950s. 
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<br>Associated with Abstract expressionism, Color field painting, and Lyrical Abstraction, Natkin's work threads throughout many major American art movements and cities. He received a retrospective exhibition in 1969 at the San Francisco Museum of Art (now SFMOMA), and completed a mural in New York at 1211 Avenue of the Americas, a corner of the Rockefeller Center, in 1992. Natkin is represented in over 24 museum collections worldwide, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Chicago native Robert Natkin was a leading abstract painter in the 20th century. Influenced by the colors and forms of Willem de Kooning, Pierre Bonnard, and Paul Klee, Natkin developed his own style of rich color and texture. This large-scale, jewel-toned canvas is a wonderful and rare early painting from a crucial period in American art, the 1950s. 
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<br>Associated with Abstract expressionism, Color field painting, and Lyrical Abstraction, Natkin's work threads throughout many major American art movements and cities. He received a retrospective exhibition in 1969 at the San Francisco Museum of Art (now SFMOMA), and completed a mural in New York at 1211 Avenue of the Americas, a corner of the Rockefeller Center, in 1992. Natkin is represented in over 24 museum collections worldwide, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Chicago native Robert Natkin was a leading abstract painter in the 20th century. Influenced by the colors and forms of Willem de Kooning, Pierre Bonnard, and Paul Klee, Natkin developed his own style of rich color and texture. This large-scale, jewel-toned canvas is a wonderful and rare early painting from a crucial period in American art, the 1950s. 
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<br>Associated with Abstract expressionism, Color field painting, and Lyrical Abstraction, Natkin's work threads throughout many major American art movements and cities. He received a retrospective exhibition in 1969 at the San Francisco Museum of Art (now SFMOMA), and completed a mural in New York at 1211 Avenue of the Americas, a corner of the Rockefeller Center, in 1992. Natkin is represented in over 24 museum collections worldwide, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Chicago native Robert Natkin was a leading abstract painter in the 20th century. Influenced by the colors and forms of Willem de Kooning, Pierre Bonnard, and Paul Klee, Natkin developed his own style of rich color and texture. This large-scale, jewel-toned canvas is a wonderful and rare early painting from a crucial period in American art, the 1950s. 
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<br>Associated with Abstract expressionism, Color field painting, and Lyrical Abstraction, Natkin's work threads throughout many major American art movements and cities. He received a retrospective exhibition in 1969 at the San Francisco Museum of Art (now SFMOMA), and completed a mural in New York at 1211 Avenue of the Americas, a corner of the Rockefeller Center, in 1992. Natkin is represented in over 24 museum collections worldwide, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Chicago native Robert Natkin was a leading abstract painter in the 20th century. Influenced by the colors and forms of Willem de Kooning, Pierre Bonnard, and Paul Klee, Natkin developed his own style of rich color and texture. This large-scale, jewel-toned canvas is a wonderful and rare early painting from a crucial period in American art, the 1950s. 
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<br>Associated with Abstract expressionism, Color field painting, and Lyrical Abstraction, Natkin's work threads throughout many major American art movements and cities. He received a retrospective exhibition in 1969 at the San Francisco Museum of Art (now SFMOMA), and completed a mural in New York at 1211 Avenue of the Americas, a corner of the Rockefeller Center, in 1992. Natkin is represented in over 24 museum collections worldwide, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Chicago native Robert Natkin was a leading abstract painter in the 20th century. Influenced by the colors and forms of Willem de Kooning, Pierre Bonnard, and Paul Klee, Natkin developed his own style of rich color and texture. This large-scale, jewel-toned canvas is a wonderful and rare early painting from a crucial period in American art, the 1950s. 
<br>
<br>Associated with Abstract expressionism, Color field painting, and Lyrical Abstraction, Natkin's work threads throughout many major American art movements and cities. He received a retrospective exhibition in 1969 at the San Francisco Museum of Art (now SFMOMA), and completed a mural in New York at 1211 Avenue of the Americas, a corner of the Rockefeller Center, in 1992. Natkin is represented in over 24 museum collections worldwide, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Chicago native Robert Natkin was a leading abstract painter in the 20th century. Influenced by the colors and forms of Willem de Kooning, Pierre Bonnard, and Paul Klee, Natkin developed his own style of rich color and texture. This large-scale, jewel-toned canvas is a wonderful and rare early painting from a crucial period in American art, the 1950s. 
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<br>Associated with Abstract expressionism, Color field painting, and Lyrical Abstraction, Natkin's work threads throughout many major American art movements and cities. He received a retrospective exhibition in 1969 at the San Francisco Museum of Art (now SFMOMA), and completed a mural in New York at 1211 Avenue of the Americas, a corner of the Rockefeller Center, in 1992. Natkin is represented in over 24 museum collections worldwide, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Chicago native Robert Natkin was a leading abstract painter in the 20th century. Influenced by the colors and forms of Willem de Kooning, Pierre Bonnard, and Paul Klee, Natkin developed his own style of rich color and texture. This large-scale, jewel-toned canvas is a wonderful and rare early painting from a crucial period in American art, the 1950s. 
<br>
<br>Associated with Abstract expressionism, Color field painting, and Lyrical Abstraction, Natkin's work threads throughout many major American art movements and cities. He received a retrospective exhibition in 1969 at the San Francisco Museum of Art (now SFMOMA), and completed a mural in New York at 1211 Avenue of the Americas, a corner of the Rockefeller Center, in 1992. Natkin is represented in over 24 museum collections worldwide, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
Untitled195682 x 74 1/2 in.(208.28 x 189.23 cm) oil on canvas
Provenance
Wells Street Gallery, Chicago
Private Collection, Montana

150,000

Chicago native Robert Natkin was a leading abstract painter in the 20th century. Influenced by the colors and forms of Willem de Kooning, Pierre Bonnard, and Paul Klee, Natkin developed his own style of rich color and texture. This large-scale, jewel-toned canvas is a wonderful and rare early painting from a crucial period in American art, the 1950s.

Associated with Abstract expressionism, Color field painting, and Lyrical Abstraction, Natkin's work threads throughout many major American art movements and cities. He received a retrospective exhibition in 1969 at the San Francisco Museum of Art (now SFMOMA), and completed a mural in New York at 1211 Avenue of the Americas, a corner of the Rockefeller Center, in 1992. Natkin is represented in over 24 museum collections worldwide, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
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