ROBERT NATKIN

Robert Natkin (1930-2010) was born in Chicago and graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1952. Natkin‚Äôs art blends Abstract Expressionism with Post-Impressionist colors.  His work often runs in series he created using columns, grids and shifting planes that include this early jazz oriented example titled Coltrane. These works, with vertical stripes alternating between thick and thin, decorative and textured, are cheerful and light, invoking a specific lyricism. His painting is inspired by the color used by Henri Matisse and Pierre Bonnard, and the Cubism of Paul Klee. In 1959, Natkin joined a group of other artists from Chicago in an exodus to New York, where he began teaching and exhibiting his paintings.

ROBERT NATKIN
Untitled
Pastel on paper
19 x 23 in.
ROBERT NATKIN
Untitled
Acrylic on Board
25 1/2 x 24 1/2 in.
ROBERT NATKIN
Untitled (Apollo)
acrylic on paper
12 1/4 x 9 1/4 in.
ROBERT NATKIN
Bern Series (#421)
acrylic on canvas
34 x 46 in.
ROBERT NATKIN
Untitled
acrylic on canvas
60 x 60 in.
ROBERT NATKIN
Untitled
oil on canvas
46 x 68 in.