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Joe Stefanelli - views of the studio
August 30 - October 29, 2006


Joe Stefanelli - Yellow Painting
1997, 50 x 60, acrylique sur la toile
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His artworks is characterized as “American Expressionism”. In 1950, the most important art critics Meyer Shapiro and Clement Greenberg selected some of Joe Stefanelli's paintings to be shown in the “New Talent Show” at the Kootz Gallery, New York. For Joe Stefanelli, this exhibition has been a brilliant start for his career as an artist and leaded him into the circle of the well respected abstract expressionists.

Franz Kline invited Joe Stefanelli to take part in the legendary “9th Street Show”. This exhibition has been opened on the 21st of May 1951 and it is considered as the official hour of birth of the Abstract Expressionism. Famous artists such as DeKooning, Kline, Motherwell, Pollock, Mitchell have presented their paintings in this show – and Joe Stefanelli!

Joe Stefanelli is one of the last still alive members of this direction of art – he is a person of contemporary history.

Joe Stefanelli's paintings are represented in numerous Museums and collections, to name a few: Whitney Museum, NY; Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis; Art Institute of Chicago; The Corcoran Gallery, Washington; Walter P. Chrysler Collection:

In 2000, the artist has been honoured for his life's work with the Lee – Krasner- Award of the Krasner-Pollock-Foundation.

Joe Stefanell: Blue Dominant
1997 · acrylique sur la toile· 127 x 100 cm