Friday, April 26, 2013. Jack Youngerman spoke about his wood relief Conflux II in the Parrish Art Museum's Collective Conversations exhibition. Youngerman’s explorations, in different mediums, of organic and geometric forms and vibrant color relationships have established him as one of our most important and enduring abstract artists.
After serving in World War II, Jack Youngerman attended classes at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where he became friends with Ellsworth Kelly and visited the studios of Constantin Brancusi, Jean Arp, and Alexander Calder. In 1956 he returned to New York, where he pursued the hard-edged color abstraction for which he is known. Youngerman has been exhibiting internationally for sixty years, and his work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Tate Gallery, to name just a few.
Edited by Michael Pinto.