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John Hultberg (American, 1922–2005)
LOT ID: 80612
Battle, 1957

Tempera, and casein on board.
22 х 30 in. (55.88 x 76.2 cm.)
Signed, and dated on the lower right corner.
Lot description
"Battle" (1957), by world renowned Abstract Expressionist artist John Hultberg is an incredible casein tempura on board portraying an abstracted scene of frenetic energy and activity. This vibrantly colored work measures 22 x 30 inches, is unframed and in excellent condition.

John Hultberg (1922-2005) was an American Abstract Expressionist. Hultberg made his mark in the art world with dramatic, often dark, landscapes and interiors interspersed with recognizable imagery and grounded by an obvious horizon line. His paintings and prints take viewers through a vortex into compartmentalized apocalyptic and alien lands (often inhabited by demons or otherworldly beings), where occasional uncluttered expanses create windows into the unknown. The artist's work is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art, all in New York City, as well as the St. Louis Art Museum in Missouri, and the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts in Texas.

In 1955, his work was in the Whitney Annual, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, the Corcoran Biennial, Washington, D.C. and he had his first one person show at Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY. In the same year he also received First Prize for Oil Painting, Corcoran Biennial, Washington, D.C.
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