Lot Details

Untitled, 1981
Pen, ink, and wash on paper
17 x 22 inches

Untitled, 1977
Oil on canvas
14 x 10 inches

These two works by Jake Berthot exemplify the quiet, contemplative compositions which have come to characterize the artist's long and renowned career. Although best known for his lyrical abstraction, his work is highly experiential, as he attempts to give form to the sensations of feeling, seeing, and thinking.

Jake Berthot (American, b. 1939) is a Contemporary artist, best known for his abstract paintings. He attended the New School for Social Research and Pratt Institute in New York the early 1960s, and taught at the Cooper Union from 1974-1981. He has also held positions at Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania, and currently teaches at The School of Visual Arts. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1981, a National Endowment for the Arts Grant in 1983, and Academy Institute Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1992. His work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions, at museums and galleries including the Pamela Auchincloss Gallery in New York, Tony Oliver Gallery in Sydney, Australia, The Phillips Collection in Washington DC, Galleri Gunnar Olsson in Stockholm, Sweden, Nielsen Gallery in Boston, and the McKee Gallery in New York, among many others. Jake Berthor currently lives and works in upstate New York.

Selected Public Collections:
Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Art, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

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Provenance:
  • Work on paper: Nielson Gallery, Boston Oil on canvas: David McKee Gallery, New York
  • Pickup Location: New York, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 17 x 22 in. (43.18 x 55.88 cm.)
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