Earl Kerkam Abstract Expressionism New York Figurative Expressionism
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Earl Kerkam Abstract Expressionism New York Figurative Expressionism:
This unsigned painting is attributed to Earl Kerkam
Provenance: the estate of Anthony Vlahakis private collection, Florida. Artist Anthony Vlahakis and Earl Kerkam both studied at the Academie de la Grand Chaimiere in Paris. Documentation showed they frequented the Dome Cafe as well.
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Earl Cavis Kerkam, (1891– 1965) according to Willem de Kooning, Philip Guston, Mark Rothko, George Spaventa and Esteban Vicente “was one of the finest painters to come out of America.Gerald Norland wrote at the Earl Kerkam Memorial Exhibition in 1966
October 7, 1891
January 12, 1965 (aged 73)
New York expressionism; New York Figurative Expressionism
”A painter of enormous poetic awareness, self-directed, almost totally without direct influence, he stands as an original American artist in the best sense.”
Earl Kerkam died on January 12, 1965 in New York City.
1933 (first) and the 1930s: Contemporary Arts Gallery, New York City; Babcock Gallery, New York City; J.B. Newmann Gallery, NY;
1940, 1942, 1943, 1944: Bonestell Gallery, NY;
1946, 1948, 1952, 1953, 1955: Charles Egan Gallery, New York City
1947-1949: Harld Wacker’s Chinese Gallery;
1955, 1956: Poindexter Gallery, New York City;
1960, 1961, 1963: World House Gallery, New York City;
1964: B.C. Holland Gallery, Chicago, Illinois;
Selected Group Exhibitions
Works in Museums and Public Collections Edit
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York
Kresge Art Museum at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco, California
Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM), Washington, D.C
Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina
Museum of Art and Archaeology at University of Missouri, Missouri, Missouri
New York School Abstract Expressionists Artists Choice by Artists, p.198
Smithsonian Institution Research Information System; Archival, Manuscript and Photographic Collections, Earl Kerkam
Marika Herskovic, American Abstract and Figurative Expressionism: Style Is Timely Art Is Timeless (New York School Press, 2009.) ISBN 978-0-9677994-2-1. p. 136-139 p. 140-143
Marika Herskovic, New York School Abstract Expressionists Artists Choice by Artists, (New York School Press, 2000.) ISBN 0-9677994-0-6. p. 16; p. 37
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