Friedel Dzubas



Friedel Dzubas (1915-1994) was a Berlin-born, American abstract painter and a key artist associated with both the New York School and the Color Field movement. 

Dzubas studied art in Germany before fleeing the Nazi regime in 1939 and settling in New York City. By the 1940s, Dzubas circulated with some of the leading abstract painters in the city's vital art scene. He was close friends with Jackson Pollock and shared a studio with Helen Frankenthaler in the '50s. During this time, Dzubas began exhibiting his own Abstract Expressionist paintings.

One of Dzubas first major exhibitions took place at the 9th Street Art Exhibition in 1951, a groundbreaking and historical art exhibit featuring a number of his boundary-pushing, contemporaries. This exhibition acted as an introduction to the New York School of postwar avant garde artists, including Jackson Pollock, Helen Frankenthaler, Willem de Kooning, Hans Hoffman, Lee Krasner, Franz Kline, and many others.

During the '60s, Dzubas became associated with the Color Field painters and Lyrical Abstraction movements. Simultaneously, he turned his focus to hard-edged blocks of color, but would return a more expressive and improvised manner later in his career.

Dzubas’ technique involved applying thick layers of color over washes, scrubbing the Magna paint he used into the unprimed canvas. He would then use various methods, often including brushing, and sometimes staining, to apply further color to the canvas.

Dzubas' works hang in the permanent collections of some of the most prestigious art institutions in the world; including, the Whitney Museum (NYC), the Guggenheim (NYC), the Smithsonian American Art Museum (DC), and the Albright-Knox Gallery (NY).

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‚ÄúNight Star‚ÄĚ

USA, 1984


Signed, numbered, and titled by the artist

From an edition of 90

22.5‚ÄĚH 29‚ÄĚW (work)

35"H 29.5"W (framed)

Very good condition 


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