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, settling in New York City. During the 1940s, Dzubas circulated with some of the leading abstract painters in the city's vital art scene. One of Dzubas' first major group shows was the legendary 9th Street Art Exhibition in 1951. This exhibition acted as an informal debut of the New York School. 

Dzubas worked in proximity to, and was strongly influenced by, the emerging Color Field painters. He shared a studio with Helen Frankenthaler as she began pouring and staining her canvases. The two evolved and each surpassed the techniques embraced by the Abstract Expressionists. 

"Fugue" showcases a bold burst of coral and grapefruit that seamlessly transitions into a radiant canary yellow as it nears the bottom of the sheet. Abstracted swathes of aquamarine, periwinkle, ochre, crimson, and hunter green fill the bottom right corner, offering an intriguing visual contrast to this dynamic composition.

This serigraph was included in the¬†‚ÄúHomage to Jack Bush‚ÄĚ portfolio published by Merriot Editions Ltd., Toronto, 1984.

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

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"Fugue" from the¬†‚ÄúHomage to Jack Bush‚ÄĚ portfolio

USA, 1984

Color serigraph

Signed, titled, and numbered by the artist, lower margin

From an edition of 90

29"H 22.5"W (work)

33.5"H 27.75"W (framed) 

Very good condition 

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