Book AK—Lives of the ArtistsSpotlight on Julian Schnabel
Julian Schnabel (American, born 1951) has created a varied body of work in more than forty years. First gaining acclaim for paintings created on the surfaces of broken plates, he has gone on to work in a variety of styles and materials. The Albright-Knox’s large-scale 1994 work Untitled (Japanese Painting), 1994 (above), is from a series of paintings that are abstract, highly gestural, full of color, and—as with all of his works—attempt to show the artist’s emotional state.
Learn more about Schnabel and nine other leading contemporary artists by reading Lives of the Artists, the second Book AK selection. Book AK is a museum-hosted book club that provides an opportunity to explore the lives of artists and learn more about art- and museum-related topics. The Book AK discussion for Lives of the Artists will take place on Saturday, June 8, 2013, from 10:15 to 11:30 am. Learn More and Register

Book AK—Lives of the Artists
Spotlight on Julian Schnabel

Julian Schnabel (American, born 1951) has created a varied body of work in more than forty years. First gaining acclaim for paintings created on the surfaces of broken plates, he has gone on to work in a variety of styles and materials. The Albright-Knox’s large-scale 1994 work Untitled (Japanese Painting), 1994 (above), is from a series of paintings that are abstract, highly gestural, full of color, and—as with all of his works—attempt to show the artist’s emotional state.

Learn more about Schnabel and nine other leading contemporary artists by reading Lives of the Artists, the second Book AK selection. Book AK is a museum-hosted book club that provides an opportunity to explore the lives of artists and learn more about art- and museum-related topics. The Book AK discussion for Lives of the Artists will take place on Saturday, June 8, 2013, from 10:15 to 11:30 am. Learn More and Register

Snow: A Mini-series (continued)
Norman Carton’s Winter Light, 1956, has a slight shimmer, reflective of the seasonal light of winter. Though this painting is from a bit later, in the late 1940s, Carton often painted cities shrouded in light, giving them a spectral, supernatural appearance.
IMAGE: Norman Carton (American, 1908–1980). Winter Light, 1956. Oil on canvas, 49 x 34 inches (124.5 x 86.4 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Gift of The Seymour H. Knox Foundation, Inc., 1975.

Snow: A Mini-series (continued)

Norman Carton’s Winter Light, 1956, has a slight shimmer, reflective of the seasonal light of winter. Though this painting is from a bit later, in the late 1940s, Carton often painted cities shrouded in light, giving them a spectral, supernatural appearance.

IMAGE: Norman Carton (American, 1908–1980). Winter Light, 1956. Oil on canvas, 49 x 34 inches (124.5 x 86.4 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Gift of The Seymour H. Knox Foundation, Inc., 1975.

Snow: A Mini-series
Emile Pierre Branchard’s stark snowy landscape Winter, 1928, was acquired in 1939 from the Gallery’s inaugural Room of Contemporary Art exhibition. Branchard was self-taught and only began painting seriously when he was about 30.
IMAGE: Emile Pierre Branchard (American, 1881–1938). Winter, 1928. Oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches (91.4 x 121.9 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Room of Contemporary Art Fund, 1939.

Snow: A Mini-series

Emile Pierre Branchard’s stark snowy landscape Winter, 1928, was acquired in 1939 from the Gallery’s inaugural Room of Contemporary Art exhibition. Branchard was self-taught and only began painting seriously when he was about 30.

IMAGE: Emile Pierre Branchard (American, 1881–1938). Winter, 1928. Oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches (91.4 x 121.9 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Room of Contemporary Art Fund, 1939.

Snow: A Mini-series
The sun is shining now on our snowy city, much like in Charles Burchfield’s Winter, East Liverpool, 1927. The artist painted this scene of East Liverpool, Ohio—near his hometown of Salem—when he was in Gardenville, New York, just outside Buffalo.
IMAGE: Charles Burchfield (American, 1893–1967). Winter, East Liverpool, 1927. Oil on canvas, 22 x 32 inches (55.9 x 81.3 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Charles W. Goodyear Fund, 1927.

Snow: A Mini-series

The sun is shining now on our snowy city, much like in Charles Burchfield’s Winter, East Liverpool, 1927. The artist painted this scene of East Liverpool, Ohio—near his hometown of Salem—when he was in Gardenville, New York, just outside Buffalo.

IMAGE: Charles Burchfield (American, 1893–1967). Winter, East Liverpool, 1927. Oil on canvas, 22 x 32 inches (55.9 x 81.3 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Charles W. Goodyear Fund, 1927.