Marvin Bileck "Figurative Etchings and Illustrations"

Alexandre Gallery

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The subjects of Bileck’s meticulous and finely detailed drawings and prints range from delicate linear depictions of complex tangled and layered landscapes to highly imaginative and whimsical children’s illustrations that are equally dense and delicate. Among the works included in the current show will be original drawings from his 1965 Rain Makes Applesauce (written by Alfred Kazin) and a suite of fanciful figurative etchings that evoke the finest tradition of Northern European graphic art. Bileck's exhibition will be shown concurrently with works by Emily Nelligan. Bileck, who died in 2005, and Nelligan met in the 1940s when both were students at Cooper Union and married soon after. Since that time they divided their time between New York, Connecticut and Maine. For many summers the two artists worked together every day on Great Cranberry Island (Maine) in the morning and again at twilight.

[Image: Marvin Bileck "Untitled (Ice)" (c.1957-1962) scratchboard approx. 4.5 x 3 in.]



from November 19, 2009 to January 23, 2010

Opening Reception on 2009-11-21 from 12:00 to 14:00


Marvin Bileck

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