“The Masters: Art Students League Teachers and Their Students” Exhibition

Hirschl & Adler

poster for “The Masters: Art Students League Teachers and Their Students” Exhibition

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A “subway series” painting by Mark Rothko; the fourteen Stations of the Cross by George Tooker; the bronze sculpture, Titanic Memorial, by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney; and Modiste, a full-length portrait of a young Spanish woman by Robert Henri are among the never- or rarely-publicly-viewed masterpieces that are included in The Masters: Art Students League Teachers and Their Students, which will open on October 18th at Hirschl & Adler in New York City.

The exhibition is a ground-breaking collaboration between an historic art gallery, Hirschl & Adler, a curatorial-based salon-style project space, 511 Projects, and the Art Students League, one of the oldest and most important art schools in America.

The Masters comprises over one-hundred artworks by seventy-eight major artists, from 1900 to the present, who studied and/or taught at the Art Students League. On view, and available for sale, will be works by the school’s founders and first teachers, such as William Merritt Chase, Frank Vincent DuMond, Kenneth Hayes Miller, John Sloan, George Bridgman and Robert Henri; then early students including Georgia O’Keeffe, Rockwell Kent, George Bellows, Norman Rockwell and Guy Pène du Bois; and then their “offspring,” including Reginald Marsh, Alexander Calder, Isabel Bishop, Peggy Bacon and Yasuo Kuniyoshi. Subsequent generations of artists whose works will be included in the show (with most for sale) are Thomas Hart Benton, Romare Bearden, Jackson Pollock, Fairfield Porter, David Smith, Adolph Gottlieb, Hans Hofmann, Milton Avery, Lee Krasner, Stuart Davis, Dorothy Dehner, Paul Jenkins, Elizabeth Catlett, Will Barnet, Louise Nevelson, Helen Frankenthaler, James Rosenquist, Robert Rauschenberg, Pat Lipsky, Knox Martin, Cy Twombly, Marisol, Adrian Piper, and Norman Lewis, among many others.

The Masters takes place at the three separate venues, with staggered openings. Hirschl & Adler, on Thursday, October 18, at 6 p.m. will exhibit paintings and sculptures by major 20th century Art Students League master artists. On Sunday, October 28, 511 Projects in Chelsea, opens The Masters: Works on Paper, champagne and conversation, a show of drawings, prints, oils and watercolors by many of the same artists. On Thursday, November 1, the Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery at the Art Students League opens an exhibition of works from the last years of the 20th century through the present by master teachers and students.



from October 18, 2018 to December 01, 2018

Opening Reception on 2018-10-18 from 18:00 to 20:00

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