Untitled

Artist: Harold Baumbach (American, 1904-2002)
Title: Untitled
Date: 1980
Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 50" x 40"
Location: Fourth floor
Provenance: The Brooklyn College Library Collection. Gift of Harold Baumbach. © Artist's Estate

The Brooklyn College Library Collection. Gift of Harold Baumbach. © Artist's Estate

A self-taught painter, Baumbach became well known in the 1930's for his densely patterned street scenes and Brooklyn interiors. He later turned to landscapes, which were less figurative and more impressionistic and expressive. A review in ARTnews explained, "His real subject was not the world outside of himself but the stuff and texture and light of paint." This painting, which contains dreamlike trees in an abstract setting, explores color and spatial relations.

Baumbach taught painting at Brooklyn College from 1946 to 1966.

Related Websites
- Harold Baumbach at PicassoMio
- Harold Baumbach at Julie Heller Gallery