GINO HOLLANDER Untitled Oil Portrait on Canvas
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SOLD This abstracted portrait of a woman is painted with acrylic paint in neutral tones.
About the Artist:
Gino Hollander (1924-2015) was an American painter who began painting in New York City during the abstract expressionist movement. Hollander was a successful filmmaker with his wife Barbara in the mid-20th century. He started to frequent the Cedar Tavern in Greenwich Village which was the cornerstone and incubator of the abstract expressionist movement. Regulars included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, and Franz Kline. Being at the heart of this important movement, Hollander decided to pursue painting. Acrylic paint had just emerged and he was able to explore the possibilities.At this time, he sold paintings to Jackie Kennedy, Norman Rockwell, Steve McQueen, and Ralph Lauren, and was considered quite successful. He and his family moved to Spain while he practiced his newfound craft, and later to Aspen in reclusivity. Over the course of his career, he had owned 13 art galleries across the world. He died at 91 in California.
Hollander’s artistic style and ethos is very reflective of the abstract expressionist movement he was so much a part of: as an artist, he paints because he must. He feels no need for a title, stories, or explanation as that merely diminishes the art and the feeling he wishes to transmit to the viewer.. Hollander intends to evoke emotion and sensory reaction through his canvases, and his enigmatic art was meant to convey the human condition to the viewer without being superfluous or wordy.
- Marked 7.66
Great condition, some wearing to the wooden frame.
31"W x 41"W