Philip C. Curtis, American, 1907 - 2000
tempera on illustration board
Gift of the Philip C. Curtis Restated Trust U/A/D April 7, 1994
Philip C. Curtis Restated Trust U/A/D April 7, 1994
North Wing, Second Floor, American
While representational styles were most popular during the 1930s and 1940s, many artists also pursued abstraction, including members of the American Abstract Artists, founded in 1936. In the years after World War II, with the rise of the New York School and Abstract Expressionism, abstraction became the dominant style. While never a member of any group, Curtis made a series of non-objective works like Spacial Study.