Installation view

Fritz Bultman

Maize Man with Brown, 1948

Oil on canvas

41 x 30 inches

Fritz Bultman

Maize Man Red and Yellow, 1948

Oil on canvas

42 x 30 inches

Fritz Bultman
Acteon #12, 1946
Oil on cardboard
40 x 30 inches

Fritz Bultman
Swimmer, 1946
Oil on canvas
60 x 48 inches
 

Fritz Bultman
Untitled (#16), 1973
Cast Bronze
9 x 9 x 24 1/2 inches

Fritz Bultman
Winged Boot II, 1969
Collage of painted paper
70 x 48 inches

Installation view

Fritz Bultman
Big Blue with Red, 1977
Oil on canvas
48 x 96 inches

Fritz Bultman

Continuous Translation, 1968

Oil on canvas

40 x 50 inches

Fritz Bultman

Dark Wave II, 1977

Oil on canvas

26 x 33 inches

Fritz Bultman
Speaking, 1964
Cast Bronze
10 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 8 inches

Fritz Bultman
Untitled (#15), 1964
Cast Bronze
6 x 12 x 11 inches

Fritz Bultman

Untitled, 1939

Gouach on paper

11 x 8 1/2 inches

Installation view

Fritz Bultman

Leaves I, 1953

Oil on paper

29 x 23 inches

Fritz Bultman

Untitled (Gilbert Brouilette Series), 1939

Gouache on paper

11 x 8 1/2 inches

Fritz Bultman

Untitled, 1939

Gouache on paper 

11 x 8 1/2 inches

Fritz Bultman

Untitled, 1939

Gouache on paper

11 x 8 1/2 inches

Fritz Bultman

Plant in Conservatory / Leaves for Muriel, 1953

Oil on panel

14 x 10 inches

Fritz Bultman

Untitled, 1939

Gouache on paper

11 x 8 1/2 inches

Fritz Bultman

Untilted, 1939

Gouache on paper

11 x 8 1/2 inches

FRITZ BULTMAN: 100 Years

Octavia Art Gallery | New Orleans

April 6 – 27, 2019

Opening Reception: April 6, 6 – 8 pm

 

On April 4, 2019, Abstract Expressionist artist Fritz Bultman would have made 100 years. Octavia Art Gallery is honored to present an exhibition in celebration of his life, work, and legacy.
 

Fritz Bultman (1919-1985) was an American Abstract expressionist painter, sculptor, and collagist and a member of the New York School of artists. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and moved to Germany to join the Bauhaus at the age of 16. There, he was acquainted with Maria Hofmann, the wife of Hans Hofmann, which initiated a move to New York to study under his guidance. Bultman set himself apart from other Abstract Expressionists with his meticulously organized abstract compositions, use of sculpture, and the adoption of collage as a core practice. In 1950, Fritz Bultman and 27 other distinguished artists signed a letter protesting the conservative nature of the work selected for a forthcoming national exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The signees of this historic letter were identified as, the “Irascibles,” resulting in the majority achieving international acclaim as Abstract Expressionist artists including Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko, among others.
 
Throughout his life, Bultman received several awards including Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellowships and was a founding member of the Long Point Gallery in Provincetown, Massachusetts. His work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; the Museum of Modern Art, NY; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY; the Smithsonian American Art Museum, NY; 1 World Trade Center, NY, as well as several other major American museums and corporations.
 
Please join us in celebration of the historic Abstract Expressionist artist, Fritz Bultman’s, 100th Birthday.