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Installation view, Elmer Bischoff, A Survey of Paintings and Drawings, 1937-72, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Marin, CA, 2020.

 

Installation views, Elmer Bischoff, A Survey of Paintings and Drawings, 1937-72, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Marin, CA, 2020.

As our first contribution to Museum From Home, we’re highlighting Bay Area painter Elmer Bischoff, who's solo exhibition at the Marin Museum of Contemporary art is one of many impacted by closures across California.

 

A Survey of Paintings and Drawings, 1937-72 tracks Bischoff’s progress from abstraction to figuration, and back again. The exhibition includes Bischoff's earliest, surrealist abstractions, through figurative paintings influenced by Edvard Munch and Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, up to his eventual shift back to abstraction in 1972. The show highlights Bischoff’s sustained interest in jazz and classical music, his commitment to the act of painting, and his significant contribution to the history of art in the Bay Area.

A fully-illustrated exhibition catalog will be available soon, more information can be found here.