Elmer Bischoff, 'Figure with White Lake' 1964.

 

Elmer Bischoff, Figure with White Lake, 1964. Oil on canvas, 79 1/2 x 79 1/4 inches.

Our exhibition of figurative paintings by Elmer Bischoff has recently been reviewed by Simon Carr for The New York Sun. Carr notes: "Artists Elmer Bischoff, David Park and Richard Diebenkorn helped form the Bay Area Figurative Movement in the early 1950s. Their paintings, often characterized as realism rendered with Abstract Expressionist–style brushwork, were equally influenced by the Intimist canvases of Pierre Bonnard and Édouard Vuillard. Bischoff, like Park and Diebenkorn, made artworks about daily life in Northern California. Using strong colors and assertive marks, he made dynamic street scenes and interiors portraying figures interacting."

 

He continues, "...This absorbing show is the first gallery exhibit in 25 years to focus exclusively on Bischoff’s figurative works. On leaving the gallery, for a moment, the world is changed, its colors and shapes seen through Bischoff's eyes."