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Title: Poster of Vicente Preview, November 23 to December 11 1965
Authors: Vicente, Esteban
Keywords: Rhodes Art Collection;Images
Issue Date: 1965
Publisher: Printed by Andre Emmerich Gallery (America, New York City, New York) 1965
Memphis, Tenn. : Art Department, Rhodes College
Abstract: Exhibition poster shows red, yellow and gray abstract shapes. Text below the image reads "VICENTE PREVIEW NOV 23 5-7 PM/TO DEC 11 1965." A red logo in the bottom right corner shows the letters "ae" surrounded by text: "ANDRE EMMERICH GALLERY INC -- 41 EAST 57." The poster is glued to a glued to a gray board. Vicente was a member of the first generation of abstract expressionists. During his long career, he studied shape, light and the possibilities of pigment. During the 1920s Vicente became fully involved in Madrids Generation of 27, a group of poets, artists, and other intellectuals interested in the avant-garde. He exhibited for several years in Paris, Barcelona, and Madrid and them moved to New York in 1936. The influential galleries and critics of Abstract Expressionism recognized Vicente's work as being of central importance to the era. Artist biography: Esteban Vicente was a Spanish painter and one of the first generation of New York School abstract expressionists. He was born in Turegano, Spain, on January 20, 1903. Vicente began to draw when he was 16, his inspiration sparking from the Museo del Prado. He decided to become an artist during his third month in military school. Vicente enrolled in the Real Academia de Bellas Artes in Madrid in 1921 to study sculpture. He completed his training in 1924. He had his first solo exhibition in Madrid in1928, after which he left for Paris; Vicente did not return to Spain until 1930. He moved to New York with his wife Estelle Charney in 1936 and had his first one-man show in New York at the Kleeman Gallery the following year. His exhibition in 1945 in Puerto Rico led Vicente to teach painting at the University of Puerto Rico in 1947. He returned to New York later that year and established relationships with most of the members of the New York School, participating in their seminal exhibitions at the Kootz Gallery in 1950, the 9th Street Art Exhibition in 1941, and in exhibitions at the Sidney Janis Gallery and Charles Egan Gallery. He was represented by the Leo Castelli, Andre Emmerich, and Berry-Hill Galleries. Vicente helped found the New York Studio School, where he taught for 36 years. In 1998, the Spanish government opened the Esteban Vicente Museum of Contemporary Art in Segovia. Vicente died in Bridgehampton, New York on January 10, 2001; he was survived by his third wife Harriet Peters. He has been honored as a renowned artist and child advocate by a New York City Bronx School Public School 170; a Kindergarten to Second Grade school has been named the Esteban Vicente School. At PS 170, students learn about Vicente and his style, color, and design.
Description: Artwork photographed by Hannah Gysin '12, Rhodes Student Associate in the Visual Resource Center, in 2010. Artwork photographed and inventoried by Christian Wiggs '18, Rhodes Student Associate for the Visual Resources Center on June 10, 2015.
Appears in Collections:Rhodes College Collection of Art

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