MAURICE FREEDMAN: SELECTED OIL PAINTINGS

5 September – 11 October, 2008

On Friday, 5 September 2008 an exhibition of important oil paintings by the noted twentieth century expressionist painter Maurice Freedman will open at ACME Fine Art, 38 Newbury Street Boston, MA. A reception marking the occasion of the artist’s first solo exhibition at ACME Fine Art will take place on the following Friday, 12 September 2008 between 6:00 and 8:00 in the evening.The exhibition will feature a fine selection of works that date from as early as 1946, and will contain a variety of genres including, interiors, landscapes, and figural compositions, all painted in Freedman’s unique and distinctly expressionist manner. These boldly colorful canvases successfully convey –without self-consciousness- the spirit of the time in which they were painted, and they continue to delight the eye and the intellect.

Maurice Freedman’s art education began at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 1919. He also attended classes at the Massachusetts College of Art before moving to New York in 1927 to study at the Art Students League. Freedman’s formal education was completed with three years of study in Paris at the Academie L’hote.

Even at an early age Freedman’s richly colorful, wildly expressive canvases, were at once both modern and accessible. Positive critical response to his work came soon after his return to the U.S. In 1934, one of Freedman’s paintings was included in the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Annual Exhibition, and in the same year he signed with Midtown Galleries in Manhattan. Since that time his work has been included in museum exhibitions at the Carnegie Institute, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Americam Academy of Arts & Letters, the Washington University Art Gallery, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Today Maurice Freedman’s work is in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Institution, Carnegie Institute, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

ACME Fine Art’s exhibition of paintings by Maurice Freedman will open on 5 September and run through 11 October 2008. For further information about this artist or exhibition, or other gallery events please contact the gallery at 617.585.9551, or via e-mail at info@acmefineart.com.