ACME Fine Art is featuring an online exhibition of watercolors and drawings, dating from 1940-1973, by the prolific American artist Michael Loew. The selection of works on paper are available online on starting Tuesday 14 April and viewable at www.acmefineart.com and on our Artsy page. This is the gallery’s first online exhibition of Loew’s work and highlights the artist’s mastery for combining nature and abstraction in the twentieth century.
As a student of the Art Students League, the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Art in New York City, and the Atelier Leger in Paris, Loew developed a profound understanding of modern art, abstraction, cubism, and color theory. When he was not teaching at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, Loew retreated to his home and studio on the island of Monhegan, Maine. It was in the quiet solitude of Monhegan Island that gave Loew the opportunity to see and interpret nature’s serene relationships between light, atmosphere, and landscape — qualities that so powerfully influenced his work. Loew’s interest in nature-based abstraction, coupled with his formal training in modern art, propelled the artist to create harmonious compositions that reveal an innovative way of seeing the world.
Loew is the recipient of several awards and fellowships throughout his career — namely, the Sadie A. May Fellowship, the National Endowment for the Arts Grant, the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, and the Judith Rothschild Grant. Today, Loew’s work is in the permanent collections of major institutions such as, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and the University Art Museum at the University of California, Berkeley.
Michael Loew Works on Paper 1940-1973 is available online from Tuesday 14 April through Saturday 15 August, 2015. The exhibition is viewable at www.acmefineart.com and on Artsy.