modern art

Charles Heinz

CHARLES HEINZ
(1885-1953)

Charles Heinz in his studio. Source: Building Provincetown

Charles Heinz in his studio. Source: Building Provincetown

EDUCATION
St. Louis School of Fine Art
Chicago Academy of Fine Arts (under Wellington J. Reynolds and Walter Goldbeck)
Cape Cod School of Art (under Richard E. Miller)

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
1928, ’37-’38, ’42                Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1929-32, ’37-’38                  National Academy of Design, New York, NY
1930, ’32, ’39                       Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
1930, ’35, ’37, ’39, ’42, ’47  Cocoran Gallery, Washington, D. C.
1939                                     Federal Art Gallery, Boston, MA

 BIOGRAPHY
Charles Heinz was a soft-spoken artist born in the rural town of Shelbyville, Illinois in 1885. he left grade school early, and only returned to school to study art later in his life. After attending the St. Louis School of Fine Art and the Academy of Fine Arts in Chicago, Heinz moved to Provincetown to study under Richard Miller at the Cape Cod School of Art. Heinz took up residence there and became a prominent figure in the Provincetown art community in the 1930s and 1940s. In addition to showing in a number of galleries, Heinz also completed works under the WPA. He died in 1953.

Michiel Gloeckner

MICHIEL GLOECKNER
(1915-1989)

 EDUCATION
University of Dresden
Royal Academy of Dresden (under Otto Dix)

SELECTED COLLECTIONS
Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA
Moderna Museet, Stockholm

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
1955-56, ’58         Gallery Seventy Five, New York, NY
1960-62                Jacques Seligman Galleries, New York, NY
1960                     The Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
1962-63, ’65-’66   World House Galleries, New York, NY
1966                     The Munich Kunstverein
1968                     The Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
1972-76                Gallery 5, Paris
1973                     Gallery Oxy, Geneva
1978, ’80              Gallery of Contemporary Masters, New York, NY

BIOGRAPHY
Michiel Gloeckner was born in Germany in 1915, and was the son of a prominent art collector. At university he first pursued mathematics and art history before studying painting. His academic background would prove to be a continued influence on his work. Following WWII Gloeckner moved to New York City, and successfully showed his work in a number of galleries, including Gallery Seventy Five, Jacques Seligam Galleris and the Gallery of Contemporary Masters. Later in life, Gloeckner withdrew from the city, choosing to live at his country home in North Cornwall, Connecticut until his death in 1989.

Online Exhibition: Michael Loew: Works on Paper 1940-1973

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Reclining Figure, 1950, ink on paper, 8 3/4 x 10 1/2″

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.

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Untitled, 1973, watercolor, 15 x 22″

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.