Rosenberg & Co. , Stand n° AM335

Futile Ambassador  - Jeffrey Wasserman

Jeffrey Wasserman Futile Ambassador

Infinity Field, Lefkada Series #II, 1970 - Theodoros  Stamos

Theodoros Stamos Infinity Field, Lefkada Series #II, 1970

Exhibiting Artists

  • Theodoros Stamos  (+)

    Biography : Theodoros Stamos was an American Abstract Expressionist painter of Greek descent. He was one of the youngest painters in the New York Abstract Expressionist group, nearly two decades younger than his close friend Mark Rothko. Born in New York in a family of Greek immigrants, Stamos first began drawing at the age of eight while he was recovering from a ruptured spleen. In 1943, at the precocious age of twenty, Stamos was given his first solo exhibition at the Wakefield Gallery in New York. A couple years later, he exhibited in the Whitney Biennial, and the following year, when he was only twenty-three, the Museum of Modern Art acquired one of his works. His works were exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art's touring exhibition "The New American Painting," which introduced Abstract Expressionism to European eyes, and in 1950, at the age of twenty-seven, Stamos received his first solo museum exhibition at The Phillips Gallery in Washington, D.C. Today, his works are housed in some of the most important collections of American art, including The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.; The Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Philadelphia Museum of Art; and The Seattle Art Museum.

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    • Theodoros  Stamos - Infinity Field, Lefkada Series #II, 1970 Infinity Field, Lefkada Series #II, 1970

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  • Jeffrey Wasserman  (+)

    Biography : Jeffrey Wasserman was born in Westchester County, New York to parents who were first-generation Americans, both of Russian Jewish descent. As a young teenager, Wasserman discovered a copy of Art Treasures of the Louvre that inspired his initial foray into the arts, and he made regular trips into Manhattan to visit museums and feed his growing passion. In high school, he began art classes with the Color Field painter Friedel Dzubas, who introduced the young student to the dominant figures of Modernism, from Willem de Kooning’s gesture to Hans Hoffman’s color theory. Wasserman then attended the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, receiving his BFA in Painting in 1968. After a brief stint in London, Wasserman returned to New York after his father’s sudden death. Subsequently, the abstract painter Edward Avedisian hired him as a studio assistant. When Avedisian moved upstate, he sold his Lower East Side studio to Wasserman, positioning the young artist at the heart of the 1970s SoHo scene. Wasserman, like many of his contemporaries, injected a sense of playfulness and jest into his paintings through the use of color, discordant yet dynamic space, and cartoonish forms. What separated Wasserman’s painting during the 1970s from that of his peers was his engagement with and representation of the vibrancy found in the mundane and everyday. His paintings sought to affect the viewer by evoking memories of common lived experiences de-familiarized through abstraction. In the early 1990s, Wasserman moved to upstate New York. The change in environment altered his style—the reoccurring motifs that occupied his abstract compositions of the 1980s faded behind a condensed allover field of scumbled and scraped pigment, transforming the Hudson River Valley into a new sublime. As an artist, Wasserman was determined to expand the limits of painting. He enjoyed an enduring engagement with the properties and problems of painting, and reveled in the process. This drive led patr

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    • Jeffrey Wasserman - Futile Ambassador Futile Ambassador

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Rosenberg & Co., on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, continuines the family’s distinguished tradition of exhibiting both Modern and contemporary art. The gallery exhibits an international roster of works by prominent Impressionist, Modern, and contemporary artists, and represents Brendan Stuart Burns, Maureen Chatfield, and Tom John, as well as the estates of Beatrice Mandelman, Reuben Nakian, Louis Ribak, Fred Stein, and Jeffrey Wasserman.

Owner, Marianne Rosenberg’s great-grandfather, Alexandre Rosenberg (d. 1913), established himself in Paris as an antiques dealer by 1878, and soon championed the Impressionists and artists such as Paul Cézanne, Edouard Manet, and Vincent van Gogh. Rosenberg’s sons, Paul (1881-1959) and Léonce (1878–1947), entered the field of art dealing as partners but by 1908 and 1910, respectively, founded separate galleries in Paris.

Paul Rosenberg’s space at 21 rue la Boétie in Paris flourished in the 1920s and early 1930s. During this time, the dealer forged exclusive relationships representing artists including Georges Braque, Marie Laurencin, Fernand Léger, André Masson, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso, whom Rosenberg represented for over two decades. Rosenberg became known as one of the most important sources of 19th and 20th century French painting, placing works in museums in Europe and the United States.

In 1940, with the onset of World War II, Paul Rosenberg and his family moved to New York where he continued Paul Rosenberg & Company at a gallery space on East 57th Street, and later moved the gallery to East 79th Street. Paul’s son, Alexandre P. Rosenberg (1921-1987) remained in Europe to fight with the Free French Forces. In 1946, Alexandre joined the New York gallery to continue his father’s legacy as a dealer and collector, and became the founding President of the Art Dealers Association of America in 1962.

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