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Albert Eugene Gallatin

40,000 - 60,000 USD
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  • Albert Eugene Gallatin
  • New York World's Fair
  • signed, titled and dated Feb 1938/March 1940/A.A.A. 1940/1940 on the reverse
  • oil on canvas
  • 30 by 20 1/4 in. 76.2 by 50.8 cm.


Zabriskie Gallery, New York


Pittsburgh, Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Minneapolis Institute of Arts; New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Abstract Painting and Sculpture in America 1927-1944, November 1983 - September 1984, no. 50
Pittsfield, Berkshire Museum; New York, Grey Art Gallery, New York University; Coral Gables, The Lowe Art Museum; The Phoenix Art Museum, Albert Eugene Gallatin and His Circle, March 1986 - February 1987
New York, Grey Art Gallery, New York University; Andover, Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy; Gainesville, Harn Museum of Art, The Park Avenue Cubists: Gallatin, Morris, Frelinghuysen, and Shaw, January - November 2003, no. 19, p. 34, illustrated, as Untitled

Catalogue Note

American Abstract Artists, commonly referred to as AAA, is an organization founded in New York in 1936. At a time when abstract art was met with hostility from the American public and received scant support from the country’s museums and galleries, the goal of AAA was to promote the appreciation and understanding of this new visual language through exhibitions, publications and lectures. Artists such as Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and David Smith were among the AAA's early members. Now considered an important precursor to the New York School, the AAA played a crucial role in the development of abstract expressionism and is one of the few artists’ organizations to survive the Great Depression and remain active today. All members of AAA as well as close friends, Albert Eugene Gallatin, Charles Green Shaw, George L.K Morris and Suzy Frelinghuysen exhibited together for the first time in 1937 at New York’s Paul Reinhardt Gallery. Due to their collective wealth and privileged social standing, the group earned the informal title of the “Park Avenue Cubists" and became important advocates for the avant-garde in the United States in a wide variety of creative pursuits.