Emil Bisttram

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Emil  Bisttram Whirling Rectangles
Whirling Rectangles
11 x 14 in
Emil  Bisttram City Structures
City Structures
Gouache on Paper
27.5 x 22 in
Emil  Bisttram Colored Sails
Colored Sails
Oil on Paper
14.5 x 15 in
Emil  Bisttram Untitled
Pastel on Paper
24.25 x 19.75 in
Emil  Bisttram Untitled (Abstract)
Untitled (Abstract)
Pencil on paper
18.75 x 15 in
Emil  Bisttram Emil Bisttram- Storm Over Grand Canyon- Matthews Gallery
Storm Over Grand Canyon
Oil on Canvas
27 x 36 in
Emil  Bisttram Emil Bisttram- Southwest Deco- Matthews Gallery
Southwest Deco
Mixed Media on Paper
16 x 12 in
Emil  Bisttram Floating Objects
Floating Objects
19 x 22 in
Emil  Bisttram Woman with Compact
Woman with Compact
Graphite on Paper
20 x 16 in

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Emil  Bisttram

Emil Bisttram

Emil Bisttram Description

Emil Bisttram (1895-1976) was born in Hungary and immigrated to New York City with his family at 11. It wasn’t until his mid-30s that he visited Taos, but he fell in love with the area and would become a major player in the art colony when he moved there a year later.

In 1933 Bisttram helped open the first art gallery in Taos and in 1938 he co-founded the Transcendental Painting Group, a collective of local painters that was influenced by Kandinsky and other early abstract expressionists. Among his friends in the TPG were Raymond Jonson, William Lumpkins and Alfred Morang.

Bisttram did both abstract and representational work, seeking spiritual transcendence in his explorations of pure geometric form and capturing the beauty of his surroundings in sweeping Southwestern landscape paintings.

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