Friedel Dzubas

Loretta Howard Gallery is pleased to represent the estate of Friedel Dzubas.

Friedel Dzubas (1915-1994) was a key figure of the American color field movement. He is best known for large-scale compositions that feature stain like movements of color, made with magna acrylic paint. He was born in Berlin, and studied at the Prussian Academy of Fine Art under Paul Klee while in Düsseldorf from 1936-1939. In 940, Dzubas fled Germany for New York City where he later became a citizen. It was here that in 1948 he met the acclaimed critic Clement Greenberg who became a lifelong friend and champion of his work. Through Greenburg, Dzubas would meet and befriend a number of artists including Jackson Pollock and Helen Frankenthaler whom he shared a studio with from 1952 -1953. In the early 1950s, he exhibited work first with the influential Tibor De Nagy Gallery and later with Leo Castelli Gallery. During this period he was also included in important exhibits at the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. A retrospective of Dzubas’ work was shown at the Museum of Fine Art, Houston in 1974 and at the Museum of Fine Art, Boston the following year. In 1983, Dzubas was honored with an exhibition at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.

Paintings by the artists are included in significant international private and public collections including the Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Inst., Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

Over the Hill

Over the Hill

1954-55
Acrylic on canvas
69 5/8 x 106 1/4 inches

Untitled, 1957

Untitled

1957
Oil on canvas
52 x 39 inches

Fallen Angel

Fallen Angel

1959
Oil on canvas
91 x 115 inches

Sartoris

Sartoris

1963
Oil on canvas
90 x 61 inches

Aruba

Aruba

1969
Magna acrylic on canvas
37 x 232 inches

Red River

Night Vortex (aka “Red River”)

1970
Acrylic on canvas
32 x 203 inches

Eastward

Eastward

1971
Magna acrylic on canvas
58 1/2 x 203 1/2 inches

DarkGate

Dark Gate

1971
Magna acrylic on canvas
56 x 201 inches

Antigua

Antigua

1971
Magna acrylic on canvas
74 x 197 inches

Grey Emminence

Grey Emminence

1970
Magna acrylic on canvas
43 x 166 inches

Barrier

Barrier

1983
Magna acrylic on canvas
49 x 111 inches

Friedel Dzubas, Monk

Monk

c. 1960
Oil on canvas
93 1/2 x 72 1/2 inches

Spessart

Spessart

1981
Oil on canvas
116 x 284 inches

Procession

Procession

1975
Magna acrylic on canvas
116 x 294 inches

Nebel

Nebel

1971
Magna acrylic on canvas
78-1/2 x 195 inches