Friedel Dzubas

An émigré to New York from Berlin during the rise of European fascism, Friedel Dzubas brought to American painting a dynamic vision of pictorial space shaped by his early exposure to German historical fine art and decorative painting. Later in life, Dzubas expanded his points of reference to include Italian painters from Giotto to Tiepolo. Dzubas’s large-scale, luminous, and viscerally charged canvases are among the most stunning and dramatic of any created from the 1940s to the early 1980s in North America. With works in many important private collections and museums and with contemporary exposure in a variety of exhibition venues shared with artists such as Helen Frankenthaler, Jackson Pollock, Adolph Gottlieb, Morris Louis, Jules Olitski, Kenneth Noland, and Jack Bush, Dzubas’s art was significant for the emerging critical and artistic dialogue of his time.

Friedel Dzubas, Monk

Monk

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

Sartoris

Sartoris

1963
Oil on canvas
90 x 61 inches

Pink Yellow Orange

Pink Orange Yellow

c. 1965
Acrylic on canvas
101 x 103 inches (8 ft 5 in x 8 ft 7 in)

Aruba

Aruba

1969
Magna acrylic on canvas
37 x 232 inches

Friedel Dzubas - Antigua, 1971

Antigua

1971
Magna acrylic on canvas
74 x 197 inches

Friedel Dzubas

Dark Gate

1971
Magna acrylic on canvas
56 x 201 inches

Friedel Dzubas - Nebel, 1971

Nebel

1971
Magna Acrylic on canvas
78 1/2 x 195 inches

Eastward

Eastward

1971
Magna acrylic on canvas
58 1/2 x 203 1/2 inches (4 ft 10 1/2 in x 16 ft 11 1/2 in)

FD-chenango

Chenango

1973
Acrylic (magna) on canvas
46 x 172 inches

Friedel Dzubas

Procession

1975
Acrylic (magna) on canvas
116 x 294 inches

Fiedel Dzubas

Rooting

1982
Acrylic on canvas
31 x 116 inches