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.

Darklight

Darklight

1981
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 40 inches

Hex

Hex

1985
Oil on canvas
27 x 74 inches

Aruba

Aruba

1969
Magna acrylic on canvas
37 x 232 inches

Friedel Dzubas

Dark Gate

1971
Magna acrylic on canvas
56 x 201 inches

Fiedel Dzubas

Rooting

1982
Acrylic on canvas
31 x 116 inches

Friedel Dzubas, Monk

Monk

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