YARES ART is pleased to present Jules Olitski—100 Paintings, 100 Years: A Centennial Retrospective, on view at the Gallery's New York venue, October 1– January 14, 2023. A pioneer in the Color Field movement, Jules Olitski (1922–2007) is known for his luminous abstract paintings characterized by shifting planes of color and lush textural nuances.
One hundred works highlighting all seven decades of the Olitski’s life are showcased in honor of the centenary of the artist’s birth. Some fifty major examples, from the 1940s to his last years, will be on view at the Gallery, rotating with a chronological selection of other important pieces concurrently on view at Yares Art, Santa Fe, and The Art Show hosted by the ADAA in New York (November 3–6, 2022).
Jules Olitski was born in Snovsk, Soviet Russia (now Ukraine), in 1922. He immigrated to the US with his family in 1923 and settled in Brooklyn. Olitski held his first one-person show in Paris in 1951 and received an M.A. in art education from New York University three years later. In the decade following, he taught at Bennington College from 1963–67. His 1959 exhibition at French & Company garnered critical attention, and he went on to hold more than 150 solo exhibitions internationally in his lifetime. Olitski’s works are included in major public and private collections throughout the world.
A fully illustrated, 200-page catalogue will accompany the exhibition with an essay by art historian Alex Grimley and an introduction by Pulitzer-winning author and art critic Elizabeth Frank.
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