Undiscovered Color: Paintings of Benjamin Abramowitz 1960-1970


ARCHER is proud to present an exhibition of many never-before-seen work by renowned Washington, D.C. artist Benjamin Abramowitz. More than 10 large-scale abstract canvases and smaller works of the period will be on view from May 29 through July 16th.

Though these canvases have not been on view for more than 40 years, it is obvious that Abramowitz was clearly ahead of his time. These works from this colorful period of abstraction are fresh, progressive and could easily stand alongside today’s contemporary themes in abstract art.  His early colorful abstractions boast broad, layered brushstrokes, thoughtfully and boldly placed.

A prolific artist with a career spanning seven decades, Benjamin Abramowitz (1917 – 2011) devoted a lifetime to art. A master artist in painting, sculpture, and works on paper, Abramowitz began working in New York City. Early talents were evident in his first solo exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum of Art (1936) at the young age of 16 Abramowitz’s work is held in numerous prestigious institutions including the Met, The Phillips Collection, Baltimore Museum of Art, Howard University, Smithsonian Institution.