Earl Kerkam

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Earl Kerkam
Born (1891-10-07)October 7, 1891
Washington, D.C.
Died January 12, 1965(1965-01-12) (aged 73)
New York City
Nationality American
Known for Painting
Movement Abstract expressionism; New York Figurative Expressionism

Earl Cavis Kerkam, (1891– 1965) according to Willem de Kooning, Philip Guston, Mark Rothko, George Spaventa and Esteban Vicente “was one of the finest painters to come out of America.”[1] Gerald Norland wrote at the Earl Kerkam Memorial Exhibition in 1966:[2]

”A painter of enormous poetic awareness, self-directed, almost totally without direct influence, he stands as an original American artist in the best sense.”

Earl Kerkam died on January 12, 1965 in New York City.

Selected Solo Exhibitions[edit]

  • 1933 (first) and the 1930s: Contemporary Arts Gallery, NYC; Babcock Gallery, NYC; J.B. Newmann Gallery, NY;
  • 1940, 1942, 1943, 1944: Bonestell Gallery, NY;
  • 1946, 1948, 1952, 1953, 1955: Charles Egan Gallery, NYC
  • 1947-1949: Harld Wacker’s Chinese Gallery;
  • 1955, 1956: Poindexter Gallery, NYC;
  • 1960, 1961, 1963: World House Gallery, NYC;
  • 1964: B.C. Holland Gallery, Chicago, Illinois;

Selected Group Exhibitions[edit]

Works in Museums and Public Collections[edit]


External link for image reproduction[edit]

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