Earl Kerkam

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Earl Kerkam
Born(1891-10-07)October 7, 1891
DiedJanuary 12, 1965(1965-01-12) (aged 73)
Known forPainting
MovementAbstract 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.

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  • Smithsonian Institution Research Information System; Archival, Manuscript and Photographic Collections, Earl Kerkam
  • Marika Herskovic, American Abstract and Figurative Expressionism: Style Is Timely Art Is Timeless (New York School Press, 2009.) ISBN 978-0-9677994-2-1. p.  136-139 p. 140-143
  • Marika Herskovic, New York School Abstract Expressionists Artists Choice by Artists, (New York School Press, 2000.) ISBN 0-9677994-0-6. p. 16; p. 37; p. 198-201

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