May 2, 2023
May 2, 2023

1956, #9 [dr. 56-9]

1956, #9 [dr. 56-9]


Jon Schueler

(American, 1916–1992)

Ink on wove paper

Sheet: 35.6 x 50.8 cm (14 x 20 in.)

Gift from the Estate of Jon Schueler 2022.25


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This drawing was featured in Jon Schueler’s monographic exhibition at New York’s influential Leo Castelli Gallery in 1957, its opening year.


Jon Schueler was known for abstract works that evoke but do not directly depict landscape. Part of a second generation of the Abstract Expressionist movement based in New York City, the artist grew up in Milwaukee and remained inspired throughout his long career by his impressions of the sky over Lake Michigan. Rendered in an array of gestural marks, this untitled drawing juxtaposes pools of black ink with clusters of jagged marks. Although its technique adheres to abstraction, the sheet’s horizontality vaguely suggests an expansive outdoor view.

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