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Collection Online as of February 22, 2024

1956, #9 [dr. 56-9]

1956, #9 [dr. 56-9]

(American, 1916–1992)
Sheet: 35.6 x 50.8 cm (14 x 20 in.)
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

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.
  • 1956–60
    Jon Schueler [1916-1992]
    (Katonah Gallery, Katonah, NY)
    Jon Schueler [1916-1992]
    Estate of Jon Schueler, New York, NY, given to The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
    March 7, 2022
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Jon Schueler. Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY (March 4–April 23, 1957).
  • {{cite web|title=1956, #9 [dr. 56-9]|url=false|author=Jon Schueler|year=1956|access-date=22 February 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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