The Anita Shapolsky Gallery is pleased to present the first solo exhibit in New York City of Amaranth Ehrenhalt, one of the few living abstract artists of the 50's. She is still actively working and producing fine art. After spending 38 eight years living in France and Italy, Ehrenhalt returned to the home base of the New York School in 2008. She lived in New York in the early '50s and knew Al Held, Ronald Bladen, and Willem de Kooning. As an expatriate, Ehrenhalt exhibited with contemporaries such as Sam Francis, Joan Mitchell, Shirley Jaffe and others.
Ehrenhalt's art has been praised by many, including Sonia Delaunay who was one of the artist's first patrons, and poet John Ashbery who wrote: “A key figure among these 31 artists from 14 different countries might be the American Ehrenhalt, who shows a large canvas with the inviting title ‘Jump in and Move Around’. It is both an example of New York School abstraction (lush colors, fluent brushwork, bustling composition) and an attempt at a new possibly eerie form of figuration.” John Ashbery, International Herald Tribune. Paris: October 3rd, 1962.
Amaranth Ehrenhalt has established herself as a multifaceted artist with many solo and group
exhibitions in Paris, Italy, New York, and California. Her work expands beyond the canvas to
include drawings, prints, watercolors, tapestries, mosaics, murals, sculptures, poetry, prose and
more. In order to experience the surprises and treasures of Amaranth Ehrenhalt's art, it must be
seen and digested by the viewer.
Anita Shapolsky Gallery, 152 East 65TH Street, New York, NY 10065
T: 212-452-1094 F: 212-452-1096
October 22, 2011 through January 31, 2012