Findlay Galleries is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition, All on White, showcasing the colorful abstract works by an American visionary artist, Simeon Braguin. This exhibition will open on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at Findlay Galleries, New York.
Simeon Braguin (1907 - 1997), a Ukrainian-born American artist and illustrator, had a varied career that spanned over six decades. His professions ranged from aerial photographer for the Office of Strategic Services during WWII to Art Director at Vogue Magazine. Braguin was also an avid art collector, philanthropist and a great friend to Andy Warhol.
The exhibition All on White focuses on Braguin’s works from the 1970s, which served as the genesis of his quintessential style. It was not until this time that Simeon Braguin found his passion for abstract painting, which would become his primary focus during the last three decades of his life.
Shortly after acquiring a summer home in Essex, Connecticut, in the late 1960s, Braguin became engrossed by his love of sailing and painting. He was often found racing his Blue Jay at the Pettipaugh Yacht Club. His love of sailing is reflected in the airy lightness of the paintings he created while in Essex, with their notable blues and greens reminiscent of the cerulean skies and verdant surrounding nature. During this time, he would go on to evolve his own highly poetic brand of abstraction.
During a debut solo exhibition of these new paintings at the Poindexter Gallery in New York in 1971, a critic for Arts Magazine described his paintings as “powerful in their understatement and wonderful in their evocations.” For the last two decades, Findlay Galleries has proudly represented the artistic legacy of Simeon Braguin as his art continues to engage art lovers worldwide with its beauty and elegance.
Visit Findlay Galleries, New York, to view this Exhibition. To view the full catalogue or explore the virtual Exhibition, visit our website, www.findlaygalleries.com
Established in 1870, Findlay Galleries celebrates 152 years in the art business. A family business founded in 1870 now representing over 100 artists and artist estates, with gallery locations in Palm Beach and New York. Specializing in Impressionism, European Modernism, l’Ecole de Rouen, l’Ecole de Paris, and 20th Century American Art, with exclusive representation of Contemporary artists and artist estates.
Findlay Galleries, New York
32 East 57th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, New York