NEW YORK, Aug. 30, 2022/ -- Findlay Galleries is pleased to announce the October 6, 2022 opening of Robert Richenburg, Outrageous Ingenuity, the first solo exhibition since 2013.
Outrageous Ingenuity offers a broad survey of Richenburg’s works from the 1940s to the 1980s, presenting a critical understanding of Richenburg’s approach to painting. Throughout the decades he employs a variety of techniques that exemplify his breadth of skill but his commitment to the avant-garde and to pushing the boundaries of what constitutes art. Richenburg stated that the reason he makes art is to “make something that you didn’t know about before, and when it’s done it becomes new to other people.”
A charter member of the influential Artists’ Club in lower Manhattan and a participant in the legendary 9th Street Art Exhibition (1951), Richenburg (1917-2006) was a quintessential figure of the New York School and Abstract Expressionist movement who developed under the tutelage of Hans Hofmann and was a contemporary of Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock.
Marggy Richenburg, wife of the artist commented “I am very excited to be working with Findlay Galleries on this exceptional exhibition of my late husband’s works. I am thrilled by the diverse body of works included, especially the inclusion of Broken Continuity (1962), that exemplify his vast and significant contributions to twentieth century art.
Findlay Chairman and CEO James Borynack noted, “we are honored to represent and collaborate with the Richenburg Estate. This exhibition will bring further attention to Robert Richenburg’s work and bring forth recognition of his enduring creativity and contributions to Abstract Expressionism.”
In the late 1940s Richenburg’s work began to be exhibited in museums and galleries across New York and Provincetown, including the Museum of Non-Objective Painting (now the Guggenheim Museum) Today his work is found in countless museums including: The Museum of Moderna Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Norton Simon Museum, the Hirshhorn Museum and the Instiuto Valenciano de Arte Moderno in Spain.
Robert Richenburg Outrageous Ingenuity opens October 6th at Findlay Galleries New York.
About Findlay Galleries
Celebrating 152 years in business, Findlay Galleries is an iconic family business founded in 1870. Specializing in Impressionism, European Modernism, l'Ecole de Rouen, L'Ecole de Paris, and 20th Century American Art, the gallery represents over 100 artists and artist estates.
Called Wally Findlay Galleries since 1965, the business was acquired in 1998 by James R. Borynack, a longtime Findlay executive. In 2016, Borynack acquired the David Findlay Jr. Gallery. Since then, the merged business has operated under its original name from 1870, Findlay Galleries.