Elmer Bischoff

Dates:

February 29, 2020 - April 19, 2020

Reception:

Reception: February 29, 5pm-7pm

Overview:

Expressive paintings and drawings from a Bay Area Legend

 

A solo exhibit of work by Bay Area Figurative artist Elmer Bischoff (1916-1991). Well-known for his expressive paintings and drawings, Bischoff was a founding member of the Bay Area Figurative School in the late 1950s that included Richard Diebenkorn, Nathan Oliveira and David Park, among others. During the era, these artists became known for their “maverick” approach to art-making. While modern art conversations focused on abstraction, the Bay Area movement progressed toward image making. These artists, and a growing circle that expanded well into the 1970s, brought new attention to Bay Area art as their output became part of the modern art movement.

This exhibit furthers the Bischoff legacy and illuminates an artist who remains one of our 20th century Bay Area legends.

The museum is grateful to gallerist George Adams, who curated and co-produced the exhibit. The exhibit includes many works from the Bischoff Estate as well as loans from private collectors. There will be docent tours and a catalog published in conjunction with the exhibit.

Admission fee: $10 for adults, $8 for seniors/students

Elmer Bischoff

Dates:

February 29, 2020 - April 19, 2020

Reception:

Reception: February 29, 5pm-7pm

Overview:

Expressive paintings and drawings from a Bay Area Legend