Category greene

1997 $20,000

Balcomb Greene1904-1990

Montauk Point, NY

$20,000 to conserve and treat up to 30 Balcomb Greene paintings damaged by smoke in a studio fire in 1996. Beginning his career in the 1930s, Greene was employed by the WPA and executed murals at the Williamsburgh Houses, a planned community in Brooklyn, and at the Hall of Medicine at the 1939 World’s Fair. He became involved in the advancement of “nonobjective” art through the American Abstract Artists, but later introduced the figure as a dominant element in his painting.

Total: $20,000