Herman Cherry1909-1992

Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center
East Hampton, NY

$5,000 toward Herman Cherry: Paintings on Paper, 1957, an exhibition and accompanying catalogue on the painter, organized by director Helen Harrison. Cherry painted with the W.P.A. Project in Los Angeles and was active in New York from the 1950s until 1992. Expressed through large shapes defined by soft edges, color was Cherry’s primary means of structuring his paintings, which are composed in such a way as to de-centralize the painting’s focus.