John Philip Hultberg1922-2005

New York, NY

$15,500 for costs associated with the safekeeping and cataloguing of the painter’s work, organized by Elaine R. Wechsler. Hultberg was born in Berkeley, CA and studied at the San Francisco School of Fine Art, before moving to the east coast. He emerged as a prominent expressionist painter in New York City during the early 1950s. Combining both figurative and abstract imagery that depicted deep space with dramatic angles and colors, Hultberg created hauntingly beautiful paintings that had a science fiction-like atmosphere.