Norman Bluhm1921-1999

Worcester Art Museum
Worcester, MA

$10,000 toward acquiring an early 1960s painting by the artist for the museum’s permanent collection, overseen by museum curator David Acton. Bluhm served as a pilot during World War II, after which he abandoned his studies of architecture to pursue painting in both Paris and New York. Inspired by the work of the New York School, Bluhm created abstract paintings which evolved into work that, symetrically composed with volumous shapes and colors, references internal caverns and organs of the body.