Norman Bluhm1921-1999

Parrish Art Museum
Southampton, NY

$7,500 toward the acquisition of the 1965 painting Waterloo, for the museum’s permanent collection, overseen by museum curator Alicia Longwell. 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. Bluhm created gestural abstractions that evolved into symmetrically composed paintings with volumous shapes and colors, referencing internal caverns and organs of the body.