(1895 - 1976)
Emil James Bisttram was active/lived in New Mexico, New York / Mexico, Hungary. Emil Bisttram is known for dynamic symmetry, non objective painting.
Biography Emil Bisttram
Hungarian born, Emil Bisttram became one of the Southwest's leading
painters and teachers. He was a founder of the Transcendental Art
movement in New Mexico, devoted to themes exploring and promoting
universal meaning that included idealistic forms and colors that
known as an abstract painter, his style
ranged from the classic regionalism of the 1930s (WPA murals) to
abstractions based on the dynamic symmetry theories he learned from Jay
Hambidge, tempered by Roerich's Russian mysticism. Indeed,
Bisttram would often speak of his association with Nicholas Roerich at
the Master Institute in New York City, citing a story where the Russian
master handed him a handful of wider brushes for his
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