Sonia Gechtoff is active/lives in New York. Sonia Gechtoff is known for abstract landscape-figure, non ob.
Biography Sonia Gechtoff
Painter Sonia Gechtoff has "wrestled to the ground two polarities . . . abstaction and representation" (Heller 208). She was born and raised in Philadelphia and studied at the Philadelphia Museum School of Art, receiving Her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in 1950. She first learned about painting from Leonid Gechtoff, her Russian-born father who painted expressionistic landscapes.
In 1951, Sonia Gechtoff moved to San Francisco, where she took a class in lithography from James Budd at the California School of Fine Arts. There she was exposed to Clyfford Still, Frank Lobdell and Ernest Briggs and their movement of Bay Area Expressionism. From 1952-1965 her abstract paintings with impasto and palette-knife applied paint reflected that in
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