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Harold Shapinsky

 (1925 - 2004)
Harold Shapinsky was active/lived in New York, District Of Columbia.  Harold Shapinsky is known for abstract expressionist painter.

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Harold Shapinsky


American abstract-expressionist painter Harold Shapinsky was born in Brooklyn in 1925. Passionate and determined, he dropped out of school in his mid-teens and moved to a cold-water flat in Manhattan to paint. In 1948 he was invited to join the Subjects of the Artist, an informal studio school associated with Robert Motherwell, William Baziotes, Mark Rothko and other abstract expressionist painters. In 1950 Motherwell chose him for inclusion in the Kootz Gallery exhibition ?Fifteen Unknowns (selected by the artists of the Kootz Gallery)?.

That same year Shapinsky was drafted into the army. After his two-year tour of duty, the private and moody painter distanced himself from the New York art scene. Although he painted co  ...  Displaying 750 of 2957 characters.



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About  Harold Shapinsky

Born:  1925 - Brooklyn, New York
Died:   2004 - Washington District Of Columbia
Known for:  abstract expressionist painter