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 Michiel Theobald Gloeckner  (1915 - 1989)

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Lived/Active: New York/Connecticut / Germany      Known for: geometric abstraction

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
The following, submitted May 2005, is from Linda Stamm of Winter Associates. Her source is information from papers found in the estate of the artist.


Michiel Gloeckner, known for his highly refined, balanced abstract, geometric style derived from natural forms, was the son of a well-known art collector. He graduated from the University of Dresden with a degree in mathematics and art history. He received a degree from the Royal Academy of Dresden where he studied under Otto Dix. Paul Klee also influenced Gloeckner's work.

After WWII Gloeckner moved to New York City. He continued to maintain a studio in New York at 115 East 70th Street, even after he moved to West Cornwall, Connecticut where he spent the later years of his life.

EXHIBITIONS
Gallery Seventy-Five, New York 1955, 1956, 1958
Jacques Seligman Galleries, New York 1960, 1961, 1962
Wadsworth Atheneum 1960
Wesleyan University 1961
Philadelphia Art Alliance 1962
Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts 1963
World House Galleries, New York 1963, 1962, 1965, 1966
Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts 1964
Brooks Memorial Museum 1965
Munich Kunstverein 1966
Galerie Heseler, Munich 1967
Munich Museum of Modern Art 1968
Museum of Northern Arizona 1970
Galerie 5, Paris 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976
Galerie Oxy, Geneva 1973
United Nations, Geneva 1974
Gallery Contemporary Masters, New York 1978, 1980

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS:
Munich Museum of Modern Art
Allentown Art Museum
Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm


This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Michiel Theobald Gloeckner was born in Dresden, Germany in 1915. The son of a well known art collector, he graduated from University of Dresden with a degree in mathematics and art history.  He studied painting with Otto Dix and Paul Klee at the Royal Academy of Art in Dresden.  His early works are abstract, heavy in texture.  His later works are a highly refined, balanced abstract, geometric style derived from natural forms.   His early paintings are signed Theobald, later works have the monogram MTG or MG stacked vertically.

Mr. Gloeckner moved to the US after the Second World War, settling in Cornwall, CT and New York.  His work can be found in collections of The Munich Museum of Modern Art, The Allentown Art Museum, and The Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm.  He exhibited at various museums and galleries including The Wadsworth Atheneum in 1960, The Baltimore Museum of Fine Arts, The Munich Museum of Modern Art, and The United Nations, Geneva, as well as World House Galleries, NY Galerie 5, Paris and Galarie, Munich.

Submitted by Randy Borovsky (Feb 2008)

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