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 Alexander (Alex) Redein  (1912 - 1990)

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Lived/Active: New York/Connecticut      Known for: moderist figure, genre and townscape painting

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Biography from The Artisfun Gallery:
Alex Redein was born on January 21, 1912 in Bridgeport, Connecticut.  He was a prominent member of the New York art community for many years.  He studied at Yale School of Fine Art, The Art Students League, and in Mexico City.  Along with Remo Farrugio, Byron Browne, Herbert and Henry Kallem, Joseph DeMartini, Michael Lekakis and many others he was part of the famous 28th Street group of modernists who congregated at the Henry and David Rothman Frame Shop and is increasingly becoming an object of study.  Along with other members of the group, he summered and painted in Provincetown, Woodstock and Fire Island and is identified with those well-known art communities.

Exhibitions include Greer Galleries, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts 1947, National Academy of Design 1949, American Watercolor Society 1950, Butler Art Institute 1955, 1958, Farnsworth Museum 1950, Connecticut Museum of Art 1956, Philadelphia Art Alliance 1951, 1958, the Minnesota State Fair 1949, Pinacotheca Gallery 1944, and the John Heller Gallery.

Public collections include the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Whitney Museum of Art, the Corcoran Institute, the National Academy of Design, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and Ein Harod Museum of Art in Israel.

Alexander Redein died in New York City, New York on August 25,1990.

Sources:
Who Was Who In American Art
Social Security Death Index
Smithsonian Archives
Other Interent Resources



Biography from Butler's Fine Art:
Painter and teacher, Alexander Redein lived in New York City and Fire Island, New York. He was originally from Bridgeport, Connecticut, and studied at Yale School of Fine Art, The Art Students League, and in Mexico City.

His work has been exhibited in the United States at venues including The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art in 1947, and The National Academy of Design in 1950. He showed at the Harry Salpeter Gallery from 1948-50, and had at least 10 solo shows at The John Heller Gallery in NYC during the 1950s and 1960s.

Today Alexander Redein's works are in the collections of The Butler Institute of Fine Art, The Albany Institute of History and Art, The Art Alliance of Philadelphia, The Ain Harod Museum in Israel, and in private collections.

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Harry Salpeter Gallery October 1950, John Heller Gallery in March 1954; and Greer Gallery in February 1963.

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