Friedel Dzubas

Born in 1915 in Berlin, Dzubas studied at the Prussian Academy of Fine Art and later under Paul Klee while in Düsseldorf from 1936 to 1939. In 1939, he fled Germany for London and later the United States where he eventually became a citizen. He began exhibiting his work in the 1950s, eventually developing his signature gestural style. By the early 1980s, Dzubas abandoned his preliminary preparations of sketching and priming, thereby inviting spontaneity and accident into his painting process. He went on to develop his career in education, teaching at institutions such as Dartmouth College and Cornell University.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1958 Leo Castelli Gallery
1961 Robert Elkon Gallery
1962 Beaumont May Gallery, Dartmouth College
1966 Nicholas Wilder Gallery
1971 Lawrence Rubin Gallery
1974 Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1975 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
1983 Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Selected Group Exhibitions

1950 Museum of Modern Art, New York
1950 Metropolitan Museum of Art
1957 Leo Castelli Gallery
1958 Whitney Museum of American Art
1959 The Corcoran Gallery of Art
1960 Walker Art Center
1961 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1963 Jewish Museum, New York
1964 Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Selected Collections

Whitney Museum of American Art
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Everson Museum of Art
Yale University Art Gallery
Rose Art Museum
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Princeton University Art Museum
Parrish Art Museum
Herbert F. Jognson Museum of Art
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Boston Museum of Fine Arts