Paintings in Oil, Watercolors, and Woodcuts
March 19 – April 15, 1944
Exhibition of the work of Emil Armin will be held in the Renaissance galleries, 108 Goodspeed Hall, 1012 East 59th Street, opening Sunday, March 19th, at 3:30 P.M., and continuing through April 15th.
Composed of about fifty pieces, oils, water-colors and wood-blocks, this exhibition is the most comprehensive showing thus far of one of the most original of American artists, who has reacted with great sincerity to his time and to his environment.
The earliest painting included in the exhibition is Seder Night, a canvas familiar to many through exhibition and reproduction, which is based on memory and folk-lore. In Armin's later work he has subjected himself almost entirely to the severe discipline of direct painting from nature in landscape, still-life, portraits, figures and city subjects, painted in Chicago, New Mexico, and the Indiana country side and sand-dunes. Even the large and complicated water color, Jemez Mountains, and was done entirely "on the spot."
A break in Armin's familiar technique occurred about three years ago with a series of landscapes painted with a palette knife in broad masses, several of which are included in the present exhibitions. He soon returned to his former method, however, but with the added richness and assurance. Also included in the exhibition are the following paintings: Self-Portrait, Corn Dance, Sante domingo, Snow Topa and Open Ridge, The Storm and Oak and Maples.
This text was taken from the exhibition release.