The Boston Expressionist School: A Painter's Recollections of the Forties

  title={The Boston Expressionist School: A Painter's Recollections of the Forties},
  author={Bernard Chaet},
  journal={Archives of American Art Journal},
  pages={25 - 30}
The day before I left Boston in August 1951 to settle elsewhere, my agent (art dealer), mentor, and benefactor, Boris Mirski, embraced me and pledged to bring me back-some day. I was going south, as far as 145 miles-to New Haven where I have remained in uneasy exile these past twenty-nine years. I was going beyond the arc that was to become Route 128, which, as all cultured Bostonians know, is the dividing line between truth and beauty-and untamed America. So began my exile at age twenty-seven… Expand


exhibition catalog (New York: The American Fed- eration of Arts, 1961)
  • Retrospective ex- hibition shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art, February 7-March
  • 1962
ex- hibition catalog (Boston: The Institute of Contemporary Art, 1954), p. 4. Ross pro- vided Levine and Bloom with studio space and a weekly stipend
  • 1954
Zerbe paints a picture,
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  • 1952
Abstract Painting, Back- ground and American Phase (New York
  • 1951
whom we ac- knowledge to be a champion of modern art, praised these artists in generous phrases comparable to those he was to use-thirty years later-to praise the Ab- stract Expressionists
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  • 1934
The Painter's Pal- ette (Boston
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5 . Harold Zimmerman was their teacher at the West End Community Center for eight or nine years
    Wight , " Zerbe paints a picture
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