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}
  • Bernard Chaet
  • Published 1 January 1980
  • Art
  • Archives of American Art Journal
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… 



Wight , " Zerbe paints a picture

  • Americans 1942 : 18 Artists from 9 States

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

  • Modern Art hailed the Regionalists
  • 1934

Zerbe paints a picture,

  • Art News,
  • 1952

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

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

The Painter's Pal- ette (Boston

  • Houghton Mifflin Com- pany,
  • 1919

Abstract Painting, Back- ground and American Phase (New York

  • 1951

5 . Harold Zimmerman was their teacher at the West End Community Center for eight or nine years