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Friday, February 4, 2011

Hans Burkhardt Prints

Hans Burkhardt (1904-1994) was born in Basel, Switzerland, then came to the U.S., where he studied at Cooper Union and the Grand Central School of Art. From 1929 to 1936, he shared a studio with Arshile Gorky, who purportedly expressed that he had faith in only two young artists – Burkhardt and De Kooning. Burkhardt was an art professor at the University of Southern California, UCLA, and California State University at Northridge.

As I believe is true for many regional artists, his move from New York to California reduced his "art world" profile, so he is perhaps less well-known than he should be. Nonetheless, Burkhardt’s work can be found in the collections of many major art institutions, including the Guggenheim, Met, and Whitney museums in New York, the Corcoran in D.C., and the L.A. Museum of Contemporary Art.

We have two small signed prints by Burkhardt, dated 1978 and 1985.