Rothko to Richter:

Mark-Making in Abstract Painting from the Collection of Preston H. Haskell

Friday, January 30, 2015 to Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Rivaled only by the early years of the 1910s, when abstraction was pioneered in Europe and America, the 40 year period between 1950 and 1990 witnessed dramatic developments in abstract art. This exhibition features 27 paintings by some of the era's most important artists, including Karel Appel, Helen Frankenthaler, Hans Hofmann, Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning, Morris Louis, Joan Mitchell, Robert Motherwell, Robert Rauschenberg, Gerhard Richter, and Mark Rothko.

Experimentation with various methods of producing an abstraction and applying paint to a surface was common during this time, alternately emphasizing or suppressing traces of the artist’s touch. Selected from the collection of Preston Haskell, these works together offer a window onto the evolution of process, mark-making, and abstraction in the second half of the 20th century. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.

Organized by the Princeton University Art Museum.


Exhibition Season Sponsors
City of Jacksonville
Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc.
Elkins Constructors, Inc.
Robert D. and Isabelle T. Davis Endowment at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida
The Schultz Family Endowment
State of Florida

Exhibition Sponsors
U.S. Trust
The Director's CIrcle at the Cummer Museum
Carl S. Swisher Foundation, Inc.

Exhibition Partner
Mr. Ryan A. Schwartz

In-kind Sponsor
Agility Press, Inc.
Wingard Creative