John Hultberg, famed contemporary artist and master of abstract realism, tackles the deep and obscure crevasses of the mind through painting. With linear perspectives and angular shapes, he invents dark and enigmatic worlds for his viewers. His studies began at The Art Students League in 1952 where, alongside great artist such as Richard Diebenkorn, Mark Rothko, and Clyfford Still, he developed his unique morphing of both intangible and tangible forms with attention to detail, bold color use, and strong composition. His works are in the permanent collections of galleries such as the Guggenheim Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Portland Museum of Art, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Seraphin Gallery has recently acquired two paintings from the early 1960s by famed West Coast abstract expressionist, John Hultberg. Educated at the California School of Fine Arts, known today as the San Francisco Art Institute, Hultberg's teachers included Mark Rothko and Clyfford Still. In
John Hultberg, Untitled, 1961, Oil on canvas, 39” x 50”
John Hultberg, Green Night Destruction, 1963, Oil on canvas, 40” x 59”.
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Monhegan Island Museum of Art, Monhegan, ME
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY