Hans Burkhardt

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HANS BURKHARDT (1904-1994)
UNTITLED (STILL LIFE), 1937
Oil on Canvas
26 x 20 inches
JRFA #3446
HANS BURKHARDT (1904-1994)
DAY & NIGHT, 1937-38
Oil on Canvas
42 x 52 inches
JRFA #0680
HANS BURKHARDT (1904-1994)
THE PARTING, 1939
Oil on Canvas
22 x 28 inches
JRFA #0373
HANS BURKHARDT (1904-1994)
ONE WAY ROAD, 1945
Oil on Canvas
22 x 31 inches
JRFA #0378
HANS BURKHARDT (1904-1994)
DANCERS, 1944
Oil on Canvas
29 x 22 inches
JRFA #1488
HANS BURKHARDT (1904-1994)
THE DESERT, 1946
Oil on Canvas
29 x 35 inches
JRFA #1467
HANS BURKHARDT (1904-1994)
FLOWER CONVERSATION, 1950
Oil on Canvas
16 x 20 inches
JRFA #0719
HANS BURKHARDT (1904-1994)
UNTITLED, 1953
Oil on Canvas
31 x 36 inches
JRFA #HB0162
HANS BURKHARDT (1904-1994)
JOURNEY, 1956
Oil on Canvas
50 x 60 inches
JRFA #0729
HANS BURKHARDT (1904-1994)
JUNGLE SUNSET, 1956
Oil on Canvas
50 x 60 inches
JRFA #0750
HANS BURKHARDT (1904-1994)
AUTUMN, 1957
Oil on Canvas
32 x 42 inches
JRFA #HB0597
HANS BURKHARDT (1904-1994)
TROPICAL LANDSCAPE, 1958
Oil on Canvas
32 x 42 inches
JRFA #HB0164
HANS BURKHARDT (1904-1994)
SPRING, 1963
Oil on Canvas
32 x 42 inches
JRFA #HB0116
HANS BURKHARDT (1904-1994)
JOURNEY INTO THE UNKNOWN, 1965
Oil on Canvas
32 x 42 inches
JRFA #3461
HANS BURKHARDT (1904-1994)
SAD RETURN, 1966
Oil on Canvas
32 x 42 inches
JRFA #0400
HANS BURKHARDT (1904-1994)
WANDERING SOULS, 1967
Oil on Canvas
40 x 50 inches
JRFA #HB0758
HANS BURKHARDT (1904-1994)
THE INNOCENT CHILDREN, 1967
Oil on Canvas
50 x 60 inches
JRFA #1915
HANS BURKHARDT (1904-1994)
MY LAI, 1968
Oil, Assemblage with Skulls on Canvas
77 x 115 inches
JRFA #0404
HANS BURKHARDT (1904-1994)
1970 BASEL, 1970
Oil on Canvas
32 x 42 inches
JRFA #3464
HANS BURKHARDT (1904-1994)
FINALE, 1974
Oil and Assemblage on Canvas
77 x 114 inches
JRFA #1486
HANS BURKHARDT (1904-1994)
UNTITLED, 1976
Oil on Canvas
60 x 50 inches
JRFA #HB0685
HANS BURKHARDT (1904-1994)
BASEL, 1981
Oil on Canvas
50 x 60 inches
JRFA #0842
HANS BURKHARDT (1904-1994)
BLACK RAIN, 1993
Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas
66 x 96 inches
JRFA #3381
HANS BURKHARDT (1904-1994)
THE EXTRA STRIPE, 1993
Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas
60 x 48 inches
JRFA #3388
HANS BURKHARDT (1904-1994)
UNTITLED, 1937
Charcoal on Paper
17 3/8 x 23 7/8 inches
JRFA #3497
HANS BURKHARDT (1904-1994)
MORNING II, 1945
Pastel
18 x 24 1/8 inches
JRFA #3357
HANS BURKHARDT (1904-1994)
WOMEN, 1954
Pastel on Paper
18 x 24 inches
JRFA #0255
HANS BURKHARDT (1904-1994)
TWO WOMEN, 1960-61
Pastel on Paper
24 3/4 x 18 1/2 inches
JRFA #3326
HANS BURKHARDT (1904-1994)
IN THE STUDIO, 1978
Pastel
24 x 18 inches
JRFA #3320
HANS BURKHARDT (1904-1994)
UNTITLED (NORTHRIDGE SERIES), 1988
Black Pastel on Paper
27 1/4 x 40 1/4 inches
JRFA #2109

Biography

Jack Rutberg Fine Arts is proud to represent the estate of Hans Burkhardt.

Hans Burkhardt was born in Basel, Switzerland in 1904, emigrating to New York in 1924. Upon his arrival to New York, he became associated with the pioneers of what was to later emerge as the New York School, Arshile Gorky and Willem De Kooning. He shared Gorky's studio between 1928 and 1937.

In 1937, arriving in Los Angeles, Burkhardt represented the most direct link to the New York School. In Los Angeles, he independently pursued his Abstract Expressionist style, often anticipating the work of his contemporaries and later artists on the East Coast and in Europe. His first solo exhibition in 1939 at the Stendahl Gallery was at the suggestion of Lorser Feitelson, who was responsible for Burkhardt's inclusion in numerous national exhibitions. As Director of the L.A. Art Association, Feitelson chose Burkhardt to be the first artist afforded a solo show by the Association. Burkhardt's paintings spanned the range of human emotion, and while perhaps having painted the most provocative body of work on the subject of war, spanning the Spanish Civil War through his final works of the 1990s, his ouevre was balanced by works of celebration. While Los Angeles art in the 1960s was seduced by California Light, Hard Edge, Minimalism and Pop Art, Burkhardt, in typical independent manner, created what many now regard as some of the most powerful examples of Abstract Expressionism and is also well-known for his richly drawn pastel abstractions of the figure.

Hans Burkhardt's works have in recent years increasingly been exhibited in museum exhibitions nationally and internationally. He continues to attract significant critical attention from some of the leading art historians such as Peter Selz and Donald Kuspit. Burkhardt's works are included in the collections of such major museums as the British Museum, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Guggenheim Museum, Whitney Museum, Hirshhorn Museum, Palace of the Legion Honor, Santa Barbara Museum and Los Angeles County Museum. In 1922, Burkhardt was honored in New York by the American Academy of Art for his lifetime achievement. He died in Los Angeles in 1994. The works of Hans Burkhardt have been represented by Jack Rutberg Fine Arts since 1973.

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