Arthur Lerner

Arthur Lerner (born 1929) is an American artist, known for his atmospheric figurative paintings and drawings, landscapes, and still lifes. He is sometimes described as a realist, but most critics observe that his enactment is more unreliable than descriptive or literal. Associated behind Chicago's influential "Monster Roster" artists in front in his career, he shared their quickness for expressive figuration, fantasy and mythology, and their existential outlook, but diverged increasingly in his classical formal concerns and more superior temperament. Critics frequently note in Lerner's art a sense of well-ventilated that evokes Impressionism, delicate color and modelling that "flirts considering dematerialization," and the draftsmanship that serves as a initiation for anything of his work. The Chicago Tribune's Alan Artner lamented Lerner's comparative nonexistence of recognition vis-а-vis the Chicago Imagists as the fate of "an aesthete in a town dominated by tenpenny fantasts." Lerner's discharge duty has been extensively covered in publications, featured in books such as Monster Roster: Existential Art in Postwar Chicago, and acquired by public and private collections, including those of the Smithsonian Institution, Art Institute of Chicago, Smart Museum of Art, and Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, among many.

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