Robert Moskowitz

Robert Moskowitz (born 1935 in Brooklyn, New York) is a contemporary American painter who was influenced by, among supplementary movements, Abstract Expressionism, and gained reply in the 1960s onward for his paintings, drawings and prints that bill in the intersection along with Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism and Pop Art.

He was influenced in his further on career by such artists as Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg.

Although his take action has been described as a "significant member between the Abstract Expressionism of the New York School and the 'New Image Abstraction' painters of the mid-1970s", Moskowitz has normal relatively little public attention and never achieved the level of fame that many of his peers have.

In 1948, Robert Moskowitz, son of Louis and Lily Moskowitz, was left to care for their youngest daughter, Karen, after his dad left the relatives and his mother was annoyed to make occasional trips to Florida for work. He showed little artistic facility as a child, but enrolled after literary at the Mechanics Institute of Manhattan to pursue engineering drafting. In 1956, he began studying at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn where he studied below Adolph Gottlieb.

Moskowitz traveled to Europe in 1959, where he met the British collage and assemblage performer Gwyther Irwin. At Irwin's suggestion, Moskowitz moved into an artist's community outdoor London where he was accomplished to buy his first studio space for $85.00, which allowed him to remain in London for one year.

Moskowitz's first immense body of paintings came from the discovery of a window shade hanging tall in his studio space. Following lessons taken from Johns, Rauschenberg, and Marcel Duchamp, Moskowitz began to place intact objects, such as the window shade, directly upon his paintings as a form of collage. This undertaking was included in the exhibition Art of Assemblage organized in 1961 at the Museum of Modern Art which with included the decree of Picasso, Georges Braque, Joseph Cornell and Robert Rauschenberg accompanied by many additional influential artists. His achievement of this period, primarily untitled collage paintings, culminated in a solo exhibition at the Leo Castelli Gallery in 1962, in surrounded by solo exhibitions of Roy Lichtenstein and Frank Stella.

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