Charles Joseph Biederman (1906-2004) was a highly influential and iconoclastic American artist and theoretician who influenced the modernist movement both abroad and in the United States. He was particularly drawn to the relationship between nature and art, and wrote extensively on the subject Biederman, Midwesterner by birth, held nature as the ultimate root of art, but insisted upon a wholly abstract translation of the natural into visual elements of color, plane, and form. He worked extensively in the medium of sculptural reliefs created in painted metal to execute his vision of creating pure visual forms; these reliefs became his most sought-after work. Biederman's work is represented in distinguished collections across the United States and Western Europe, including The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Art Institute of Chicago, and the Tate, London, among many others. AUTHOR: Susan C. Larsen is an art historian and former curator of the Permanent Collection at the Whitney Museum of American Art. This monograph was initiated and researched by Neil Juhl Larsen (19562006), a brilliant friend and trusted colleague of the artist. SELLING POINTS: * The definitive artist monograph on this acclaimed American modernist who pioneered new directions in geometric abstract art and in the Constructivist movement * Features a complete account of Biederman's 80-year career * Biederman's body of work includes oils, wood and string constructions, numerous articles, books, collections of letters, and his most well-known work, his abstract metal reliefs 124 colour & 58 b/w illustrations
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st February 2011
Publisher: Hudson Hills Press Inc.,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 30.5 x 25.4 x 3.2
Weight (kg): 2.31