Oscar Bluemner



Oscar Bluemner is considered one of the most influential figures of the American modernist era. Born in Germany, Bluemner was trained as an architect. In 1892 he emigrated to the United States and soon turned his attention to painting.

His early work consisted of poetic landscapes in watercolor, but a trip to Europe in 1912 led him to a very personal expressionist style using brilliant reds, blues and greens. Most of his subjects were industrial buildings, but his treatment combined linearity and jagged forms in an explosion of color totally unique to Bluemner.

2022         American Masters – Art of the 19th-21st Centuries

2020         American Masters – Art of the 20th-21st Centuries

2012         American Masters – Art of the 19th-21st Centuries