Stanley Twardowicz 3 Vintage Photographs of Mexico Gelatin Silver Signed

Stanley Twardowicz 3 Vintage Photographs of Mexico Gelatin Silver Signed

Stanley Twardowicz 3 Vintage Photographs of Mexico Gelatin Silver Signed

Stanley Twardowicz 3 Vintage Photographs of Mexico Gelatin Silver Signed

Stanley Twardowicz 3 Vintage Photographs of Mexico Gelatin Silver Signed

Stanley Twardowicz 3 Vintage Photographs of Mexico Gelatin Silver Signed

Stanley Twardowicz 3 Vintage Photographs of Mexico Gelatin Silver Signed

Stanley Twardowicz 3 Vintage Photographs of Mexico Gelatin Silver Signed

Stanley Twardowicz 3 Vintage Photographs of Mexico Gelatin Silver Signed

Stanley Twardowicz 3 Vintage Photographs of Mexico Gelatin Silver Signed

Stanley Twardowicz 3 Vintage Photographs of Mexico Gelatin Silver Signed

Stanley Twardowicz 3 Vintage Photographs of Mexico Gelatin Silver Signed

Stanley Twardowicz 3 Vintage Photographs of Mexico Gelatin Silver Signed

3 Vintage Photograph of fishnets from Twardowiczs trip to Mexico in 1949. This image is almost identical to the photograph used for the Stanley Twardowicz 30 Years of Photography exhibit at Hofstra. University, September 11 October 4, 1979. Gelatin Silver Print mounted on board. Photograph measures 10-5/8 in. W x 10 in. H, mounted on board measuring 16 in. Signed and titled in pencil on board. Titled, with artists name, studio location and Studio Collection No. Photograph measures 10 in. W x 10-1/4 in. Fishnets, Mexico – 1949. Photograph measures 7-1/2 in. W x 7-1/2 in. H, mounted on board measuring 11 in. Titled, with artists name and Studio Collection No. Stanley Twardowiczs biography from the Archives of American Art, which has his papers, following his death in 2008 was. Stanley Twardowiczs papers are in the Archives of American Art. He is associated with the 1950′s Abstract Expressionists of the Cedar Tavern in Greenwich Village, New York and with Beat Generation poet Jack Kerouac. Twardowicz was born Stanley Jon Leginsky in July 1917, but took his godfather’s surname at age 20 when he married. After working at various jobs, in 1940 Twardowicz enrolled in Detroit’s Meinzinger’s Art School. In 1946 Twardowicz was awarded a scholarship to the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, his first exposure to a creative arts community. There he met Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Jack Levine and Philip Guston. Through his associations at Skowhegan, Twardowicz obtained a teaching position at Ohio State University. He taught there until 1951, becoming friends with fellow instructor, Roy Lichtenstein. Twardowicz married (Ruth) Ann Mandel in 1949 and they lived in an artists’ community near Guadalajara, Mexico. Twardowicz then travelled in Europe, his work edging towards an expressionist technique and mood. By 1953 Twardowicz painted in a fully abstract manner. Upon his return to the States, Twardowicz frequented the Cedar Tavern in Greenwich Village, New York, where he met and was deeply influenced by Abstract Expressionists such as Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline and Jackson Pollock. During this time he had one-man shows and participated in group shows at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He was represented in the Museum of Modern Art’s travelling exhibition Young American Painters. In 1956 Twardowicz received a Guggenheim Fellowship in creative painting and moved to Northport, Long Island, where he befriended area artists Jules Olitski and George Grosz. Between 1958 and 1970 the Peridot Gallery in New York presented annual one-man shows of Twardowicz’s work. Twardowicz began his long teaching career at Hofstra University in 1964, where he met his third wife, Lillian Dodson, a fellow artist. Twardowicz’s career as a photographer also prospered. Edward Streichen, then Director of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, selected six of Twardowicz’s photographs for the Museum’s permanent collection. In June 1967, Tardowicz took photographs of Jack Kerouac in his Lowell, Massachusetts home, which became the subject of an art book portfolio called Stashou and Yasho. During the 1990′s there was renewed interest in Twardowicz’s work with a show at Mitchell Algus’ Gallery in Soho, New York City. In 2001, the Phoenix Art Museum celebrated Twardowicz’s contributions as a Color Field painter with a retrospective exhibition Moving Color. Twardowicz died on June 12, 2008 in Northport, Long Island. The item “Stanley Twardowicz 3 Vintage Photographs of Mexico Gelatin Silver Signed” is in sale since Tuesday, December 11, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Photographic Images\Contemporary (1940-Now)\Other Contemporary Photographs”. The seller is “canadarts” and is located in Washington, District Of Columbia. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Original/Reprint: Original Print
  • Modified Item: No
  • Date of Creation: 1940-1949
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Size Type/Largest Dimension: Medium (Up to 10″)
  • Region of Origin: US
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Signed: Signed
  • Photo Type: Gelatin Silver
  • Framing: Mounted on Board
  • Color: Black & White

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