Edward Dugmore

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Edward Dugmore (1915-1996)
untitled, 1962
Oil on canvas
46 x 50 in. (116.8 x 127 cm)
Signed and dated on reverse
Edward Dugmore (1915-1996)
untitled, 1962
Oil on canvas
46 x 50 in. (116.8 x 127 cm)
Signed and dated on reverse

Artist Bio

Edward Dugmore (1915-1996), an American abstract expressionist, produced art that was spontaneous and uninhibited by intellectual considerations. The composition of his paintings is based on large interlocking areas of relatively flat color that evoke associations to peeling walls, maps, horse hides, geological strata, and polished sections of minerals. In 1948, Dugmore took advantage of the G. I. Bill and moved out west to San Francisco to further his studies in art at the California School of Fine Arts, where he studied with Clyfford Still, who was influential on his development, both as an artist and a close friend. The Howard Wise Gallery first exhibited his work in Cleveland in 1960, followed by two solo shows in New York in 1961 and 1963.

Edward Dugmore (1915-1996)

1915
Edward Dugmore is born in Hartford, Connecticut.

1934-38
Attends the Hartford Art School, where he studies the work of the Old Masters.

1938
Marries Edith Oslund.

1941
Spends the summer studying with Thomas Hart Benton at the Kansas City Art Institute.

1942
His daughter Linda is born.

1943
Joins the Marine Corps.

1948-50
Studies at the California School of Fine Arts, San Francisco under the G.I. Bill. While there he is influenced by Clyfford Still and meets Ernst Briggs.

1949
Is a founding member of the Metart Gallery, San Francisco.

1950
His first solo exhibition is held at the Metart Gallery, San Francisco.

1951-52
Attends the University of Guadalajara, Mexico. Receives his M.F.A.

1952
Moves to New York.

1953
His first solo exhibition in New York is held at the Stable Gallery.

1960s
His work is regularly exhibited at the Howard Wise Gallery, New York.

1964-74
Serves as part-time faculty at the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn.

1970
Is a visiting artist at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

1970s
Regular exhibitions of his work are held at the Green Mountain Gallery.

1972
Is a visiting artist at the Des Moines Art Center and Drake University.

1973-82
Serves as a part-time Instructor of Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore.

1976
Is awarded a National Endowment for the Arts grant.

1980
Receives an American Academy and Institute of Art and Letters Award.

1990s
Exhibitions of his work are held at the Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles.

1993
Moves to Minneapolis.

1995
Receives a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant.

1996
Dies of lung cancer on June 13 in Minneapolis.

Past Gallery Exhibitions

NEW YORK
HOWARD WISE GALLERY: EXPLORING THE NEW
February 22 - April 27, 2013
BERLIN
HOWARD WISE GALLERY: EXPLORING THE NEW
EXTENDED THROUGH JULY 13
April 27 - July 13, 2012