Jon Schueler (1916 –1992) was an American painter known for his large-scale, abstract compositions which evoke nature. Recognized first as a second-generation Abstract Expressionist he lived in New York City and in Mallaig, Scotland, inspired by the dramatic skies over the Sound of Sleat.
Schueler studied under artists such as Clyfford Still, Richard Diebenkorn, etc. In 1951 he followed his friend and mentor Clyfford Still to New York City where he was introduced to Barnett Newman, Jackson Pollock, and Ad Reinhardt.Schueler's first solo exhibition was held at the Stable Gallery in 1954. A second solo show at the legendary Leo Castelli Gallery in 1957 drew favorable reviews in the New York Times and Life Magazine. In September 1957, Schueler discovered the remote fishing village of Mallaig, Scotland and Inspired by the dramatic skies, he completed 45 paintings by March 1958. His work is included in international collections such as the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, the National Gallery of Australia, among many others.
SOLD - Scottish Sea, 1959, Oil on canvas, 62 x 78 inches
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