Al Newbill Estate

 

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Abstract Expressionist Al Newbill was raised in Detroit, where he attended the prestigious magnet school Cass Technical High School, and took classes at the Detroit Institute of Arts Museum. After serving in the Army Air Corps during World War II, Newbill headed for New York where he studied at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Hans Hofmann School of Fine Art, and the New School of Social Research.

In 1957, Newbill showed at the New York Artists’ 6th Annual Exhibition alongside contemporaries Robert Motherwell, Willem de Kooning and Hans Hoffman. Two years later, Newbill exhibited at Leo Castelli gallery in New York City, in the same year that the famed gallery also showed Robert Rauschenberg and Frank Stella.

After fifteen years in New York City, Newbill turned to teaching, taking various positions around the United States, including those at Cornell University and University of California, Berkley. Eventually, Newbill settled down in Ohio, taking a position at Ohio State University in Mansfield until his retirement in 1976. Sadly, Mr Newbill recently passed away at the age of 91.

 

Education

Cass Technical High School, Detroit Michigan 

Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts, New York, NY

 

Selected Group Exhibition

New York Artists 6th annual exhibition, New York, NY

Toledo Art Museum, Toledo, Ohio

Rose Freid Gallery, New York 

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1959 Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY

Parma Gallery, New York

Hendler Gallery, Philadelphia

 

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