Oscar Bluemner (1867-1938)

Hiro Fine Art is interested in purchasing artwork by Oscar Bluemner.

German artist Oscar Bleumner was born in 1867. He studied architecture before moving to the United States and establishing an architecture firm. By 1910, he began drawing and painting landscapes. Traveling to Europe, Bleumner was deeply affected by Kandinsky’s spiritual work, Van Gogh and Gauguin’s emotive use of color, and the geometry of Cubism and Futurism. From these stylistic inspirations, Bleumner transported modernist art to America in architectonic forms and expressive hues. He exhibited at the 1913 Armory show, which propelled the American avant-garde, as well as Alfred Stieglitz’s gallery in 1915 as a solo show. Similar to Kandinsky, Bleumner utilized color according to their psychic representations in communicating a universal language. Due to poverty and suffering from depression, Bleumner committed suicide in 1938. His legacy remains as a painter passionate about color. He explored color theories through angular, brightly colored landscapes, and later focused on subconscious concepts and classical music allusions produced in abstract masses of emotional, pulsating color. By incorporating Fauvism and Cubism, Oscar Bleumner’s passion for color theory was a precursor to color field painting.