Fritz Ascher: Expressionist at New York University’s Grey Art Gallery

Fritz Ascher: Golgotha, 1915 (Oil on canvas, 53 3/8 x 69 in.) 

Fritz Ascher: Golgotha, 1915 (Oil on canvas, 53 3/8 x 69 in.) , © Malcolm Varon © Bianca Stock

06.12.2018 - Article

Fritz Ascher’s exhibition will be on view from January 9 through April 6, 2019.

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Fritz Ascher: Expressionist is the first-ever retrospective of an overlooked but significant German artist. Characterized by the Nazis as “degenerate” (along with other artists who were banned and persecuted), Fritz Ascher (1893–1970) survived two world wars, and then remained in Berlin where he lived and worked. In addition to painting and drawing, he turned to writing poetry later in life. Organized by the Fritz Ascher Society for Persecuted, Ostracized and Banned Art, Inc., the exhibition comprises some 75 paintings and works on paper, ranging from early academic studies and figural compositions to the artist’s late colorful, mystical landscapes devoid of human presence.
Fritz Ascher belongs to Germany’s “Lost Generation”—artists whose careers were interrupted or destroyed by the Nazi regime, and whose work has largely been underrecognized.

About the Grey Art Gallery:
The Grey Art Gallery is New York University’s fine arts museum, located on historic Washington Square Park in New York City’s Greenwich Village. It offers the NYU community and the general public a dynamic roster of engaging and thought-provoking exhibitions, all of them enriched by public programs. With its emphasis on experimentation and interpretation, and its focus on studying art in its historical, cultural, and social contexts, the Grey serves as a museum-laboratory for the exploration of art’s environments.

Location and time:
Grey Art Gallery, New York University
100 Washington Square East, New York, NY 10003
January 9 through April 6, 2019
Hours Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 11 am–6 pm OPEN LATE Wednesday: 11 am–8 pm Saturday: 11 am–5 pm.
Closed Sunday, Monday, and major Holidays.

 Please join Rachel Stern, Director of the Fritz Ascher Society for Persecuted, Ostracized, and Banned Art and curator of “Fritz Ascher, Expressionist” for a gallery conversation, on February 6, 2019:

For more information visit: Greyartgallery

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