An émigré to New York from Berlin during the rise of European fascism, Friedel Dzubas brought to American painting a dynamic vision of pictorial space shaped by his early exposure to German historical fine art and decorative painting. Later in life, Dzubas expanded his points of reference to include Italian painters from Giotto to Tiepolo. Dzubas’s large-scale, luminous, and viscerally charged canvases are among the most stunning and dramatic of any created from the 1940s to the early 1980s in North America. With works in many important private collections and museums and with contemporary exposure in a variety of exhibition venues shared with artists such as Helen Frankenthaler, Jackson Pollock, Adolph Gottlieb, Morris Louis, Jules Olitski, Kenneth Noland, and Jack Bush, Dzubas’s art was significant for the emerging critical and artistic dialogue of his time.
Selected Collections: Whitney Museum of American Art, New York Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C. Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, Florida Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, Georgia Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, New York Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida