Gyre 2, 1995, Bronze & Various Alloys, 12″ x 8″ x 11 1/2″

Ibram Lassaw

(1913—2003)

Born in Egypt and raised inNew York City, Lassaw was a pivotal force in defining the very essence of American Abstract Expressionism. Throughout his long career, Lassaw remained a leader in vanguard circles, following his own course instead of the changing fashions; in fact, his steadfast opposition to representational art anticipated the Abstract Expressionist movement that would come following World War II. Lassaw did not sell any major pieces until 1951, when Nelson Rockefeller purchased 10 of his pieces. His sculpture has since become part of many important collections.

 

Selected Collections

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City|

Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, Illinois

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

Missoula Art Museum, Montana

Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Wichita Art Museum, Kansas