Kline Form, 1962, Oil on Canvas, 22″ x 30″

Sphere, 1956, Oil on Canvas, 25″ x 32″

The Well, 1954, Oil on Canvas, 27″ x 32″

Three Crosses, 1961, Paper on Board, 27″ x 35″

Untitled, 1950, Wash on Board, 27 3/4″ x 25 3/4″

Untitled, 1950’s, Paper/Board, 28″ x 36″

Untitled, nd/late 40’s or 1950, Oil on Canvas, 30″ x 36″

John Hultberg

(1922—2005)

Hultberg was born in Berkeley,California. He studied at the California School of Fine Arts with Clay Spohn, Richard Diebenkorn, David Park, Clyfford Still and Mark Rothko. Hultberg made his mark with dramatic, often dark, landscapes and interiors interspersed with recognizable imagery and grounded by an obvious horizon line. His paintings and prints take viewers through a vortex into compartmentalized apocalyptic and alien lands (often inhabited by demons or otherworldly beings), where occasional uncluttered expanses create windows into the unknown. His works were prophetic, emphasizing pollution and environment issues.

 

Selected Collections

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City

Museum of Modern Art, New York City

National Museum of American Art, Washington D.C.

St. Louis Art Museum, MI

Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, TX

Westmoreland Museum of Art, PA

Guggenheim Museum, New York City

Albright Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY

Krannert Art Museum, IL

University of Illinois, IL

University of Arizona, AZ