ERNEST BRIGGS | Four Decades of Abstract Expressionism

April 19 – June 15

Ernest Briggs, 1959-June, Untitled, oil on canvas, 82 x 74

Ernest Briggs, Untitled, 1959, oil on canvas, 82″ x 74″

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Ernest Briggs, Untitled, 1950, oil on canvas, 72″ x 68″

ERNEST BRIGGS | Four Decades of Abstract Expressionism

April 19 – June 15

Opening Reception: April 19, 6-8pm

Ernest Briggs, a second generation abstract expressionist painter, infused the 1950’s New York art scene with a multiplicity of compositional arrangements and painterly strategies. His work is distinguished by its bold, sensual use of color and its freedom from conventional forms. The canvases are monumental and impressive; they catch our eyes and trap us in their powerful intimate world.
The Anita Shapolsky Gallery invites you to experience Briggs’ world through our new exhibition, “Four Decades of Abstract Expressionism”, which celebrates his profound creations from the late 1940’s to the years leading up to his death in 1984.
Anita Shapolsky Gallery
152 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10065
Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 11-6
Saturdays by Appointment
Ernest Briggs, Sketch for a Crucificion, 1981, oil on canvas, 69.5 x 67.5

Ernest Briggs, Sketch for a Crucifixion, 1981, oil on canvas, 69.5″ x 67.5″