He lived in New York at this time and worked as a professor at Rutgers University. This period defined Wilke as an artist, and it was during this time that he became connected to the great New York school of artists of the 1950s and 1960s. He maintained close relationships with many famed artist colleagues including Ad Reinhardt, Julius Bissier, George Rickey, Mark Rothko, Lyonel Feininger, Max Beckmann, Mark Tobey, Kenzo Okada, Robert Motherwell and David Smith.
Wilke had many solo exhibitions throughout the United States and internationally, and was awarded many honors, including an exhibition and award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. His work is held in museums and collections around the world. This painting, titled "Fragrance of a Rose, " is signed and dated lower right. According to an exhibition brochure available online, the painting was exhibited at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts oin 1964.
It measures 21.25" x 15.25" (painting size). The painting is also identified on a label on the back of the frame. Framed and matted as shown (frame has some nicks and paint losses). Please see my other auctions for more fine paintings and prints. The item "Ulfert Wilke 1959 Abstract WC & Collage Listed New York School Abstract Artist" is in sale since Tuesday, March 5, 2019.
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