PHILIP GUSTON: WORKS ON PAPER

7 September 2007 - 25 November 2007
Philip Guston
Untitled (Cherries), 1980

Philip Guston (1913, Montreal - 1980, Woodstock) was a leading American artist of the post-war period .

He worked in very different styles, moving from Abstract Expressionism to a disturbing figurative realism. His work is characterised by an immense aptitude for transformation, with drawing as its motor. He explored new modes of expression with the drawing pencil first, and was intensely engaged with European art and culture.

The exhibition begins with Guston’s drawings from the 1950s, with their strong emphasis on linearity, and concludes with works from the final year of his life. Around 100 drawings from European and American museums are on exhibit.