Monday, March 11, 2013

An American artist: Elmer Bischoff

Elmer Nelson Bischoff (1916 – 1991) was a visual artist in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 Orange Sweater, 1955


Two Figures at a Seashore, 1957


Girl with towel, 1960

Girl Reclining, 1960


Rooftops and Bay, 1961


Group of Houses, 1961


Interior with two Figures, 1968


 
Green Lampshade, 1969


 Boats


Houses and Hills


In the Library
a comment from tumblr:
"Bischoff seemed to hit a sweet spot between figuration and abstraction. He was part of a West Coast group of painters working with and against some of the same stuff the Abstract Expressionists were wrestling with. Diebenkorn and Park are better known but Bischoff was closer to my heart. There’s a quiet, dreamy melancholy in his pictures, some Hopper and some DeKooning and a bit of something else."
Elmer Nelson Bischoff (1916 – 1991) was a visual artist in the San Francisco Bay Area. Bischoff, along with Richard Diebenkorn and David Park, was part of the post-World War II generation of artists who started as abstract painters and found their way back to figurative art. (more on wikipedia)