Throughout his early life, Ary Stillman excelled at painting and attended fine art schools in Lithuania, Chicago, New York and Paris. He returned to New York in 1933, already a successful artist, but it was the effect of the Holocaust that caused him to change direction and become the master he is known as today. An abstract painter, his work became focused on the depth of his subjects inner content, and less concerned with its objective outer form. Later in his life, Stillman moved to Mexico, where several of the paintings at this exhibit were created. Today, he is hailed as one of the leading abstract and representational painters of that time.
Mon., Jan. 26, 9:30 a.m., 2009