Emanuel Proweller
Emanuel Proweller, "Madame Parelon, Creteil," 1967. Oil on canvas; 25 1/2 x 36 1/4 in (65 x 92 cm). Courtesy the Estate of Emanuel Proweller and Venus Over Manhattan, New York. Emanuel Proweller, "L'Artiste et son modle, ou Autoportrait 'oeil de boeuf,'"1967. Oil on canvas and oval wooden panel; 21 3/4 x 26 3/4 in (55 x 68 cm). Courtesy the Estate of Emanuel Proweller and Venus Over Manhat-tan, New York.

‘Surface Sensible’ Emanuel Proweller. Venus Over Manhattan

Forty years after his death, French artist of Polish descent Emanuel Proweller (1918-1981) is the subject of a first U.S. solo presentation since 1963. Celebrated for bright, geometric paintings that announced the arrival of La Nouvelle Figuration in Paris, Proweller pioneered a style that presaged the bold, iconic Pop works of his American counter- parts. Organized in close collaboration with the artist’s estate, the presentation at Venus will feature key paintings from the 1960s, as well as earlier and later works that trace the trajectory of Proweller’s practice.

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