JAN MATULKA: THE MYSTERY PAINTINGS

An exhibition of works by Jan Matulka
June 22, 2018 - August 11, 2018

Czech/American modernist Jan Matulka (1890-1972) stopped exhibiting publicly in 1943, yet lived another 29 years in a small New York City apartment. During that time he produced an amazing body of bold abstractions based on both his own experiences with Cubism, Synchronism and Surrealism and an awareness of the new movement – Abstract Expressionism – taking root downtown on 10th St. These previously unknown canvases show a reclusive yet brilliant artist in the fullness of his powers. McCormick Gallery has represented the esatate of Jan Matulka for twenty-five years and these works have never been shown before. A forty page catalog with an essay by historian Henry Adams is available.

Purist Composition, c. 1923
gouache on paper
16 x 12 inches
#11176
Abstraction, 1930-40
oil on canvas
30 x 25 inches
#729
Abstraction, 1940-50
oil on canvas
50 x 40 inches
#11336
Abstraction, 1940-50
oil on canvas
48 x 36 inches
#11337
Abstraction, 1940-50
oil on canvas
44 x 36 inches
#11338
Abstraction, 1940-50
oil on canvas
44 x 36 inches
#11339
Abstraction, 1940-50
oil on canvas
31 x 26 inches
#11346
SOLD
Abstraction, 1940-50
oil on canvas
30 x 24 inches
#11349
Abstraction, 1940-50
oil on canvas
40 x 35 inches
#11369
Untitled Abstraction, 1940-50
oil on board
23 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches
#11708
Untitled Abstract Study, 1940-50
watercolor/gouache on paper
9 3/4 x 7 inches
#11639