JAN MATULKA: THE MYSTERY PAINTINGS
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.