College of Communications and Fine Arts Art Museum of the University of Memphis
pb
Paul Burlin

(Audio Commentary)

Paul Burlin

American (New York, N.Y., 1886-1969, New York, N.Y.)

untitled

lithograph

1982.001.020

 Paul Burlin installation photograph

By the time he contributed this gestural abstract print to Artists & Writers Protest, Burlin was 83 years old and had only recently been given an exhibit of his abstract work at the Whitney Museum of American Art, but he was not a late bloomer. At the age of 27 in 1913, he had work in the famous Armory Show, the first major exhibition of international modernist painting and sculpture in the United States. His career encompassed colorful and energetic abstraction and semi-abstraction inspired by surrealist and Native American sources. In the last decade of his life, he limited his palette and simplified his gestures.

george ortman andy warhol
 robert motherwell roy lichtenstein 
 frank stella  ad reinhardt
 robert indiana  larry poons
 ellsworth kelly  stuart davis
 allan d'arcangelo  paul burlin
 m d  c h
 l n a r 
 g s  c s
 d w  j b
 j b  p g
 r g r l 
 r a p  p p
 f p  m w
 j p w  j l
 j c d  g a
 j b  a  b
 j d  af
 s k k k 
 h y  t m

logo w type transparent bg

 


Coming Soon 



Hours & Location  

Monday – Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm
 except between temporary exhibits
and on University holidays.
142 CFA Building
Memphis, TN 38152
Phone: (901) 678-2224
Fax: (901) 678-5118
artmuseum@memphis.edu

Directions



Upcoming Exhibitions

Past Exhibitions 

Caseworks

ArtLab

African Gallery

Egyptian Gallery

Museum Studies

Mission

Staff

Advisory Board

Join Our Mailing List


like us on facebookfollow us on twitterfollow amum on pinterestamum on vimeoamum on flick'r AMUM on G+AMUM on YOUTUBE


Text Only | Print | Got a Question? Ask TOM | Contact Us | Memphis, TN 38152 | 901/678-2000 | Copyright 2013 University of Memphis | Important Notice | Last Updated: 
Last Updated: 10/24/12