Don Fink (American born 1923)
Large etch with watercolour
Large artist proof inscribed to famous American author James Jones (From here to eternity, A thin red line, The Longest Day, The Pistol Etc Etc)
James Jones, when living in Paris, had a salon style household, where many artists frequented. Many artist from the Jeune ecole de Paris, of which Fink was a member, together with artists like Karel Appel.
Don Fink is a well known and well listed Abstract Expressionist who studied at the ASL and the Academie Julien. He was born in Duluth , Minnesota, but later moved to Europe where he established himself as an artist. He was first based in Paris where he was a member of the "Jeune Ecole de Paris" (with Appel, Debre, Hundertwasser, Tapies, Dumitresco, Messagier, Zanartu , etc.) and later moved to Barcelona.
A large retrospective of his earlier works was held in Madrid in 1998:
"Don Fink Returns to Madrid":
American "action" painter Don Fink (b. Duluth, Minnesota, 1923) has a show at Galería Rayuela through September 25. The artist divides his time between Barcelona, Paris, and New York. This is his second exhibition in Madrid in four years. The works on view date from 1952 to 1970. Their "active" surfaces meld the arts of tattooing, calligraphy and three-dimensional terrain mapping, resulting in a meditative and rewarding experience for the viewer. The show was organized by Sebastià Janè of Barcelona and Carmen Muro of Madrid. Galería Rayuela is at Calle Claudio Coello 19.
Whitney Museum of American Art
The University of Michigan Museum of Art
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