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Boris Margo: Surrealism to Abstraction, 1932 - 1952

September 30 – November 13, 1993



Press Release

Boris Margo: Surrealism to Abstraction, 1932-1952 will be Michael Rosenfeld Gallery's inaugural exhibition at its new location. After four years at 50 West 57th Street, the gallery is expanding to 24 West 57th Street, where it continues to mount historic exhibitions of twentieth-century American art of the 1920s through the 1950s.

Boris Margo: Surrealism to Abstraction, 1932-1952 is the artist's first exhibition at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery. This exhibition, featuring forty works from 1932 to 1952, will trace Boris Margo's development from Surrealism in the 1930s; through abstraction imbued with biomorphic imagery in the 1940s; and finally, to luminous calligraphic abstractions of the early 1950s.

Boris Margo was born in Wolotschisk, Russia in 1902 and studied at the Polytechnik of Art, Odessa and The Analytical School of Art, Leningrad with avant-garde artist Pavel Filinov. He came to the United States in 1930 working predominantly in New York City and Provincetown, Massachusetts. Margo was represented by the Betty Parsons Gallery from 1947 to 1962 and has actively exhibited in the United States and Europe. He is represented in numerous public collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, Brooklyn Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York, National Museum of American Art, San Francisco Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Michael Rosenfeld Gallery is the exclusive representative of the Estate of Boris Margo.