A Summer Garden
January 8 - February 20, 2010
While a freshman at Cooper Union, Alan Gussow won a Prix de Rome. At only twenty-one years of age he was the youngest artist to have won the prestigious award at that time. Heavily influenced by the works of Paul Klee, Arshile Gorky and Stuart Davis, the work is marked by active brushwork and a seductive sense of color. A strong conservationist, Gussow painted landscapes and seascapes with a creative blend of abstraction and representation.
Gussow (1931-1997) taught for over 40 years and was an accomplished writer. He was honored with the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Award in Art in 1977 and was featured in over fifty solo exhibitions during his distinguished career.