Flickr Widget

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Robert Preusser

Robert Preusser (1919-1992), an Abstract Impressionist painter who preferred mixed media, was born in Houston, Texas. He began art lessons at the age of eleven, and in his early teens he began exhibiting nationally and internationally. Preusser studied at the Lazlo Moholy-Nagy’s Institute of Design in Chicago in the early 1940s. He also studied at the Newcomb School of Art in New Orleans.

From 1942 to 1945, Preusser served as a camouflage expert during World War II, specializing in enemy aerial reconnaissance deception by replicating towns, bridges and other landmarks to put the enemy geographically off course.

After the war, Preusser studied at the Art Center School in Los Angeles in 1946, Returning to Houston in 1947, Preusser joined the faculty of the Museum of Fine Arts School of Art.  He was founding co-director of the Contemporary Arts Association, forerunner of the Houston Contemporary Arts Museum, from 1948 to 1951. In 1951, Preusser joined the Art Department of the University of Houston.

Preusser moved to Cambridge, MA in 1954 to teach at MIT and remained there for 31 years. From 1974 until his retirement in1985, Professor Preusser was Director of Education at MIT's Center for Advanced Visual Studies.

Preusser was the USA Co-editor of, LEONARDO, the international journal of contemporary artists, from1974 to 1989. He also taught at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

Critics have said that Preusser's work, which has won numerous awards, shows the influence of European abstract artists Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky, as well as the American modernists, Arthur Dove and John Marin.

From and

Tonal Oval, 1947
Katchina Dolls, 1954
Calligraphic Forms, 1954
Ritual, 1957
Oceanside, 1959
Red Profusion, 1968
Shimmering Glow, 1968
Polyurethane Relief #28, 1970
Polyurethane Relief #9, 1973
Polyurethane Relief #29, 1974
Preusser mixed media piece at our store
Polyurethane Relief #7, 1968

1 comment:

  1. Hi! Thank for your great blog post. usually posts some really exciting stuff like this. If you’re new to this site Porcelain Veneers In Houston, TX Porcelain Veneers In Houston, TX,For the solution of such problems, the technique of veneering is available in Houston Call 832-786-4406, well to provide.