VIOLET & GREEN by Charles Hinman
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VIOLET & GREEN is a serigraph by Charles Hinman. This is an original hand pulled serigraph with embossig. This print was published by Galerie Denise René in Paris, France in 1974 and it is pencil signed and numbered by the artist.
The image and sheet size is 25 5/8“ X 34 1/4″. This piece is in a flawless state of preservation and has not been framed or mounted. The edition size is 200.
Galerie Denise René is perhaps best know as the founding gallery of one of the twentieth century’s most notable artists, Victor Vasarely. This gallery also published works by many other leading artists and brought many other artists fame and international recognition. Among the artists published by Galerie Denise René are Yaacov Agam, Richard Anuszkiewicz, Max Bill, Robert Indiana, Piet Mondrian, Herbert Oehm and Leon Polk Smith, among many others.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Charles Hinman born 1932 in Syracuse New Yorkis an Abstract Minimalistt painter, notable for creating three-dimensional shaped canvas paintings in the mid-1960s.
He initiated his artistic education at the Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts, now the Everson Museum of Art where he attended classes. He went on to complete his BFA in 1955 at Syracuse University Alongside his artistic talent, Charles Hinman was also dedicated to sports. While studying at university he was a professional baseball player for the Milwaukee Braves in the minor league. He moved to New York to study at the Arts Student League before serving two years in the army. Upon his return he was a mechanical drawing teacher at the Staten Island Academey from 1960 to 1962 and a carpentry shop instructor at the Woodmere Academeyon Long Island.
It was through James Rosenquist, that Charles Hinman caught the attention of prominent New York gallery owners and museum directors who visited the studio they shared. Two exhibitions in 1964-65 introduced Hinman’s work to the grand public and to critical attention; “Seven New Artists” at the Sidney Janis Gallery and a solo exhibition at the Richard Feigen Gallery. In 1965 Frank Stella and Henry Geldzahler included Hinman’s work in their group show “Shape and Structure” at Tibor de Nagy, alongside Donal Judd, Larry Bell, Sol LeWitt, Carl Andre and Will Insley.] His work was shown at the Whitney Museum’s landmark show “Young America 1965” and the following year in “United States 1670-1966”. Hinman was represented by Richard Feigen who showed his work at his New York and Chicago galleries. While major museums such as the MOMA, the Whitney Museum and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery soon bought his work for their permanent collections, his paintings also found a home in the collection of Nelson Rockefeller From 1971 to 1973 the Parisian gallerist Denise René showed his work at her Paris and New York galleries.