Generations: Louise Fishman, Gertrude Fisher-Fishman, and Razel Kapustin

10/03/2012
01/06/2013

Exhibition Artists

Louise Fishman, Razel Kapustin, Gertrude Fisher-Fishman

About the Exhibition

Woodmere is deeply honored to present Generations: Louise Fishman, Gertrude Fisher-Fishman, and Razel Kapustin, an exhibition that explores the relationships among the three artists and seeks to make their unique voices shine. The exhibition has been a close collaboration with Louise Fishman, whose love for her mother and aunt was a driving force behind her wish to see their work hung along with her own on the walls of a museum. Woodmere is immensely grateful to Louise for entrusting us with the development and implementation of this most important project.

Born in Philadelphia in 1939, Louise Fishman is an American abstract painter of international renown whose work draws on feminist and Jewish cultures, among other influences, and reflects her position in a lineage of painters including Joan Mitchell and Elaine deKooning. Her work has remained true, in many ways, to Abstract Expressionism, to allover compositions, and to the sense of spontaneous eventfulness.

Gertrude Fisher-Fishman, Louise's mother, is an active abstract painter of great inventiveness, strength, and elegance. Razel Kapustin, Louise's aunt, was primarily a figurative artist whose powerful expressionist symbolism continues to resonate with the work of young artists in Philadelphia and elsewhere.

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In the News:

artblog- 01/15/2013

LOUISE FISHMAN AT WOODMERE ART MUSEUM TALKS OF FAMILY AND OTHER INFLUENCES

ABC7 Chicago- 12/09/2012

3 GENERATIONS OF WOMEN ARTISTS AT WOODMERE MUSEUM

Museum Publicity- 10/09/2012

WOODMERE ART MUSEUM PRESENTS INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED PAINTER LOUISE FISHMAN AND MURRAY DESSNER. A RETROSPECTIVE

Chestnut Hill Local- 10/04/2012

ARTISTIC TRIO ORIGINALLY FROM N.W. PHILLY 'ALL IN THE FAMILY' IN STUNNING NEW WOODMERE EXHIBIT

Art in America- 10/02/2012

A RESTLESS SPIRIT

Urban Art & Antiques - 09/11/2012

LOUISE FISHMAN EXHIBIT COMING TO WOODMERE

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