Early Pioneers of Abstraction Explored in Gallery’s Remarkable Collection


BUFFALO, NY.- The work of four modernist masters and early twentieth-century pioneers of abstraction—Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Fernand Léger, and Sonia Delaunay—are explored in a new exhibition which opened at the The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, on January 21, 2011. The exhibition, organized by Albright-Knox Curator Heather Pesanti and Curatorial Assistant Ilana Chlebowski and drawn from the Gallery’s Collection, features more than seventy objects in a variety of media, including paintings, sculptures, and works on paper, spanning decades of each artist’s career. By following the transitions and shifts of these four masters’ works from one style or movement to the next, viewers have the opportunity to explore the creative development of each of the artists, and forge connections between them. This exhibition also reveals the parallel histories of four artists: contemporaries who were experim