Pioneering Abstract Impressionist Esteban Vincente at The Meadows Museum

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artwork: Esteban Vincente - "Labels", 1956 - Colored paper, printed paper, ink, charcoal, gouache, and pastel on cardboard - 48 7/8" x 35 3/8" Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia. On view at the Meadows Museum in Dallas until July 31st.


Dallas, Texas – Until July 31st, 80 lyrical collages and polychrome sculptures are on display at the Meadows Museum in Dallas as part of the exhibition “Concrete Improvisations: Collages and Sculpture by Esteban Vicente”. Vicente, a Spanish-born American painter, was a member of the first generation of New York Abstract Expressionists and a significant 20th century artist and teacher. Vicente participated in Meyer Schapiro and Clement Greenberg’s landmark exhibition ‘Talent 1950’ and also helped to organize the seminal 9th Street show. The Meadows exhibition marks the first time Vicente’s collages and sculptures have been paired together in a major exhibition. Vicente’s collages, which he first began producing in 1949, provide an insightful connection when viewed alongside works on paper created by some of his contemporaries, including Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning.