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    Art Brokerage: Jimmy Ernst German-American Artist: b. 1920-1984. Jimmy Ernst (born Hans-Ulrich Ernst) (June 24, 1920 - February 6, 1984) was an American painter born in Germany. Jimmy Ernst was born in 1920 in Cologne, Germany, the son of surrealist painter Max Ernst and Luise Straus, a well-known art historian and journalist. Ernst became director of The Art of This Century Gallery in 1942. A year later he had his first one-person exhibition. During the late 1940s he became a member of The Irascible Eighteen, a group of abstract painters who protested against the Metropolitan Museum of Art's policy towards American painting of the 1940s, and who posed for a famous picture in 1950. Members of the group included: Willem de Kooning, Adolph Gottlieb, Ad Reinhardt, Hedda Sterne, Richard Pousette-Dart, William Baziotes, Jimmy Ernst, Jackson Pollock, James Brooks, Clyfford Still, Robert Motherwell, Bradley Walker Tomlin, Theodoros Stamos, Barnett Newman, and Mark Rothko. These artists are part of the New York School they were referred to as The Irascibles in an article featured in an issue of Life where the infamous Nina Leen photograph was published. In 1951 Jimmy was granted the post of an instructor at Department of Design, Brooklyn College. In 1969 he moved to East Hampton. He also built a winter home in Florida in 1980. Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship in 1961 and an honorary degree by the Long Island University (Southampton College) in 1982. Also elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 1977, he was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate Academician. The estate of Jimmy Ernst is represented by the Weinstein Gallery in San Francisco. Listings wanted.

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Untitled Abstract Gouache  1952 8x6 Works on Paper (not prints) - Jimmy Ernst

Jimmy Ernst

Untitled Abstract Gouache 1952 8x6

Works on Paper (not prints): Gouache on Paper, Hand Signed

Size: 8x6 in  | 20x15 cm
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