Nicholas Krushenick (*1929)
American painter born in New York City.

Krushenick studied for two years at the Hans Hofmann school in New York. Group exhibitions included: Annual exhibition Whitney Museum of American Art, New York 1963, "Systemic Painting", Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1966, "New Forms and Shapes of Colour", Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 1966, "The Sixties", Museum of Modern Art, New York.

His works can be seen a. o. at the Metropolitan, Whitney and MOMA, New York, Folkwang Museum, Essen and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Single exhibitions a. o.:Pace Gallery, New York, 1967, Galerie Beyeler, Basel, 1970, Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover, 1972.

Whether "Hard Edge", "Minimal Art" or "Pop Art" - none of these headings do really cover Krushenick's work.
Clement Greenberg, famous american art critic, probably came closest when he classified Krushenick amongst the "Post-Painterly Abstractionist Painters". More important than trying to find a certain "-ism" for Krushenick's art, however, is the fact that Krushenick belongs to one of the most intelligent american artists of the Sixties. In his works one can very clearly feel and enjoy the "Spirit of Pop". They are ornamental compositions, which are reflecting the irritations of metropolitan life

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