Arthur Osver Drawings
Curated by Judy Thompson and
Peter Shank from the Arthur Osver Estate
This selection of drawings from the estate of the nationally-known St. Louis-based painter, the late Arthur Osver, gives a rare and intimate insight into the development, thoughts and working processes of one of the most outstanding artists of the 20th century.
Osver taught at the Brooklyn Museum, Columbia University and Cooper Union before arriving at Washington University’s art department in 1960, where he taught until 1981. Recipient of Guggenheim Fellowships, the Prix de Rome, visiting critic at Yale University and winner of a National Endowment for the Arts grant, Osver’s renown also included articles in LIFE magazine in 1951 and TIME magazine in 1962,
His work can be found in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Walker Art Center, The St. Louis Art Museum, the Smithsonian Institute and the Art Institute of Chicago, among others. Osver’s career spanned exhibitions all the major institutions above plus the Carnegie Institute, the Corcoran Gallery, the Detroit Art Institute, the Gallery of Modern Art-Tokyo, the Museum of Art-Rio de Janeiro, the Venice Biennale and many others. His estate is represented by the Phil Slein Gallery in St. Louis.