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'Harry Holtzman and American Abstraction' on View at the Florence Griswold Museum
Harry Holtzman (1912-1987) was, for a brief window of time in the 1930s, practically the face of abstract art in America. The Brooklyn native, who lived in a converted barn in Lyme for the last 20 years of his life, helped inject the optimism, utopianism and clarity of abstraction into the artistic bloodstream of America. This all comes into revelatory focus in "Harry Holtzman and American Abstraction," an important and captivating exhibition at the Florence Griswold Museum created by Amy Kurtz Lansing and Benjamin Colman, two young curators who continue to impress with the freshness and erudition of their installations.
By Alan Bisbort
November 6, 2013