February 21, 2016

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Lot 391: H.C. Westermann

Lot 391: H.C. Westermann

Letters to Gerald Nordland (2)

1968
Ink on paper
Each signed and dated
Letter (February 11th, 1968): Sheet: 13.5" x 10.375"; Mat: 19" x 16"; Letter (March 30th, 1968): Sheet: 13.5" x 10.5"; Mat: 19"x 16"
Letters from H.C. Westermann to Gerald Nordland dated February 11th and March 30th, 1968
Together with letter dated June 7th, 1978 to Paula Prokopoff with envelope
Provenance: Gerald Nordland, Chicago, Illinois (acquired directly from the artist)
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $3,750
Inventory Id: 21391

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An author, curator, essayist, educator, and museum director, Gerald Nordland (born 1927) has enjoyed a remarkably rich and distinguished life in the arts. He served as head of the San Francisco Museum of Art, the Milwaukee Art Museum, and the Frederick S. Wight Art Gallery at the University of California, Los Angeles. As a dean of the Chouinard Art Institute in the early 1960s, he helped organize the school's transition into a wing of the nascent California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). Nordland's vast literary output includes seminal monographs on Richard Diebenkorn and the sculptures of Gaston Lachaise. He was the friend and acquaintance of many of the greats of 20th century art including Man Ray, Mark Rothko, Robert Motherwell, and Frederick Sommer. Nordland is a true connoisseur.

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