Fred Staloff

A Selection of Works from The Butler Institute of American Art

Artist Fred Staloff (b. 1924) is a remarkably diverse painter whose long career spans one of the most dramatic and vital periods in the history of American art. He initially worked in a realist style typical of the 1930s and ‘40s, but as Abstract Expressionism came to the forefront around 1950, he developed his own unique approach to the movement. Later, the artist experimented with a post-impressionist idiom, producing a series of portraits and landscapes reminiscent of Matisse and Van Gogh.

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The exhibition comes from The Butler Institute which is today the chief repository of the artist’s work and features still lifes, landscapes, portraits and abstract compositions. The exhibition at the Mattatuck Museum is supported in part through a gift from Raymond Learsy to underwrite exhibitions in The Lab.