On View Is an Ethel Schwabacher Revival at Hand? Peek Inside the Nearly Sold-Out Show of the Abstract Expressionist’s Rarely Seen Works
May 26, 2023 - Sarah Cascone for artnet News
It’s been 30 years since Ethel Schwabacher had a proper solo show in New York City. But in the 1950s, she was at the forefront of the Abstract Expressionist movement, showing vibrant canvases with bold colors, fluid brushstrokes, and even snippets of poems at the Betty Parsons Gallery in New York.
“Ethel was a poet as well, so she would put lines of her poetry in her paintings—which for the 1950s was way ahead of its time,” Christine Berry, cofounder of New York’s Berry Campbell Gallery, told Artnet News.