critiques
Norris Embry

 

October , 1992 | Holland Cotter

New York Times

[Norris Embry was] a cosmopolitan artist, fluent in the traditions of international modernism …[His work was mostly] on paper in a mixture of watercolor, gouache, oil stick, ballpoint pen, and...

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October , 1987 | Ann Tower

Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky)

Embry’s paintings are full of contradictions – they are rich and raw, haunting and joyous, alluring and repellent. They’re too controlled to be considered merely stream of...

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May , 1987 | Timothy Cohrs

ARTS magazine (USA)

The recent exhibition of the works of Oskar Kokoschka mounted at the Guggenheim Museum highlighted both the influence Kokoschka had on Noris Embry and the vast differences between the vision of these...

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February , 1986 | Ellen Lee Klein

ARTS magazine (USA)

It is clear that German Expressionism was a paramount influence [on Norris Embry’s work], and it is interesting to see such a sensibility reflected in the context and the art of his time.

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January , 1982 | Thomas M. Messer

Director, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

From a statement accompanying a gallery exhibition in New York

Those who have viewed Norris Embry’s work during his lifetime were, I believe, unanimously drawn to his expressionist...

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July , 1980 | Elizabeth Frank

Published in: 'Art in America' magazine

… Norris Embry displays his continuing mastery of 20th-century expressionist technique in nearly every permutation it can take. Like the German Expressionists themselves, Embry is obsessed by...

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