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John Hultberg


John Hultberg
John Hultberg, "From a Train" 1958, Signed, Oil on Canvas, 50" x40"
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John Hultberg, Painter, 1922 - 2005

John Hultberg was an American Abstract expressionist and Abstract realist painter.  He attended California School of Fine Arts, and his teachers included Mark Rothko and Clyfford Still and he was a classmate of Richard Diebenkorn, who was also a mentor, James Budd Dixon, Walter Kuhlman, Frank Lobdell, and George Stillman, which whom he created a portfolio of 17 lithographs. This 1948 portfolio, titled Drawings, has been acknowledged as a landmark in Abstract Expressionist printmaking. The group has been referred to as "The Sausalito Six," because most, lived in Sausalito, north of San Francisco. He was also a contemporary of Clay Spohn and David Park. Hultberg studied at the Art Students League of New York beginning in 1952. In 1952 he was introduced at the Museum of Modern Art in a show of new artists. He lived for one year in Paris between 1954 and 1955 and gained a reputation there for his work. In 1955 he won the Corcoran Biennial first prize in Washington.

His works are in the following collections:

  • Guggenheim Museum, New York[

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art

  • Museum of Modern Art, New York City,which has 20 of his works, all but one made in 1963.

  • Portland Museum of Art, Maine

  • Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art

  • Whitney Museum of American Art