Alfred Julio Jensen

Alfred Julio Jensen

Alfred Julio Jensen (December 11, 1903; Guatemala City, Guatemala – April 4, 1981, Livingston, New Jersey) was an abstract painter. He is best known for his grids of tiny, brightly colored triangles and squares, painted in thick impasto. [ [ Peter Plagens, "ArtForum", Sept 2001.] ] He was one of a number of artists in the 1960s working with serial images. [Mel Bochner in Gregory Battcock (ed), "Minimal Art: A Critical Anthology", California University Press,(1995, first published 1968), p100. ISBN 0520201477]

Born in Guatemala, he moved to New York City in 1951. His first solo exhibition was held in 1952 at the John Heller Gallery, New York. He had solo shows at the Guggenheim (1961), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1964). In 1978/9 his exhibition "Paintings and Diagrams From the Years 1957-1977" was shown at the São Paulo Art Biennial, and toured American museums, including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Museum exhibitions after his death include the Guggenheim (1985), Dia Center for the Arts (2001) and Santa Monica Museum of Art (2003).

His work is held in numerous public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, [ [] ] Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Baltimore Museum of Art, Dallas Museum of Art, Dia Center for the Arts, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, [ [] ] Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, National Gallery of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Smithsonian Institution and Whitney Museum of American Art.


*Marika Herskovic, [ "American Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s An Illustrated Survey,"] (New York School Press, 2003.) ISBN 0-9677994-1-4, pp.178-181

External links

* [ Official website]

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