Untitled (Lines), 1969 Robert Natkin Acrylic on paperREQUEST PRICE/SUBMIT BEST OFFERW-5393
Apollo #3 Series Robert Natkin Hand Signed Acrylic on CanvasSOLDItem # 4892
Why Natkin ?
Considered a namesake in American Abstraction, Natkin's playful, poetic prints and paintings demonstrate the artist's whimsical exploration of color and expression. Whether he communicates in lithographs or acrylic paint his aesthetic ranges from nuanced to bold, and his extraordinary visions are never absent of sentiment.
Sell Your Natkin
Sell your Natkin fine art with us. We offer free evaluations.
Artistic Styles of Natkin
Robert Natkin Complete Biography
News About Natkin
Picasso Blue Period Piece “La Grommeuse, 1901” Reveals Hidden Wonder
Pop Artist James Rosenquist Dies at 83
Art New York May 3rd – 7th
Art Market San Francisco
Print Annotations: Artist Proofs- What do they mean?
Matisse’s Paintings: Most Famous Works and Periods from his Life
A Closer Look: Roy Lichtenstein Crying Girl, 1963
Victor Vasarely Zebra, 1937 – Setting the Course of Optical Art in the 20th Century
Masterworks Fine Art strives to be the best source of fine art for our clients and collectors all over the world. We also want to be an educational resource to the art community. We have educational fine art material for students and researchers, and we will continue to donate fine art to charities. You can see some of our donations made by Masterworks Fine Art. We believe the most direct way to accomplish this is by establishing a lifetime of personal and professional relationships with our clients. More About Us »
Robert Natkin Biography
Energetic, combative, and talented Robert Natkin is one of the most important abstract painters of his generation. Born in depression-era Chicago on November 7, 1930, Natkin had little support from his family in his desire to pursue art and didn’t truly embrace it until 1947 when he picked up a book on Paul Klee. Inspired by the creations, he became a student at the Art Institute of Chicago the following year. After graduating, he ran a small Chicago gallery with his wife, showing Pollock and De Kooning, but his influence was always European and his passion was always his own art.
Moving to New York with other like-minded artists, Natkin rose to prominence in the late 1960s and 1970s. Finding success with abstract expressionism, color field painting, and lyrical abstraction, he showed throughout hundreds of galleries worldwide and exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Art; Holburne of Menstrie Museum and Festival Gallery, Bath; Smithsonian Institution, Washington; and the Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus OH just to name few.
Growing tired of the political aspect surrounding art, he moved to Connecticut during his final years where he still continued to produce and exhibit art at his home, dying in 2010. His works, including Natkin’s prints and paintings, continue to be represented in the permanent collections of major museums as well as numerous prestigious corporate and private collections worldwide.