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Andrew Edlin Gallery: Eugene Von Bruenchenhein

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No. 535, Eugene Von Bruenchenhein (1957). Oil on masonite, 24 x 24 in.No. 795, Eugene Von Bruenchenhein (1959). Oil on masonite, 24 x 24 in.

Andrew Edlin Gallery: Eugene Von Bruenchenhein: Phantasmagorical Paintings 1957–61
Through January 23, 2021

The Andrew Edlin Gallery presents an exhibition of the work of self-taught artist Eugene Von Bruenchenhein (1910–1983).

"Eugene Von Bruenchenhein: Phantasmagorical Paintings 1957–61" features twelve works, six of which were exhibited in The Encyclopedic Palace (2013) as part of the 55th Venice Biennale.

Employed for most of his life as a baker in a suburban enclave of Milwaukee, Eugene Von Bruenchenhein (1910-1983) devoted his off hours to creating a dizzying array of ceramics, paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures, which stuffed the modest home that he shared with his beloved wife, Marie.

Despite his best efforts to gain recognition (including, somewhat misguidedly, sending letters of entreaty to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson), he remained completely unknown until after his death.

Learn more about the artist and see more of his amazing spectral artworks at www.edlingallery.com/exhibitions.