Mid-Century Modern

Wildcatter, 1963
Jules Olitski (1922-2007)
Magna acrylic on Canvas

From the early 1950s through the mid-1970s, a group of avant-garde artists working in and around Bennington led the nation in artistic thought and innovation. As head of the visual arts program at Bennington College, Paul Feeley worked closely with students and faculty – a group of abstract painters and sculptors – such as Pat Adams, Helen Frankenthaler, Ruth Ann Fredenthal, Vincent Longo, Ken Noland, Jules Olitski, Larry Poons, David Smith, and Tony Smith. Bennington Museum has recently begun collecting works in this category.

Untitled, 1963
Paul Feeley (1910-1966)
Watercolor on paper
Satyr Vase, 1964
David Gil (1922-2002) and Leonard Baskin (1922-2000)
Three Become Four (#2), 1964
Pat Adams (b. 1928)
Oil and isobutyl methacrylate on canvas and board, collaged
Bird, 1946
Simon Moselsio (1890-1963)
Low Yellow, 1967
Vincent Longo (1923-2017)
Oil on Canvas
Untitled, 1959
Ruth Ann Fredenthal (b. 1938)
Oil on canvas
Untitled, RC78/79, 1978
Stanley Rosen (b. 1926)
Unglazed stoneware