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  • Krannert Art Museum retrospective of Louise Fishman's drawings an unexpected memorial

    Image of the abstract painting "Bel Canto" by Louise Fishman

    The first retrospective of abstract artist Louise Fishman’s works on paper is on view at Krannert Art Museum. The retrospective is an unexpected memorial to Fishman, who died one month before the exhibition opened.

    Louise Fishman, “Bel Canto,” 2014. Oil on linen. 74 x 88 inches.

    Courtesy of the artist. © Louise Fishman


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  • Editor’s notes: To contact Jon Seydl, email To contact Alan Mette, email To contact Amy L. Powell, email More information about “A Question of Emphasis: Louise Fishman Drawing” is available online. For information about Krannert Art Museum, contact Julia Nucci Kelly at

    An illustrated catalogue with text by Powell, essays by Jill H. Casid and Catherine Lord, and an interview with Fishman by Ulrike Müller accompanies the exhibition.

    Lead support for the exhibition was provided by the Henry Luce Foundation American Art Program. Additional funding was provided by the Rosann Gelvin Noel Fund for Krannert Art Museum; the College of Fine and Applied Arts; Vielmetter Los Angeles; Sueyun Locks, the Locks Foundation; Karma, New York; and the Sandra L. Batzli Memorial Fund.