Revisiting Angelo Ippolito
February 24, 2019 to April 30, 2019

View all pieces by Angelo Ippolito.

Painter Angelo Ippolito (1922-2001) was celebrated for his “brilliant color” (Fairfield Porter) and “joyous lyricism” (Dore Ashton), but he was also partly responsible for a bridge between the Abstract Expressionists of the New York School and the art of midcoast Maine. Ippolito was a driving force behind the first artist-run downtown gallery, the Tanager, created as an alternative to New York’s Europe-oriented uptown galleries and museums. The Tanager Gallery gave now-famous artists such as Alfred Jensen and Jasper Johns their first shows. Tanager members included Lois Dodd and Alex Katz, who later brought the lessons of abstract expressionism and pop art back to Maine’s art scene.

Ippolito’s own work was renowned for its lyrical color, light, and compositional rigor. His paintings are now featured in the collections of New York’s MoMA, Whitney, and Metropolitan museums.

Renowned artist and Tanager co-founder Lois Dodd will speak about the 10th Street scene at Ippolito’s exhibition at Yvette Torres Fine Art on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 4pm.