Robert Amft Major Works

Feb. 24, 2006 - April 1, 2006

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Robert Amftt

Along Michigan Avenue

1949

oil on canvas

44 x 56 inches

Robert Amftt

Animal Trap

c.1949

oil on canvas

24 x 34 inches

Robert Amftt

Barge

1946

oil on canvas

29 x 39.75 inches

Robert Amftt

Cat and Bird

c.1943

oil on canvas

23 x 27.5 inches

Robert Amftt

Chicago Buildings (along Michigan Avenue II)

c.1949

oil on canvas

44 x 48.5 inches

Robert Amftt

Drowned Man

1945

oil and enamel on canvas

26 x 40 inches

Robert Amftt

Fishing Lake Osterhaut

c.1946

oil on canvas

20 x 24 inches

Robert Amft

King Kong

1939

oil on canvas

56 x 44 inches

Robert Amftt

Landscape with Crow

1947-48

oil on canvas

26 x 40 inches

Robert Amftt

Tigers and Grasshopper

1947

oil on canvas

28 x 34 inches

Robert Amftt

Trolley and Hawk

1946

oil on canvas

44 x 56 inches



Press Release

In his first one-man exhibition at Corbett vs. Dempsey, Robert Amft’s work from the period of the 1940s and 1950s, including monumental paintings such as “King Kong” (1939) and “Landscape With Crow” (1947-48) as well as a selection of never-seen watercolors, will fill the gallery. Having just turned 89, Amft’s star is currently rising quickly. He is featured this week in a “5 Minutes With…” spot in Time Out Chicago, and his extraordinary 1949 painting Along Michigan Avenue is prominently featured in “Art In Chicago: Resisting Regionalism, Transforming Modernism,” at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Last year, Amft received a much overdue survey at Hyde Park Art Center. The night before the Corbett vs. Dempsey show, he will be the honoree at OxBow’s annual Winter Benefit Auction.

Timed to coincide with this exhibition, Amft’s never-published, 60-page, enchanting1945 children’s book Peter’s ABC Book, is being co-published by Corbett vs. Dempsey and WhiteWalls. It will be distributed by the University of Chicago Press.