This exhibition showcases Rochester artists and visionaries Claude Bragdon and Fritz Trautmann, whose shared ideas about cosmic forces in art and life fueled a steady friendship until Bragdon’s death in 1946. While Bragdon—architect, author, and stage designer—has been the subject of books and exhibitions in recent years, this will be the first examination of Trautmann’s contributions as a colorist, longtime teacher at the Gallery’s Creative Workshop, and painter of Galaxy, a visitor favorite.
Presented in honor of Jean France, architectural historian.
Especially for Educators
Pictured left to right: Claude Bragdon, Mathematical Abstraction No. 5 “Study in complementaries” (ca. 1939–41). Gift of a Friend of the Gallery. Fritz Trautmann, Galaxy (1942). Marion Stratton Gould Fund.
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