Joseph Ablow

Represented by Pucker Gallery since 1979

BORN: 1928 in Salem, Massachusetts
DIED: 2012 in Brookline, Massachusetts

Joseph Ablow was born in Salem, Massachusetts and lived, worked, and taught in the Boston area for nearly six decades. After studying painting with Oskar Kokoschka and Ben Shahn, Ablow continued his education at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts, and received degrees from Bennington College in Vermont, and Harvard University in Massachusetts. Ablow’s art is often intertwined with his love of classical music. He drew out what he called the “expressive power of form” in his paintings, the same way that abstract music can “evoke and convey all sorts and levels of experience” by implication alone. As a professor of art at Boston University for thirty-five years, and holding academic positions at Amherst College, Wellesley College, Bard College, and Middlebury College, Ablow was an influential part of the fine art scene in New England. His work can be found in several private collections and public museums nationally and internationally, including the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College, the Boston Public Library, Brandeis University, and the DeCordova Museum.

 

Past Exhibitions:

     Joseph Ablow  Studio Table I – Amherst  Oil on canvas 30 x 44” JA5 (DT)

Joseph Ablow
Studio Table I – Amherst
Oil on canvas
30 x 44”
JA5 (DT)

     Joseph Ablow  The Gap Between  Oil on canvas 38 x 24” JA209

Joseph Ablow
The Gap Between
Oil on canvas
38 x 24”
JA209

     Joseph Ablow  Duo  Oil on canvas 50 x 36” JA157

Joseph Ablow
Duo
Oil on canvas
50 x 36”
JA157

     Joseph Ablow  Vigil II  Oil on canvas 48 x 44” JA158

Joseph Ablow
Vigil II
Oil on canvas
48 x 44”
JA158

     Joseph Ablow  Tables Askew  Watercolor and gouache on paper 12.25 x 9” JA204

Joseph Ablow
Tables Askew
Watercolor and gouache on paper
12.25 x 9”
JA204