Ben L. Culwell

Ben L. Culwell


Nationality: American

Texas artist Ben Culwell was part of the 1946 exhibition of "Fourteen Americans" at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. This seminal show also displayed the works of artists Robert Motherwell, Arshile Gorky, and Isamu Noguchi and caused New Yorker art critic Robert Coates to coin the term "Abstract Expressionism." In the same article, Coates specifically points to Culwell's work as a particular example of the combination of Abstraction and Expressionism. Subsequent "American" exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art also included Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and Robert Rauschenberg, among many others, and heralded the popularity of the Abstract Expressionist movement.


Ben L. Culwell Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
BEN CULWELL (1918-1992) Mickey Mouse Landscape, 1949-1968 Oil on masonite 11in. x 15in. Signed all four corners Sig
BEN CULWELL (1918-1992)Mickey Mouse Landscape, 1949-1968Oil on masonite11in. x 15in.Signed all four cornersSig...
Lot 36344
Auction 649
Saturday, December 2, 2006
BEN CULWELL (1918-1992) Untitled Mixed media 23.5in. x 17.5in. Unsigned but accompanied by letter from the estate
BEN CULWELL (1918-1992)UntitledMixed media23.5in. x 17.5in.Unsigned but accompanied by letter from the estate...
Lot 322
Auction 630
Saturday, June 10, 2006
BEN CULWELL (1918-1992) No. 70-1, 1970-1978 Oil on masonite 32.5in. x 12.5in. Signed lower right  This Abstract Ex
BEN CULWELL (1918-1992)No. 70-1, 1970-1978Oil on masonite32.5in. x 12.5in.Signed lower rightThis Abstract Ex...
Lot 36345
Auction 649
Saturday, December 2, 2006
Ben L. Culwell (1918-1992) Astro, 1959-76 Oil, lacquer, and mixed media on masonite 35-1/2 x 48-3/4 inches (90.2 x 12
Ben L. Culwell (1918-1992)Astro, 1959-76Oil, lacquer, and mixed media on masonite35-1/2 x 48-3/4 inches (90.2 x 12...
Lot 46025
Auction 191742
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Ben L. Culwell (American, 1918-1992) Untitled, 1953-54 Mixed media on Masonite 29-1/2 x 24 inches (74.9 x 61.0 cm) S
Ben L. Culwell (American, 1918-1992)Untitled, 1953-54Mixed media on Masonite29-1/2 x 24 inches (74.9 x 61.0 cm)S...
Lot 75046
Auction 5273
Saturday, October 29, 2016

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