On this day in 1919, American Abstract Expressionist painter, sculptor and collagist, Fritz Bultman, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. At a young age, Bultman knew he wanted to be an artist. When he was just 16 years old he left home and moved to Germany to join the Bauhaus Art School. There, he met Maria and Hans Hoffman, which eventually led him to New York to become a member of the New York School of Artists. He worked and became acquaintances with other abstract artist such as Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and many more.
His organized abstract compositions produced in combinations of paintings, sculptures and collage set Bultman apart from the rest, leading him to become one of the great artists of his time. Come see works of Fritz Bultman on view now at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.
Happy Birthday, Fritz Bultman!