Natalie Edgar - Straight On, 2004 (detail)

Natalie Edgar

United States

Abstract Expressionism

Natalie Edgar
Natalie Edgar
United States
October 17, 2015
Nina Karaicic is a journalist with experience in TV and radio media. Born in 1989, she had studied at the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Political Sciences (Journalism). Interests: Photography, Art, Film, Folklore, Video Games

Natalie Edgar is an American artist, known for her multi-layered paintings, which she creates in her unique Abstract Expressionist style. Growing up in New York City, Edgar was exposed to a profusion of art, a perfect environment for shaping the amazing and raw talent that she possesses. In 1950, Natalie started studying art at Brooklyn College, from which she graduated in 1954. She learned from some of the most prominent artists and painters of the time, including Ad Reinhardt and Mark Rothko. Moving in this kind of circle of artists, Edgar learned that the point of art is to present ideas not the art-making process. Art should be truthful and honest. She further developed her artistic expression while attending Meyer Schapiro classes.

Natalie Edgar’s Recent Artworks

Natalie Edgar - Letter From Franz Kline, 2013 and Poe's Diary, 2013
Natalie Edgar – Letter From Franz Kline, 2013 and Poe’s Diary, 2013

Natalie Edgar met and fell in love with Philip Pavia, a renowned sculptor known as one of the original members who set up The Club, a group which gathered artists around the ideas and philosophies behind art. Some of the leading artists of New York art scene, such as Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman and Hanna Arendt, were frequent visitors of The Club.

Inverno and Vivaldi II

Natalie Edgar - Inverno, 2003 and Vivaldi II, 2006
Natalie Edgar – Inverno, 2003 and Vivaldi II, 2006

Since 1980, the couple started their journey around Italy, eventually discovering Pietrasanta, a small town in Tuscany. They decided to spend every summer there. The breathtaking scenery became Natalie’s second studio, and yet another “school” where she discovered color, volume and rhythm.
From 1966 until 1988, Edgar held the position of Adjunct Assistant Professor at CUNY, teaching Art History. Subsequently, she moved to New School of Social Research, where she taught Painting until 1994. She was also a visiting professor at University of Minnesota. Among many awards, she was also a recipient of Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 2010.

Crescendo and Mountain Rhythm #2

Natalie Edgar - Crescendo, 2004 and Mountain Rhythm #2, 2000
Natalie Edgar – Crescendo, 2004 and Mountain Rhythm #2, 2000

An eminent New York artist, Natalie exhibited her works extensively in her native city, participating in both solo and group exhibitions. In 1997, she had her first exhibition at Woodward Gallery, titled Disclosure. Some other exhibitions include New Works in 1999, Watercolor Paper in 2001, and the 2010 exhibition From Above, all of which her held and organized by Woodward, the gallery that now represents her. Edgar’s most notable exhibition was the 2014’s highly acclaimed Abstract Journey, which consisted of majority of her works.

Natalie Edgar currently lives and creates in New York.

Featured image: Natalie Edgar – Straight On, 2004 (detail)
All images courtesy of Woodward Gallery

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2013Femalenergy 3Woodward Gallery, NYCGroup
2010Natalie Edgar: From AboveWoodward Gallery, New York, NYSolo
2010Between Picture and Viewer: The Image in Contemporary PaintingVisual Arts Gallery of the School of Visual Arts, New York, NYGroup
2010Natalie Edgar PaintingsLobby of ICM (International Creative Management Agency), New York, NYGroup
2001Watercolor Paper EdgarWoodward Gallery, New York, NYSolo
20018 Artisti Da New YorkAccademia d’arte Dino Scalabrino, ItalyGroup
2001Hit and Run 2001Woodward Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2000Omaggio a Marino MariniMarino Marini Museum, Pistoia, ItalyGroup
1999Natalie Edgar: New WorksWoodward Gallery, New York, NYSolo
1997DisclosureWoodward Gallery, New York, NYSolo
1997Three Generations (including: Knox Martin, Fred Mitchell, Philip Pavia, Esteban Vicente)White Box Gallery, Old City, PAGroup
1993Natalie Edgar, Abstract PaintingsMuseo dei Bozzetti, Pietrasanta, ItalySolo
1991Paintings and Sculpture in America: New DirectionsElston Fine ArtsGroup
1989Group ShowAmerican Academy of Arts and LettersGroup
1986Natalie Edgar, Mountain AbstractionsBenson Gallery, Bridgehampton, NYSolo
1984Objects by ArtistsGuild Hall, East Hampton, NYGroup
1983Poets and ArtistsGuild Hall, East Hampton, NYGroup
1982Etchings From the Malbacco StamperiaMuseo dei Bozzettii, Pietransanta, ItalyGroup
1979DrawingsGuild Hall, East Hampton, NYGroup
1978-88Natalie EdgarIngber Gallery, New York, NYSolo
1976Project Rebuild: Benefit for Italian Flood VictimsGrey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, NYGroup
197610 PaintersLandmark Gallery, New York, NYGroup
1975Group ShowHeckscher Museum, Huntington, NYGroup
1974Natalie Edgar, Abstract PaintingsBertha Schaefer Gallery, New York, NYSolo
1973Eleven PaintersFordam, Lincoln Center, New York, NYGroup
1963New TalentBalin-Traube Gallery, New York, NYGroup