Leroy Turner & Eugene Dana: Professor & Protegée:

Influences of Abstraction Création and the New Bauhaus


October 2nd - October 27th, 2017

In the 1930s, the St. Paul School of Art became a nexus for many artists who later traveled on to study in Chicago at Laszlo Moholy-Nagy's innovative New Bauhaus and Institute of Design (ID). This exhibition explores the work of LeRoy Turner, a noted professor of painting at the St Paul School of Art, and his influence on the artwork of his student and protegée, Eugene Dana. LeRoy Turner was one of only a few American artists invited to join the prestigious Abstraction Création group in Paris. Turner's influence on Dana and other student artists brought forth a unique talent from St. Paul to the New Bauhaus/ ID in Chicago.

  • Dana 8554

    Eugene Dana
    American, 1912 - 1996
    Cote d’Azur, 1982
    Acrylic on Masonite, in artist's original painted frame
    41 x 37 inches

    Signed, dated Eugene Dana 5-82, June '82 lower right; titled on label on reverse.

    #8554
  • Dana 8556

    Eugene Dana
    American, 1912 - 1996
    Blue Kilter, 1980
    Acrylic on canvas, in artist's original painted frame
    34 x 48 inches

    Signed Eugene Dana and dated upper right; titled on label on reverse.

    #8556
  • Dana 8558

    Eugene Dana
    American, 1912 - 1996
    Untitled (Abstraction), 1980
    Acrylic on canvas, in artist's original painted frame
    37 x 30 inches

    Signed and dated Eugene Dana, 1980 lower left.

    #8558
  • Dana 8557

    Eugene Dana
    American, 1912 - 1996
    Amenhotep, 1980-1981
    Acrylic on Masonite, in artist's original painted frame
    25 x 61 inches

    Signed and dated Eugene Dana, 5-80; 1-81 upper right; titled on label on reverse.

    #8557
  • Dana 9491

    Eugene Dana
    American, 1912 - 1996
    1066: Hastings, 1981
    Acrylic on Masonite, in artist's original painted frame
    28 x 61 inches

    Signed Eugene Dana, Fecit and dated lower right; titled on label on reverse.

    #9491
  • Dana 9485

    Eugene Dana
    American, 1912 - 1996
    Pavane, 1986
    Acrylic on Masonite, in artist’s original painted frame
    27 1/4 x 57 3/4 inches

    Signed and dated Eugene Dana, 15 June '86 lower right; titled on reverse.

    #9485
  • Dana 9489

    Eugene Dana
    American, 1912 - 1996
    Firmament, 1983
    Acrylic on Masonite
    39 x 46 1/2 inches

    Signed Eugene Dana and dated lower left; titled on label on reverse.

    #9489
  • Dana 9488

    Eugene Dana
    American, 1912 - 1996
    Quattrocento, 1980
    Acrylic on board, in artist's original painted frame
    27 x 41 inches

    Signed and dated Eugene Dana, 1980 lower left; signed and titled on label on reverse.

    #9488
  • Dana 9483

    Eugene Dana
    American, 1912 - 1996
    Untitled (Abstraction)
    Oil on canvas
    18 x 18 inches
    #9483
  • Dana 9487

    Eugene Dana
    American, 1912 - 1996
    Inward, 1982
    Acrylic on canvas, in artist's original painted frame
    38 x 28 inches

    Signed and dated Eugene Dana, August '82 lower right; titled on label on reverse.

    #9487
  • Dana 9486

    Eugene Dana
    American, 1912 - 1996
    Chiselled, 1984-1985
    Acrylic on Masonite, in artist's original painted frame
    38 1/4 x 41 1/4 inches

    Signed Eugene Dana and dated upper left; titled on label on reverse.

    #9486
  • Dana 9490

    Eugene Dana
    American, 1912 - 1996
    Untitled (Abstraction), 1983
    Acrylic on Masonite, in artist's original painted frame
    45 x 31 inches

    Signed Eugene Dana and dated lower right.

    #9490
  • Turner 10077

    R. LeRoy Turner
    American, 1905 - 1957
    Man & Bird, 1933
    Oil on canvas
    48 x 30 inches

    Signed LeRoy Turner lower right; signed, titled and dated on reverse.

    #10077
  • Turner 10084

    R. LeRoy Turner
    American, 1905 - 1957
    Untitled (Abstraction), 1951
    Oil on canvas
    40 x 32 inches

    Dated on label on reverse.

    #10084
  • Turner 10078

    R. LeRoy Turner
    American, 1905 - 1957
    Untitled (Abstraction), ca. 1950
    Oil on Masonite
    23 x 29 inches
    #10078
  • Turner 10877

    R. LeRoy Turner
    American, 1905 - 1957
    Elopement, 1950
    Oil on board
    26 x 12 inches

    Titled and dated on reverse.

    #10877
  • Turner 10878

    R. LeRoy Turner
    American, 1905 - 1957
    Untitled (Abstraction), ca. 1950
    Oil on board
    16 x 10 1/2 inches
    #10878
  • Turner 10081

    R. LeRoy Turner
    American, 1905 - 1957
    Untitled (Abstraction), ca. 1950s
    Oil on Masonite
    29 1/2 x 23 inches
    #10081
  • Turner 10096

    R. LeRoy Turner
    American, 1905 - 1957
    Woman, ca. 1947
    Oil on artist board, in original frame
    30 x 40 inches

    Signed Turner and titled on reverse.

    #10096
  • Turner 10094

    R. LeRoy Turner
    American, 1905 - 1957
    Still Life Forms, ca. 1947
    Oil on artist board, in original frame
    36 x 48 inches

    Signed Turner and titled on reverse.

    #10094
  • Turner 10097

    R. LeRoy Turner
    American, 1905 - 1957
    Untitled (Abstraction), ca. 1940s
    OIl on artist board
    6 x 7 1/2 inches
    #10097
  • Turner 10098

    R. LeRoy Turner
    American, 1905 - 1957
    Untitled (Abstraction), ca. 1940s
    Oil on artist board
    5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches
    #10098
  • Turner 10882

    R. LeRoy Turner
    American, 1905 - 1957
    The Great Battle (II), ca. 1940s
    Oil on artist board
    8 x 9 3/4 inches

    Signed LeRoy Turner and titled on reverse.

    #10882

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