Framed abstract oil on canvas, signed and dated 1968 in lower right corner Hans Gustav Burkhardt (1904-1994).
Born in Basel, Switzerland in 1904, Burkhardt emigrated to New York in 1924. Upon his arrival to New York, he became associated with the pioneers of what was to later emerge as the New York School. In 1937, arriving in Los Angeles, Burkhardt represented the most direct link to the New York School. In Los Angeles, he independently pursued his Abstract Expressionist style, often anticipating the work of his contemporaries and later artists on the East Coast and in Europe. Hans Burkhardt's works have in recent years increasingly been exhibited in museum exhibitions nationally and internationally. He continues to attract significant critical attention from some of the leading art historians.