• Robert Amftt
    Along Michigan Avenue
    1949
    oil on canvas
    44 x 56 inches

  • Robert Amftt
    Animal Trap
    c.1949
    oil on canvas
    24 x 34 inches

  • Robert Amftt
    Barge
    1946
    oil on canvas
    29 x 39.75 inches

  • Robert Amftt
    Cat and Bird
    c.1943
    oil on canvas
    23 x 27.5 inches

  • Robert Amftt
    Chicago Buildings (along Michigan Avenue II)
    c.1949
    oil on canvas
    44 x 48.5 inches

  • Robert Amftt
    Drowned Man
    1945
    oil and enamel on canvas
    26 x 40 inches

  • Robert Amftt
    Fishing Lake Osterhaut
    c.1946
    oil on canvas
    20 x 24 inches

  • Robert Amft
    King Kong
    1939
    oil on canvas
    56 x 44 inches

  • Robert Amftt
    Landscape with Crow
    1947-48
    oil on canvas
    26 x 40 inches

  • Robert Amftt
    Tigers and Grasshopper
    1947
    oil on canvas
    28 x 34 inches

  • Robert Amftt
    Trolley and Hawk
    1946
    oil on canvas
    44 x 56 inches


PRESS RELEASE

 

In his first one-man exhibition at Corbett vs. Dempsey, Robert Amft’s work from the period of the 1940s and 1950s, including monumental paintings such as “King Kong” (1939) and “Landscape With Crow” (1947-48) as well as a selection of never-seen watercolors, will fill the gallery. Having just turned 89, Amft’s star is currently rising quickly. He is featured this week in a “5 Minutes With…” spot in Time Out Chicago, and his extraordinary 1949 painting Along Michigan Avenue is prominently featured in “Art In Chicago: Resisting Regionalism, Transforming Modernism,” at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Last year, Amft received a much overdue survey at Hyde Park Art Center. The night before the Corbett vs. Dempsey show, he will be the honoree at OxBow’s annual Winter Benefit Auction.

Timed to coincide with this exhibition, Amft’s never-published, 60-page, enchanting1945 children’s book Peter’s ABC Book, is being co-published by Corbett vs. Dempsey and WhiteWalls. It will be distributed by the University of Chicago Press.