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09Charles_Hinman CHARLES HINMAN
Block Party

Charles Himman’s title is a witty pun on a very American institution, the block party, and the bright black images used in the banner.  The banner itself is an echo of the artist’s shaped canvases, which balance between the flatness of painted works and the three dimensions of sculpture forms.  His works have been shown among those of leading contemporary artists since the sixties, and are in collections of major art institutions across the country-from the Modern and the Whitney museums in New York to the Los Angeles County Museum, as well as such foreign museums as the Museum of Modern Art in Nagaoka, Japan.  Himman’s shaped canvases are also in a number of major corporate collections.

He was born in 1932. He studied at Syracuse University and at the Art Students League in New York.  Between attending the two institutions he was a professional baseball player with the Milwaukee Braves.

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