Discipline: Visual Art – painting

Victor Candell

Discipline: Visual Art – painting
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 1949, 1950, 1951, 1953
Victor Candell (1903–1977) was a New York modernist whose initial preoccupation with explosions, violence, and the horrors of World War II led him to develop a dynamic abstract painting style. His first exhibit was at the Brandt Gallery in 1940, dealing predominantly with social realist themes. In 1958 Candell and Leo Manso started the Provincetown Workshop, a small art school modeled after the Cooper Union that remained in operation for more than 20 years. Large paintings by Candell were acquired by the Whitney Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.



Victor Candell worked in the Cheney studio.

Cheney Studio was given to MacDowell by Mrs. Benjamin P. Cheney and Mrs. Karl Kauffman. Like Barnard Studio, Cheney is a low, broadly massed bungalow. Sited on a steep westward slope, its porches are supported on wooden posts and fieldstone with lattices. Although it still retains its appealing character, the original design of the shingled building…

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