Theme/Style – Modernism, figurative art, still lifes, landscapes
Media – Oils, watercolors, lithographs, metal relief cuts
Artistic Focus – Carl Binder was a bold and highly original Modernist painter and lithographer. Unfortunately, today his works are rare, though in the 1920s and 1930s he exhibited often, and held his own in the company of such well-known artists as Charles Sheeler, Rockwell Kent, Guy Pene du Bois, and Charles Burchfield.
Career Highlights –
- Born in Germany in 1887, Carl Binder studied at the Knackfuss and Dusseldorf Art Academies there.
- After coming to the United States, Binder was active in Cleveland, Ohio, exhibiting at the Cleveland Museum of Art where he won prizes each year from 1924 to 1928. He was also a member of Cleveland’s historic and flamboyant Kokoon Arts Club.
- Carl Binder exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1929 and 1931; as well as at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia in 1929 with his Modernist landscape Farm and Forest; at the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s thirteenth biennial exhibition in Washington, D.C. in 1932; and at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York in 1937, as part of an exhibition of work by Cleveland painters and printmakers.
- Binder’s lithographs, metal relief cuts, and paintings are in the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art.
- Carl Binder passed away in Harbor City, California in 1968.
Bibliographic references are available upon request.