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About the Clivette Estate: Four Riders, LLC represents the artwork of Merton Clivette, an American Expressionist painter (1868-1931) and a key figure of the Ashcan Realism School of painting. During the 1920’s his style evolved as he moved from realism toward expressionism eventually moving on to figurative and the abstract. Clivette’s work was ahead of its time in its anticipation of non-representational art and the incorporation of chance effects. These ideas would be explored and developed by Kandinsky (as early as 1911) and later by the Abstract Expressionists, especially Jackson Pollock, Franz Kline and Willem de Kooning in the late 1940’s and 50’s

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Solo Exhibitions



1926     New Gallery

            600 Madison Ave. New York, N.Y.


1927     New Gallery

            600 Madison Ave. New York, N.Y.


1927     Galerie Bernheim-Jeune

            83, rue de Faubourg Saint-Honore,

            Paris, France (catalogue, review)


1928     Milwaukee Journal Gallery of

            Wisconsin Art Milwaukee, WI

1928     Speed Memorial Gallery

            Louisville, Kentucky

1929     Art Center

            65 E. 56th St. New York, N.Y.

            “Gustave Nassauer’s Collection of Paintings by Clivette”

1930     100 Central Park South

            New York, N.Y.

            “Collection of Gustave Nassauer”

             (catalogue, review)

1933     Art Center

            65 E. 56th St. New York, N.Y.

1993     Denenberg Fine Arts Gallery

            257 Grant Ave. San Francisco, CA


1993     Couturier Gallery

            166 N. La Brea Ave. Los Angeles, CA



2004     CaliforniaView Fine Arts

            143 N. Santa Cruz Ave. Los Gatos, CA


2023     Denenberg Fine Arts Gallery           

             417 North San Vicente Blvd. West Hollywood, CA


Note: The information on this resume was derived from primary sources researched by the descendants of Merton Clivette. The resume continues to be updated as more information is discovered regarding exhibitions, publications, commissions and works held in public and private collections

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