Press Release: Harry Bertschmann to Receive a Lifetime Achievement Award

In a rarely-bestowed honor, Dr. Joyce F. Brown, President of the Fashion Institute of Technology will be presenting Harry Bertschmann with a Lifetime Achievement Award at its May commencement ceremony at Radio City Music Hall. “The President’s Award is our way of acknowledging your passion, perseverance and productivity as an artist, your dedication to creative excellence — and commitment to the mission and high calling of art.”

The year 2018 has begun with the surprising rediscovery of a painter who is being added to the pantheon of significant abstract expressionist masters. The Harry Bertschmann story first broke on Sunday, January 7,  2018 in The New York Times by writer Susan Chumsky, and has quickly achieved high acclaim from art historians while delighting collectors. Quogue Gallery will continue its rediscovery of the Harry Bertschmann Collection at the Art on Paper fair in Manhattan running from March 8–11 at Pier 36 (Booth # 515).  This follows the gallery’s successful launch of the abstract master’s works at the Art ­Palm Beach fair in January. Peter Hastings Falk, Curator of the Bertschmann Collection, will be presenting a talk at the gallery’s booth on Saturday, March 10 at 2:30 p.m. The talk is entitled, “ An Insider’s View of Valuing Art.”