Deborah Rosenthal

  • Seeing Burgoyne Diller

    THE AMERICAN NEOPLASTIC PAINTER Burgoyne Diller died in 1965 at the rather early age of 59. Diller, as one of the group of young New York artists encountering Mondrian’s paintings at the Washington Square Gallatin Collection exhibitions in the 1930s, had been one of the very first to welcome the full impact of Mondrian’s Neoplasticism. He spent his mature career as an abstractionist, an avant-garde artist who, as head of the Mural Project of the New York W.P.A., publicly championed abstract painting and was personally responsible for boosting the careers of the then-unknown Gorky and de Kooning,