Charles L. Schucker: Opening the Inner Self, Portrait of Colors
Charles Schucker's work was widely exhibited in his own lifetime in prestigious contexts. In addition to one man shows at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and the Katonah Museum, he was included in group exhibitions in a large number of major American institutions: the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Walker Art Center, in Minnesota. He was a well known and fully integrated member of the American art community, living first in Chicago, then from 1946 onwards in New York, where he taught at New York University, and then at the Pratt Institute. In 1990, Carter Ratcliff, an art critic for Art in America and Parkett, wrote, "Like his friend Morris Louis, Schucker broke free of traditional ways of making a painting. He began to pour the paint over the canvas, often in wide swirling currents. With the energy of those currents, his art broke free of Europe."