Sidney Jonas Budnick (1921-94)
American abstract artist from New York City, who was one of the founders of the American Abstract Art Group and whose works are represented in the collection of the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art and the Oregon Art Museum. He was a friend of Dutch artist Mondrian who was a big influence on his work. After the war he earned his degree at the IIT Institute of Design, studying under the founder of the New Bauhaus Laszlo Moholy Nagy. In 1952 he completed his Master of Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, under Walter Gropius, the founder of the Bauhaus school in Germany.
Budnick was an architect for the Department of Parks and Recreation for the State of California for many years but also painted throughout his life until he died in 1994 in Oregon. He produced a series of 10 prints in New York around 1978-80 which were exhibited in the city. The works that I have listed have come from the artists family.