Great Minds Think Alike: John Ferren and Eugene J. Martin

Eugene James Martin Estate
Jan 13, 2014 9:19PM

By late 1933, Ferren was creating works that evoked Miró's biomorphism, Klee's whimsy, and Kandinsky's painterly energy.  By the mid-1930s, Ferren was creating works similar to those of Hélion, in which he relied on a profusion of curvilinear forms that stood out against a neutral ground. (Excerpted from here).

The same characterization applies beautifully to the stunningly independent parallels of Form found in some acrylic paintings of Eugene Martin, created decades later.

 

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