Studying under Clyfford Still in California during the 1940s, Edward Dugmore was considered by some to be the West Coast’s answer to New York’s Abstract Expressionist movement. Dugmore produced large-scale works that privileged color and emotion over tradition and intellect. He worked in a range of painting materials, from oil on canvas to watercolor, ink, and acrylic on paper. Dugmore’s compositions often comprised large areas of block color applied in wide brushstrokes, or a series of crude, rhythmic lines. Both Still and Ernest Briggs, a student alongside Dugmore in California, became lifelong friends and influences.