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Kenneth Noland

American, 1924–2010

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Kenneth Noland

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American, 1924–2010

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An innovative colorist, Kenneth Noland began his career as an Abstract Expressionist, became one of the first practitioners of Color Field painting as part of the Washington Color School, and ultimately embraced a Minimalist approach that comprised vivid color and simple geometric shapes. His most iconic works are subtly direct compositions of chevrons, concentric circles, stripes, and diamonds, such as Pent (1966). Noland also pioneered the use of shaped canvases, painting on increasingly asymmetrical canvases that rendered the edge of equal compositional importance to the center.

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Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
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High auction record
$3m, Sotheby's, 2015
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Solo show at a major institution
Guggenheim Museum
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 5 more
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Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 4 more
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
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Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 2 more
Biography

An innovative colorist, Kenneth Noland began his career as an Abstract Expressionist, became one of the first practitioners of Color Field painting as part of the Washington Color School, and ultimately embraced a Minimalist approach that comprised vivid color and simple geometric shapes. His most iconic works are subtly direct compositions of chevrons, concentric circles, stripes, and diamonds, such as Pent (1966). Noland also pioneered the use of shaped canvases, painting on increasingly asymmetrical canvases that rendered the edge of equal compositional importance to the center.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Auction
High auction record
$3m, Sotheby's, 2015
User
Solo show at a major institution
Guggenheim Museum
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 5 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 4 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 2 more
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Articles Featuring Kenneth Noland
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Oct 7th, 2019
What Sold at Frieze London
How Innovations in Paint Fueled a Movement in Abstract Color
May 26th, 2015
How Innovations in Paint Fueled a Movement in Abstract Color
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