Bill Jensen, ‘(i) High Hopes (ii) Untitled’, Painting, Doyle
Save
Save
Share
Share

Bill Jensen

(i) High Hopes (ii) Untitled

Bidding closed
About the work
Provenance
D
Doyle

(i) Oil on unstretched canvas, Signed Bill Jensen , dated Sept. 29, 1972 and inscribed To Cherry …

Medium
Bill Jensen
American, b. 1945
Follow

Considered a third generation Abstract Expressionist painter, Bill Jensen made canvasses, often inspired by Chinese poetry and Buddhism, that sought to ignite areas of psyche and memory and create powerful emotional connections. Albert Pinkham Ryder, Marsden Hartley, Arthur Dove, and Clyfford Still are all touchstones for Jensen’s vigorous, landscape-like abstractions, where shape, line, and intense color follow unpredictable yet harmonious paths. Unlike many of the painters of his generation, Jensen has not developed and maintained a signature style, but prefers to let the process of making each piece determine the direction of the image. 'Change is good for art but hard on the artist," he says. "I feel that serious artists go into the studio day after day and let the art slowly take them, sometimes kicking and screaming, into new territories."

Navigate left
Bill Jensen, ‘(i) High Hopes (ii) Untitled’, Painting, Doyle
Navigate right
Save
Save
Share
Share
About the work
Provenance
D
Doyle

(i) Oil on unstretched canvas, Signed Bill Jensen , dated Sept. 29, 1972 and inscribed To Cherry "High Hopes" on the reverse

(ii) Oil on paper, Signed Bill Jensen , dated Aug. 20, 1971 and inscribed To Cherry from Bill much love on the reverse, 30 x 22 inches

Medium
Bill Jensen
American, b. 1945
Follow

Considered a third generation Abstract Expressionist painter, Bill Jensen made canvasses, often inspired by Chinese poetry and Buddhism, that sought to ignite areas of psyche and memory and create powerful emotional connections. Albert Pinkham Ryder, Marsden Hartley, Arthur Dove, and Clyfford Still are all touchstones for Jensen’s vigorous, landscape-like abstractions, where shape, line, and intense color follow unpredictable yet harmonious paths. Unlike many of the painters of his generation, Jensen has not developed and maintained a signature style, but prefers to let the process of making each piece determine the direction of the image. 'Change is good for art but hard on the artist," he says. "I feel that serious artists go into the studio day after day and let the art slowly take them, sometimes kicking and screaming, into new territories."

Bill Jensen

(i) High Hopes (ii) Untitled

Bidding closed
Other works by Bill Jensen