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About Ed Moses

Considered one of the foremost postwar abstract painters in the Southern California scene, working alongside a generation of artists known as the “cool school,” Ed Moses has been engaged in what he sees as a continual process of discovery for more than half a century. As he describes, “Painting is like discovery, trying this, trying that, bending this, twirling that, and then every once in a while it goes bing!” His compositions include Braque-inspired, semi-representational scenes; abstract, allover patterns; color fields; hard-edged geometric shapes; and, recently, what he calls his “crackle paintings,” whose cracked and layered surfaces resemble tree bark or parched ground. He was among the first generation of artists to be shown at L.A.’s legendary Ferus Gallery in 1957, and his work continues to be exhibited worldwide. For Moses, however, success is secondary to the pleasure of painting itself.

American, b. 1926, Long Beach, California, based in Los Angeles, California

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Ed Moses: Painting as Process, Albertz Benda, New York
2016
Ed Moses: LA – SAN FRANCISCO, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco
2016
Moses @ 90, William Turner Gallery, Santa Monica
2015
Ed Moses: Drawings from the 1960s and 70s, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Ed Moses: Painting as Process, Albertz Benda, New York
2016
Ed Moses: LA – SAN FRANCISCO, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco
2016
Moses@90 : Phase Two, William Turner Gallery, Santa Monica
2016
Moses @ 90, William Turner Gallery, Santa Monica
2015
Ed Moses: Drawings from the 1960s and 70s, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles

Group Shows on Artsy

2015
Selected Works by Gallery Artists, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach
2015
Summer Group Show, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach
2014
Ed Moses and John Zinsser, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach
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