Edward Dugmore, ‘23rd St.’, 1956, Foster Gwin Gallery

About Edward Dugmore

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.

American, 1915-1996, Hartford, Connecticut