Harold Krisel, ‘Trio Ripple Yellow’, 1971, CMA: Benefit Auction 2017

Framed Dimensions: 27" x 22"

Harold Krisel
Harold Krisel (b.1920 - d.1995) was an American abstract artist whose work explores structure, form, and the function of color in vibrant blocky prints and silkscreens. Influenced by an encounter with Mondrian early in his education, Krisel pursued a career in architecture, which informed his long and prodigious practice of printmaking. A member of the American Abstract Artists, Krisel’s work embodies the spirit of post-Abstract Expressionist formalism that took hold in America in the 1950s and 60s. Krisel’s work is included in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; The Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; Houston Museum of Art, Houston, TX; British Museum, London, England; Bibliotheque National, Paris, France; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA; Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Princeton and Yale Universities; Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA; and the Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA.

Signature: Work is signed

Image rights: Courtesy of the Langille Estate

About Harold Krisel