Jules Olitski, ‘Cythera-2’, 1977, Leslie Feely

About Jules Olitski

One of the original Color Field painters to emerge in the 1950s, Jules Olitski was deeply concerned with the physical properties of paint. In his early career, Olitski depicted abstract shapes with thick, heavily impastoed surfaces, but later took to layering thin films of spraypaint onto his canvases, creating a trademark atmospheric effect. Olitski was always drawn to bright color, experimenting with unusual color harmonies and chromatic shifts. He would eventually return to impasto, experimenting with acrylic paints, binders, and gels that were not previously available.

Russian-American, 1922-2007, Snovsk, Russia, based in New York, Islamorada, Florida, and Meredith, New Hampshire

Solo Shows

New York,
Jules Olitski: Plexiglas, 1986
Albert Baronian, 

Fair History on Artsy

Mark Borghi Fine Art at Art Miami 2017
Chowaiki & Co. at Art Miami 2016
Paul Kasmin Gallery at Frieze New York 2015
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