Jules Olitski, ‘Yav 2’, 1972, Albert Baronian

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 on Artsy

Jules Olitski: Plexiglas, 1986, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
Jules Olitski : On The Edge, Leslie Feely, New York
Jules Olitski, Albert Baronian, Brussels

Group Shows on Artsy

Abstraction 13, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Richmond