How Innovations in Paint Fueled the Washington Color School Movement
The Art Genome Project
Signature: Signed verso, "Kenneth Noland, 1983, 'Doors + Ghosts', DG 83-07"
An innovative colorist, Kenneth Noland began his career as an Abstract Expressionist, became one of the first practitioners of Color Field painting as part of the Washington Color School, and ultimately embraced a Minimalist approach that comprised vivid color and simple geometric shapes. His most iconic works are subtly direct compositions of chevrons, concentric circles, stripes, and diamonds, such as Pent (1966). Noland also pioneered the use of shaped canvases, painting on increasingly asymmetrical canvases that rendered the edge of equal compositional importance to the center.
American, 1924-2010, Asheville, North Carolina