How Innovations in Paint Fueled the Washington Color School Movement
The Art Genome Project
Signature: Stamp signed "Kenneth Noland" in blue ink verso. Numbered in pencil verso. Stamped in black on verso "© Copyright 1973 By Kenneth Noland Printed At Styria Studio"
Publisher: Experiments in Art and Technology
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