Lorser Feitelson, ‘Magical Space Forms’, 1954, Louis Stern Fine Arts

Los Angeles, California, Los Angeles County Museum, Pacific Coast Artists, 1957.
Los Angeles, California, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Artistic Evolution: Southern California Artists at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 1945-1963, October 2 – January 15, 2012.

Ehrlich, S. Karlstrom, P. J. Turning the Tide: Early Los Angeles Modernist 1920-1956. (exhibition catalogue essay) Santa Barbara: Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1990, plate 15, illustrated page 108. Los Angeles 1955-1985: Birth of an Art Capital. Paris: Centre Pompidou, 2006, illustrated page 83.
Pacific Coast Artists. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum, 1957.

Collection of the artist;
Collection of Helen Lundeberg Feitelson;
The Feitelson/Lundeberg Art Foundation.

About Lorser Feitelson

Lorser Feitelson was born on the East Coast and studied in New York and Paris before moving to Southern California, where he rose to prominence in the 1950s as one of the founders of Hard Edge Painting. Feitelson was profoundly influenced by the work of Henri Matisse, Marcel Duchamp, and the Italian Futurists, and he began his career producing formally experimental figurative drawings and paintings. By the 1940s he was painting geometric abstractions that he called “magical space forms”—restrained counterpoints to the Abstract Expressionism of the New York School. He continued to hone and reduce his style so that he was eventually producing single lines of paint in open fields of canvas, such as Untitled (February) (1970).

American, 1898-1978, Savannah, Georgia, based in New York & Los Angeles