Hero and Leander

Signature: Signed and titled verso: "R. POUSETTE-DART / HERO & LEANDER"

"The Living Edge: Richard Pousette-Dart (1916–1992), Works on Paper," Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, August 18–September 30, 2001. Traveled to: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, January 20–March 31, 2002; Boca Raton Museum of Art, Florida, April 17–June 16, 2002.

Ehrhardt, Ingrid and Katja Hilbig, eds., "The Living Edge: Richard Pousette-Dart, 1916-1992, Works on Paper." (Frankfurt: Schirn Kunsthalle), 2001. Illus. p. 84.

About Richard Pousette-Dart

One of the earliest Abstract Expressionists, Richard Pousette-Dart explored a variety of painterly styles, including figurative work, all-over abstraction, pattern making, and Surrealist Automatism. Deeply influenced by Native American art and textiles, Pousette- Dart distanced himself from his contemporaries with an interest in spirituality, his paintings dealing with traditional dualities between light and substance, spirit and body, and harmony and discord. He favored heavy layers of acrylic and oils with small, thick brushstrokes to emphasize luminosity and distinctive colors.

American, 1916-1992, Valhalla, New York

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

Richard Pousette-Dart: 1930s, Richard Pousette-Dart Estate, New York
Summer Selections, Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York