Influenced by his landing at Normandy Beach in 6 June 1944 . Grippie was part of the Landing crew on the Normandy Invasion . This work is an investigation into the boundaries between abstraction and representation is on full display in this 1958 work by visionary artist Salvatore Grippi .
Grippi exhibited with the giants of the movement Kooning, Nevelson, and Kline.
Grippi's work is in the collections of the MOMA, The Whitney . The Met., The Library of Congress and the Hirshhorn Collection.
In the1950's he was with the Zabriskie Gallery.
In 2011, he was honored with a solo retrospective at Cornell University's Johnson Museum of Art.
Salvatore Grippi was my art professor at Ithaca college from 1970- 1971
Work is in original simple and minimal wood frame.
Signature: Signed and dated lower right .
Estate of the Artist