Theodoros Stamos, ‘Untitled’, circa 1950-52, Hollis Taggart

Signature: Signed lower left: "Stamos"

"Theodoros Stamos: A Communion with Nature," Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York, May 13–June 19, 2010.

"Black Mountain College and Its Legacy," Loretta Howard Gallery, New York, September 15–October 29, 2011.

"Pop Abstraction," Octavia Art Gallery, New Orleans, LA, August 6–September 24, 2016.

Mattison, Robert. "Theodoros Stamos: A Communion with Nature." New York: Hollis Taggart Galleries, 2010., plate 11.

The artist
Florence Louchheim Stol
Walter and Katie Louchheim, Washington, D.C.
By descent to the present owner, late 1970s-2011

About Theodoros Stamos

Theodoros Stamos is notable for his early use of color to explore possibilities of abstraction and form in painting. Filled with biomorphic and geologic shapes, his paintings are documents of emotional responses to the light, mood, and color of certain exotic landscapes and experiences. Stamos was influenced by colleagues such as Mark Rothko, merging spirituality with a color layering technique that was an early precursor to the Color Field Painting movement. A lifelong traveler and student of Hellenistic culture, his paintings often reference ancient belief systems.

American, 1922-1997, New York, New York, based in New York, New York