William Perehudoff, ‘Yellow Zone’, 1984, Caviar20

William Perehudoff (1918-2013) is one of the most cherished and collected Canadian abstract painters. His work is a prime example of how color field painting was expressed in Canada. Like some of his contemporaries, he was encouraged and guided by legendary New York critic Clement Greenberg.

Perehudoff is known for his simple and exuberant canvases that celebrate color. He spent several summers at the University of Saskatchewan's legendary Emma Lake Artist's Workshop where he worked and studied with Jules Olitski and Kenneth Noland during the 1960's.

During his lifetime Perehudoff had recognition across Canada (and beyond). Today his works can be found in major public collections across the country. Even during his heyday, Perehudoff stayed in Saskatchewan preferring to paint at his family's farm.

Additional images available on request.

Signature: Signed and dated by the artist verso.

About William Perehudoff