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William Scharf

Vernal Equinox, Shrine Climb, On the Path's Map (From left to right), 2005

Acrylic on paper
9 × 12 in
22.9 × 30.5 cm
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Hollis Taggart
New York
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Each work is 9 x 4 inches each

Each work is 9 x 4 inches each

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Inscribed, dated, titled, and signed verso: "A 1506 / SUN MAR 20-05/ 7:34 AM / VERNAL EQUINOX / WM Scharf / WHERE? / SUN. / MARCH 20, … Read more
William Scharf
American, 1927–2018
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William Scharf is a painter whose subject is color. Scharf, a late-generation Abstract Expressionist and who apprenticed in the studio of Mark Rothko, applies paint in translucent layers to achieve depth and luminosity. He creates groups of paintings around the theme of a single color, working in a variety of scales and using shapes both geometric and biomorphic. Series have been dedicated to blue, silver, and gold, but black and white appear with the most frequency. As he explains: “Very young children discover how dark marks on white paper or white chalk on black become adventures; explorations of a kind that could haunt and obsess the entire life of a painter.”

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Hollis Taggart
New York
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Each work is 9 x 4 inches each

Each work is 9 x 4 inches each

Signature
Inscribed, dated, titled, and signed verso: "A 1506 / SUN MAR 20-05/ 7:34 AM / VERNAL EQUINOX / WM Scharf / WHERE? / SUN. / MARCH 20, … Read more
William Scharf
American, 1927–2018
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William Scharf is a painter whose subject is color. Scharf, a late-generation Abstract Expressionist and who apprenticed in the studio of Mark Rothko, applies paint in translucent layers to achieve depth and luminosity. He creates groups of paintings around the theme of a single color, working in a variety of scales and using shapes both geometric and biomorphic. Series have been dedicated to blue, silver, and gold, but black and white appear with the most frequency. As he explains: “Very young children discover how dark marks on white paper or white chalk on black become adventures; explorations of a kind that could haunt and obsess the entire life of a painter.”

William Scharf

Vernal Equinox, Shrine Climb, On the Path's Map (From left to right), 2005

Acrylic on paper
9 × 12 in
22.9 × 30.5 cm
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location
New York
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