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In 1964, art critic Clement Greenberg curated an exhibition by a title of his own creation, “Post-painterly Abstraction,” which originated at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The exhibition included most members of the group that would become the Washington Color School in the company of other artists who adopted an often punchy, yet minimalist aesthetic, like Frank Stella, Helen …

In 1964, art critic Clement Greenberg curated an exhibition by a title of his own creation, “Post-painterly Abstraction,” which originated at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The exhibition included most members of the group that would become the Washington Color School in the company of other artists who adopted an often punchy, yet minimalist aesthetic, like Frank Stella, Helen Frankenthaler and Sam Francis.

Not long after this initial showing in Los Angeles, the Washington Color School artists came together for the 1965 exhibition “Washington Color Painters” at the now defunct …