Archive for March 9, 2011

Artist of the moment… Robert Goodnaugh…

 

 

this artist just passed away last year and was known for his abstract works. Using mainly acrylics but sometimes oils and mixed media the artist was rather prolific in his output. The artist was born in 1925 in New York. He was the last surviving member of the original New York School of the Ab Ex movement and started showing his works there in the 1950s.

It was very important in his career because at that time all artists submitted work, then collectively as a group they decided who would show their works. He also had shows at the Whitney Museum of Art and even solo shows at the Art Institute of Chicago.

The artist attended Syracuse, the Hans Hoffman Summer School of Art, and also wrote for the magazine Art News.

The artist passed away on October 2nd of last year.

Love his use of color and shapes!