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Artist of the moment…… Ed Clark

Ed Clark was born in the year 1926 in New Orleans, Louisiana . Clark is one of few African American Abstract Expressionist painters. For his artistic education Ed Clark attended the Art Institute of Chicago and also studied in Paris at the Academy de La Grande Chaumiere. Clark began as a realist painter but is renown for his work with vibrant color in his abstract paintings. Clark employs the palette knife in many of his works.

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Clark is the first African American painter to be given credit for working on irregular shaped canvas.

Prior to visiting Paris Clark worked in a more representational manner. He then met Nicolas de Stael a French painter who was born in Russia and living in Paris.

Ed Clark has works in many prestigious collections including the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

In this clip we Ed Clark talks about a finished work:

Clark liked to work in Paris and New York City.

Ed Clark developed a great style of abstract painting that emphasized color and movement. His works have a great fluidity of motion.