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MORRIS LOUIS, Washington Color School Abstraction/Color Field Painting, Pt2

Morris Louis Bernstein was one of the earliest exponents of what became known as Color Field painting in the 1950s.  While he was living in Washington D.C. he, along with Kenneth Noland, Gene Davis, Tom Downing, Howard Mehring Anne Truitt and Hilda Thorpe and others, formed an art movement that is known today as the Washington Color School. Ultimately Morris would become one of the leading figures of Color Field painting along with his peers Kenneth Noland and Helen Frankenthaler and Jules Olitski. Continue reading MORRIS LOUIS, Washington Color School Abstraction/Color Field Painting, Pt2

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The Washington Color School, Pt1

 

The Washington Color School was a visual-art movement that was centered in Washington D.C. from the late 1950s to the late 1960s.  The work was a form of abstraction that developed from color field painting, as exemplified by the work of Mark Rothko and Helen Frankenthaler.  Continue reading The Washington Color School, Pt1