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Edward Clark

American Painter

Movements and Styles: Abstract Expressionism, Color Field Painting

Born: May 6, 1926 - New Orleans, Louisiana

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Important Art by Edward Clark

The below artworks are the most important by Edward Clark - that both overview the major creative periods, and highlight the greatest achievements by the artist.

Untitled (1955)
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Untitled (1955)

Artwork description & Analysis: In this photograph, Clark stands in front of his painting Concord, which was the largest work Clark completed in Paris.

Photograph - Artist's collection

The City (1952)
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The City (1952)

Artwork description & Analysis: The City stands as one of Clark's first major experiments in abstraction. The painting evolved while he was working on a realistic representation of the city; dissatisfied with his results, he proceeded to "destroy" the image with his brush but found he liked the result of his destruction. Executed in an all-over manner, the colors almost appear to be in dialogue with one another.

Oil on canvas - Collection of John and Helen Slimak

Untitled (1957)
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Untitled (1957)

Artwork description & Analysis: Although not the first, this work is amongst Clark's early experimentations with shaped paintings. Like many of Clark's works, this piece is large in scale, measuring 46 by 55 inches

Oil on canvas with paper collage on wood - Art Institute of Chicago

Big Egg (1968)
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Big Egg (1968)

Artwork description & Analysis: This painting is among Clark's early experiments with oval forms. Present is a strong horizontality that is emphasized by Clark's placement of warm and cool colors in individual fields.

Acrylic on canvas - Artist's collection

Untitled: Paris Series 1988 (1988)
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Untitled: Paris Series 1988 (1988)

Artwork description & Analysis: In this work Clark's departure from the Color Fields of the 1950s in favor of more dynamic tubular forms is evident. Unlike the Color Fields that were more discrete, with minimal intermingling of colors and forms, Clark juxtaposed his shapes and mixed his colors in a way that suggests a dialogue with one another.

Acrylic on canvas - Artist's collection

Pink Wave (2006)
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Pink Wave (2006)

Artwork description & Analysis: A more recent work, Pink Wave reveals Clark's continued interest in the significance of action and gesture and the presence of the artist's hand.

Acrylic on canvas - G.R. N'Namdi Gallery



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