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Encyclopedia > Kenneth Noland

Kenneth Noland (born April 10, 1924) is an American painter. He is identified today as one of the best-known contemporary American Color field painters, although in the 1950s he was thought of as an abstract expressionist and in the early 1960s he was thought of as a Minimalist painter. April 10 is the 100th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (101st in leap years). ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Painting by Rembrandt self-portrait Detail from Las Meninas by Diego Velazquez, in which the painter portrayed himself at work For the computer graphics program, see Corel Painter. ... Color Field painting was an abstract style that emerged in the 1950s after Abstract Expressionism and is characterized by canvases painted entirely by large areas of solid color. ... American post-World War II art movement. ... This article is about minimalism in art and design. ...


Noland was born in Asheville, North Carolina. Noland attended the experimental Black Mountain College. In 1948 and 1949 he worked with Ossip Zadkine in Paris, and in the early 1950s met Morris Louis in Washington DC. He became friends with Louis, and they adopted Helen Frankenthaler's “soak-stain” technique of allowing acrylic paint to soak into unprimed canvases. Noland’s preoccupation with the relationship of the image to the containing edge of the picture led him to a series of studies of concentric rings, or bull’s-eyes, using unlikely color combinations. This also led him away from Louis in 1958. Noland pioneered the “shaped” canvas, initially with a series of symmetrical and asymmetrical diamonds or chevrons. In these paintings, the edges of the canvas become as structurally important as the center. His “shaped” canvases are highly irregular and asymmetrical. This results in increasingly complex structures of control and integrity. In 1964 Noland occupied half the American pavilion at the Venice Biennale. In 1965 his work was exhibited at the Washington Gallery of Modern Art and the Jewish Museum in New York. Downtown Asheville bustles with activity at midday while smog silently obscures the Smoky Mountains to the west. ... This article is the current U.S. Collaboration of the Week. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... Ossip Zadkine (July 14, 1890 – November 25, 1967) was an artist and sculptor. ...   City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country France Région ÃŽle-de-France Département Paris (75) Subdivisions 20 arrondissements Mayor Bertrand Delanoë  (PS) (since 2001) City Statistics Land area... The 1950s was the decade spanning the years 1950 to 1959. ... Morris Louis (Morris Louis Bernstein) (1912 - 1962) was one of the talented U.S. abstract expressionist painters to emerge in the fifties. ... Flag Seal Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location Location of Washington, D.C., with regard to the surrounding states of Maryland and Virginia. ... Helen Frankenthaler (born December 12, 1928) is an American post-painterly abstraction artist. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... The Washington Gallery of Modern Art was a short-lived gallery promoting contemporary art in Washington DC, during the 1960s. ... The Jewish Museum Berlin (Jüdisches Museum Berlin) is a museum in Berlin covering two millennia of German Jewish history. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ...


Further reading

  • "Kenneth Noland." Contemporary Artists, 4th ed. St. James Press, 1996. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Thomson Gale. 2005.
  • "Kenneth Noland." Encyclopedia of World Biography, 2nd ed. 17 Vols. Gale Research, 1998. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Thomson Gale. 2005.

External links

  • Tate08 Series: Kenneth Noland: The Stripe Paintings exhibition at Tate Liverpool, UK, 2006

References

Gowing, L (ed.) 1995, A Biographical Dictionary of Artists, Rev. edn, Andromeda Oxford Limited, Oxfordshire.


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