“Untitled,” 1951. Oil on Masonite. John McLaughlin (1898-1976) was an American abstract painter. Based primarily in California, he was a pioneer in minimalist and hard-edge painting. work is characterized by a simplicity expressed as precise geometric forms, usually rectangles. His experiences in Asia were very important in developing his style. . Essentially color serves him as a means of defining and regulating a form's relative importance in the composition.
Frederick Hammersley was a critically acclaimed American abstract painter whose participation in the landmark 1959 Four Abstract Classicists exhibit secured his place in art history. Considered hard-edge painter.
Frederick Hammersley (1919-2009) Critically acclaimed American abstract painter whose participation in landmark 1959 Four Abstract Classicists exhibit secured his place in art history. Hammersley wrote in an exhibition catalog, "hard-edge is often very hard to take, coming to it cold—or, even to the practiced eye". He expanded his repertoire beyond hard-edge, dividing his art into three categories: "hunches", "geometrics", & "organics". ~Repinned Via Pamela Scott