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“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.


Untitled, 1964 Lorser Feitelson (1898-1978) was born and raised in New York City but rose to prominence on the West Coast as one of the founding fathers of Southern California-based Hard Edge painting.


Josef Albers (1888 - 1976) | Hard Edge Painting | Homage to the Square (La Tehuana) - 1951 | One of the most immediately recognizable and influential series of paintings produced in the twentieth century is Josef Albers's Homage to the Square. Beginning the series in 1950, at age 62, Albers was to produce more than a thousand Homage paintings and prints, in four different formats.