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Untitled (from Trip Series), c. 1959-60 – John Altoon (1925–1969) Altoon was a prominent figure in the LA art scene in the 1950s and 1960s. John Altoon biography:

Untitled (from Trip Series), c. 1959-60 – John Altoon (1925–1969) Altoon was a prominent figure in the LA art scene in the 1950s and 1960s. John Altoon biography:

John Altoon (1925-1969) was one of the remarkable characters in the southern California art scene in the 1950s and 60s. His first paintings were created in an Abstract Expressionist style, later acquiring a more personal, figurative style. Altoon placed equal importance on line and color, expressed in biomorphic shapes and abstract forms. One of the paintings from his well-known Hyperion Series is represented in the Gerard L. Cafesjian Collection.

John Altoon (1925-1969) was one of the remarkable characters in the southern California art scene in the 1950s and 60s. His first paintings were created in an Abstract Expressionist style, later acquiring a more personal, figurative style. Altoon placed equal importance on line and color, expressed in biomorphic shapes and abstract forms. One of the paintings from his well-known Hyperion Series is represented in the Gerard L. Cafesjian Collection.

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