A second-generation Abstract Expressionist, Ed Clark is known for laying his canvases on the ground and using a large push broom to move color across the canvas in long, powerful movements. Referred to as the “big sweep,” Clark’s unique style of depicting speed and movement through color was described by art critics as a compositional method of “cutting through noise.” After studying art in Chicago and Paris, France, Clark moved to New York City in 1956, and was a charter member of the artist-run “Brata Gallery” on Tenth Street with artists such as George Sugarman, Al Held, and Ronald Bladen.
Artist: Ed Clark (1926 – 2019)
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Image: 65 x 90 ½ inches; Framed: 66 ¾ x 92 inches
Accession Number: H77.16
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