Kenneth Noland and Morris Louis are two giants of 20th-century American Abstract painting, and were among the most important artists of the Color Field movement. The pair met in the early 1950s, when both were painting and teaching in Washington D.C. Together, they traveled to New York to meet with the influential art critic Clement Greenberg and visit Helen Frankenthaler’s studio. Witnessing Frankenthaler’s innovative technique proved pivotal for Noland and Louis, though each went on to develop his own signature technique, exemplified by the two examples seen here: Noland’s Rocker and Louis’s Moving In, both from the Collection of Mrs. John L. Marion.
Auctions and Exhibitions
Kenneth Noland, Morris Louis and the Magnetism of the Color Field Movement
New York | 12 May