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Edward Clark Artworks

American Painter

Edward Clark Photo
Born: May 6, 1926
New Orleans, Louisiana
Artworks

Progression of Art

1955
Untitled (1955)

Untitled

In this photograph, Clark stands in front of his painting Concord, which was the largest work Clark completed in Paris.

Photograph - Artist's collection

1952
The City (1952)

The City

The City stands as one of Clark's first major experiments in abstraction. The painting evolved while he was working on a realistic representation of the city; dissatisfied with his results, he proceeded to "destroy" the image with his brush but found he liked the result of his destruction. Executed in an all-over manner, the colors almost appear to be in dialogue with one another.

Oil on canvas - Collection of John and Helen Slimak

1957
Untitled (1957)

Untitled

Although not the first, this work is amongst Clark's early experimentations with shaped paintings. Like many of Clark's works, this piece is large in scale, measuring 46 by 55 inches

Oil on canvas with paper collage on wood - Art Institute of Chicago

1968
Big Egg (1968)

Big Egg

This painting is among Clark's early experiments with oval forms. Present is a strong horizontality that is emphasized by Clark's placement of warm and cool colors in individual fields.

Acrylic on canvas - Artist's collection

1988
Untitled: Paris Series 1988 (1988)

Untitled: Paris Series 1988

In this work Clark's departure from the Color Fields of the 1950s in favor of more dynamic tubular forms is evident. Unlike the Color Fields that were more discrete, with minimal intermingling of colors and forms, Clark juxtaposed his shapes and mixed his colors in a way that suggests a dialogue with one another.

Acrylic on canvas - Artist's collection

2006
Pink Wave (2006)

Pink Wave

A more recent work, Pink Wave reveals Clark's continued interest in the significance of action and gesture and the presence of the artist's hand.

Acrylic on canvas - G.R. N'Namdi Gallery

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Mark Rothko: Four Darks in Red (1958)

Four Darks in Red (1958)

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