MILTON WILSON American 1970s Abstract Drawing Portland Art Museum Oregon 5b
Original abstract drawing, in colours black, white and orange, in ink, pencil and graphite on artist paper, by Oregon artist Milton Wilson signed 1976.
This is part of a series of work marked Oct 76, numbered 5b.
MILTON WILSON (American 1923 - 2004).
"Milton Wilson was one of the co-founders of the New Gallery for Contemporary Art which was open from 1959-1962 in Portland. It was important for the time because it dealt only with contemporary art. Wilson was influenced by action painters. His style was forceful, dynamic, creative, and sometimes had a decorative quality. He had little interest in landscape, but stated that "all paintings are still-lifes or landscapes." His early works were mainly still-lifes for which he used a cool palette. Later his paintings became more emotional and abstract, with an almost Mediterranean sensibility to color. He was a professor in the art department at Portland State University in 1974...".(excerpt from Portland Art Museum Website).
Although he lived in several cities in his lifetime, Milton died in Portland in 2004 leaving behind a strong artistic legacy.
The largest collection of artwork by Milton Wilson is held at The Portland Art Museum. Other artwork are held at The Oakland Museum of Art, Yale University, Reed College, University of Oregon, the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University and in several notable private and corporate collections.
He was a student of LOUIS BUNCE (American 1907-1983)
Offered unframed on a white cardboard mount.
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Actual artwork paper measures 60cm x 49cm
On a cardboard mount the work measures 61cm x 51
In excellent vintage condition, with some reasonable signs consistent with age.
There are few yellowing tarnish spots to the paper. I have tried to capture them, please see all images on zoom.
This is hardly noticeable and does not detract from the beauty of the work.
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