Sunset
Sunset
Sunset
Sunset
Sunset
Sunset
Sunset
Sunset
Sunset
Sunset
Sunset

Jules Olitski

Sunset , 1968

Paintings
21.0 x 9.5 Inches
Acrylic on canvas
$66,000
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Hackett Mill, San Francisco, California

About the artist

Jules Olitski

Jules Olitski (1922-2007) gained American citizenship after serving in the army during the second World War. Using the GI Bill, Olitski was able to attend the National Academy of Design in New York. He went on to continue his education in Paris  where he developed his infamous painting style that had links with both Parisian informel painting and American Abstract Expressionism


Credited with helping develop the movement of Color Field painting in the mid-1960s, Olitski focused on the material qualities of surface and color in painting, rather than the personal expression of the artist. Olitski began to pour and stain dye onto large canvases. He experimented with different methods of applying paint, using brushes, sponges, mops and rollers. Olitski pioneered a technique using an industrial spray gun to lightly apply paint on unprimed canvas, creating an effect of hazy color suspended midair. Olitski represented the United States of America at the 1966 Venice Biennale. 

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