Composition II, 1958

Kavruk was among the first Turkish artists to embrace lyrical abstraction. His paintings vary in style, technique, and support, from canvas and hardboard to cardboard and paper. Although he often worked in a thick, gestural impasto, in Composition II he applied the paint thinly, creating a silhouette of curved lines enlivened by vividly colored dots. […]

Spread, 1958

After serving as a pilot and cryptographer in World War II, Kenneth Noland studied painting at Black Mountain College, an ultra-progressive school boasting faculty members Josef Albers, Ilya Bolotowsky, and Willem de Kooning, as well as students Robert Rauschenberg, Dorothea Rockburne, and Kenneth Snelson, among others. Following a visit to Helen Frankenthaler’s New York studio […]