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Kenneth Noland

Abstract Painter
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Net worth 2018: $1.9 Million
Industry: Painters
Residence: Asheville, North Carolina, U.S.
Country: United States
BirthDay: 10 April 1924
Sigh: Taurus
Died On: January 5, 2010
Education: Black Mountain College

Kenneth Noland was bornon 10 April 1924 in Asheville, North Carolina, U.S., American, is Abstract Painter. Kenneth Noland was an American abstract painter whose works of art adorn many of the world’s best museums and galleries including the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. His minimalistic and abstract paintings played with the relationship between form and color and ushered a new wave of expressionism. He was not an accidental painter but received formal training and experience with some of the most well-known artists of the time. Most of his paintings were targets, chevrons, stripes, and shaped canvases. With these four motifs, he created a wide range of art that dabbled in different colors. Both symmetrical and asymmetrical forms found favor with him and he embraced them beautifully. His aim was to splash the canvas with color and not dilute it with brush strokes. For him, art was always about the art, not the artist. Throughout his life, he held many teaching positions and passed on his wisdom to other budding artists. He helped establish the “Washington Color School” movement. His entire life was dedicated to his art and he spent his final days in his studio. His children became artists in their own right and continue to spread his colorful legacy.


He passed away on January 5, 2010, in Maine, USA at the age of 85


In 1999, he began to work on his “Mysteries” series of paintings


He continued teaching till he retired in 1997 and then dedicated his time to his paintings that were a beautiful amalgamation of color and form


He married Paige Rense, an editor on April 10, 1994


He became a Milton Avery Professor of Art at Bard College in 1985


He expanded his artistry to plaids and more chevrons with thicker paint in the 1980s


In 1977, the Guggenheim Museum in New York staged his first major show, “Kenneth Noland: A Retrospective”


Between 1967 and 1970, he created a series called “Stripes” that used rectangular canvases and chevron motifs


In 1965, he received a retrospective at the Jewish Museum


He indulged in creating many geometric abstracts such as “Baba Yagga” (1964) and “Galore” (1966)


It included his target paintings from the 1960s to his “Flare” and “Flow” series from the 1990s


“Beginning” (1958) was one of his earliest paintings that depicted a bull’s eye using an unlikely combination of colors


He also taught at the “Washington Workshop Center for the Arts” from 1952 to 1956


From 1951 to 1960, he taught at the “Catholic University” in Washington DC


By the late 1950s, he was creating centralized circular motifs that sharpened with every new brush stroke


Uunder the guidance of Zadkine in 1949, he had his first one-person exhibition of his paintings in France at the Galerie Raymond Creuze


In 1948, he traveled to Paris to study under Russian sculptor, OssipZadkine


He completed high school in 1942 and later attended Black Mountain College for two years near his hometown


Kenneth Clifton Noland was born on April 10, 1924, in Asheville, North Carolina

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