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Edward Goldman
Orange (large abstract composition)

1969

$4,200

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An original abstract acrylic with mixed media painting by mid 20th century Denver, Colorado artist, Edward Goldman (1924-2012). Wrapped canvas is ready for hanging, overall dimensions are 44 x 50 inches. Provenance: Estate of Edward Goldman Private Collection, Colorado Edward Goldman was born in Lowell, Massachusetts into a lawyer's family. While studying French at Harvard University, he joined the Navy Reserves, and in 1945 was recruited to attend the US Navy Japanese/Oriental Language School housed at the University of Colorado Boulder. It was there he met his future wife and remained in Colorado. Goldman began working at Central Electric in Denver, eventually becoming the CEO. Largely a self taught artist, Goldman briefly studied with artist Bill Longley in the early 1960's. His interest in history led him to paint some of Denver’s historic structures in the early 1970s when many of them faced demolition in record numbers. He did not set up an easel on location, but sketched the buildings he later painted in his basement studio. In the late 1960s, influenced by the decade’s Op Art movement, he began experimenting with non-representational color studies in orange, yellow and blue. In 1974, he began painting large abstract canvases that were devoid of any referential subject matter. His Op Art paintings are vibrantly colored works that play with linear compositions, spatial allusions and geometric grids. A private man, Goldman chose not to market his paintings during his lifetime. He rarely sold his art, gifting it instead to people who liked it. Chagrined when his art was categorized solely as an avocation, he cited George Bernard Shaw’s admonition for critics that hung on his office wall at Central Electric: “Critics are to art as pigeons are to statues.” According to his family, he felt that art should be seen, talked about, and admired, but not treated as a commercial object to be bought and sold. He painted for his own pleasure and considered the fruits of his creation analogous to his own children.

Details

  • Creator
    Edward Goldman (1924-2012, American)
  • Creation Year
    1969
  • Dimensions
    Height: 44 in. (111.76 cm)Width: 50 in. (127 cm)Depth: .75 in. (1.91 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    very good to excellent condition.
  • Gallery Location
    Denver, CO
  • Reference Number
    Seller: DCG 23063 (18374)1stDibs: LU2733212583

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    Ships From: Denver, CO
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