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John Pearson
Hard Edged Abstract Geometric Mod Painting

1986

$2,200

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John Pearson (Born 1940) Acrylic on Paper, 1986 GETTING THERE #2 25 x 19 inches sight. Provenance: Art Advisory Services Inc. NY NY. Reader's Digest corporate collection Red, White, Blue, Black and Yellow abstract geometric painting. Circle and ellipse. John Pearson (1940-) He is known for hard edged, mod abstract painting on shaped canvas in geometric, curvilinear forms. For many years, Pearson has made paintings and low-relief sculpture, predominantly wall pieces, which use color, form, and various degrees of abstraction to modify the space of entire rooms. With work exhibited nationally and internationally in both solo and group shows, Pearson has also been sought for many site-specific commissions, both public and private. These are typically highly abstract, simplified, and nuanced; they’re often witty, too. Pearson early on became a devotee of the Dutch artist Piet Mondrian, a chief proponent of De Stijl (The Style), Pearson’s style has evolved from intense system-based abstract compositions to one more attuned to the spiritual influences of the natural environment. He was drawn to Cleveland in 1970 because of its reputation at the time for having a rich environment for abstract art, as two of the chief proponents of op art, Julian Stanczak and Richard Anuszkeiwicz, worked there. Students of Josef Albers, the grand master of color theory who taught these two primary practitioners of the “Color Function” school of abstract art at Yale in the 1950s. Pearson’s early style reflects a European reaction to abstract expressionism that manifested itself in a rational, systematic approach to art.Since his emergence in 1960s London, John Pearson has been using mathematical systems and computer programs to generate hard-edged geometric compositions. His most recent work, with its circles and ellipses superimposed on patterns of wavy lines, brings a more easygoing approach to his particular breed of rule-based art. Pearson has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Canada Council, and has had solo exhibitions at institutions including the Akron Art Museum, the Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, and the Museum of Modern Art in Rijeka, Croatia.Pearson was born in Yorkshire (Britain) and studied art at the Royal Academy Schools in London, did advanced work in Munich (Germany), and earned the M.F.A. (Master of Fine Arts) degree from Northern Illinois University. He taught at several U.S. and Canadian institutions before coming to Oberlin College in 1972, where he educated several generations of appreciative liberal arts students. He also served as department chair and held the Young-Hunter endowed professorship from 1987 onward, until his retirement. Pearson travelled widely to paint, exhibit, and teach and received support from the Ohio Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, among others. His career received recognition via the Cleveland Arts Prize in 1975, while most recently he was recognized as a Special Honoree by the same organization. His paintings and sculptures are held in many public and private collections in the U.S., Canada, Europe, China, and Japan, as well as by museums, such as the Allen Art Museum (Oberlin), the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art (New York), and the Art Institute of Chicago. Hard-Edged Select Group Exhibitions Abstract, Constructive, Concrete Mondrian huis, Amersfoort, Holland Chronologic Planet Art Gallery, Capetown, South Africa The INTERNATIONAL PRINT BIENNIAL Machida Museum of Graphic Arts, Tokyo Cleveland Collects Contemporary Art The Cleveland Museum of Art From Durer to Dine Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH 2nd International Invitational Print Expo Lenin Museum, Kiev, Ukraine Arc, Circle, Square: Josef Albers, Mel Bochner, Al Held, Donald Judd, The Mary Ryan Gallery, NYC Les Levine, Sol Lewitt, Robert Mangold, Brice Marden, John Pearson, Andrew Spence) Digital Visions: Computers & Art IBM Science & Art Gallery, NYC, and The Center for Fine Arts, Miami, Florida ArtWare: Kunst und Elektronik Kunst Museum, Munich, Germany & Karl Ernst Osthaus Museum, Hagen, Germany Trends in Geometric Art The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel American Drawing 1963-1973 The Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC Chicago & Vicinity The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, ILL 75 Years of British Art Molton Gallery, London, England Select Museum Collections Museum of Modern Art MoMA NYC LACMA Los Angeles National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC Pasadena Museum of Fine Arts, Pasadena, California Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou, China Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas Kleye Kunstverein, Dortmund, Germany Louisiana Museum of Art, Humlebaek, Denmark Museum of Modern Art, New York U.S. Consulate, Osaka, Japan Tel Aviv Museum of Fine Arts, Tel Aviv, Israel

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  • Creator
    John Pearson (British, American)
  • Creation Year
    1986
  • Dimensions
    Height: 27.75 in. (70.49 cm)Width: 21.75 in. (55.25 cm)
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  • Gallery Location
    Bal Harbour, FL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3828716592

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