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Stephen Brophy Art

By the late 1980s, Stephen Brophy was shifting away from the vivid, intensely colored paintings of houses, barnes and landscapes that consumed the prior 20 years of a 40-year career as a self-taught artist. In the five years of painting represented in this show, viewers can see this transition, as he became increasingly consumed by the possibilities of abstraction. His paintings moved in two directions at once. One, a more gestural form of abstraction, is seen in the robust black-and-white and black-and-red paintings. The other, a cooler, more reductivist geometry, sometimes references the structures of his earlier work, as in Barn. He would go on to paint many more, less referential works and big striped canvases, compositions with bars or bird-like forms floating over pyramids, or arcs of pure color. In all these works, Brophy shows his natural gifts as an abstract artist, one who was particularly courageous in his use of color and ambitious in a restless search for meaning and possibility in his life, as well as in his art.

(Biography provided by Carrie Haddad Gallery)
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Red Convergence (Modern, Abstract Geometric Red & Black Painting in Black Frame
By Stephen Brophy
Located in Hudson, NY
acrylic painting on canvas 40 x 30 inches in thin black painted wood frame This boldly painted red and black abstract painting was completed by self-taught artist, Stephen Brophy, i...
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1990s Contemporary Stephen Brophy Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

Black White & Red Abstract (Modern, Graphic Oil Painting with Slim Black Frame)
By Stephen Brophy
Located in Hudson, NY
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1980s Contemporary Stephen Brophy Art

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Canvas, Oil

Vertical Blue: Abstract Geometric Acrylic Painting in Pink & Periwinkle on White
By Stephen Brophy
Located in Hudson, NY
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20th Century Abstract Stephen Brophy Art

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Acrylic, Canvas

Hammock I (Square Abstract Geometric Painting on Canvas in Bold Primary Colors)
By Stephen Brophy
Located in Hudson, NY
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1990s Abstract Stephen Brophy Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

Light Shards (Abstract Acrylic Painting on Panel in Pale Citron Yellow)
By Stephen Brophy
Located in Hudson, NY
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1990s Contemporary Stephen Brophy Art

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Seated Nude (Abstracted Figurative Female Nude Painting on Panel, Black Frame)
By Stephen Brophy
Located in Hudson, NY
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1970s Expressionist Stephen Brophy Art

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Oil, Panel

Single Tree (Expressionist Style Landscape of Green Country Field)
By Stephen Brophy
Located in Hudson, NY
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1980s Expressionist Stephen Brophy Art

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Deep Woods (Expressionist Landscape Oil Painting of Earth Toned Forest)
By Stephen Brophy
Located in Hudson, NY
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