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Richard Pousette-Dart, East River Sun, 1947-1948, oil on linen, 56" x 37-1/2" (142.2 cm x 95.3 cm) © 2019 Estate of Richard Pousette-Dart / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Richard Pousette-Dart

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b. 1916, Saint Paul, Minnesota
d. 1992, New York

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Richard Pousette-Dart was the youngest artist of the New York School’s first generation of Abstract Expressionists.

During his career, Pousette-Dart created a lexicon of biomorphic and totemic forms that provided rich visual and symbolic sources that he would explore throughout his long career in a multitude of painterly approaches. He is recognized for his painting, drawing, photography, and sculpture, which are unified by his expressive use of gesture, form, and color. Never embracing action painting and instead pursuing his own aesthetic, Pousette-Dart sought universal significance in his art, expressed through nonobjective means.

Pousette-Dart’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art (1963, 1974, 1998); Museum of Modern Art (1969); The Metropolitan Museum of Art (1997); and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum as well as the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy (2007). Recent monographic presentations have been held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (2014); The Drawing Center, New York (2015); Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (2018); and Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine (2018).

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Richard Pousette-Dart, Blue Scroll #2, 1958, oil on linen, 56-1/2" × 30-1/4" (143.5 cm × 76.8 cm) © 2019 Estate of Richard Pousette-Dart / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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Richard Pousette-Dart, Presence, Amaranth Garden Number 1, 1974, oil on linen, 90" × 90" (228.6 cm × 228.6 cm) © 2019 Estate of Richard Pousette-Dart / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York