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Robert Mangold, Red/Yellow Extended Frame, 2015, acrylic and black pencil on canvas, 50" × 8' 3" (127 cm × 251.5 cm) © Robert Mangold

Robert Mangold

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b. 1937, North Tonawanda, NY

Since the beginning of his career in the mid-60s, Robert Mangold has combined the classic elements of composition—shape, line, and color—to create abstract works of architectural scale, drawing by hand thick and thin graphite lines on subtly modulated planes of color.

Following his first solo exhibition in 1964, Mangold’s work has been the subject of numerous single-person exhibitions and retrospectives at institutions including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam; Akron Art Museum; Hallen für neue Kunst, Schaffhausen, Switzerland; Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College; Hallen für neue Kunst; Museum Wiesbaden; Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art, London; and Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo.

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Robert Mangold, Curled Figure XXII (Version 1), 2002, acrylic and black pencil on canvas, 36" x 11' 4" (91.4 cm x 345.4 cm), overall, 36" x 36" (91.4 cm x 91.4 cm), 4 panels, each © 2019 Robert Mangold / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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Robert Mangold, Red with Green Ellipse/Black Frame, 1988-89, acrylic and black pencil on canvas, 55" × 85" (139.7 cm × 215.9 cm) © 2019 Robert Mangold / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York