On this Day: October 12, 1928 | Birthday of Al Held

12 October 1928: Birthday of Al Held, American painter and academic (d. 2005) (Source)

Al Held (Source)

Al Held (October 12, 1928 – July 27, 2005) was an American Abstract expressionist painter. He was particularly well known for his large scale Hard-edge paintings.[1] As an artist, multiple stylistic changes occurred throughout his career, however, none of these occurred at the same time as any popular emerging style or acted against a particular art form.[2] In the 1950s his style reflected the abstract expressionist tone and then transitioned to a geometric style in the 60s. During the 1980s there was a shift into painting that emphasized bright geometric space that’s deepness reflected infinity.[3] From 1963 to 1980 he was a professor of art at Yale University. (Source)

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