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John McLaughlin, Untitled, 1947, oil on Masonite, Museum Purchase: Contemporary Art Fund, © unknown, research required, 2008.64.2

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Title

Untitled

Artist

John McLaughlin (American, 1898-1976)

Date

1947

Medium

oil on Masonite

Dimensions (H x W x D)

18 in x 24 in

Collection Area

Modern and Contemporary Art

Category

Paintings

Object Type

painting

Culture

American

Credit Line

Museum Purchase: Contemporary Art Fund

Accession Number

2008.64.2

Copyright

© unknown, research required

Terms

Abstract

Masonite (TM)

oil paint

oil paintings

paintings

Description

Californian John McLaughlin"s early interest in Japanese and Chinese culture and philosophy became a driving force behind his art. A self-taught artist, he developed a unique synthesis of eastern and western thought and a technique marked by balance, harmony, and elegance. Untitled, 1947, is a transitional work for McLaughlin from his early organic abstraction toward the mature highly reductivist minimal canvases of the 1960s and 1970s.

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