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THE INDIAN SPACE PAINTERS: NATIVE AMERICAN SOURCES FOR AMERICAN ABSTRACT ART. Sandra Kraskin et al. Sidney Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College, City University of New York, 1991. 40 pp. with 19 ills. (9 col.). 28 x 21 cm. In English.
Documents an exhibition of 57 works produced in the 1940s and 50s by an informal group of artists including Will Barnet, Robert Barrell, Peter Busa, Steve Wheeler and other American abstract painters who explored the motifs and spatial principles of Northwest Coast Indian art. Four essays examine the Indian Space painters in the context of the rise of Abstract Expressionism, discuss the Native American art forms on which their compositions were based, and describe the brief history of Iconograph, a journal published by the group during the late 40s.
Indexing: Western — United States — 1900-1945, Post-1945 — Painting
Plans: 75
Worldwide Number: 054573
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