A colorful geometric painting by American artist James Norman (20th century). Norman was born in Louisville, KY, studied at the Art Student’s League in New York with Theodoros Stamos, and was involved in the cooperative Westerly Gallery from 1962-66, founded by a group of Stamos’s students (including Robert Barry and Sydney Ball). Norman also exhibited at Reese Palley Gallery (one of the earliest SoHo galleries). In 1961, Mr. Norman participated in an exhibition at the Hecksher Museum in NY and received the Purchase Prize.Although tending to be reluctant about the pursuit of exhibiting, and claiming a strong independence from current trends or popular values, Mr. Norman in his work was highly relevant to, and part of, the contemporary art world. Acknowledging a classic tradition, Mr. Norman stated: “...my strongest influences come from Kandinsky, Klee, Mondrian and their followers, in their pursuit of determined esthetics. In the work shown at Westerly, the circle and the square, painted both separately and together, dominate my interest. Through symmetrical composition and geometrical color relationships, the tension created by this use of these forms destroys the static (or absence of time). This movement is controlled and becomes contemplative. My approach is intuitional rather than systematical.”
Acrylic on canvas, artist name and NYC address inscribed on verso stretcher, along with a Gallery Reese Palley, Atlantic City, NJ label, and framed in a simple white painted thin wooden frame. Dimensions: 51” h x 31 ½” w, actual; 51 1/2” h x 32” w, framed.
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