R.I.P Kenneth Noland

Kenneth Noland color field artist is dead at 85 – Roberta Smith (Nytimes)

who painted some of the great emblems of the postwar American abstract style called Color Field painting, died Tuesday at his home in Port Clyde, Me. The cause was cancer, said his wife, Paige Rense, editor in chief of Architectural Digest. He was 85.
Born in Asheville, N.C., in 1924, he studied art at the adventurous, short-lived Black Mountain College (conveniently located just outside his hometown) from 1946 to 1948

Slide show :portrait of Kenneth Noland with his paintings.

Kenneth Noland Kenneth Noland from Anaba.

Shaped paintings by Paul Theroux

These “shaped paintings’? – Ken Noland’s characteristically unpompous description – are sculptural pieces, which also occupy our space. This is another way of saying that, gazing at them, we are also moving around them, reacting to them, and perhaps reminding ourselves that we are not alone.

Kenneth Noland and Diane Waldman 1977 interview 28 min.

Kenneth Noland (wikipedia)

Kenneth Noland and Morris Louis were fellow explores of colors and field. Kenneth influenced Ann Truit.