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 Al Held  (1928 - 2005)

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Lived/Active: New York / Italy      Known for: geometric-abstraction

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Al Held
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An abstract oil painter often using large, geometric forms with aggressive coloration, Al Held became a major figure in the New York art scene in the later part of the 20th century. His work is stark, usually large-scale, and much of its "in-your-face" forcefulness reflects his desire to bridge the division between viewers and his paintings.

He was born as Alvin Jacob Held in Brooklyn and grew up there and in the Bronx during Depression times when his Polish-Jewish family had a hard time (showing 500 of 7030 characters).

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