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 Larry Poons  (1937 - )

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Lived/Active: New York / Japan      Known for: op art, abstract expression, earth art

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1937 (Tokyo, Japan)
 
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New York / Japan


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op art, abstract expression, earth art

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Born in Tokyo, Japan, Larry Poons became a prominent figure in Optical Art and in the Color-Field school of painting in New York. His paintings of the 1960s were characterized by dots of color placed according to a horizontal vertical and diagonal grid against a rich colored ground. The effect was a sense of movement--thus Optical Art. In 1965, he exhibited with the Op Artists, but the next year, his art became looser with small colored shapes floating in space. From that time, he changed to exp (showing 500 of 2324 characters).



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