Charles Keeling Lassiter
(1926 - 2005)
Charles Keeling Lassiter was active/lived in New York. Charles Lassiter is known for modernist figure-genre and animal painting.
Biography Charles Keeling Lassiter
When Charles Keeling Lassiter [1926-2005] broke from the mainstream of the art world in the 1950s, he ignored the dominance of Pollock, Rothko, and the Abstract Expressionists. And he continued to reject the subsequent movements of Pop Art, Op Art, and Minimalism.
Instead, his paintings are more spiritually aligned with those of Ensor, Dubuffet, and Klee.
The central characters in his journeys are lively calligraphic figures, quizzical portraits, and bizarre animals, each invigorating either canvas or paper as their surreal dance floors. Like Narducci, Lassiter also lived entirely alone and became agoraphobic.
In 1956, curators from MoMA were the first to recognize his work and featured it in a contem
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