(1914 - 2004)
Ed Garman was active/lived in California, New Mexico, Connecticut. Ed Garman is known for geometric and other abstract painting.
Biography Ed Garman
An artist whose modernist style grew during the Depression and World War II eras, Ed Garman had several experiences that directed him to his signature style of Geometric Abstraction, which he called Dynamic Painting. In 1933, he studied modern stage design at the University of New Mexico with Adolph Appia and Edward Gordon Craig, who were pioneers in stark, simple theatre sets. Several years later, working as a WPA artist (Federal Arts Project) with Edgar Hewett, archaeologist, he became fascinated by pottery shards and Indian craft designs. Assigned to determine which shards belonged to which tribe, Garman would arrange random shards that became, to him, fascinating abstract and colorful designs. This experience also turned his
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