(1927 - 1999)
James E., Jr. Gahagan was active/lived in New York, Vermont. James Gahagan is known for abstract painting.
Biography James Gahagan
The art and life of James E. Gahagan, Jr. has been one of the more widely known secrets of the art world. A painter's painter, he has achievements as a colorist that stand with those of his mentor Hans Hofmann, as well as with other pioneers like Robert Delaunay and Henri Matisse, who developed color as the primary vehicle of form and meaning.
Gahagan's sensitivity to color relationships and the dynamics of spatial movement and tension developed during his years as Associate Director of the Hans Hofmann School and as Hofmann''s assistant during the creation of two major mosaics murals in New York City.
Born in Brooklyn, Gahagan became a moving force among his contemporaries in the Fifties, when he helped found th
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