(1894 - 1954)
Knud Merrild was active/lived in California / Denmark. Knud Merrild is known for biomorph-cubist figure and still life, flux painting.
Biography Knud Merrild
Knud Merrild would spend his entire career fighting convention and seeking the new. Merrild's work demonstrates an incessant mutation of color and form, offering what he termed "kinetic paintings" of the abstract. An artist whose work was dominated by the philosophy of change, among Merrild's key contributions were his "flux" paintings. By spurting paint onto a fluid surface - a canvas which he would tilt and turn - Merrild allowed chance to take over, letting colors run together and apart as the paint moved, settled and dried.
Merrild was born in Odum, Jutland, Denmark in 1894 and, viewing Cubist art there for the first time at age 19, he vowed to become a modern artist. Expelled from his arts and crafts school i
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