Walter Darby Bannard
(1934 - 2016)
Walter Darby Bannard was active/lived in New Jersey, New York. Walter Bannard is known for lyrical abstraction, minimalism, color field painting.
Biography Walter Darby Bannard
A leading figure in the development of Color Field Painting in the late 1950s and an important American abstract painter, Walter Darby Bannard (better known as Darby Bannard) was committed to color-based and expressionist abstraction for over six decades.
During his undergraduate years at Princeton University, he joined fellow students, the painter Frank Stella and the critic and art historian Michael Fried in conversations that expanded aesthetic definitions and led to an emphasis on opticality as the defining feature of pictorial art. Bannard has continued to explore attributes of color, paint, and surface through innovative methods, striving throughout his career for vital and original expressive means. He has also been an importa
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