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William Pettet

 (born 1942)
William Pettet is active/lives in California.  William Pettet is known for non objective, graphics.

Biography   William Pettet


As a major figure in the art world for over four decades, William Pettet has long been a pioneer of alternative painting techniques. He began his career as a painter in the early 1960s, living in Los Angeles and experimenting with the emerging Minimalist genre. Employing spare and geometric compositions, Pettet generally confined his palate to a single color, cultivating a somber and austere aesthetic. In 1969, Pettet moved to New York and radically altered his technique. He adopted much of the Abstract Expressionists's approach by painting on unstretched canvases laid over the floor, but quickly pushed past the bounds of Abstract Expressionism by infusing his work with new methodologies - incorporating spray guns, air compressors   ...  Displaying 750 of 1860 characters.

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