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Jules Olitski

 (1922 - 2007)
Jules Olitski was active/lived in New York.  Jules Olitski is known for color-field abstraction, sculptor, graphics.

Jules Olitski

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Color Field painter, Jules Olitski was a GI Bill student in Paris, where he had his first solo exhibition in 1951.  Later in New York, with his GI compatriot Ellsworth Kelly, "he explored the autonomy of materials in terms of a completely flat definition of shape and color."  He then investigated the staining techniques established by Helen Frankenthaler, Kenneth Noland, and Morris Louis, and finally in the 1960s arrived at the method of spray painting which has become his domain by right of accomplishment.  Olitski adopted a technique in which he employed airbrushes or squeegees, applying paint in a multilayered film.

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About  Jules Olitski

Born:  1922 - Shchors, Ukraine
Died:   2007 - New York City
Known for:  color-field abstraction, sculptor, graphics