Fritz Glarner contributed significantly to the conceptual development of geometric art. While, most believe that the Dutch painter, Piet Mondrian, was the father of Geometric Abstraction*, the history of development of geometric art should also include a considerable number of Mondrian's European contemporaries and several Americans as well.
Fritz Glarner was one of these Americans. He was, indeed, deeply influenced by the Dutch master Mondrian, but Glarner's relationship with him during Mondrian's last years was probably as much that of a colleague as a disciple.
During these few years, 1940-44, Glarner's personal development achieved an independence from Mondrian's thinking which produced a fruitful outgrowth--in Glarn
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