“Martinique Swirl” by Ed Clark
Ed Clark (b. 1926)
Pigment, pastels and graphite on paper
37 1/4" high x 49" wide

A lyrical, atmospheric work by Ed Clark, one of the great second-generation abstract expressionist painters. Clark was born in New Orleans in 1926, and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1947 to 1951 and L’Academie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris in 1952. He is known for his powerful brush stroke, large-scale canvases, and especially, his use of color. His work has recently received a renewed and well-deserved attention. Clark's paintings are presently included in the exhibition "Long Run" at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and in "Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power" at the Tate Modern, London. His paintings can be found in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Studio Museum in Harlem; and the Detroit Institute of Arts; among many other collections.

Pastel, pigment, and graphite on cream wove paper. 1980 (signed and dated).