1956
Clyfford Still
American, 1904-1980

Oil on canvas
115 x 104 3/4 inches

Among the small and elite group of American artists referred to by Time magazine as The Irascibles, and who made up the groundbreaking movement known as Abstract Expressionism in the 1940s and 1950s, Clyfford Still was arguably the most irascible and vociferous. Among a generation of American artists who were attuned and sensitive to the potential commercial and political exploitation of their art, Still was undoubtedly the most suspicious of institutional culture. He had little need for “middle men” to present his art and ideas. As a result, critics, curators, and private...

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The Museum and Cafe are closed today, Wednesday, March 29, due to a power outage caused by the storms last night. We expect to be open normal operating hours tomorrow.
The Wine Dinner will still take place. If this changes guests will be contacted.