Edward Dugmore🔸Untitled | 1954
🔺 Edward Dugmore was an abstract expressionist painter with close ties to both the San Francisco and New York art worlds in the post-war era following World War II. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ 🔹 His father worked in factories and was in the National Guard, but photography was his passion, and he goaded his son to pursue art in that form. From an early age, Dugmore would observe his father’s process, and began his own form of expression through drawing, watercolor and poetry, all before his teenage years.
🔺 The brooding landscapes evoke at once a primal natural topography, as well as being reminiscent of something distinctly human, and aging, like a peeling wall in a beloved childhood home. It is both spontaneous, and thoughtful, with deep considerations of color.
After serving in the United States Marines during World War II, Edward Dugmore went to San Francisco on the GI bill. There, he studied art under Clyfford Still at the @sfaiofficial . Still and Dugmore remained lifelong friends. Do you see the influence of Still in this Dugmore painting?
「良い画家や音楽家は色や音にどれだけ敏感かでは測れず、この静的物質からどれだけダイナミックな生命体を引き出す力があるか」と記したのはEdward Dugmore さん 🤓
"A great painter or musician is not characterized by his sensitiveness to color or sounds but by his power to elicit from this static material a dynamic life of forms" #edwarddugmore @lorettahowardgallery