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American painter, born in Seattle, Washington. She studied psychology and an interest in perception informs much of her painting. In the 1950s her work was strongly influenced by *Abstract Expressionism, but she is best known for the *Minimalist paintings of the 1960s and 1970s. These were in a sense a riposte to the theories of artists such as *Judd and *Morris that painting was outdated because it was too tied to illusionism.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)