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(b Baltimore, 28 Nov. 1912; d Washington, DC, 7 Sept. 1962). American painter, a major pioneer of the movement from Abstract Expressionism to Colour Stain Painting (see Colour Field Painting). Almost all his career was spent first in Baltimore and then from 1947 in the Washington area. He isolated himself from the New York art world, concentrating on his own experiments and supporting himself by teaching.

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