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(b Snovsk [now Shchors, Ukraine], 27 Mar. 1922; d New York, 4 Feb. 2007). Russian-born American painter and sculptor, one of the leading figures of Post-Painterly Abstraction, specifically of Colour Field Painting. His early paintings were influenced by Fauvism and they were followed by heavily textured abstracts, but in 1960 the direction of his work changed radically when he began experimenting with stain techniques in the manner of Frankenthaler and Louis.

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