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(b Grandin, N. Dak., 30 Nov. 1904; d Baltimore, 23 June 1980). American painter, one of the major figures of Abstract Expressionism but the one least associated with the New York art scene. In the 1930s he taught at Washington State College, Pullman, and after working in war industries in California, 1941–3, he taught for two years at the Richmond Professional Institute, Richmond, Virginia. He then lived briefly in New York (1945–6), where he had a one-man exhibition at Peggy Guggenheim's Art of This Century gallery in 1946.

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