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Colorado Abstract

Paintings and Sculpture
By Michael PagliaMary Chandler



Colorado Abstract examines the establishment of abstraction in the art of Colorado during the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.

For this groundbreaking study, Michael Paglia and Mary Voelz Chandler begin with the first generation of artists active in the 1930s and conclude with the modernists of the 1970s and 80s. Paglia focuses on the history of abstraction in Colorado, and Chandler's essays document the artistic development and vision of more than fifty contemporary artists who are creating abstract paintings and sculptures today.

Subjects: Art

Contributor Bios
Mary Voelz Chandler, art and architecture critic for the Rocky Mountain News (Denver), moved to Colorado in 1984 following a career as an arts editor for The Miami Herald. She is the author of A Guide to Denver Architecture.
Hugh Grant established the Kirkland Foundation in 1996 to research, acquire, rediscover, and preserve the history of Colorado art. He has collected the works of over 170 Colorado artists who were active from 1880 to 1980. Director and curator of the Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art in Denver, Grant is adjunct curator of the Kirkland Collection at the Denver Art Museum.
Michael Paglia's art column appears in Westword (Denver) and his writings have been included in Art News, Architecture, Modernism, Where Colorado, and American Contemporary Art. He is also a contributor to Decades of Influence/Extended Remix.