Image: Untitled
(Beresford, South Dakota, 1922 - 1990, New York)

Untitled , 1962

Oil on canvas
16 1/8 in. x 13 1/4 in. (40.96 cm x 33.66 cm)
Gift of The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States, a joint initiative of the Trustees of the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection and the National Gallery of Art, with generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute of Museum and Library Services
This painting is one of two by Parker in the Vogel collection and is the earliest of Akron’s Vogel works. Parker was a jazz music enthusiast, which, combined with his interest in abstract expressionism, led to his improvised painting style. Parker was also influenced by French painter Henri Matisse’s use of color and form. This work is one of his Simple Paintings, which are characterized by cloudlike colored lozenges floating on neutral backgrounds. Parker’s work relates to color field paintings of the 1960s, made popular by artists such as Morris Louis and Helen Frankenthaler, whose paintings are on view in the nearby Haslinger Family Galleries.
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