Al Held

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Painter, Educator(1928–2005)
Painter, Al Held was know for his painting complex cube-like structures in the 1960s, and his precise and brightly colored geometric forms in the 1980s.

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Painter Al Held was born in New York City. During the 1950s painted in the abstract expressionist manner. From 1960 he adopted a more geometric style, painting complex cube-like structures with heavy impasto paint. In the 1980s he turned to acrylic paints, rendering precise and brightly coloured geometric forms in a deep perspectival space.

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Painter, born in New York City, USA. He studied at the Art Students' League in New York and in Paris, then returned to New York, and during the 1950s painted in the abstract expressionist manner. From 1960 he adopted a more geometric style, painting complex cube-like structures with heavy impasto paint. In the 1980s he turned to acrylic paints, rendering precise and brightly coloured geometric forms in a deep perspectival space.

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