Thursday, October 25, 2007

R. B. Kitaj - maverick colorist dies

I just found out at wood s lot (natch) that one of my very favorite painters has died - R. B. Kitaj. Here are the Guardian and Times and NY Times obituaries. When everyone was painting abstractions, he was painting figures and urban landscapes - magnificent clamors of color - he was an architect of dreams.



4 comments:

sheila said...

Beautiful, Ted!! I've never heard of the guy but I love him!

Ted said...

I love his painting - introduced to him by Sylvia, of course.

meli said...

wow, these are lovely!

Ted said...

Meli - If you ever have an opportunity to see an exhibit of his or look at a monograph - he has a singular vision and paints from it in a singular way.