Richard Anuszkiewicz Op Art Enamel Bowl,
Made for the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden,
Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C.
A deep, orange-ground exterior enamel on metal bowl with blue and green descending lines of various lengths in blues leading to green. The interior is blue.
Anuszkiewicz was one of the founders of the Op Art movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He relied heavily on Victor Vasarely and Bridget Riley. Life magazine referred to Anuszkiewicz as "one of the new wizards of Op" in 1964.
In 1963, Anuszkiewicz summarized his approach to painting as: "My work is of an experimental nature and has centered on an investigation into the effects of complementary colors of full intensity when juxtaposed and the optical changes that occur as a result, and a study of the dynamic effect of the whole under changing conditions of light, and the effect of light on color." Dorothy C. Miller, ed. (1963). Americans, 1963.
Mark: Signature fired onto the underside of bowl
Reference: Richard Anuszkiewicz (b. 1930) is one of the leading artists of the Op Art movement, in his work Anuszkiewicz explores the nature of visual perception. The rhythm that he creates through the use of geometric and linear forms and vibrating colors of equal value has sometimes been compared to the cadence of poetry.
Richard Anuszkiewicz (American, b. May 23, 1930) is a painter, sculptor, and printmaker who trained at the Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, OH, from 1948 to 1953. After his training, he went on to study with Josef Albers at the Yale University School of Art and Architecture in New Haven, CT, from 1953 to 1955.
Anuszkiewicz was one of the founders of the Op Art movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He relied heavily on Victor Vasarely and Bridget Riley. Life magazine referred to Anuszkiewicz as "one of the new wizards of Op" in 1964. The artist had many exhibits throughout the United States over the years, including those at the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, OH, in 1955; the Cleveland Museum of Art in Cleveland, OH, in 1966; The Hopkins Center in Hanover, NH, in 1967; Kent State University in Kent, OH, in 1968; and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, FL, in 1972. In 2005, he traveled to the Florence Biennale in Italy.
Anuszkiewicz has received a significant number of awards for his work, including a Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship in 1953, the Charles of the Ritz Oil Painting Award in 1963, and the Lorenzo dei Medici Career Award at the Florence Biennale in 2005.
Anuszkiewicz’s work is that of experimental art; his fact-finding process uses trials to create the results. The artist is known for creating dramatic compositions using complementary colors and geometric shapes that are affected by the colors and lighting, particularly noticeable in his work Deep Magenta Square (1978). His exhibition entitled Americans 1963, which was held at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City, illustrated this experimental style. Today, Anuszkiewicz’s work is studied at universities and colleges throughout the country, including the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL, and the University of Wyoming in Laramie, WY. The artist currently lives and works in Englewood, NJ.
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