Held, Al

Held, Al

(1928–  ) painter; born in New York City. He studied at the Art Students League, New York (1948–49), in Paris (1950–52), and was based in New York City. After experimenting with a style similar to that of Jackson Pollock, his approach became increasingly geometric. He is known for his large acrylic alphabet paintings (1963–65), with their bold colors and chunky formations.
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