Diller, Burgoyne

Diller, Burgoyne

(1906–65) painter, sculptor; born in New York City. He lived in New York, studied with Hans Hofmann, and was influenced by Piet Mondrian. A member of the American Abstract Artists, a group that emphasized nonrepresentational work, he created spare, flat-surfaced work, as in First Theme (1933–34). His sculptures are an extension of his painting style.
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