Olitski, Jules

Olitski, Jules

(ŏlĭt`skē), 1922–2006, American painter, b. Russia as Jevel Demikovsky. While considered a color-field painter (see color-field paintingcolor-field painting,
abstract art movement that originated in the 1960s. Coming after the abstract expressionism of the 1950s, color-field painting represents a sharp change from the earlier movement.
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), Olitski produced works that are freer and less severe than many of those associated with the movement. At first he stained his canvases and later used a spray gun to cover large canvases with several layers of varied pastel colors, creating a soft, atmospheric effect. Olitski also made painted metal sculptures. His last works were mainly monotype prints and landscape paintings.

Bibliography

See study by K. Moffett (1973).

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Buchloh, Hal Foster, and Rosalind Krauss's monumental and tendentious Art Since 1900: Modernism, Antimodernism, Postmodernism (2004), consulted the index, and looked up "Olitski, Jules." There was one reference, on page 472.