Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 66 x 72
Purchased through a National Endowment for the Arts grant, 1972
With multiple layers of paint applied in a loose, dripping manner, strata of color build upon a surface of white. The artist has applied the cool colors of green, blue, and violet over the warmer colors of yellow, orange, and red. The results is the visual advancement of the warm colors of the background, as the cool colors of the foreground recede.
Born in Hugo, Oklahoma, in 1918, Paul England earned his Bachelor of Arts from the Carnegie Institute of Technology and his Master of Arts from the University of Tulsa. Additionally, he studied at the Art Students League in New York and the Zadkine Studio of Paris, France. From 1959 to 1986, England served as Professor of Art at Hofstra University in New York. He was a well respected artist who exhibited extensively in the U.S. and abroad. England's work is represented in many permanent collections including the Philbrook Musuem of Art, Williams College Museum of Art in Massachusetts, Staten Island Museum in New York, Joslyn of Art in Nebraska, University of Tulsa, and Le Centre d'Art, Port-au-Prince, Haiti.