American pop art painting
John Clem Clarke
John Clem Clarke (American 1937 – ) is an American pop artist born in Bend, OR in 1937. Clarke studied art at Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR, Mexico City College in Mexico City, MX, and then at the University of Oregon in Eugene, OR where he earned his MFA in 1960. In 1964 Clarke moved to New York City, where he remains to the day.
Clarke’s work had been shown at major museums and shows around the world including The Whitney Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, The New York Cultural Center, all in New York City, and the Tokyo Biennial, Tokyo, Japan in 1974.
Clarke’s work is held by many institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, The Museum of Modern Art, and the
Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, IL.
This work is a mixed media with pigment and sand on canvas and depicts a close-up image of a brush stoke in a larger abstract painting.
Liquitex on canvas.
Measures 38” x 54” x 2.25″ overall.
Provenance : from the Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago