Large abstract oil painting
Richard Crist (American 1909-1985) was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1909. Crist began his formal art education at the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh, he continued his studies at the Art Institute of Chicago, and later in Mexico with famous Mexican modernist David Siqueiros. Crist worked with the WPA Art Projects in Pittsburgh in the 1930s. In the 1940s Crist lived and worked in New Hope, Pennsylvania where worked in a precisionist style before meeting artist Lloyd Ney, who encouraged Crist to paint non-objective paintings. In 1960 Crist settled in the Woodstock Art Colony, Woodstock New York, and remained there until his death in 1985.
Crist exhibited his work in a multitude of venues, including at the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, the Butler Institute in Chicago, the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Museum of Non-Objective Art (now the Guggenheim) in New York, Phillips Mill in New Hope, and the Whitney Museum of Art in New York. Crist’s work is in the permanent collections of Penn State University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Crist won a numerous awards for his paintings including several at the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh competitions in the 1950s and 1960s.
This work is large non objective oil on canvas.
Oil on canvas.
Measures 42” x 50” sight size, and 42 3/4” x 50 3/4” x 2″ overall.