Influence of Asian Aesthetics on American Abstraction

An oil painting on canvas, this is an abstract painting predominantly using black and white oil paints. The background appears to be white paint with a black box on the upper half. The two colors are connected by a long black brushstroke down the middle. The brushstroke does not touch the edges of the canvas but instead takes up 2/3 of the canvas length-wise and 1/3 width-wise. 
Sugai Kumi
Cousin du Diable
oil on canvas
76 ½ in x 39 ¾ in (194.31 cm x 100.96 cm);78 ¾ in x 40 in (200.02 cm x 101.6 cm)
Gift of Mr. Keith Wellin
Seong Moy
Angel #2
screenprint on paper
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Gift of Leslie Olsen, from the collection of Marvin Felheim
Sam Francis
Untitled, from SUITE NO. 4
color lithograph on paper
11 7/16 in x 15 3/16 in (29.05 cm x 38.58 cm)
Gift of the Marvin Felheim Collection
The background of this print is covered with whitish paint or gesso that reveals the texture of the canvas, brush, and its application. Where material has been applied to the canvas there are small wrinkles. Dashes of black paint appear on the lower two thirds of the collage. What looks like a signature is in the bottom left.
Chuang Che
oil and acrylic paint on canvas
32 11/16 in. x 23 13/16 in. ( 83 cm x 60.5 cm )
Gift from the Collection of Patricia O'Connor
Krishna Reddy
Dawn Worship
engraving on paper
19 3/4 in. x 26 in. ( 50.2 cm x 66 cm )
Museum Purchase
Chuang Che
Southern Mountain
oil and collage on canvas
3 ft. 11 11/16 in. x 34 1/2 in. (120.97 x 87.63 cm)
Museum Purchase
An abstract print of a composite of black undefined shapes.
Philip Guston
Untitled VIII/X
lithograph on paper
24 in x 31 ⅞ in (60.96 cm x 80.96 cm);22 in x 30 in (55.88 cm x 76.2 cm)
Bequest of Gertrude Kasle
The whole print has a rather greenish hue and is broken up horizontally just below the center of the print by a row of black objects, which are likely trees. Just below this space are what appear to be waves on the surface of the pond made by white curves lines. 
Naoko Matsubara
Winter Pond
woodblock print on paper
15 3/4 in x 14 3/16 in (40.01 cm x 36.04 cm);23 in x 21 in (58.42 cm x 53.34 cm)
Gift of Marilyn Symmes in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sawyer
At the center of the lithograph, a tree's black trunk stretches from the bottom to the top of the print. The tree's abstract leaves and branches spread across the top of the print and there is ground cover across the bottom in exagerated texture. Signed (l.r.) "Moore" and numbered (l.l.) "53/150" in pencil.
Henry Moore
lithograph on Hodgkinson paper
16 in x 13 1/4 in (40.64 cm x 33.66 cm)
Gift of Corrine Lemberg
This oil painting has an abstract composition at the lower right with clusters of white patches against a black and deep blue background. The painting is signed and dated (l.c.) "Raza '63".
Sayed Haider Raza
Grey Landscape
oil on canvas
23 1/4 in x 19 1/2 in (59.06 cm x 49.53 cm)
Gift of the Estate of Richard H. Shackson
Helen Frankenthaler
Connected by Joy
aquatint and etching on paper
16 5/8 in. x 21 7/16 in. ( 42.3 cm x 54.5 cm )
Museum Purchase
This print has an abstract design with thick black circular lines. There are blue circles in bottom right corner of the print and a red, yellow, and orange abstract shape in center of print. The print is signed (l.r.) "Matta" and numbered (l.l.) "64/125" in pencil.
Roberto Matta
La Catalyseur
color etching and aquatint on Arches paper
8 3/16 in x 6 5/8 in (20.8 cm x 16.83 cm);12 15/16 in x 9 15/16 in (32.86 cm x 25.24 cm);19 3/8 in x 14 3/8 in (49.21 cm x 36.51 cm)
Museum Purchase


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40 Collection Object Sources

Angel #2 (1991/1.134)
Homage (2010/2.32)
Dawn Worship (1979/1.152)
Untitled VIII/X (2016/2.89)
Winter Pond (1990/2.62)
Forest (2011/1.124)
Grey Landscape (2015/2.21)
Connected by Joy (1974/1.257)
La Catalyseur (1962/2.35)
Image Scape #16 (1983/1.415)
Untitled (1989/1.41)
Beginnings (1976/1.206)
Voice (1968/2.27)
Chicago (1974/1.259)
Door County, WI (1981/2.15)
Composition (2000/2.123)
Untitled (2016/2.88)
Untitled (1983/1.200)
Bunraku (1974/1.254)
Africa 1 (2016/2.105)
Frontal (1971/1.191)
No. 1 (1970/2.141)
Untitled (1979/1.145)
Juggler's Debt (1997/1.119)
The Locket (2011/1.86)
Untitled (1995/2.1)
October (1973/1.806)
Untitled (1974/1.260)
Dispassionateness (2008/2.167)
Palimpsest - II (2007/1.89)
2 Feb '78 (2015/2.43)
Untitled (1984/2.72)
Hillside Number 2 (1964/1.117)

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