A great free joy surges through me when I work… with tense slashes and a few thrusts the beautiful white fields receive their color and the work is finished in a few minutes.
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|Birth:||30th November, 1904|
|Death:||23rd June, 1980|
Clyfford Still was born in Grandin, North Dakota. He was an American painter, and one of the leading figures in the first generation of Abstract Expressionists, who developed a new, powerful approach to painting in the years immediately following World War II. He attended Spokane University from 1926 to 1927 and returned in 1931 with a fellowship, graduating in 1933. That fall, he became a teaching fellow, then faculty member at Washington State College, where he obtained his Master of Fine Arts degree in 1935 and taught until 1941. Still returned to San Francisco, where he became a highly influential professor at the California School of Fine Arts, teaching there from 1946 to 1950.
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