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Title: AC-86-2

Date: 1986

Creator: William Perehudoff

Additional Creator Information: Canadian (b. 1919)

Medium: acrylic on canvas

William Perehudoff is a senior Canadian artist with a long and distinguished career as an abstract painter. He was born in 1919 in Bogdanovka, Saskatchewan, a Doukhobor community. He trained in Colorado and New York, and then travelled regularly from Saskatchewan to the United States and to Europe to see art. He has been exhibiting in Canada, the US and Europe since 1946.

Perehudoff is concerned with colour, surface and texture, and writers maintain that his work changes by decades. During the first half of the 1980s, his works are built with vertical stripes, blending into one another. They became brighter, more distinct and more animated as the decade passed. Between 1986 and 1989 Perehudoff "corralled" his lines to suggest shapes. The lines also become brighter, the grounds warmer. How do you think this piece fits into that transition?

Collection Area: Art

Rights Holder: Collection of Glenbow Museum; Gift of the Artist, 2007. Copyright the Estate of William Perehudoff.

Catalogue No: 2007.136.011

Image No: P0017505

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This artwork can be used in conjunction with Contemporary Art and Ideas: Sharing Viewpoints education guide from the online teacher's resource series 21st Century Learning: Links to Our Collection.


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