17 х 21 in. (43.18 x 53.34 cm.)
Depicting organic, overlapping shapes reminiscent of leaves, this vibrant work reflects Charles Arnoldi’s signature abstract style.
Charles Arnoldi (b. 1946) is an American painter, sculptor, and printmaker. After viewing the automated works of De Kooning and Pollock, Arnoldi decided that he should become an artist. He is known for his wall-relief wood sculptures, and has continued to use wood throughout his career. He was awarded the Young Talent Award by the Los Angeles County Museum of Contemporary Art in 1969, the Wittkowsky Award by the Art Institute of Chicago in 1972, two Artist Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1974 and 1982, and the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 1975. His work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions, including the Seattle Museum of Art, Seattle, WA; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; Museo Italo Americano,San Francisco, CA; Busan Metropolitan Art Museum, Busan, Korea; Museum of Design Art and Architecture, Culver City, CA; and The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, among others.
Selected Public Collections:
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY