Calvert Coggeshall

American, b. 1907, Utica, New York; d. 1990, Newcastle, Maine
Calvert Coggeshall


Calvert Coggeshall abandoned Abstract Expressionism for a structured approach to his art recalling early twentieth-century geometric art movements. In Touching, the use of red and blue simplified, rectangular forms against a white background is reminiscent of Piet Mondrian’s art; however, Coggeshall produced his work at larger scales and adds a soft, matte finish to create a lyrical effect to his art.



Calvert Coggeshall, Touching


Title: Touching
Date: 1968
Medium: casein on canvas
Dimensions: 67 x 90.1 inches
Accession Number: P69.1.1
Location: North Concourse









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