Fritz Glarner

Fritz Glarner


Influenced by the Dutch De Stijl style of art that simplified art to primary colors, straight lines, and rectangular forms, Fritz Glarner was a leading figure of twentieth-century geometric abstract art in the United States. In contrast to the hard-edged geometry of De Stijl art, Glarner’s work evokes movement in his compositions through the addition of neutral grays, diagonal lines and trapezoidal forms. The mural (Untitled) commissioned for the Robert Abrams Justice Building at the Empire State Plaza was one of his final murals completed before his death.

Fritz Glarner, Untitled


Title: Untitled
Date: 1968
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 164 x 690 inches
Accession Number: P68.2.1
Location: Robert Abrams Justice Building Lobby





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