Ludwig Sander

American, b. 1906, Staten Island, New York; d. 1975, New York, New York
Ludwig Sander


Ludwig Sander is known for his geometric abstract art inspired by the De Stijl style of painting, particularly the work of Piet Mondrian. In Pawnee II, Sander drew inspiration from Mondrian’s use of rectangular primary colors bordered off by black lines; however, in Sander’s work, color consumes the canvas. A large red rectangle pushes forward with bands of blue grounding the red in place and representing depth. The blank lines bordering the colors are not parallel to the canvas edge and therefore do not appear rigid and controlling.

Pawnee II


Ludwig Sander, Pawnee II


Title: Pawnee II
Date: 1968
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 78 x 72 inches
Accession Number: P69.3.5
Location: North Concourse









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