Ronald Bladen

American, b. 1918, Vancouver, British Columbia; d. 1988, New York, New York
Ronald Bladen


Initially trained as a painter at the Vancouver School of Art and the California School of Fine Arts, Ronald Bladen made his first foray into sculpture in 1962. The monumental scale of Bladen’s simplified hard-edges and dynamic geometric forms, evident in works such as Cathedral Evening, inspired artists Donald Judd and Carl Andre to credit Bladen as a prominent figure in the history of Minimalist Art. Along with artists Al Held and Nicholas Krushenick, Bladen founded the artist-run gallery cooperative, the Brata Gallery.

The Cathedral Evening


Ronald Bladen, The Cathedral Evening


Title: The Cathedral Evening
Date: 1972
Medium: painted Cor-Ten steel
Dimensions: 122.75 x 346 x 296.5 inches
Accession Number: P70.6.1
Location: Outdoor Plaza








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