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William Ronald - Canadian Abstract Painting


William Ronald ( 1926 – 1998) was an important Canadian painter, best known as the founder of the influential Canadian abstract art group Painters Eleven in 1954. 
William Ronald was a graduate of the Ontario College of Art who quickly found that abstract painters could not get their work exhibited in Toronto galleries. Working for the Robert Simpson Co. department store, he persuaded management to pair abstract paintings with furniture displays, thereby discovering a way to get the public to accept non-representational art. 
Despite the success of that show, Abstracts at Home, Ronald resented the city's general attitude toward its artists and moved to the United States, eventually becoming an American citizen. Ronald shared a studio with Frank Stella and joined the stable of artists at Manhattan's Kootz Gallery, where he was put on retainer. He was quickly accepted by critics and collectors and enjoyed a multi-year period of success.Ronald loved to paint in public, frequently hiring strippers and showgirls to dance around him as he painted. He continued to paint until his death in 1998 and in fact suffered a heart attack while painting. Wikipedia


















Eleanor Hilowitz - Abstract Expressionism Paintings




Eleanor Hilowitz (1913–2007) was an abstract expressionist painter and sculptor who was active in New York City and Rome. She studied with Hans Hoffman, Bernard Gussow, and Yasuo Kuniyoshi.While in Rome, she had a brief correspondence with poet and critic Herbert Read.During this time her works were also exhibited at the Galleria Appunto.
















Eugène Dodeigne - Stone Figures


Eugène Dodeigne, ( 1923 -  2015, near Bondues, France), Belgian-born French sculptor best known for his monumental stone figures, usually placed outdoors.Dodeigne was trained by his father, a stone mason, and attended the École des Beaux-Arts in Tourcoing and the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris. From the emaciated angularity of his earliest carved wooden figures he moved steadily toward a use of eroded curves and complete abstraction. In 1949 he settled in Bondues in northern France, where he began to sculpt in the local Soignies blue limestone. His works range widely in scale. While the smaller of his Soignies forms are highly polished, the surfaces of the monumental outdoor pieces (e.g., “Sculpture,” 1958) are stressed and patterned, suggesting weathered traces of archaic decoration. (britannica.com)


















Inge King - Australian Abstract Sculpture


Inge King - (1915 – 2016)She received many significant public commissions. Her work is held in public and private collections. Her best known work is Forward Surge (1974) at the Melbourne Arts Centre. She became a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in January 1984.
"Abstract steel sculptor Inge King was born in Berlin and trained at the Berlin Academy from 1937 to 1938 and later at the Royal Academy School (on a scholarship) in London in 1940 and the Glasgow School of Art (on bursary) from 1941 to 1943. King taught art in Glasgow and London from 1944 to 1949, during which time she married painter Grahame King. Since moving to Australia in 1950, King has been at the forefront of developing and diversifying non-figurative sculpture in Australia. King was part of the Centre 5 group whose mission it was to help foster greater public awareness in contemporary sculpture."(australiangalleries.com.au)