Architectural Art

The Art of Craig Ellwood

September 28, 2016

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

Renowned for his elegant architectural designs, Craig Ellwood (1922–1992) fused a Californian sensibility with the strict formalism of European modernist architects like Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. A maverick figure, self-taught and hugely ambitious, Ellwood’s life story embodies the frontier spirit of the West Coast. With the rise of postmodernism, however, Ellwood began to turn away from architecture. He became increasingly drawn to the purity of form offered by abstract painting. With works like Capriccio, Ellwood “could craft space, line, and color, creating the vibration of harmony and beauty that he held so dear.”

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