"Color is at once the most striking aspect of Richard Anuskiewicz's art and most profound, often forming the basis for his compositions," notes Karl Lunde. "A major contemporary artist, Anuskiewicz has long been noted for the cool geometry of his compositions, his impeccable technique, and above all, the luminous evocative shimmer of his colors." "Color function becomes my subject matter,(Anuskiewicz) has said, "and its performance is my painting."Considered a major force in the op art movement, Anuskiewicz is concerned with the optical changes that occur when different high-intensity colors are applied to the same geometric configurations. Each of his prints has its own rhythm and, therefore, its own energy as part of a lyrical composition. Over the years, Anuskiewicz has continued to exhibit regularly in commercial and university galleries and in museums. He has had one-person exhibitions at The Cleveland Museum of Art; the University Art Museum in Berkeley, California; The Brooklyn Museum; The Carnegie Institute; The Columbus Museum of Art and The Tampa Museum of Art, among others. Anuskiewicz's work is included in most major history of art textbooks and in over 70 museums, including The Museum of Modern Art, The Albright-Knox Art Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Hirshhorn Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The National Museum of American Art, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Guggenheim Museum, and The Whitney Museum of American Art, as well as museums in Japan, Denmark, Venezuela, Germany, Israel and Korea. Since February of 1997, a retrospective of Anuskiewicz's work has been exhibited in various locations throughout Germany, Switzerland and Austria. He has won many awards and has been a frequent exhibitor in museums throughout the world. His work is included in the collections of the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Fogg Museum of Harvard University in Cambridge, and the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. His most recent efforts have involved "Linear Sculpture" in which thin laser-cut steel utilizes line in space to form 3-D images. These works have been a major part of his creativeness since 1997 and were first exhibited in a five museum solo retrospective in Germany and Switzerland in 1998 organized by the Albers Museum in Germany. The formal introduction of these works came at the Harmon-Meek Gallery in January, 2000 when the gallery chose Anuskiewicz as its "millennium" artist. An exhibition devoted to his sculpture was featured in the spring of 2002 at the gallery as well.
Primary Hue
Acrylic on Canvas
66 x 66
Autumn Suite (Green with red)
1979 Intaglio Etching
with Aquatint on Somerset

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