Theme/Style Berkeley School, Modernism, American Scene, Abstraction, figurative art, landscapes
Media Oils, watercolors, gouaches
Artistic Focus An artist whose work evolved along with American art, Erle Lorans subject matter changed over time, from representational to conceptual. His painting style changed, too, as one style fell from prominence and another gained strength. Among the trademarks of Lorans work are his rich, luminous organization of color, a varied palette, skillfully subtle color application, and meticulous arrangement. He was considered a master of the relationship between line and form, creating textural and linear relationships independent of the scenes in which they appeared.
• Born in Minneapolis, Erle Loran spent four years
on scholarship in Europe, living in the Aix-en-Provence studio of Paul
Cezanne and touring the continent to study and work.
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