DescriptionJohn McLaughlin (American, 1898-1976)
Oil on canvas
Signed lower left: J.D. McLaughlin
40 x 44 inches (101.6 x 111.8 cm)
John D. McLaughlin was born in Sharon, Massachusetts in 1898 and didn't start his artistic career until age 48. After working as a translator in World War II, he visited Japan and China and brought back the subtle influences of Eastern art to his paintings. He is known for his geometric style and vibrant use of color as in this untitled work. In 1962, the year McLaughlin completed this canvas, he had a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of Art in New York City. He also had a solo exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC in 1968.
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