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    GYORGY KEPES (Hungarian/American 1906-2001)
    Doubts, 1962
    Oil and sand on canvas
    16 x 12 inches (40.6 x 30.5 cm)
    Signed, titled, and dated verso

    Kepes was a pioneer of interrelating art and technology. He studied with Laszlo Maholy-Nagy in the 1930s before emigrating to the United States to help found the New Bauhaus. From 1946 until retirement, Kepes was a professor of visual design at MIT. In 1967, he founded the Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS) that researched the use of lasers, plasma sculptures, sky art, and hologrpahy as tools of expression. Kepes' paintings are in 30 permanent collections, including the Brooklyn Museum, the Corcoran Gallery, and the Whitney Museum. Doubts is an example where Kepes mixed sand with paint to create a texture on the canvas. He also frequently used a muted palette with a subtle glow.


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    December, 2007
    6th-7th Thursday-Friday
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