Cleve Gray


Cleve Gray (September 22, 1918 – December 8, 2004) was an American Abstract expressionist painter, who was also associated with Color Field painting and Lyrical Abstraction.

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Gray is noted for his large Abstract Expressionist-influenced paintings that were created with such novel methods as sponging, pouring, and staining. He first exhibited his work at the Galerie Durand-Ruel in Paris and had his first solo exhibition at the Jacques Seligmann Gallery in New York in 1947. His work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Gray was also a contributing editor for Art in America and edited three volumes of artists' writings (David Smith, John Marin, and Hans Richter).


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Cleve Gray

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