George Ortman


George Earl Ortman (October 17, 1926 – December 16, 2015) was an American painter, printmaker, constructionist and sculptor. His work has been referred to as Neo-Dada, pop art, minimalism and hard-edge painting. His constructions, built with a variety of materials and objects, deal with the exploration off visual language derived from geometry—geometry as symbol and sign.

Ortman was represented by Greenspon in New York.

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American abstract painter known for a series of geometric works based on Botticelli, da Vinci, and Seurat paintings. Based in New York from the 1950s, he also taught for thirty years at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, where he headed the graduate painting department.

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United States


Artist, painter, sculptor

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George Ortman, George Earl Ortman

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