"Hines painting method involved the painstaking application of countless layers of color, a process that yielded depth and luminosity as well as pristine surfaces."

Balance and Harmony: Radiant by Felrath Hines

  • Felrath Hines, 'Untitled', c. 1962 Sold

    Felrath Hines, 'Untitled', c. 1962

     

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  • Felrath Hines was an early member of the Spiral group, a Black artists’ collective formed in 1963 with the aim of addressing the role of art in social justice. Hines’ work of the 1960s is among his strongest, featuring large-scale canvases, masterful use of color, and layered brushwork rooted in historical Impressionist and Fauvist Masters such as Claude Monet and Henri Matisse, yet distinctly representative of the Abstract Expressionist era in which they were produced. Hines’ sweeping, interlocking, and overlapping gestural passages recall the work of fellow New York-based post-war artists Clyfford Still and Robert Motherwell, for instance, and reveal a deep commitment to his own personal language of abstraction.
  • 'Over the course of the 1950s, and well into the 1960s, Hines’s signature style was a brushy, lyrical mode of...
    Courtesy of the Estate of Felrath Hines, © The N. Jay Jaffee Trust
    "Over the course of the 1950s, and well into the 1960s, Hines’s signature style was a brushy, lyrical mode of abstraction, defined by his inventive, and even surprising, useof color. As Hines himself noted, these paintings frequently suggest landscapes or atmospheric effects." - Rachel Berenson Perry, The Life and Art of Felrath Hines, From Dark to Light (Indiana University Press, 2018)
     
    • Felrath Hines, 'The Bush', 1962

      Felrath Hines, 'The Bush', 1962

    • Felrath Hines, 'Landscape', 1959

      Felrath Hines, 'Landscape', 1959

    • Felrath Hines, 'Landscape', 1963

      Felrath Hines, 'Landscape', 1963

    • Felrath Hines, 'Pond', 1958

      Felrath Hines, 'Pond', 1958

  • Felrath Hines

    Sea Shell, 1962

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