Jules Olitski

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Birthday
27, 1922
Birthplace
Ukraine
Death Date
Feb 4, 2007 (84)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
27, 1922
Birthplace
Ukraine
Death Date
Feb 4, 2007 (84)

About

Abstract painter and printmaker whose later work mainly featured skyscrapers and landscapes. A professor at Bennington College from 1963 until 1967.

Before Fame

He was awarded a scholarship to the Pratt Institute and also studied at the National Academy of Design and the Beaux Arts Institute. His first exhibition was held in 1951 at the Galerie Huit in Paris.

Trivia

His work was collected by The Museum of Fine Art in Boston.

Family Life

His father was a commissar who was executed by the Soviet government while Jules was still young. He married Joan Olitski in 1980.

Associated With

He admired the work of Willem De Kooning.