Thornton Willis

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Birthday
25, 1936
Birthplace
Florida
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
25, 1936 (age 83)
Birthplace
Florida

About

Abstract New York School artist whose best-known works included his "Slat," "Wedge," "Triangle," and "Grid" paintings.

Before Fame

He grew up in the American South and received his M.A. in painting from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.

Trivia

He was generally classified as an Abstract Expressionist painter, though his work also included elements of Color Field painting, Lyrical Abstraction, Postminimalism, Process Art, and Bio-Morphic Cubism.

Family Life

His father was an evangelical preacher in Alabama.

Associated With

He and football legend Joe Namath became friends at the University of Alabama.