Oli Sihvonen

Finnish-American, 1921 - 1991

Oli Sihvonen was a hard-edge painter working in Brooklyn, New York. His works are laden with influence of Josef Albers, the Bauhaus artist under whom he studied at Black Mountain College in the late 1940's. Other influences are Mondrian, Jean Arp's paintings and collages and Constructivist painting. Sihvonen was shown on multipe occassions at MoMA New York, the Whitney in New York as well as Museum Ludwig in Cologne. His work is in the collections of MoMA New York, Whitney New York, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington and the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe.

Double Matrix Orange-Green, 1967

Double Matrix Orange-Green, 1967

oil on canvas
213,4 x 426,8 diptych (each canvas 213,4 x 213,4 cm)

Provenance:
Walter and Dawn Clark Netsch, Chicago

Exhibition:
Living with Art, 15 September - 21 October 1971, University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA Living with Art, Two: The Collection of Walter and Dawn Clark Netsch, 10 September - 16 December 1983, Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, OH, 22 January - 25 March 1984, the Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

Literature:
Living with Art, Two: The Collection of Walter and Dawn Clark Netsch, Miami University Art Museum, pg. 48

Artworks

Double Matrix Orange-Green, 1967

Double Matrix Orange-Green, 1967

oil on canvas
213,4 x 426,8 diptych (each canvas 213,4 x 213,4 cm)
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