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.