Clyfford Still


Shawn McNulty Art
Abstract Paintings


Clyfford Still Museum: Denver, CO

clyfford still museum exterior building denver

The Clyfford Still Museum is located adjacent to the Denver Art Museum. The two-story, 28,500-square-foot building was designed by Brad Cloepfil of Allied Works Architecture specifically to display Still's work. The museum broke ground in December 2009 and was completed in November of 2011. The museum allows visitors the unique experience to understand the legacy of Clyfford Still, an artist whose life has been shrouded in mystery and the bulk of whose work has been hidden from public view for over 30 years." -

Still, who passed away in 1980, specified in his will that his entire estate be given to an American city willing to establish "permanent quarters" dedicated to his art. In August 2004, the City of Denver, Colorado, was chosen to receive the paintings contained within the Clyfford Still Estate. This highly sought-after body of work contains over 2,400 artworks (roughly 825 paintings on canvas and 1575 works on paper) covering all periods of the American artist's distinguished career and nearly 94% of his total output.