Clyfford Still


Shawn McNulty Art
Abstract Paintings


Clyfford Still: Timeline of Events

1926/27 Studied at Spokane University in Washington.
1931-33 Studied at Spokane University in Washington, where he later became an art teacher himself. His pupils at colleges and universities in California, Virginia and New York included Tobey and Rothko and many other Abstract Expressionist painters.
1930s In the 30s, inspired by the works of Cezanne and van Gogh, he painted abstract figures and landscapes, while his works of the 40s are more Surrealist in character, being based on mythological themes and the workings of the subconscious.
1943 First solo-exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Art.
1947 Around 1947 he developed his last painting style: large canvases, usually covered in a thick, monochrome-black layer of paint and framed by bright contrasting colours.
1959 Participated in documenta 2 in Kassel and in the exhibition at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo (NY).
1979 Retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, New York
1992 Retrospective at the Kunsthalle Basel.
2005 Clyfford Still Museum opens in Denver, Colorado