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Robert M. Ellis, # 15

This spare abstract work consists of eight vertical 1” painted strips of wood. Five of the strips are painted red; the end strip is black and two are pink. There are two black 1” squares on the 2nd and 4th strips. The surface of the strips is distressed, rough with grey or red.

Robert M. Ellis
Robert M. Ellis (April 14, 1922 – September 13, 2014) was an American artist. His professional career spanned six decades as an artist, educator, and museum director, including eight years as Curator of Education at the Pasadena Art Museum in California, twenty-three years on the art faculty of University of New Mexico, in Albuquerque, and ten years as director of UNM's Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, New Mexico. His work is in numerous museum collections, including the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe, and Roswell Museum and Art Center. Apart from his distinguished career as a painter, Ellis left an indelible mark on the art world in both southern California and northern New Mexico.
# 15, 2010
stain wood on masonite
12" H x 11 1/2" W
Gift of Gus Foster