Walter Stomps Abstract Ink Painting "Early in the Morning," 1961
Walter Stomps, Jr. (Kentucky/Ohio, 1929 – 2020)
Early in the Morrning, 1961
Ink painting on paper
Signed and dated to lower right
Artist estate stamp to verso
Attributes labeled to the verso
From the estate of the artist, Walter Stomps, Jr.
Walter Stomps was a modern formalist artist who specialized in large-scale Abstract Expressionist and geometric Color Field paintings. He received his BFA and MFA at the Art Institute of Chicago, during which he developed a method of layering acrylic paint and applying large dabs of paint with industrial paper towels and paint-soaked linen. Throughout his career, Stomps also taught at the Middletown Fine Arts Center, the Dayton Arts Institute, and Western Kentucky University for over four decades. Similar to other Modernists of the 20th century, he began working in a more representational style, then progressed into gestural Abstract Expressionism before developing his mature monumental Color Field style. His work has been exhibited at multiple institutions including the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Dayton Art Institute, the Owensboro Museum of Art, and the J.B. Speed Museum of Art.
- minor toning to sheet; faint abrasion to right margin of composition; handling smudges to outer margins of sheet; significant toning, smudging, and water damage to matting; minor wear and staining to verso.
- measures matting; sheet measures 17.75" W x 11.5" H.