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Walter Stomps Large-Scale Acrylic Painting "Camouflage," 1986

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Walter Stomps, Jr. (Kentucky/Ohio, 1929 – 2020)
Camouflage, 1986
Acrylic painting on canvas
Signed and dated to lower right
Inscribed “completed 1986” with signature to verso
Attribution label to verso; exhibition label to verso

The Kentuckians, Owensboro Museum, 1987

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.

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- dust accretions to surface; significant insect web accretions to edges of the composition; faint abrasion to left of center; hair accretion dried in paint to upper margin of the composition; minor wear and abrasions to frame; minor wear, staining and insect accretions to verso.


53.25" W x 73.5" H x 2.0" D

- measures frame; sight measures 52.25" W x 72.5" H.

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