Hard edge oil painting
Charles Tauss, born 1927, was a lifelong New Yorker served in the Army of Occupation in France and Germany from 1945 to 1947. He painted his first work, Victory Garden in 1947 which is in the collection of the New York Historical Society.
Tauss earned a Masters in Art and History from Yale University in the 1950s. While at Yale Tauss was a student/studio-assistant to Joseph Albers. The effects of which are visible in Tauss’ geometric works.
Tauss was influenced by the constructivists and the Bauhaus movement, however he is mostly characterized by the American ‘Hard-edge’ abstract school of painting of the late 1950s and 60s.
This work is exemplary of his hard edge paintings.
Titled – ‘Red Arch’
Oil on panel
11½” x 17 ½” sight size, 12 1/4” x 18 1/4” overall