Contemporary Painters Series: Thomas Nozkowski

Lund Humphries is delighted to be publishing the first book in its newly launched Contemporary Painters Series: the only detailed account of the paintings of American artist Thomas Nozkowski (b. 1944), creator of modestly sized abstract works.

As an emerging artist in the 1970s, Nozkowski’s mature style developed in the wake of Minimalism, Pop Art and Colour Field painting, and during a decade which became defined by movements – such as Conceptual and Performance art – that eschewed painting. While many artists identified with the notion of ‘painting’s terminal condition’, Nozkowski chose to express personal experience through small-scale canvases that refused to adhere to ‘a signature style’ or align themselves with a particular movement.

Through John Yau’s perceptive text, the trajectory of Nozkowski’s artistic pathway is clearly presented. Offering insightful context and discussion of specific works, this book provides the definitive narrative of an artist gifted with an original vision.

In this post, we share some of our favourite art works featured:

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Untitled (2-93)
Oil on canvas board
Image credit: © Private collection

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Untitled (2-117), 1974
Oil on canvas board
Image credit: © Private collection

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Untitled (8-42), 2003
Oil on linen on panel
Image credit: © Private collection

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Untitled (8-93), 2007
Oil on linen on panel
Image credit: © Private collection

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Untitled (8-88), 2007
Oil on linen on panel
Image credit: © Private collection

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Untitled (9-17) (2012)
Oil on linen on panel
Image credit: © National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

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Untitled (9-21), 2012
Oil on linen on panel
Image credit: © Private collection

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Thomas Nozkowski features 115 colour illustrations and is available to purchase from our website.

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