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%C2%A9 Jan Groth

Sign, 1979

Wool, tapestry weaveexpand_more

The John R. Van Derlip Fundexpand_more  2017.104

Not on Viewexpand_more

Jan Groth is best known for his decades-long exploration of the relationship between form and field, line and picture plane. He alternates between different media - crayon on paper drawings, metal sculptures, and wool tapestries - but he is best known for his tapestries, which he regards as central to his oeuvre. Groth has said that his work is about "silence and light," and "the balance between almost something and almost nothing." He cites the restrained work of Giorgio Morandi, Alberto Giacometti, and Henri Michaux as important early influences.

Artist Life
born 1938
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© Jan Groth