Ernest Briggs1923-1984

Anita Shapolsky Art Foundation
New York, NY

$5,000 to catalogue, restore, and photograph work by the painter in preparation for a monograph, organized by foundation director Anita Shapolsky. Born in San Diego, Briggs studied in San Francisco with artists Clyfford Still, David Park, and Ad Reinhardt, before moving to New York in 1953 to be an active participant in second generation Abstract Expressionism. His paintings, composed of fiery explosions of color and brushstroke, reveal lyrical aspects of space within the restrictions of a two dimensional surface.