George Sugarman1912-1999

Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art - University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX

$10,000 to acquire the 1961 sculpture Two Reds and a Blue for the museum’s permanent collection, overseen by museum curator Annette Carlozzi. Sugarman lived and worked in New York and created large colorful sculptures, some of which exist as wall or floor pieces. Inspired by his early interest in the compositions of Chinese painting and Matisse, Sugarman produced rhythmical pieces made from jagged geometric forms that challenged the conventions of figure-based sculpture.