Lee Mullican1919-1998

Note
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Location
Los Angeles, CA

$25,000 toward a traveling exhibition on the painter/sculptor with accompanying catalogue and public programs, organized by museum curator Carol S. Eliel. Mullican served as a topographical draftsman during WWII, and in 1952 moved to Southern California where he taught at the University of Southern California and University of California, Los Angeles. Referencing Byzantine icons, Paleolithic figures, Surrealism, and Native American art and culture, his detailed abstractions made from repetitive brushmarks burst with shamanistic energy.