Gandy Brodie (American, 1924-1975) studied dance and jazz before teaching himself to paint, inspired by the paintings of Van Gogh, Klee and Picasso. Brodie’s style was considered second-generation abstract expressionism. He was known for his dense and thickly layered paintings, and for depicting simple, stark, and sometimes isolated subjects, many of which recurred throughout his career. In 1951, Meyer Schapiro selected Brodie for a two-person New Talent show at the Kootz Gallery in New York, alongside Cy Twombly. Brodie was the recipient of a Mark Twain Art award (1958), Longview Foundation Purchase Grants (1960-1961), an Ingram Merrill Foundation Award (1962), a Guggenheim Fellowship (1969), a... more.

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