‘A Master of the Gestural Brushstroke’: the Legacy of Ed Clark

Ed Clark, a painter and innovator of the post-war abstract art movement, has died at age 93. Clark was a fixture in the New York art scene of the 1950s, frequenting the Cedar Tavern alongside peers like Mark Rothko and Willem de Kooning. Though his career didn’t yield the same level of market success in the decades following the downtown New York painting boom, Clark’s work has sparked renewed interest from critics and collectors alike in recent years.

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