Olitski, Jules


Olitski, Jules
▪ 2008
Yevel, or Jevel, Demikovsky; Jules Demikov 
      American painter and sculptor

born March 27, 1922 , Snovsk, Russia [now Shchors, Ukraine]

died Feb. 4, 2007, New York, N.Y.
was generally identified with the Color Field school of painting, an outgrowth of Abstract Expressionism. He was one of the first to use thinned paints in a staining technique to create colour compositions of a delicate, ethereal quality. Olitski studied at the National Academy of Design in New York City (1939–42) and at the Zadkine School of Sculpture in Paris (1949), presenting his first one-man show in Paris in 1951. Prince Patutsky Command (1965) typified the opulent results Olitski achieved with his technique of dyeing and spraying. Large areas saturated with brilliant colour alternated with bare canvas to create an effect of light, airy mist. From 1968 Olitski used mops, rollers, and squeegees as well as a spray gun to create his masterpieces. He mounted more than 150 one-man exhibitions, and even though his 1973 retrospective at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston was roundly panned by art critics, his work continued to command high prices.

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▪ American painter
original name  Yevel Demikovsky  or  Jevel Demikovsky , also called  Jules Demikov 
born March 27, 1922, Snovsk, Russia [now Shchors, Ukraine]
died Feb. 4, 2007, New York City, N.Y., U.S.

      Russian-born American painter generally identified with the Abstract Expressionist (Abstract Expressionism) school known as colour field. He was one of the first to use thinned paints in a staining technique to create colour compositions of a delicate, ethereal quality.

      Olitski was born shortly after his father was executed by the Bolsheviks. In 1923 his family moved to the United States, and he grew up in New York City, where he studied at the National Academy of Design (1940–42). Olitski later attended the Zadkine School of Sculpture in Paris (1949), presenting his first one-man show in Paris in 1951. In the 1960s he gained prominence with his colour field (colour-field painting) paintings. Prince Patutsky Command (1965) typifies the opulent results Olitski achieved with his technique of dyeing and spraying. Large areas saturated with brilliant colour alternate with bare canvas to create an effect of light, airy mist. He later produced more monochromatic, textural works using thickened paint.

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