Lawren S. Harris
Painting in New Hampshire and later in New Mexico, Harris found a more spiritual art in abstraction in the 1930s. His work of this period is characterized by rigid, geometric compositions with layered, delineated planes. He drew influence from international theories of universal principles and “perfect structure” as a way of understanding and controlling nature. At the time, the artist’s work was highly criticized for being obscure and far removed from his audience’s grasp.
Materialsoil on canvas
140.6 x 87.6 cm
Gift of the estate of Bess Harris, and of the three children of Lawren S. Harris, 1973