Newly discovered: Ray Spillenger. Artist, Pat Passlof, included in “Abstract Painting: Concepts and Techniques“, recognized his worth:
At the time, Spillenger attracted the attention of his peers, one of whom, Pat Passlof, also an Abstract Expressionist, later described him as “the most brilliant unknown painter of his generation.” Why then was Spillenger quickly forgotten? “The artist was a very private individual, not given to self-promotion and probably not very friendly, and his greatest body of work was produced when Pop art was on the rise and the New York galleries were turning their attention away from Abstract Expressionism,” Stebbins explains. “But lack of notoriety makes him no less worthy of our attention.”
From September 11 through December 23, 2016, the Neuberger Museum of Art will display over forty paintings and drawings by Spillenger. More HERE.