Artist Richard Pousette-Dart (1916–1992) reads from his notebooks on art at The Phillips Collection in 1992.
In the early 1950s, Richard Pousette-Dart (1916–1992) created a series of paintings nearly without paint, using graphite and oil on canvas to produce works both complex and spare. These luminous and poetic works are filled with symbolic imagery and natural forms, and represent a dramatic departure from the artist’s more characteristic richly colored and thickly painted surfaces. Pousette-Dart: Predominantly White Paintings
, an exhibition of 23 paintings and works on paper, as well as four sculptures, marks the first time in over 50 years that a significant number of these works are on view.