Number 99

Number 99

1959-1960

Morris Louis

(American, 1912-1962)

Acrylic resin (Magna) on canvas

Unframed: 251.3 x 360.5 cm (98 15/16 x 141 15/16 in.)

Contemporary Collection of The Cleveland Museum of Art 1968.110

Fun Fact

Astonishingly, Louis painted his large canvases in his modest 12 x 14-foot dining room.

Description

Louis is associated with the Washington Color School, a group of painters based in Washington, DC, during the 1960s and '70s. These artists tended to create large colorful compositions with repeated shapes, often using diluted paint.

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