Edgar Buonagurio (1946- ) is a painter and muralist. He has received numerous commissions for such massive works as "Fantail" (40 x 18'), in the Continental Group building in Stamford, Conn. and "Labyrinth" (60' in height) in the City National Bank in Baton Rouge. The artist's works are in the collections of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Mint Museum of Art, the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City, and the Yoshida Development Corporation in Tokyo. Buonagurio says “as a painter, I have been unapologetically committed to abstraction as an expressive vehicle for personal metaphor-for over twenty-five years. Since 1974, I have made abstract paintings by means of an invented, idiosyncratic method. Employing industrial sanders-of the type one might expect to find in an auto body shop-I grind through systematically applied layers of acrylic paint-paralleling "natural energies" of growth/decay-in unearthing structured, meditative works evoking pan-cultural and trans-historical realities..." The artist has had many solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States as well as in Denmark and Switzerland.