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Larry Zox

Larry Zox (05/31/1937-12/16/2006) was born in Des Moines, Iowa.  He attended the University of Oklahoma, where he studied with Amelio Amero and Eugene Bavinger.  He also studied at Drake University under Karl Mattern as well as at the Des Moines Art Center under George Grosz, Louis Bouche and Will Barnet.  In the 1960s,  Zox was heavily influenced by George Grosz and Asian art -- he painted in acrylic in a minimalist style that incorporated chevrons, diamonds and triangles.  In the 1970s, he produced paintings that featured large, centralized color fields with wide diagonal or vertical bands of color.  In his more recent works, Zox has experimented with various media and painting techniques, often mixing various shades of one color with heavy brushstrokes.  Zox has been an artist-in-residence at Cornell University (1961), the University of North Carolina (1967), Juniata College and Dartmouth College.  He has taught at the School of the Visual Arts in New York City (1967-68, 1969-70), Yale University (1972) and Kent State University (1974).  In 1967, Zox earned a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.  His work is in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and the Tate Gallery.

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