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Susan Chrysler White

The bright, patterned paintings that Susan Chrysler White creates recall the Op Art movement of the 1960s. Abstract imagery and patterns morph into forms that are "botanical, insect-like or mutations of some hybrid futuristic organism". Susan does not use brushes to make her paintings but instead pours and presses paint onto the canvas and paper. Susan also creates sculpture in this way, using clear acrylic as her surface. She then combines several acrylic pieces together to make dazzling compositions. Susan is a Professor of Drawing and Painting at the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History. She has taught at such institutions as the Cooper Union School of Art, Skidmore College and Carnegie Mellon University. Susan's work has been featured in numerous one- or two-person exhibitions in New York, Chicago and Philadelphia and she has completed three major commissions for the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Susan holds an M.F.A. from the University of California-Davis and a B.A. from the University of California-Berkley. Her work is in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, Citicorp, New York, NY, Hewlett-Packard Corporation, Palo Alto, CA among many others.

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Media: Acrylic and glassine on composite aluminum panel
Dimensions: 38 x 34
Price: $3,500.00

Media: Mixed media on paper
Dimensions: 30 x 22
Price: $1,600.00

Media: Acrylic on Indian
ledger paper
Dimensions: 20 x 20
Price: $1,100.00

Media: Acrylic on glassine
Dimensions: 36 x 36
Price: 2,400.00
Media: Acrylic and glassine on canvas
Dimensions: 36 x 36
Price: 4,250.00
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