• Hard Edge Painting

    Influences of Hard Edge Painting

    The term “hard-edge painting” refers to an oil painting method that uses a variety of painting techniques. It is as associated with several movements. Four Abstract Classicists Hard-edge painting is not so much a movement in and of itself as it is a trend that was first noticed by many artists who banded together to hold an exhibition of this art form in 1959 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art called “Four Abstract Classicists.” The hard-edge painting was developed as a reaction to some of the forms of Abstract Expressionism. John McLaughlin, Karl Benjamin, Lorser Feitelson, and Frederick Hammersley were the artists who took part in this exhibition.…