Acrylic on Paper, William McLean (1929-2020), 20th c
Born and raised in Fort Worth, Bill McLean studied art on both coasts, first at the Cooper Union in New York and then at the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco. After earning an MFA from UC Berkeley, Bill lived and worked in New York City for a number of years in the wake of Abstract Expressionism, which had an enormous impact on his stylistic and thematic development.
He was drawn to the concept of art-making as a means of direct expression, with special access to the unconscious where everything isn’t pretty and sanitized. He decided to continue his formal academic education in France, receiving a PhD from the Sorbonne in “Ethnology.” It was during this time that the artist realized his real interest. Three available. Sold individually.
Dimensions: H 53.3″ x W 42″ x D 2.25″