George Earl Ortman
GEORGE EARL ORTMAN "PEACE PORTFOLIO" SILKSCREEN, 1970
George Earl Ortman (1926-2015) is a celebrated American artist best known for his contribution to pop art and hard-edge abstraction across mediums.
Over the course of his career, Ortman became synonymous with his distinct geometric aesthetic, creating an expressive visual language comprised of bold signs and symbols.
This work, a paradigm of Ortman's signature aesthetic, was published in 1970 by the Academic and Professional Action Committee for a Responsible Congress. It was included in the “Peace Portfolio I,” a fundraiser for “the politics of peace.”
Some of the most high-profile American artists of the 1960s lent their voices and artwork to opposing the Vietnam War. Other contributing artists included in this legendary portfolio include Lee Krasner, Robert Motherwell, and Robert Rauschenberg, among others.
Today, Ortman's work is enjoyed in numerous public collections including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York), The Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington), and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among others.
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"Peace" (from the Peace Portfolio I)
Signed and numbered by artist
From an edition of 175
26"H 21"W (work)
Very good condition.
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