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Buffalo,New York, 1930 - 1998
Allan D'Arcangelo was born in Buffalo, New York.
After earning a degree in history from the University of Buffalo and he moved to Mexico City where he studied art and, in 1958, held his first one-man show.
His style, loosely termed HARD EDGE or CONSTRUCTIVIST ART, is based on spatial relationships. A keen sense of perception, complemented by expert use of color tones and shadows, points up these relationships in forceful compositions.
It has been said that D'Arcangelo "has the ability to defy, yet document, spatial relationships at the same time." The recipient of fifteen awards and commissions, D 'Arcangelo has had frequent one-man shows, many of which traveled to prominent museums throughout America.
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS - American Landscape Painting, Museum of Modern Art, New York - American Art Since 1945, Museum of Modern Art, New York - Popular Imagery, Sarah Lawrence College, New York - The Popular Image, The Institute for Contemporary Art, London - Comparaisons, Museed'Art Moderne, Paris - D'Arcangelo, Neuberger Museum, New York - D'Arcangelo, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
SELECTED MUSEUMS AND COLLECTIONS Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Guggenheim Museum,New York
The Brooklyn Museum, New York
The Detroit Institute of Art
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis