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Born: 31 May 1937; Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Died: 16 Dec. 2006; Colchester, Connecticut, United States
Active: 1959 - 2005
Lawrence "Larry" Zox was an American painter and printmaker who is classified as a Color Field painter and a Lyrical Abstractionist, although he did not readily use those categories for his work. Zox was born in Des Moines, Iowa, but moved to New York City at an early age. He lived an artist's life, running in the circles of many prominent names in the art world. In recent years he had relocated to his second home in Colchester, Connecticut.
Zox was considered an abstract artist; often he described himself as a colorist. He received his education at Oklahoma University and Drake University. He studied with George Grosz at the Des Moines Art Center. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation. He was Artist in Residence at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Dartmouth College, and Yale University. His work has been exhibited in many one-person and group shows including the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York); the Museum of Modern Art (NY); Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, New York); Art Institute of Chicago; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (NY). In recent years his work has been exhibited at the Stephen Haller Gallery in New York City and Rocket Gallery, London. He died, aged 69, from cancer.... (http://www.wikiart.org/en/larry-zox)
"Zox moved to New York in 1958 and became part of the downtown art scene. His earliest works, completed in 1959-62, were painted collages consisting of painted pieces of paper stapled onto joined sheets of plywood. Afterwards, he made pictures similar in appearance to the collages, but entirely painted and with straight as well as ragged edges. Zox began his 'Rotation' series in 1963 to use a standardised...."