Clyfford Still's Stalwart

Clyfford Still, 1949 No. 1 (PH-385), 1949, oil on canvas, 105 x 81 inches, © Est
Clyfford Still, 1949 No. 1 (PH-385), 1949, oil on canvas, 105 x 81 inches, © Estate of Clyfford Still (courtesy: Clyfford Still Museum)

Judith H. Dobrzynski interviews Clyfford Still Museum director about the Still, who Sobel sees as the first Abstract Expressionist, as well as the initial exhibition plans for the museum's opening.

Dobrzynski writes: "Mr. Sobel believes that the display will surprise even scholars: Some two-thirds of the paintings have never been exhibited and nearly no one has seen Still's drawings, which will occupy one gallery. One key work, a massive blue painting, was shown only once, at the inaugural exhibition of the Institute for Contemporary Art in Philadelphia in 1963."