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​Merton Clivette

Clivette built his expressionist images by placing one confident stroke after another; he dragged and parried the brush over the canvas with an acrobatic sense of timing. In his largest works, gestural marks look as though they were made as a direct result of his body movements. Later New York artists like Franz Kline, can be seen as kindred spirits to Clivette through the use of gestural mark-making as the content of their painting. Clivette, a respected artist, flourished in the New York art scene of the 1920’s. His historical standing and artistic integrity rank him as an American Expressionist of originality and distinction.  

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Merton Clivette
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