Milton Resnick (Commercial Art, Alumnus)

Wedding  (1962) Oil on canvas, 108-3/4, W. 102-5/8 inches (276.2 x 260.7 cm.). Gift of Robert Miller, 1985 (1985.182). Resnick, Milton (1917-2004) © Copyright
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An early member of the Abstract-Expressionist movement, Resnick transformed his style with this breakthrough painting: a monumentally scaled canvas filled with encrusted strokes of vivid color. Of Resnick’s masterpiece, art critic Thomas Micchelli says, “colors appear and retreat over time, but the effect is so condensed, so sensuous and compelling, that it hurts to tear your eyes away.”