The first museum exhibition in the UK by John McCracken, one of the great living American artists whose use of colour and form continues to influence artists across generations, in a career spanning 45 years. It features major sculptures dating from 1966 and drawings by the artist being shown together for the first time. Born in Berkeley, California, in 1934, McCracken rose to prominence during the early 1960s. From the outset his work was associated with Minimalism and his contemporaries include Donald Judd, Robert Morris, Sol LeWitt and Carl Andre. He is probably best known for his planks, elegant lengths of highly polished, brightly coloured plywood which lean against a wall and have been described as the perfect resolution between painting and sculpture. McCracken was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1968 and his work is represented in many public and private collections worldwide. Part of the 2009 EAF
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