Gas Tanks

Artist Details

Name: Marina Stern
Birth: 1928
Nationality: American

Artwork Details

Date of Work: 1972
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 50 x 50 inches
Credit: Museum Purchase with funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts Living Artist Fund

New York based artist, Marina Stern, moved away from her early work in abstract expressionism in the 1970s, and migrated towards a Precisionist style highly influenced by early modernists like Charles Sheeler.  The subjects of her paintings, such as in Gas Tanks,  are often utilitarian architectural structures, both industrial and agricultural. Rendered in a minimalist, geometric style, Stern draws a heightened attention to these sometimes overlooked aspects of our built environment .

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