Artist DetailsName: Marina Stern
Artwork DetailsDate of Work: 1972
Period: 20th Century
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 .