• Dan Christensen
    Lisa's Red, 1971
    acrylic on canvas
    102 x 88 inches
    Bebe and Crosby Kemper Collection
    Gift of the Enid and Crosby Kemper Foundation, 1995.15

    Dan Christensen
    Lisa's Red, 1971
    acrylic on canvas
    102 x 88 inches
    Bebe and Crosby Kemper Collection
    Gift of the Enid and Crosby Kemper Foundation, 1995.15

Dan Christensen: Forty Years of Painting

Friday, May 15, 2009 to Sunday, August 30, 2009
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

This survey of paintings by the late Dan Christensen (1942–2007) documents his never-ending quest to understand the possibilities of color, paint, and pictorial space. Though long associated with the Color Field movement, Christensen’s relentless experimentation with tools and techniques makes him resistant to any one label or category but does place him among this country’s most ambitious abstract and gestural painters. A native Nebraskan, Christensen was a 1964 graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute.