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Jenney, Neil (1945–)

Ian Chilvers and John Glaves-Smith

in A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art

Third edition

Published online September 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191792229

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born in Torrington, Connecticut. He is associated with *New Image Painting. From the late 1960s onwards he made broadly executed figurative paintings that isolated objects against a monochrome background. The black frame he gave them had the important function of helping to produce a level of illusionism. It also provided the painter with a space for the title. Sometimes the paintings relate to themes of American rural life, as with ...

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Subjects: History of Art

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