Ed Clark's Mirror Series is a set of four prints featuring one image repeated in varying color combinations. Clark is best known for his “push-broom technique,” in which he uses a household broom, occasionally guided by wooden tracks, to cover a canvas in sweeping strokes of color. Clark was drawn to this nontraditional practice after living in Paris in the early 1950s, where he abandoned representational imagery for the creative freedom of the Abstract Expressionist movement. He is credited as one of the first artists to use shaped canvases. Clark continued to find inspiration for his experimental work through extensive travels.
—From Brandywine Workshop and Archives records
Edward Clark was an abstract painter whose innovations—he is credited as the first painter to work with shaped canvases—influenced contemporary art through the 1950s and 1960s. He is also known for his powerful brush stroke, large-scale canvases, and especially, his use of color. Clark stated, “..all great artists can only do what they esteem to be right. No matter how it appears at first, it will always be beautiful."
—Adapted and excerpted from http://artistedclark.com/, accessed 7-30-2021
New Orleans-born Abstract Expressionist painter Ed Clark studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and L’Académie de la Grande Chaumière, Paris, France.
His work is in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago; Detroit Institute of...