Ad Reinhardt

1952-Abstract-Painting-Red

Red Painting, 1952 (oil on canvas, 275 x 102 cm)

It is not undisputed wether Reinhardt would have called himself a communist or not, and if he has been a member of the communist party in the US. However, the FBI found it worth to monitor him for being involved with illustrations and editorial work for radical leftist magazines in the 1950s. Art Historian Annika Marie suggests in her 1996 dissertation, that Reinhardt took anti-Stalinist, Trotzkist positions. Reinhardt is known for his minimalism in painting.

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