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Toward the Light No. 1
  • Dalton Howard
    born: Sabetha, Kansas, United States ; died: Topeka, Kansas, United States
  • Toward the Light No. 1, 1989
  • Where object was made: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • oil on panel
  • Canvas/Support: 24 x 36 in
    Canvas/Support: 60.96 x 91.44 cm
  • Gift of Jim Sleeper
  • On view: 20/21 Gallery, 405, S3
  • 2010.0155

Abstract forms with heavy impasto in red, yellow, black, blue and purple on white ground, vertical yellow fields interspersed with red bracket the dark center of the painting. The white ground is left blank around the margins, and frames the composition. A 1/8 in. unstained wooden frame is affixed to the outer edge of the canvas.