MULLICAN, Lee

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Description

Tribal Dances
1970
oil on canvas
30 x 50 in.; frame: 30 1/2 x 50 1/2 x 1 1/4 in.
Lee Mullican's highly individual style of striated paint, haloed forms, and tapestry-like patterns reflects his varied interests in Native American art, Surrealism, Byzantine icons, Paleolithic figures, Zen Buddhism, and Hinduism. Moving away from the expressive impulse of earlier work and avoiding the austerity of Minimalism, Mullican pursued a more spiritual endeavor and sought to conjure invented worlds through his art. For forty years he made California his home, teaching at UCLA for the majority of the time.

Date

1970

Creator

MULLICAN, Lee
American, 1919 -

Source

Gift of Miss Alice Erving through UCSB Art Affiliates

Identifier

1973.27

Collection

Citation

MULLICAN, Lee and American, 1919 -, “MULLICAN, Lee,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed October 4, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/10784.