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Donald Sultan

Donald Sultan (b. 1951) is a contemporary painter known for his massive still lifes and landscapes and use of industrial materials to depict everyday subjects. He creates colorful still lifes with recurring imagery, such as flowers, dominoes, and horses, framed by tar-black.  Born in Asheville, North Carolina, he studied at the University of North Carolina and the Art Institute of Chicago.  During the 1970s and 1980s, he began to paint with industrial materials, including vinyl, linoleum, and masonite, juxtaposing his traditional subject matter with unusual materials. His works combine a Minimalist aesthetic of few colors and geometric shapes with an unconventional surface treatment. He has exhibited in galleries world-wide, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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