Kenneth Noland (1924-2010) was a leading American Color Field painter. His work focus on flat colors and employs simple shapes such has chevrons, stripes and bullseyes.He also utilized the technique of staining unprimed canvas. Born in Asheville, North Carolina, he studied a Black Mountain College, where he learned color theory from Josef Albers. He continued to experiment with color throughout his career and later pioneered the use of the shaped canvas in many of his compositions. He represented the United States in the 1964 Venice Biennale, and his work can be found in the permanent collections of Centre Pompidou, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Tate Gallery in London.